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Machu Picchu City 1pm-5pm

Tourist Price:

$43.00 Adults (18+)

$29.50 Children (8-17)

$29.50 Students with valid University photo ID

Citizens of Peru, Bolivia, Colombia or Ecuador:

$43.00 Adults (18+)

$29.50 Children (8-17)

$29.50 Students with valid University photo ID

Ticket Type: Machu Picchu City 1pm-5pm

This ticket grants you general access only to the citadel of Machu Picchu, with entrance times from 1pm until 5pm. You can enter and leave Machu Picchu as many times as you want throughout the day. The ticket is valid only for 1 day, and on the date indicated on the ticket.

This ticket does not allow you access to Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain (Machu Picchu Montaña) or the Machu Picchu Museum. With this ticket you have access to the Sun Gate hike and the Inka Bridge hike.

You must provide your original passport along with the printed copy of your electronic ticket every time at the check point. The name on your passport and your OFFICIAL ticket must match.The ticket is non-transferrable and non-refundable.


To get to the Machu Picchu Archaeological site, first you must get to Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, the city closest and at the foot of Machu Picchu Mountain and then take a 30-minute bus that will drop you off at the Machu Picchu Santuary entrance check point.

You can get to Aguas Calientes, by train only. The train station in Aguas Calientes is called 'Machupicchu Station'. Once you buy your Machu Picchu Tickets, you must buy your train tickets. We also recommend that you stay at Aguas Calientes for two nights. Arrive one day before your visit to Machu Picchu so that you can take your time visiting Machu Picchu and depart Aguas Calientes the day after your visit.

Bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu

The bus ticket to the Machu Picchu Archaeological site is not included. However, the city of Aguas Calientes also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo is so small, that it is very easy to find the location where you can buy your bus tickets.

Buying bus tickets require no prior reservation and the bus ticket office hours are from 05:00 hrs. – 21:00 hrs. You need to present your passport to purchase bus tickets. It is recommended that you buy your bus tickets as soon as you arrive to Aguas Calientes

The first bus leaves from Aguas Calientes at 05:30 hrs arriving at Machu Picchu at 06:00 hrs; from this hour the buses depart to Machu Picchu when they are full usually every 10 minutes. The last bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is at 15:30 hrs because the admission to the Inca citadel is only until 16:00 hrs.

What to wear to MACHU PICCHU

If you visit Machu Picchu in the rainy season (December to March), you must bring warm and waterproof clothing, rain poncho and good walking shoes. On the other hand, if you visit Machu Picchu in dry season (May to September), is important to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or brimmed hats and mosquito repellent.

It is important to stay hydrated throughout your visit, bring water in a bottle or a similar container.

Rules inside of MACHU PICCHU

  • Entrance is from 06:00 to 15:00 hrs.
  • Alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • Hydrating beverages must be transported in bottles.
  • Food consumption within the citadel is prohibited.
  • Pets are prohibited.
  • Littering is prohibited. There are trash bins only outside
  • Smoking is prohibited and obviously campfires.
  • Regarding baggage; only small bags and backpacks are allowed with you.
  • However if you have much luggage you can leave before entering the citadel in the hold, the use of them implies an extra cost of 3 to 5 soles.
  • Climbing, painting or damaging the Inca walls is prohibited.
  • You must be responsible of your family, if you bring children take care of them, they should not damage anything
  • There are no bathrooms inside. Use the restrooms before entering.
  • The use of walking sticks are allowed only for seniors or persons having a disability, the walking sticks should have rubber tip.
  • Respect the signs, the Sanctuary has certain areas closed. You must only walk in the authorized areas.