Getting to Machu Picchu by plane

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Getting to machu picchu by plane

Machu Picchu is the most typical symbol of the Inca empire. It was re-discovered in 1911 and it is still in perfect conservation.

The city is located in the province of Urubama in the department of Cusco, Peru.

The nearest airport to Machu Picchu is in Cusco city. From Cusco is necessary to take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes and then a bus to Machu Picchu.

Cusco can be reached by plane directly from other airports in Peru and from La Paz, Bolivia.

International connections to Cusco

The Amaszonas Airlines offers flights from La Paz (Bolivia) direct to Cusco.

Other international flights must switch the airplane (usually in Lima) before proceeding to Cusco.

National connections to Cusco

Mostly flights come from Lima and the southern region of Peru. See below the list of direct flights to Cusco:

Air routes to Cusco

Arequipa Juliaca Lima Pisco Puerto
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 Cost and time

The flight from Lima to Cusco takes less than an hour and a half. This is far less than the journey time by bus (about 22 hours).

There are daily departures and the price varies greatly depending on the season. The best time to visit the region is outside of the holiday season or in the winter.

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Category: Touristic destinations