There are 3 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu by plane, bus or train

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Recommended option

Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont, bus, train  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Cuzco (CUZ) SDU - CUZ
  2. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  3. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$485 - $1,141

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Puerto Maldonado
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  4. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$235 - $647

1 alternative option

Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, bus, train  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Cuzco (CUZ) GIG - CUZ
  2. Take the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  3. Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

$408 - $1,450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu is to bus and train which costs R$ 950 - R$ 2700 and takes 3 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu is to fly and bus and train which costs R$ 1600 - R$ 6000 and takes 15 h 12 min.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu is 3278 km.

The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 days 0 h and costs R$ 950 - R$ 2700.

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It takes approximately 16 h 9 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h and has two stopovers.

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Gol Transportes Aéreos, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu.
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  • Distance: 2049 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 9 min

What companies run services between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Rio de Janeiro to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu. However, you can fly to Cuzco, take the taxi to Cusco, take the bus to Ollantaytambo, take the walk to Ollantaytambo, take the train to Machu Picchu, then take the walk to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu. Alternatively, you can take the Metrô Rio to Vicente de Carvalho, take the bus to Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim - Terminal 2, take the walk to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao airport, fly to Cuzco, take the taxi to Cusco, take the bus to Ollantaytambo, take the walk to Ollantaytambo, take the train to Machu Picchu, then take the walk to Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
16 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Foz do Iguacu, Lima
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Sao Paulo, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Cuzco via Porto Alegre, Lima
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Cuzco via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $340
Regular
$75 - $110
Inca Rail
Phone
+51 84 581860
Email
consultas@incarail.com
Website
incarail.com
Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
incarail.com
Book at
incarail.com
Bus operators
Real Inka
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $55
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$18 - $27
Regular
$30 - $45
VIP
$35 - $55

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