CUSCO AIRPORT

How to get from Cusco Airport to Center of the City

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.

Frequently asked questions

The average cost for a local taxi from Cusco airport to Cusco city is $7 (PEN 25). However, as the drivers decide on their own fares, this price is subject to change. If you’re looking for a fixed rate fare for your transfer from Cusco airport, you can book in advance with Sam Travel for your peace of mind.

There are two ways to get from Cusco airport to the city; taxi or bus. The local Cusco airport taxi drivers will charge around $7 (PEN 25) for the journey, which will take just 20 minutes. The local minibuses, on the other hand, take closer to 40 minutes to reach the city and cost €0.25 (PEN 1) one-way.

There are minibus-style buses that drive past Cusco airport to the city centre. These buses don’t have a set schedule but pass every few minutes. The journey time on the bus is around 40 minutes and the cost to the city is €0.25 (PEN 1).

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