How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets Online in 2024

How to Buy Machu Picchu Tickets Online in 2024

How much does the Machu Picchu ticket cost? How can I buy it? For many people, visiting Machu Picchu is a longed-for trip, so we would like to help you by providing you with updated information regarding the booking of Machu Picchu Tickets online.

Many sites talk about this topic but just a few will tell you about the new prices and rules for 2024.

Just a couple of months ago many people were so confused about booking their Machu Picchu Tickets through the official website ( The system didn’t allow us to book tickets for 2024, however, we already know that tickets are available from December 2023 and hopefully we have now the certainty that our visit to Machu Picchu is guaranteed.

In this post, we show you the new rates to get your Machu Picchu Tickets as well as a useful guide for purchasing them online step-by-step!


1) Machu Picchu Only – Circuit 1,2,3 o 4: This ticket provides entry to Machu Picchu Citadel itself (see map at the end of the post). Only 2500 places are available every day.  Ticket Cost 2024 => 152.00 soles (42.00 USD). 
IMPORTANT: During 2024, The hike to the Sun Gate will be closed until further notice.

Sun gate Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu view from the Sun Gate.

2) Machu Picchu & Mountain (Montaña): This ticket provides entry to the Machu Picchu circuit 3 (see map at the end of the post) but also to climb the Mountain Machu Picchu(10 111 ft/3 082 m). Don’t get confused with the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the Montaña Machu Picchu is taller and less busy than the famous Huayna Picchu. 2-time slots are available, either at 6 a.m. or 8 a.m. Only 400 places are available every day. Ticket Cost 2024 => 200.00 soles (56.00 USD)
IMPORTANT: This is the only ticket that allows you to re-enter Machu Picchu citadel after having hiked the Machu Picchu mountain.

Machu Picchu Mountain
View from the top of Machu Picchu Mountain

3) Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu: This ticket provides entry to the famous Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu circuit 4 (see map at the end of the post). Yes! The same peak that you see in every postcard, the same one. However, notice that buying a ticket for Huayna Picchu must be done in advance since many people struggle for that ticket and only 200 places are available. 4-time slots are available; 7 am, 8 am, 9 am & 10 am. Our recommendation is to book it at least 3 months before. Ticket Cost 2023 => 200.00 soles (56.00 USD)
Are you wondering what mountain should you hike? Take a look at our special post Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain to get more details.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to be on time, otherwise you’ll lose your entry.

Huanya Picchu Mountain
View of Machu Picchu from the top of Huayna Picchu Mountain

Note: Student rates for Machu Picchu 2024 and children between ages 3-17 is 77 soles (23.00 USD). 

Machu Picchu Ticket Rates 2021
Machu Picchu City152.00 Soles77.00 Soles
Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu200.00 Soles125.00 Soles
Machu Picchu & Montaña200.00 Soles125.00 Soles

Read more about Student and Children Rates for visiting Machu Picchu in this post.


Although many people prefer to buy their Machu Picchu tickets upon arrival in Cusco, it would be advisable to purchase them in advance, above all when you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu during the high season (May-September).  You will certainly avoid making long lines to buy your tickets and save precious time for exploring the city instead. That’s why we show you the right way to get your Machu Picchu Tickets online.

Step 1: Go to the Official ticket platform

The official website ( is the only site where you can buy tickets at the right price. If you search more on Google, you will probably find more sites offering Machu Picchu entrance tickets but notice that the price displayed is more expensive because of the additional commissions sites charge. Below we will explain to you more about this topic, in the meantime, we’ll show you how to get your tickets directly!

  1. Select the route
  2. Select the date of the visit.
  3. Select the number of visitors.
  4. Click on “availability”.

Machu Picchu Tickets online

Step 2: Choose the time of your visit.

Choose the time of your visit. You can choose a specific time from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For example, if you buy your ticket at 10:00 am, you can enter from 10 am onwards for a period of 3 hours.

  1. Select your visit time and click on “Continue with the reservation”.

machu picchu tickets availability

Step 3 –  Fill in your information

  1. Select your country.
  2. Fill in your passport information, first and last name, date of birth and gender.
  3. Verify that the information submitted is correct and click “following”.

machupicchu tickets internet

Step 4 – Validate your information

  1. Click on “I declare…”.
  2. Fill in your email address twice.
  3. Accept the terms of sale. Click on “Generate Reservation”.

machupicchu entry

Step 5 –  Verify your reservation

  1. Take note of your code of reservation. It will be useful if you want to reprint your ticket.

machu picchu reservation

Step 6 – Payment

Below, go to the “payment method” section and select the card you want to pay with . There are 2 cards available, Visa & MasterCard. Click on “Continue”. Notice that extra fees will be charged. 

1) Select the card you want to pay with. Click on ‘Continue’.
2) Complete the form with the details of your card.

machu picchu ticket payment

Once the payment is made, you will receive your entrance ticket at the e-mail address provided above.


What is the price of Machu Picchu tickets?

The Machu Picchu ticket costs 152.00 soles (US$ 42) for adults and 70 soles (US$ 20) for children under 18 years of age (you can get these rates at the offices in Cusco). If you make the payment online, you will be charged almost 5%.

How do visiting hours work?

The entrance to Machu Picchu is by hours. For instance, if you buy a ticket for 8:00 am, you have from 8 am to 9 am to enter. The visit to Machu Picchu lasts an average of 3 hours.

What circuit is the best for visiting Machu Picchu?

We suggest that you choose Circuit 2. This circuit will allow you to take a panoramic picture of Machu Picchu. It’s also the most complete circuit to explore Machu Picchu for the first time. If this is your first visit and not planning to hike any of the mountains, this is your ticket!
As an option, you can also buy the ticket “Circuit 1 or 2 + Puente Inca” which also allows you to take a panoramic picture of the citadel.

Is it necessary to buy the tickets in advance?

We recommend making the purchase of your tickets to Machu Picchu in advance, especially if coming during the peak season. If you have difficulties with the purchase of your ticket write us at to assist you.

How do I buy tickets for Huayna Picchu mountain?

If you want to buy tickets to climb Huayna Picchu mountain, we recommend buying them at least 3 months in advance, since there are only 200 spots available every day. In the same way, you can contact us to help you with your purchase.

How do I buy tickets for children?

You can buy tickets for children through the website (see step 1). Children from 3 to 17 years old pay 70 soles, and children under 3 years old enter for free.

How do I buy tickets for students?

Students under 25 have a discount by presenting their student cards. The cost for the student ticket is 77.00 soles (US$ 20.00). For more information regarding Machu Picchu tickets for students, check out our post.

Can I buy tickets at the entrance of Machu Picchu?

It is not possible to buy them in the same Inca citadel. You can get your tickets online through the official website or a reliable travel agency. You can also get them in the Aguas Calientes office upon availability.

Is it necessary to hire a guide to visit Machu Picchu?

We recommend hiring a professional tour guide who will provide you with all the historical, archaeological, and natural information about the place. You will find many guides at the entrance of Machu Picchu that offer their guidance services at all times. If you want to book an all-inclusive tour, we invite you to check out our day trip to Machu Picchu by train in 2024. You’ll have professional assistance from beginning to end, so you can explore Machu Picchu at your own pace and hassle-free.

Can I do Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu in one day?

The short answer is yes. However, you must consider buying 2 different Tickets (Llaqta Machu Picchu + Waynapicchu Circuit 4). It’s not mandatory to get both, but this will allow you to visit Machu Picchu properly (you’ll enjoy a panoramic view) and also hike the mountain. If you need any assistance with it, feel free to contact us.

Is there a refund for the purchase of tickets?

Unfortunately, Machu Picchu tickets are not refundable once they’re purchased. Not even changes are possible. The Ministry of Culture is the entity in charge of selling the tickets and they establish the terms and conditions of sale.

I have problems buying the ticket online, what do I do?

The website of the Ministry of Culture might have issues when booking tickets to Machu Picchu, especially with international transactions. If you have difficulties with the purchase, you can contact us at

Where are the offices to buy the ticket to Machu Picchu?

There is only 1 office in Cusco that attends from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1) Garcilaso Street SN – Garcilaso House Museum.

Tickets seem to be sold out, what can I do, are there last-minute tickets to Machu Picchu?

Our best advice will always be “book in advance”. However, you can get last-minute tickets to Machu Picchu by arriving in Aguas Calientes the day before. Make sure to arrive early and make the line at the Centro Cultural Machu Picchu located at the main square (note that this is a temporary measure, it may change shortly).

How to get to Machu Picchu?

There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu; By train, by bus, or even hiking. Nevertheless, the safest and fastest way is by train. Learn more about trains to Machu Picchu on our post.

Can you book my tickets for Machu Picchu?

Of course, we can book your tickets to Machu Picchu.
Forget about making long lines, stress, etc. Contact us through our email and make it simple. We will be happy to assist you with your trip. We have the best prices for you and your family.


• On your trip date, do not forget to take your passport with you.
• Once you have booked your ticket, you need to buy your train tickets, for more information about trains to Machu Picchu, read our post.
• If you want to book a full-day tour to Machu Picchu all-inclusive (tickets, guide, train, transfers, etc.). Contact one of our agents through We offer special prices throughout the year.

Just in case you need further information about traveling in Machu Picchu, tours, guides, or any other service you might need, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are Machu Picchu Explorer and we will be more than happy to assist you in planning your trip of a lifetime in Peru.

Map of Machu Picchu

Here we show you the map of Machu Picchu and the different circuits you can choose from.

Map Machu Picchu

Circuit 1 & 2: These 2 circuits offer you the panoramic view of the Inca citadel (the classical picture that you’ve seen on postcards). If possible, try to visit the circuit 2 since it covers most of the site and your experience will be more fulfilling.

Circuit 3: This circuit allows you to visit the lower part of Machu Picchu and comes along with the hike of Machu Picchu mountain (this ticket gives you access to the classical picture of the citadel).

Circuit 4: This circuit also allows you to visit the lower part of Machu Picchu including the hike to Huayna Picchu or Huchuy Picchu.

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