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How to Visit Machu Picchu in 2024

Machu Picchu 2024: How to Purchase Tickets to Experience the Wonder of the World?

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) has announced that the virtual and ongoing sale of tickets for entry to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will commence starting Thursday, January 12.

The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is gearing up to celebrate its 43rd anniversary of being designated as a protected natural area by the State on January 8. Additionally, Mincetur has revealed that virtual tickets to visit the citadel will be available for purchase from Thursday, January 12. To visit our world wonder and primary tourist attraction, it’s important to consider the steps for both virtual and physical ticket purchases, as well as passenger rail transport services. Follow our guide and get to know this wonder of the world.

How to Purchase Tickets to Explore Machu Picchu in 2024:

Tickets for visiting Machu Picchu exclusively from January 6 to 12, 2024, are already available on the virtual platform through the website and the extranet of the Decentralized Culture Directorate (DDC) Cusco.

To buy tickets to Machu Picchu, you must select whether you are visiting from abroad, are a Peruvian, or a resident of Cusco. Next, you can choose your desired route, the visit date, and the number of tourists entering. The available time slots will automatically appear. Prices vary based on the route and time. Due to capacity restrictions, don’t forget to book your trip in advance.

For purchasing tickets for the following months of the year, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) announced that the virtual and ongoing sale of tickets will start from Thursday, January 12, through the website

Moreover, the Ministry of Culture has also enabled the in-person sale of 1,000 daily tickets to visit Machu Picchu the next day. To acquire them, you must present your identification document, foreigner’s card, or passport at the Cultural Center of DDC Cusco in the Machu Picchu Pueblo district, from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

How to Reach Machu Picchu in 2024:

Currently, there are two railway transport companies, Peru Rail and Inca Rail, providing services for passenger transportation from Cusco to the Machu Picchu Pueblo district, where the magnificent Inca citadel is situated atop a mountain.

Both companies have virtual ticket sales platforms where you can choose the type of train, travel date, and destination. Peru Rail offers various train types such as PeruRail Expedition, PeruRail Vistadome, PeruRail Vistadome Observatory, and Hiram Bingham. In the case of Inca Rail, the process is similar, and several train services are also offered: The Private, The First Class, The 360°, The Premium & Lounge, and The Voyager.

Both companies also provide a bimodal service, involving the transfer of passengers by private bus from the city of Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station. From there, passengers board the selected train ticket to reach the Aguas Calientes station located in the Machu Picchu Pueblo district, where the mountain holding the Inca citadel or llaqta of Machu Picchu is situated.

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