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Buses can reach most parts of the country. Because there are few railway lines, these vehicles ensure the primary transportation means for Peruvians.



Peru Bus Travel



Here below we will give you useful information to help you travel by bus in Peru!


Bus Companies in Peru


Here are some practical tips and a list of bus companies that operate in Peru!

Below you will find a list of bus companies in Peru...


Expreso Cruz del Sur

Supposedly the biggest Peruvian bus company with an experience of over 42 years.

Expreso Cruz del Sur, often abbreviated ECS covers about 75 % of Peru's road routes and connects the main cities.

Most routes covered by this bus company are on the north - south coastline of Peru, from Tumbes down to Tacna.

Basically you can travel from any big city o any big city with ECS, except the Amazonian cities and several of those in the Andean region.



TEPSA is among Peru's biggest bus transporters.

Offers services for those seeking luxury road travel conditions. Modern buses with air conditioning and partial bed-seats ensure maximum comfort on the road.

The destinations include several big cities, but many rarely visited smaller destinations as well.

Buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu


Some travelers believe that the train takes them directly to Machu Picchu. No, buses are necessary to get up there.

All the bus trips start from Aguas Calientes. The vehicles start departing in the early morning and you might need to hurry, perhaps buy a ticket a day earlier at an office or even in Cuzco. Otherwise, crowds might leave you out. In the past there were plenty of places, but sometimes overcrowding occurs.


The distance from Aguas Calientes to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu is 8 - 9 km (5.5 mi). You will get there in a few minutes on serpentines that lead up to the "Old Peak"...


Buses start departing little after 5 AM and they follow each other every 30 minutes. So, it shouldn't be very difficult to catch the next bus, if you miss the first one.


One way tickets cost about 5 - 6 USD, round-trip bus tickets 10 - 12 USD.

You can buy tickets in Cuzco in advance or from Aguas Calientes (preferably a day before).


Some buses cost more, others less and there are some companies that operate directly from the Puente Ruinas train station, making connections between trains and buses to Machu Picchu easier.

Bus departure places are from the town center stoppage place and from the Puente Ruinas station.


The last buses returning to Aguas Calientes usually depart in the late afternoon, at around 17:00 - 18:00.



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