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How Do I Get To Machu Picchu?

Visits to Machu Picchu usually start in Cusco, the nearest major city to the ruins. From there, there are several options for reaching the site:

1) hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
2) doing the 1 day “Inca Trail Express” to Machu Picchu
3) taking the train to Aguas Calientes and then a shuttle up to the ruins.

For this last option, or for any additional days you might spend in Aguas Calientes after doing a trek, there are regular shuttle services from the town to the entrance gates, commencing at around 5:30am.

If you are taking any Machu Picchu tour with Vaya Adventures, your train tickets, bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, entrance fee to Machu Picchu, and accommodation will all be booked on your behalf.

Please see our full list of Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour Packages here.