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There are 4 ways to get from Arica to Machu Picchu by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus, Tour  •  27h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  3. Take the Tour from Arequipa to Cusco
  4. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo

$90 - $183

3 alternative options

Drive  •  18h 38m

  1. Drive from Arica to Machu Picchu 759.2 miles

$120 - $190

Bus to Tacna, fly, bus, train  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Fly from Tacna (TCQ) to Cuzco (CUZ) TCQ - CUZ
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  4. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$253 - $686

Bus, bus to Arequipa, fly, train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  3. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Cuzco (CUZ) AQP - CUZ
  4. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  5. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$185 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arica to Machu Picchu is to bus and Tour which costs $90 - $190 and takes 27h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to Machu Picchu is to bus and fly and train which costs $250 - $700 and takes 9h 49m.

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The distance between Arica and Machu Picchu is 638 km. The road distance is 1214.7 km.

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It takes approximately 27h 28m to get from Arica to Machu Picchu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tacna Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 58m and has one stopover.

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Machu Picchu is 1h behind Arica. It is currently 2:18 PM in Arica and 1:18 PM in Machu Picchu.

Yes, the driving distance between Arica to Machu Picchu is 1215 km. It takes approximately 18h 38m to drive from Arica to Machu Picchu.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Tacna Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Machu Picchu. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arica to Machu Picchu.
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  • Distance: 398.5 miles
  • Duration: 27h 28m

What companies run services between Arica, Chile and Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru?

You can take a bus from Arica to Machu Picchu via Tacna, Arequipa, Cusco, Cusco, and Ollantaytambo in around 27h 28m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Tacna to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
Inca Rail
Phone
+51 84 581860
Email
consultas@incarail.com
Website
incarail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
incarail.com
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incarail.com
Bus operators
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
reservas@busesng.cl
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
peruhop.com
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