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

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Fly Melbourne to Cuzco, train

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cuzco (CUZ)
  2. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Fly Melbourne to Ayacucho, bus, taxi

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

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco, train

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Cuzco (CUZ)
  2. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Fly Melbourne to Juliaca, bus, train

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Juliaca (JUL)
  2. Take the bus from Sillustani to Cusco Real Inka Car
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  4. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
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International entry into Peru from Australia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Australia
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Peru land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Peru from Australia

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14 day mandatory self quarantine
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Rules to follow in Peru

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Peru from Australia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • 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.

No, returning to Australia from Peru is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 9 Aug 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Gobierno de Peru.

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and train which costs $1,400 - $3,800 and takes 46h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Machu Picchu is to fly and train which costs $1,400 - $4,500 and takes 28h 45m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Machu Picchu is 13131 km.

It takes approximately 28h 45m 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 23h 38m and has two stopovers.

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Machu Picchu is 15h behind Melbourne. It is currently 11:34 PM in Melbourne and 8:34 AM in Machu Picchu.

Regional Express, Air New Zealand, Qantas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 47+ 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: 28h 45m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Machu Picchu, 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 walk to Cuzco Airport, take the shuttle to Train station Wanchaq, take the walk to Cusco - Wanchaq, 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 Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
24h 8m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
22h 58m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23h 38m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Queenstown, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23h 13m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Cuzco via Christchurch, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23h 28m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Los Angeles, Lima
Ave. Duration
29h 47m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
38h 17m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,600
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
36h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
37h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne to Ayacucho via Auckland, Santiago, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
36h 37m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Orange, Brisbane, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,900
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Orange, Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,600
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Orange, Sydney, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Wollongong, Brisbane, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,000
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via Orange, Dubbo, Sydney, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,700
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Cuzco via King Island, Melbourne, Auckland, Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 days 0h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,800
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Los Angeles, Lima
Ave. Duration
30h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Sydney, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
39h 42m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
38h 2m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Sydney, Auckland, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
38h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Sydney, Santiago, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
42h 44m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Melbourne to Juliaca via Auckland, Santiago, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
43h 34m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.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
Bus operators
Expreso Los Chankas
Phone
+51 1 3827298
Website
loschankasgroup.pe
Bus from Ayacucho to Abancay
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
loschankasgroup.pe
Buses to Sacred Valley
Bus from Sillustani to Cusco Real Inka Car
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$240
Schedules at
realinkacar.com
Book at
realinkacar.com
Real Inka
Phone
+51-993063390
Email
reservas@realinkacar.com
Website
realinkacar.com
Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
realinkacar.com
Other operators
Taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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