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There are 7 ways to get from Quito to Machu Picchu by plane, bus, train, car or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Cuzco, bus, train  •  9 h 8 min

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

$311 - $808

Cheapest option

Bus Cruz del Sur, train  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
  2. Take the bus from Lima Javier Prado to Cusco
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  4. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu 360

$190 - $311

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Fly to Ayacucho, drive  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Ayacucho (AYP) UIO - AYP
  2. Drive from Ayacucho to Machu Picchu

$258 - $873

Fly to Andahuaylas, drive  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Andahuaylas (ANS) UIO - ANS
  2. Drive from Andahuaylas to Machu Picchu

$418 - $1,223

Bus, taxi  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Terminal de buses Plaza Norte to Abancay
  3. Take a taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu

$313 - $392

Bus Skybus, train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Cusco
  3. Take the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu 360

Drive  •  43 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Machu Picchu 1874.4 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quito to Machu Picchu is to bus and train which costs $190 - $320 and takes 2 days 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and train which costs $310 - $850 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Quito and Machu Picchu is 1582 km. The road distance is 2999 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Machu Picchu without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $310 - $400.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Quito to Machu Picchu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Machu Picchu is 2999 km. It takes approximately 43 h 50 min to drive from Quito to Machu Picchu.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Quito Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 130+ hotels available in Machu Picchu. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Machu Picchu.
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  • Distance: 988.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Quito to Machu Picchu. However, you can take the taxi to Quito 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 taxi to Quito airport, fly to Ayacucho, then take the drive to Machu Picchu.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Quito to Ayacucho via Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Quito to Ayacucho via Guayaquil, Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Quito to Ayacucho via Panama City, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
LC Perú
Flights from Quito to Ayacucho via Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $900
Flights from Quito to Andahuaylas via Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Andahuaylas via Panama City, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Quito to Andahuaylas via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
15 h 4 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Cuzco via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Quito to Cuzco via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Train operators
Inca Rail
Phone
+51 84 581860
Email
consultas@incarail.com
Website
incarail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
incarail.com
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incarail.com
Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
incarail.com
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incarail.com
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $340
Regular
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Real Inka
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Lima
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$202
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Quito to Lima
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
34 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Lima Javier Prado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$24 - $35
Regular
$35 - $50
VIP
$45 - $65
Grupo Palomino
Other operators
Taxi from Abancay to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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