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Machu Picchu Tickets Official Price

How much does the Machu Picchu ticket cost? How can I book it?.
Every year, the ministry of culture announces the official prices to buy your Machu Picchu entrance ticket. In this post, we will tell you about the new prices for 2021.

Machu Picchu Entrance Ticket: Rates 2021

Due to the current pandemic, the official rates to visit Machu Picchu has been recently published. The current prices will be available until December 31st.
First, let’s walk through the different types of tickets that you can get.

Types of Tickets

1) Machu Picchu Ticket Offical

This is the most common ticket. It allows you to visit the site itself. The cost of this ticket is 152.00 Peruvian soles (US 45.00) for adults. The students can benefit from a discount by presenting their student card, in which case the cost is 77.00 Peruvian soles (US 23.00). For more details, check our special post Machu Picchu tickets for students.

Wait, what about the children? Right, we didn’t forget them. According to the new rates, children from 3 years old will now pay for their entrance ticket. The new price is 70.00 Peruvian soles (US 21.00). Children under 3 years old have free entrance.

2) Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket

This ticket is one of the most demanded. It allows you to visit not only Machu Picchu, but also hike the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain
The cost is 200.00 Peruvian soles (US 56.00) for adults and 125.00 Peruvian soles (US35.00) for students & children.

Note that only 400 spots per day are available, that’s why we highly recommend getting your Huayna Picchu tickets in advance, especially during the peak season (May-August). Learn more about the Huayna Picchu mountain and why it’s a must!

3) Machu Picchu + Mountain

What if I don’t get the Huayna Picchu Ticket?. Hopefully, you have another alternative as great as the Huayna.
If you like hiking, we recommend getting the Machu Picchu + Mountain ticket. The cost is 200.00 Peruvian soles (US 56.00) for adults and 125.00 Peruvian soles (US35.00) for students & children.

Similar to the Huayna Picchu tickets, only 400 spots are released every day, so make sure to buy your tickets quite in advance.

To know more details about how to buy your tickets, go to our post Machu Picchu Tickets 2021.

Type of ticketAdultStudentChild
Machu Picchu TicketUS$ 45.00US$23.00US$21.00
Machu Picchu + Huayna PicchuUS$56.00US$35.00US$35.00
Machu Picchu + MountainUS$56.00US$35.00US$35.00
Machu Picchu Ticket Rates 2021

Machu Picchu Tickets: Offers and discounts

Currently, students can benefit from a direct discount. Only a valid Student Id card is required to access this benefit. Make sure that your card shows the following elements:

  • Your card must show your full name, photo, and the name of the University.
  • Your card must show clearly the date of expiration 2021.

For more details, check our special post Machu Picchu tickets for students.

Frequently Asked Questions About Machu Picchu Entrance Fee

How much does the Huayna Picchu Ticket cost?
The Huayna Picchu ticket costs 200.00 Peruvian soles (US 56.00) for adults. Only 400 tickets are available per day.

How do I buy tickets for Machu Picchu?
You can buy it online. Just go to the official site

How much is the Machu Picchu entrance?
The ticket for adults costs 154.00 Peruvian soles (US$45.00).
The ticket for Children (3-17 years old) costs 70.00 Peruvian soles (US$21.00)

How far in advance should I buy the Machu Picchu ticket entrance?
During the peak season, better to buy it 2 months in advance, especially if you’re planning to hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain. Otherwise, a couple of weeks before your visit is advisable.

What should I wear to Machu Picchu?
1) Sunglasses and sun hat.
2) Comfortable shoes.
3) Long sleeves shirts.
4) Bottle water and camera.
5) Sunscreen.
5) Rain Jacket (during the rainy season).

Important recommendations

  • Try to buy your ticket in advance. Especially if you’re planning to come during the high season.
  • Make sure to have booked the correct date, changes are subject to availability and extra fees.
  • Make sure to present your ticket as well as your passport on the day of your visit.
  • Before buying your ticket, make sure to have booked your transportation to Aguas Calientes (train or bus).
  • Refunds are not allowed.

As you can see, buying the tickets isn’t that difficult, however, you can need some assistance. If so, we’d like to share with you some of the benefits of getting your tickets through our agency:

Benefits of getting your tickets with a local agency

  • Avoid stress and long lines wasting your time.
  • Have the guarantee of an authorized travel agency.
  • Receive permanent assistance during your trip.
  • Avoid bad customer service while booking your tickets.
  • Hire the best tours to Machu Picchu for you and your family.

According to the latest surveys, blog posts, and social media, many tourists have experienced bad customer service while trying to purchase their tickets from the ministry of culture. In that sense, we offer you a better way to get your tickets, with total peace and confidence.

Remember that getting your entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is an important part of your experience. Buying it through us could be a lot easier and save you a ton of time. For any assistance or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at

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