5 Types of Tickets to Machu Picchu Which one to choose?

In Machu Picchu there are five types of tickets. All include the entrance to the famous Inca archaeological site. However, they also offer access to the immense mountains that surround the Inca city. Which to choose? That depends on the taste of each tourist. Below we will detail what each of the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu includes, to help you decide which one to choose. Remember that the type of ticket you choose will determine the type of experience you will have in the wonder of the world.

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Machu Picchu Only
Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu
Machu Picchu + Mountain
Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu
Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge


Machu Picchu Citadel
The ticket Machu Picchu Only, in its two shifts, will allow you to visit the main attractions of the Inca citadel

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Type 1. Machu Picchu Ticket Only

With this ticket you can tour Machu Picchu and see more than the 150 structures that make up the city. You will see temples, terraces, residences, water channels and some other structures whose construction is still a huge mystery.

What are the entry times?

1st. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 6 am and 7 am.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 7 am and 8 am.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 8 am and 9 am.

2nd. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 9 am and 10 am.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 10 am. and 11 am.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 11 am. and 12 pm.

3rd. Schedule:

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 12 pm. and 1 pm.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 1 pm. and 2 pm.
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu between 2 pm. and 3 pm.

The visitor can stay in Machu Picchu up to 4 hours after entering.

What includes?

  • Includes admission to the Inca city of Machu Picchu .
  • Includes passport stamp with the Wonder of the World symbol.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to reserve the ticket Machu Picchu Only 1 week in advance. During the high tourism season (April to October), up to 3 weeks in advance.

The Advantages of Entry

  • Lets know the main attractions of Machu Picchu.
  • Lets take the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu.
  • It is family friendly. There is no age restriction.

Questions and answers

  • Can I use the ticket for a different day than the one chosen?

    This ticket is valid for the day and time indicated at the entrance. It is not possible to enter the day before or after.

  • For what age is this type of ticket ideal?

    With this ticket, people of all ages can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu. If you are traveling with children, try to choose a friendly tour guide. Children under 3 years old do not pay.

  • How to access the discounts of the ticket Machu Picchu Only?

    To access the discounts, the visitor must send an email to info@boletomachupicchu.com with the current university card (students), the passport or identity document that certifies the valid age or nationality for the discounts.

  • How to pay the ticket Machu Picchu Only?

    There are several payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express or PayPal.

  • How to get the postage stamp of Machu Picchu?

    At the exit gate of Machu Picchu there is a table with the postal stamp of Machu Picchu. The tourist only has to come and stamp their passport. At some times of the year you must queue.

  • What other places can I visit with the ticket?

    Previously the ticket allowed the visit to Intipunku and the Inca Bridge. Currently it is not possible to visit these places.

  • Can I stay all day in Machu Picchu with this ticket?

    The ticket allows a time limit of 4 hours of visit. However, after this time, no one will require the tourist to leave the Inca city.

More information you should know

  • Remember that you will not be able to enter Machu Picchu without the company of a guide. The guided tour lasts around 2 hours. You can reserve one online or do it at the same entrance door.
Map of the Machu Picchu tour
Map of the Machu Picchu tour

The ‘Machu Picchu Only’ Ticket is the most used by tourists to get to know Machu Picchu. The reason? It is the cheapest ticket. It is suitable for people of all ages. It allows you to visit all the Inca constructions of the citadel. It also allows you to take the classic postcard photo with Machupicchu in the background. Finally, it has greater availability than the other types of tickets.


Type 2. Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

With this ticket you can enter the Inca City of Machu Picchu and also ascend to the Huayna Picchu mountain. This summit is located at 2,693 masl It is considered one of the most amazing short walks in the world.

What are the entry shifts?

  • Group 1: Entrance to Machupicchu from 6 a.m. Entrance to Huaynapicchu between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Group 2: Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 a.m. Entrance to Huaynapicchu between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Group 3: Entrance to Machupicchu from 8 a.m. Entrance to Huaynapicchu between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Group 4: Entrance to Machupicchu from 9 a.m. Entrance to Huaynapicchu between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The visitor can stay up to 6 hours after admission.

What includes?

  • Includes admission to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
  • Includes access to the Huayna Picchu mountain.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book the ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu 2 months in advance. If you plan to visit during the high tourism season (April to October), make your reservation up to 3 months before.

The Advantages of Entry

Questions and answers

  • Who can enter the Huayna Picchu mountain?

    The Waynapicchu is only allowed to people over 12 years old. Teenagers should be careful while climbing the mountain. Older adults should consult their doctor before climbing to the summit.

  • When is the best time to climb Huayna Picchu?

    The dry season (from April to October) is the most suitable for exploring the Waynapicchu. The sky is clearer and there is little chance of rain.

  • Is the Huayna Picchu mountain safe?

    Yes. Although many people say otherwise in online travel forums, if you follow the safety rules, there is no danger at Waynapicchu.

  • How to get to the Temple of the Moon?

    To get to this temple, you must follow an additional 2-hour route from the top of Huayna Picchu. Not many tourists decide to go there due to exhaustion.

  • Can I enter Huayna Picchu at any time?

    No, there are fixed entrance hours to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain.

  • Can I take selfies sticks to the mountain?

    No. Selfie sticks are not allowed in Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu. These can cause accidents on the mountain trails.

  • Can I buy the entrance to Huayna Picchu in Cusco?

    No. Mountain tickets are in high demand so they sell out fast. It is recommended to purchase tickets online 3 or 4 months in advance.

  • Should I enter the mountain with a tourist guide?

    It is not mandatory to enter Huaynapicchu with a tour guide. If you wish, you must hire a private guide online or at the same entrance door to Machupicchu.

Map of Huayna Picchu
Map of Huayna Picchu

More information you should know

Huayna Picchu Mountain
The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket will allow you to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain

The ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ Ticket is the most requested by visitors. In addition, due to the limited availability for 200 people a day, the purchase of the ticket must be made 3 or 4 months in advance. The visit to this mountain is only allowed for people over 12 years old.


Type 3. Ticket Machu Picchu + Mountain

You can enter the Inca City and also ascend to the Machu Picchu mountain. This summit is at 3,082 meters above sea level. This hiking route is less steep but longer than the route through the Huayna Picchu.

What are the entry shifts?

  • 1st. Group : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 a.m. Entrance to the mountain between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • 2nd. Group : Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 a.m. Entrance to the mountain between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The tourist can stay in the place up to 7 hours after the moment of their entry.

What includes?

  • Includes admission to the Inca City of Machu Picchu .
  • Includes entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain .

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is advisable to book the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket at least 1 week before. During the high tourism season (April to October), the reservation must be made up to 3 weeks in advance.

The Advantages of Entry

  • It allows the ascent to the Machu Picchu mountain located at the highest point of the Wonder of the World.
  • Includes the tour of Machu Picchu and all its attractions.
  • It is the only ticket that allows you to leave and re-enter Machu Picchu.

Questions and answers

  • Is there an age limit to climb the Machu Picchu mountain?

    The entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain has no age limit. Children must be watched by their parents. Young and old athletes can enjoy the views at the top of this summit.

  • Is it difficult to climb the Machu Picchu mountain?

    The adventure in the Machu Picchu mountain is of intermediate difficulty. A previous physical preparation is recommended and go ascending at a suitable pace for each person.

  • How high is the Machu Picchu mountain?

    This mountain is the highest point where a tourist can reach the Wonder of the World. It is located 3,082 meters above sea level (masl).

  • Is it worth climbing the Machu Picchu mountain?

    Of course! The views in any part of the Machu Picchu mountain are spectacular. It is an ideal adventure to do as a family.

  • Is there a temple on the mountain?

    No. On the Machupicchu mountain route there is no Inca temple. However, at its top and along the way you can see beautiful landscapes.

  • Is it dangerous to climb the Machupicchu mountain?

    No. This mountain is safe since the trails are wide and not close to ravines. It is also recommended to be careful especially if you travel with children.

  • Is it mandatory to climb this mountain with a tour guide?

    No. A visit to the mountain with a guide is optional. If you want to hire one, you must request a private service in the language of your preference.

  • Is it possible to find availability if I buy the ticket in Cusco?

    Although it is not the most recommended, it is possible to find availability of the entrance in Cusco. However, during the high tourist season (April to August), tickets must be purchased online 3 or 4 weeks before.


Machu Picchu Mountain tour map

Machu Picchu Mountain tour map

More information you should know

  • You can reserve this ticket weeks in advance. Only 400 people a day can enter this mountain.
  • We recommend you to take the walk with hiking shoes. The trails are stone and can be very slippery when wet.
Machu Picchu mountain
The Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket will allow you to climb the Machu Picchu mountain

The Ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Mountain’ has the same price as the entrance to Huayna Picchu. One of the main differences is that the Machu Picchu mountain is safer. Therefore, entry is allowed to people of all ages. This summit is the highest of those that surround the Inca city. It offers the most panoramic landscape of the whole place.


Type 4. Ticket Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu

With this ticket you can access the Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as the new mountain Huchuy Picchu. This mountain is located at 2,497 meters above sea level. To reach its top you must do a short but intense walk of approximately 1 hour.

What are the entry shifts?

  • 1st. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 6 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • 2nd. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • 3rd. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 8 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 4th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 9 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • 5th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 10 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 6th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 11 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 7th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 12 p.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 8th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 1 p.m. / Entrance to Huchuypicchu between 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The tourist can stay in the place up to 6 hours after the moment of entry.

What includes?

  • Includes the entrance to the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • Includes the entrance to the Huchuy Picchu mountain.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to buy the ticket Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu at least 1 week in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), about 3 weeks in advance.

The advantages of the entrance

  • It allows to make the walk to the recently inaugurated Huchuy Picchu mountain.
  • Includes the tour of Machu Picchu.
  • It allows to obtain panoramic photos of the Wonder of the World.

Questions and answers

  • What is the Huchuy Picchu?

    Huchuy Picchu is one of the three mountains that surround Machu Picchu and that offer a hiking route to its top. It is 2,497 meters above sea level. The route to its top is a new adventure in Machupicchu. The route was inaugurated in 2021.

  • How is the walk to its top?

    The walk to its top is only 1 kilometer. However, the route is uphill through hundreds of stone steps built by the Incas. The route can take 1 hour or a little longer, depending on the physical condition of the visitor. From there you have spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu.

  • Does the entrance ticket to this mountain include a visit to Machu Picchu?

    Yes, the ticket offers the visit to: the Huchuy Picchu mountain and the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The route through the Inca city follows a special circuit (called circuit 4) that includes the main temples and buildings of the citadel.

  • Is the mountain dangerous?

    No, the mountain follows ascending paths but within easy-to-travel limits. In the most difficult sections there are safety ropes and personnel who guard the place.

  • Where to buy the ticket?

    It is best to buy the ticket online through the official website or a tourism agency. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the two official offices in the city of Cusco: a) at Calle Maruri 324 and at Calle Garcilaso s/n.

  • When is the best time to go?

    The dry season of Cusco is the best time to visit the mountain. This season runs from April to October. In these months the rains are infrequent, which facilitates the walk and offers the opportunity to get better photos.

  • Is the mountain suitable for all people?

    Yes, the Huchuy Picchu is available to all people. Children must be supervised by their parents. Older adults must have an acceptable physical condition.

  • Are there discounts for this ticket?

    Yes, the ticket offers discounts for university students, people under 18 years of age and citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia).

More information you should know

  • The ticket offers only 200 spaces per day. That is, approximately 22 people enter each of its nine schedules.
  • If you are looking for a higher landscape of Machupicchu, you can get tickets to the Huayna Picchu mountain or the Machupicchu mountain. The tops of these mountains are higher than Huchuy Picchu.

Map to get to Huchuy Picchu

Map to get to Huchuy Picchu

The Ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu’ is a mountain located next to Huayna Picchu. The authorities of Machu Picchu recently created the hiking route to its top. This walk is easy as it is only 1 kilometer long. The ticket has the same cost as the entrance ‘Machu Picchu Only’. Therefore, it is an excellent adventurous option on the trip.


Type 5. Ticket Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge

With this ticket you can access the Inca city of Machu Picchu as well as the little known Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu. To reach this construction of wood and stone you must make a walk of only 30 minutes approximately.

What are the entry shifts?

  • 1st. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 6 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 7 am to 8 am
  • 2nd. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 7 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 8 am to 9 am
  • 3rd. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 8 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 9 am to 10 am
  • 4th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 9 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 10 am to 11 am
  • 5th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 10 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 11 am to 12 pm
  • 6th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 11 am / Entrance to Puente Inca between 12 pm to 1 pm
  • 7th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 12 pm / Entrance to Puente Inca between 1 pm to 2 pm
  • 8th. Group: Entrance to Machupicchu from 1 pm / Entrance to Puente Inca between 2 pm to 3 pm

The tourist can stay in the place up to 4 hours after the moment of entry.

What includes?

  • Includes admission to the Inca City of Machu Picchu.
  • Includes admission to the Inca Bridge.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

It is recommended to buy the Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge ticket at least 3 weeks in advance. In high tourist season (from April to October), approximately 4 weeks in advance.

The advantages of the entrance

  • It allows the short walk (approximately 30 minutes) to the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu.
  • Includes the tour of Machu Picchu.
  • It allows to obtain the classic photo of Machu Picchu (from the House of the Guardian).

Questions and answers

  • What is the Inca Bridge?

    The Inca Bridge is a wood-on-stone construction that marked the limit of Machu Picchu on the west side. In case of invasions the bridge could be removed to prevent the arrival of the invaders. It is reached there by a short route near precipices.

  • How is the walk to the Inca Bridge? It is dangerous?

    The walk is only about 1 kilometer. These are made of stone close to precipices of hundreds of meters. The route is on flat roads. It takes only 30 minutes to get there on average. Despite the precipices, it is a safe route.

  • Does this ticket include the classic photo of Machu Picchu?

    Yes, the Machupicchu + Inca Bridge ticket allows you to get the classic postcard photo of Machu Picchu from the Casa del Guardian. For this reason this is a highly recommended ticket.

  • Can everyone visit the Inca Bridge?

    Yes, the Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge ticket is available for visitors of all ages.

  • Where to buy the ticket?

    It is advisable to purchase this ticket online through the official website or a tourism agency. Another option (not recommended due to limited availability) can be purchased in the same city of Cusco at: a) Calle Maruri 324 and Calle Garcilaso s/n.

  • When is the best time to visit the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu?

    From April to October (in the dry season or with little rain) is when the best weather allows you to visit the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu. It is also possible to do it in the rainy season (from November to March).

  • Can I enter at any time?

    No, there are strict schedules for the visit with this ticket (check schedules).

  • Are there discounts for this ticket?

    Yes, this ticket offers discounts for university students, people under 18 years of age and citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia).

More information you should know

  • The ticket offers only 400 spaces per day. That is, 50 people enter each of its eight schedules..
  • The only Machu Picchu tickets that allow the classic postcard photo of the Inca city are: the ticket Machupicchu only and the Machupicchu + Inca Bridge ticket.


Optional entry Machu Picchu Museum Ticket

You can enter the Site Museum of Machu Picchu. The collection of this site contains ceramic remains, construction tools, lithic remains, metals and other instruments that the Incas used in the Wonder of the World.

What are the entry times?

The Site Museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm

What includes?

  • Includes access to the Site Museum.
  • Includes admission to the botanical garden next to the museum.

How long before booking this type of ticket?

The Machu Picchu Museum ticket must be reserved a few days in advance. Reservations made during the high tourist season (April to October), must be made 1 week before.

The Advantages of Entry

  • This type of ticket is the only one that allows entry to the Machu Picchu Museum ‘Manuel Chávez Ballón’.
  • The little ones can enjoy the botanical garden located next to the museum.
  • The visit to the museum is ideal to complement the visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Admission to the museum in the afternoon (from noon to 4 in the afternoon) is free.

Questions and answers

  • Is there an age limit to use the Machu Picchu Museum ticket?

    The Manuel Chávez Ballón Site Museum allows people of any age to enter. Children can enjoy the museum and the botanical garden located next to it.

  • Where is the Machu Picchu Site Museum?

    The Site Museum is not located in the Inca City of Machu Picchu. It is located at the Height of the Ruinas KM Bridge. 112 railway, town of Aguas Calientes.

  • What are the hours of operation of the Site Museum of Machu Picchu?

    The Site Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Who is the Machu Picchu Museum ticket for?

    The Machu Picchu Site Museum is aimed at people seeking a cultural visit. In its facilities, in addition to ceramic samples and Inca lithic remains, there is a botanical garden.

  • Is admission to the Machu Picchu Museum free in the afternoon?

    Yes. The Machu Picchu Site Museum remains open to the public in the afternoons (from 12 pm to 4 pm) at no cost. Tourists only need to present their passport or identity document.

  • Can I buy the entrance ticket to the Museum the same day of the trip?

    Yes. The entrance ticket to the site museum can be purchased at the same entrance door of the museum in the town of Aguas Calientes.

More information you should know

  • The Site Museum is located 1.7 kilometers from the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). The visit also includes a tour of its botanical garden.
  • After visiting the site museum, the tourist must walk for approximately 20 minutes to reach the town of Aguas Calientes.
Site museum in Machu Picchu
The Machu Picchu Museum ticket includes a visit to the Site Museum in Macchu Picchu town

Illustrative map of the types of tickets in Machu Picchu

The map illustrates the route tourists follow in Machu Picchu to use all types of entrance tickets. The mountains are within the archaeological site while the museum is located a 25-minute walk from the town of Aguas Calientes. The 3 tickets include the visit to the Inca city.

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