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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu by plane, bus, train or taxi

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Fly Melbourne to Cuzco, bus, train  •  26h 52m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cuzco (CUZ) MEL - CUZ
  2. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  3. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$645 - $1,697

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Fly Melbourne to Ayacucho, bus, taxi  •  46h 16m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Ayacucho (AYP) MEL - AYP
  2. Take the bus from Ayacucho to Abancay
  3. Take a taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu

$539 - $1,279

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco, bus, train  •  32h 13m

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Cuzco (CUZ) MEB - CUZ
  2. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  3. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$734 - $1,886

Fly Melbourne to Juliaca, bus, train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Juliaca (JUL) MEL - JUL
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to Cusco
  3. Take the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu

$699 - $1,914

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Conditions of entry into Peru from Australia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Machu Picchu is 113.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Machu Picchu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Machu Picchu is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 113.

Yes, entry into Australia from Peru is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 5 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $650 - $1,700 and takes 46h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and train which costs $800 - $2,200 and takes 26h 52m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Machu Picchu is 13131 km.

It takes approximately 26h 52m to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 20h 5m and has one stopover.

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Machu Picchu is 15h behind Melbourne. It is currently 10:41 PM in Melbourne and 7:41 AM in Machu Picchu.

LATAM Chile and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Machu Picchu. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu.
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  • Distance: 13131.1 km
  • Duration: 26h 52m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Machu Picchu. However, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Cuzco, take the taxi to Cusco, take the bus to Ollantaytambo, take the walk to Ollantaytambo, then take the train to Machu Picchu. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T3 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Ayacucho, take the walk to Ayacucho, take the bus to Abancay, then take the taxi to Machu Picchu.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Santiago, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
36h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via King Island, Melbourne, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via King Island, Melbourne, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
38h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Griffith, Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
44h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Orange, Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,300
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via King Island, Melbourne, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
34h 17m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
34h 17m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
38h 38m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
36h 12m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Antofagasta, Lima
Ave. Duration
37h 12m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Santiago, Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
38h 38m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
36h 42m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Star Peru
Website
starperu.com
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
35h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
Inca Rail
Phone
+51 84 581860
Email
consultas@incarail.com
Website
incarail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
incarail.com
Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
incarail.com
Bus operators
Real Inka
Phone
+51-993063390
Email
reservas@realinkacar.com
Website
realinkacar.com
Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
realinkacar.com
Expreso Los Chankas
Phone
+51 1 3827298
Website
loschankasgroup.pe
Bus from Ayacucho to Abancay
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
loschankasgroup.pe
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Cusco
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$9 - $15
Regular
$16 - $22
VIP
$20 - $29
Other operators
Taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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