Cusco is a historical city located in the Peruvian Andes. This majestic city used to be the capital of the Incan Empire, so it has some of the world’s best ancient Incan ruins, including the Incan Temple of the Sun. Be sure to also check out their unique museums, like the Museum of Peruvian Art and the divine Choco-Museo.
There are two different transfer options when it comes to travelling from Cusco airport to Cusco city; taxi or bus. The easiest way to get to the city centre is to take a private airport taxi. The journey time in a taxi is just 20 minutes and the cost is a very affordable $7 (PEN 25). The public ‘minibuses’ take closer to 40 minutes to reach the city and cost just €0.25 (PEN 1) per traveller.
***Most of the travel companies ( SAM Travel Peru, Orange Nation ) will include the trasfer from the airport to your hotel as a complementary service.
How to get from Cusco Airport to the City Centre by taxi
The safest and quickest way to get from Cusco airport to the city (to your hotel) is to take a taxi. The journey time in an airport taxi is just 20 minutes and the cost will be around $7 (PEN 25), depending on your bartering skills.
How much is a taxi from Cusco Airport to Cusco?
The cost of a local taxi from Cusco airport to Cusco will be around $7 (PEN 25). However, the drivers don’t use a taximeter to work out your fare, they will decide on the price when you tell them where you need to go. This means that the final fare is left up to their discretion. The local Cusco taxi drivers will often give you a higher price initially and expect you to barter them down.
Where do I find a taxi at Cusco Airport?
The local taxis can be found just outside of the exit doors in the main terminal at Cusco airport. You will see the long line of taxis waiting at the rank in front of you.
How to get from Cusco Airport to the City Centre by bus
There are unofficial buses that run past Cusco airport to the city. However, these buses don’t have fixed schedules and don’t actually enter the airport complex. The average journey time on one of the public ‘minibuses’ is 40 minutes and the cost of the ride will be €0.25 (PEN 1) per person.
How much is the bus from Cusco Airport to Cusco?
The cost of a one-way ticket on the bus from Cusco airport is €0.25 (PEN 1). This is payable to the driver as you get on the bus. Be sure to have change with you, as the drivers can’t break large notes.
Where do I find the bus at Cusco Airport?
The bus from Cusco airport to the city centre doesn’t leave from inside the airport compound. You will need to walk to the highway Avenida Velasco Astete, which is located to your immediate right as you exit the airport compound.