The most direct way to get to Machu Picchu is to fly to Cusco, Peru. Flights depart from most major U.S. and international airports. Prices vary depending on the time of year and travel route, but the price of a round-trip flight to Cuzco from a major U.S. city can run around $500 per person.
You can check ticket prices on several airlines, such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and many more. It is important to keep in mind that the cheapest flights are not always the best. When choosing a flight, look for the most direct route at the best price.
This will maximize your time in Machu Picchu and minimize transit time at the airport. Alternatively, you can also fly to Lima and then take a bus or train to Cusco. The cost to fly to Lima and then take a bus or train to Cusco is around $150 per person for a one-way ticket. This route is also popular because it is cheaper than a direct flight to Cusco from the US.
Another popular option is to fly to Santiago de Chile (Chile) and then take a bus or train to Cuzco. This is a good option for those who wish to visit other areas of the country during their stay in Chile. The price of this route varies depending on the dates of travel, but is generally cheaper than a direct flight to Cuzco from the USA.
Before arriving to the city of Cusco, you have to book your entrance to Machu Picchu from the same platform or hire a travel agency for your trips.
You are at the airport in Cusco, you have to take a taxi to your hotel or if you want to visit the best hotels located in the main square of Cusco, then you have to go to the Ollantaytambo terminal to wait for the train to Machu Picchu which has different prices according to what type you booked (If you are a foreigner we recommend you to book in advance the train to Machu Picchu).
The train from Ollantaytambo will go to the station of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), if your ticket marks the indicated time you have to get on the vehicles that will take you to the gate of Machu Picchu, where you can enter with the ticket you booked in advance.
It is recommended not to buy in the same town of Machupicchu, because if you enter you will be rejected or you will be stuck in line for a long time to enter the citadel of Machupicchu.
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