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There are 5 ways to get from New York to Machu Picchu by plane, bus, train or taxi

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Fly New York JFK to Cuzco, bus, train  •  17h 36m

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

$404 - $1,398

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Fly New York La Guardia to Ayacucho, bus, taxi  •  26h 44m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Ayacucho (AYP) LGA - AYP
  2. Take the bus from Ayacucho to Abancay
  3. Take a taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu

$270 - $725

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Fly New York La Guardia to Cuzco, bus, train  •  19h 35m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Cuzco (CUZ) LGA - CUZ
  2. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  3. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$286 - $943

Fly New York JFK to Ayacucho, bus, taxi  •  23h 15m

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

$348 - $980

Fly Newark to Cuzco, bus, train  •  19h 24m

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

$367 - $1,204

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Conditions of entry into Peru from United States

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Domestic travel is restricted

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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.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and taxi which costs $270 - $750 and takes 26h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and train which costs $400 - $1,400 and takes 17h 36m.

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The distance between New York and Machu Picchu is 5994 km.

It takes approximately 17h 36m to get from New York to Machu Picchu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New York JFK Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 45m and has one stopover.

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Machu Picchu is 1h behind New York. It is currently 10:13 AM in New York and 9:13 AM in Machu Picchu.

LATAM Chile offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Machu Picchu. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Machu Picchu.
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  • Distance: 5993.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 36m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru?

There is no direct connection from New York to Machu Picchu. However, you can take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Jamaica AirTrain, take the train to JFK Terminal 4, take the walk to New York JFK 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 subway to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av, take the walk to 74 St/Roosevelt Av Station, take the bus to Lga/Terminal B Parking Garage, take the walk to New York La Guardia 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.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from New York JFK to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cuzco via Lima, Juliaca
Ave. Duration
15h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Cuzco via Lima, Puerto Maldonado
Ave. Duration
15h 49m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
17h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Toronto, Lima
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Orlando, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from New York JFK to Ayacucho via Orlando, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Ayacucho via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Ayacucho via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Lima
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Toronto, Lima
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Orlando, Lima
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Orlando, Lima
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Houston, Lima
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Lima
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Cuzco via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Lima
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from New York JFK to Ayacucho via Panama City, Lima
Ave. Duration
12h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Miami, Lima
Ave. Duration
15h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Lima
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Cuzco via Houston, Lima
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Star Peru
Website
starperu.com
Flights from New York JFK to Ayacucho via Lima
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Ayacucho via Toronto, Lima
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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