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Machu Picchu Practicalities

Machu Picchu tourists

To visit Machu Picchu you’ll need to get there using a train and bus and buy tickets to the site that co-ordinate with your arrival time.

For transport, you’ll find all the necessary info here on the The Machu Picchu train, and the The Machu Picchu bus as well as a cost-saving alternative approach: Machu Picchu via Santa Teresa.

Finally bear in mind that when you buy Machu Picchu Tickets you’ll need to commit to a combination of Circuits and Extra Hikes.

Machu Picchu Tickets

How to buy: pick dates & times carefully

The Machu Picchu Bus

Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu via Santa Teresa

The back-door route

The Machu Picchu Train

Cusco/Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Henrique Perticarati