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About Machu Picchu

One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is an ancient city that is still remarkably well preserved. First founded by the Inca Pachacuti in the year 1450, it is located 88 km from the modern city of Cusco in Peru, at an altitude of 2,360 meters. Located on a peak of one of the Andes Mountains, this ancient city is one of the most visited places in South America.
 
Machu Picchu was interconnected with a system of over 200 stone staircases, comprising over 3,000 steps and still in existence today. Combining history with stunning natural views, the popularity of these ruins, which sees over 2000 visitors each day, is easily understood. The city's original name, as well as information about daily life during its heyday, is largely not available, also giving the site an air of mystery.
 
Located high up in the mountains, this Inca city is difficult to reach via car. Taking one of three trains departing from the nearby city of Cuzco is the easiest way to get there, and flights regularly depart to Cuzco from the country's capital of Lima.   

Transportation to Machu Picchu City Center from Airport

Since Machu Picchu Airport is close to flights, you need to land at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport which is one of the closest airports to the city. This airport is located in the city of Cusco. You can benefit from taxi, car rental or transfer services as well as bus and train for travelling to Machu Picchu from the airport.

Train and Bus

It is possible to reach Machu Picchu from Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport by using Peru Rail trains. Firstly, you need to reach the railway station in Cusco where the trains in three different sizes and price tariffs provide this transportation. After arriving at the station, you get on the Machu Picchu train. Since it is not possible to reach Machu Picchu city center by train directly, you can reach Machu Picchu city center by having a short bus travel after getting off the train at the last station. You can reach the city center in about 20 minutes by bus after getting off Aguas Calientes. After arriving at Aguas Calientes, you can reach the city center in about 20 minutes by bus. Travelling to Machu Picchu from Cusco by Peru Rail train lasts about 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Another option is to reach Ollantaytambo from Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport by bus or taxi and then get on the trains directly going to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo. Reaching Ollantaytambo from the airport lasts about one and half an hour and it costs 40 dollars. You can get to Machu Picchu by getting on your train with Inca Rail. The cost of this train travel is approximately 60 dollars for economy class by 2016. The trains of both train companies depart from Ollantaytambo station in the Sacred Valley or Poroy station that is 20 kilometers away from Cusco.

Taxi

There are many taxis waiting outside the terminal building of Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport. Since the distance between Machu Picchu and the airport is not short, we advise you to share your taxi with other passengers. Travelling to Machu Picchu from the airport by taxi lasts about 1,5-2 hours.

Car Rental

If you don’t want to lose time with the means of public transportation, another transportation option is to rent a car. You can rent a car from Hertz car rental company located at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport terminal. Travelling to Machu Picchu from the airport by renting a car lasts about 1,5-2 hours.

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2018

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