The ticket to Machu Picchu

Tourists looking to visit Machu Picchu without a tour must purchase their ticket. There are four types of tickets: the ‘Machupicchu Only’ ticket, the ‘Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu’ ticket, the ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’ ticket and the ‘Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu’ ticket. Prices vary for adults, college students, and those under 18 years of age. The purchase is made online or in the offices of the city of Cusco.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu

These are the four entrances to Machupicchu:

Ticket ‘Machupicchu Only’ – It is the entrance that most tourists choose to know Machu Picchu. It allows you to tour the archaeological site. It has an availability of approximately 3000 people per day.

Ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’ – It is the most difficult entrance to get in Machu Picchu. It allows you to visit the archaeological site and the Huaynapicchu mountain. It has availability for 200 people a day.

Ticket ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’ – It is the best adventurous alternative for tourists who did not get availability for the Huayna Picchu mountain. It allows you to visit the archaeological site and the Machupicchu mountain. It has availability for 400 people a day.

Ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu’ – This adventurous option was recently inaugurated by the authorities of Cusco. It allows you to visit the archaeological site and the new Huchuy Picchu mountain. It has availability for 200 people a day.

Ticket prices

These are the prices of the four entrances to Machu Picchu:

TICKET ‘MACHUPICCHU ONLY’*
Tourists of other nationalitiesCostTourist Perú, Bolivia
Ecuador, Colombia.
Cost
Adult (older than 18 years-old)152 Peruvian solesAdult (older than 18 years-old)64 Peruvian soles
University student77 Peruvian solesUniversity student32 Peruvian soles
Children from 3 to 17 years old70 Peruvian solesChildren from 3 to 17 years old32 Peruvian soles

* Children under 3 years old are free.

TICKET ‘MACHUPICCHU + HUAYNA PICCHU’*
Tourists of other nationalitiesCostTourist Perú, Bolivia
Ecuador, Colombia.
Cost
Adult (older than 18 years-old)200 Peruvian solesAdult (older than 18 years-old)112 Peruvian soles
University student125 Peruvian solesUniversity student80 Peruvian soles
Children from 8 to 17 years old118 Peruvian solesChildren from 8 to 17 years old80 Peruvian soles

* Children under 8 years old do not enter Huayna Picchu.

TICKET ‘MACHUPICCHU + MOUNTAIN’*
Tourists of other nationalitiesCostTourist Perú, Bolivia
Ecuador, Colombia.
Cost
Adult (older than 18 years-old)200 Peruvian solesAdult (older than 18 years-old)112 Peruvian soles
University student125 Peruvian solesUniversity student80 Peruvian soles
Children from 3 to 17 years old118 Peruvian solesChildren from 3 to 17 years old80 Peruvian soles

* The entrance to the Machupicchu mountain is suitable for people of all ages.

TICKET ‘MACHUPICCHU + HUCHUY PICCHU’*
Tourists of other nationalitiesCostTourist Perú, Bolivia
Ecuador, Colombia.
Cost
Adult (older than 18 years-old)152 Peruvian solesAdult (older than 18 years-old)64 Peruvian soles
University student77 Peruvian solesUniversity student32 Peruvian soles
Children from 3 to 17 years old70 Peruvian solesChildren from 3 to 17 years old32 Peruvian soles

* The entrance to the Machupicchu mountain is suitable for people of all ages.

Available times

When making the purchase of your ticket it is necessary to choose one of the available schedules:

Entrance ‘Machupicchu Only’ – There are nine different entrance times: from 6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm. Each schedule offers up to 4 hours of visits.

Entrance ‘Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu’ – There are four different entrance times. The first allows you to enter Machu Picchu from 6 am and Huaynapicchu between 7 am and 8 am. The second allows entering Machu Picchu from 7 am and Huaynapicchu between 8 am and 9 am. The third allows entering Machu Picchu from 8 am and Huaynapicchu between 9 am and 10 am. Finally, the third allows entering Machu Picchu from 9 am and Huaynapicchu between 10 am and 11 am.

Entrance ‘Machupicchu + Mountain’ – There are two different entrance times. The first allows entering Machu Picchu from 6 am and the mountain between 7 am and 8 am. The second allows entering Machu Picchu from 7 am and the mountain between 8 am and 9 am.

Entrance ‘Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu’ – There are 8 different entrance times: from 6 am (to the mountain from 7 am to 8 am), from 7 am (to the mountain from 8 am to 9 am), from 8 am (to the mountains from 9 am to 10 am), from 9 am (to the mountains from 10 am to 11 am), from 10 am (to the mountains from 11 am to 12 am), from 11 am (to the mountains from 12 am to 1 pm), from 12 pm (to the mountains from 1 pm to 2 pm) and from 1 pm (to the mountains from 2 pm to 3 pm).

How to buy tickets?

Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu can be purchased online or at authorized offices in the city of Cusco.

If you do it online, you must enter the official website: www.machupicchu.gob.pe. This option is highly recommended as availability is limited. Especially in the case of the entrance ticket to the Huayna Picchu mountain. This ticket must be purchased 3 or 4 months before.

If you do it in person, you must buy the tickets at the following offices in Cusco:

  • Street Maruri 324, Cusco. (Local of the Disconcerted Directorate of Culture Cusco).
  • Street Garcilaso s/n, Cusco. (Local of Casa Garcilaso).
  • Avenue Pachacutec s/n. (near the Main Square of Aguas Calientes).

The purchase of tickets in person is not recommended since they are subject to availability.

To make the purchase online, payment must be made with a credit or debit card. The purchase in person can be done with a card or cash.

Additional information about Machu Picchu entrance tickets

In the high tourist season (May, June, July and August) it is necessary to buy the ticket to Machu Picchu online.

Both Machu Picchu and the mountains are open to the public every day of the year, except for emergencies.

Children under 3 years old enter Machu Picchu for free. To do this, they only need to show their identity document or passport at the door of the archaeological site.

At the time of entering Machu Picchu, tourists must show their entrance and the identity document or passport with which they made the purchase. Otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the Inca citadel.

Frequent questions

  • 1. How to access the discount for university students?
    To access the entrance discount to Machu Picchu, students must be under 25 years old and enrolled in undergraduate courses. The only valid document is the valid university card.
  • 2. How to access the discount for children under 18 years?
    To access the discount, young people must be under 18 years old at the time of the visit to Machu Picchu. The valid document is the passport or identity document that certifies the age.
  • 3. How to access the discount for CAN citizens (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia)?
    To access this discount, people must have a passport or identity document with Peruvian, Bolivian, Ecuadorian or Colombian nationality. Foreign tourists with an immigration card in these countries also have access to the discount.
  • 4. Can I buy the entrance to Machu Picchu at the door of the archaeological site?
    No, at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu there are no ticket sales. These must be purchased online or at authorized points in Cusco.
  • 5. Can I buy the ticket through a tourism agency?
    Yes. Some tourism agencies offer ticket sales to Machu Picchu. The advantage is that they offer a more personalized service. The downside is that they add an extra commission to the official cost.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!