Tips for purchasing the Machu Picchu Ticket

Machu Picchu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. The entrance to the Inca Citadel is a privilege of few. Despite this, getting tickets is not complicated. The hardest part is deciding to travel. If it was decided, here are some tips to easily acquire your tickets to the Wonder of the World.

How is the purchase of the ticket made to Machu Picchu?

The purchase is made through an online reservation system . It is very simple. The first thing is to choose the type of ticket you want ( there are four ). Then you must fill out a form with some necessary personal data that will appear on your ticket. You will receive a link to make the payment through paypal (this method accepts any credit or debit card). Or if you wish you can do it by western union. You have 2 hours to cancel the ticket. In approximately one day (24 hours), you will receive in your mail the electronic ticket to enter Machu Picchu that you must present (printed or digital) at the time of entering the Inca Citadel.


  • It is important to book your ticket months in advance depending on the type of ticket you want. The ticket with the highest demand is for the mountain of Huayna Picchu . In that case, you must reserve your ticket at least 2 months in advance.

  • When filling out the reservation form to Machu Picchu in any of its four modalities, be sure to choose the right time for your entry on the desired day .

  • After booking your ticket, do the same with your train ticket (if you prefer to reach the Inca Citadel in this way) and your plane ticket.

  • At the time of making your entry it is essential to show your electronic ticket and your original passport (or identity document). Otherwise, you will not be allowed to enter the Inca Citadel.

  • In high tourist season (from May to August) it is important to book your ticket several months in advance. The influx of visitors makes it harder to get a ticket.

  • See admission availability .

Are there discounts available?

Discounts are available for children, university students and citizens of the Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador). Children (from 8 to 17 years old) must send a document that proves their identity at the time of their reservation and their admission. Students, your current university card. Citizens members of the Andean Community, a document proving their nationality. Children under 8 years do not pay.


  • The ISIC card is no longer valid for university students at the time of booking. This benefit is now accessed with the current University Card .

  • The discount with university card only applies to students up to 25 years.

  • To reserve your electronic ticket for children you must send a copy in digital format of a document that records the age of the minor. At the time of entry you will be asked for the original document.

  • The entrance to the mountain of Huayna Picchu is only allowed to those over 12 years old.

  • If you visit Machu Picchu with a baby, you can only enter with a babysitter and not with a car or any object that makes it difficult to pass through the Inca Citadel.

  • See available discounts .

Can I make a rectification if I already buy a ticket?

Yes, you can make some kind of change once you have purchased the electronic ticket to Machu Picchu. However, you are only with respect to the date of the visit and the name or data of the person. Modifications are subject to penalties depending on the time they are presented.


  • Choose the name, date and turn you wish to enter Machu Picchu to avoid last minute changes.

  • Special care should be taken if you chose the type of mountain ticket Huayna Picchu. It is difficult to find available tickets if you do not make the change well in advance.

  • You can only make the change or rectification once.

  • If the modification is for a day before or after, there is no penalty.

  • Modifications are subject to the availability of admission to Machu Picchu.

  • See penalties and refunds for rectifications .

Can I cancel my ticket once the purchase is made?

Yes you can cancel your electronic ticket once purchased. However, there is a penalty depending on the time before the date chosen to enter Machu Picchu. The refund will be made through the same means of payment by which the ticket was purchased.


  • Plan your trip to the Inca Citadel well to avoid cancellations at the time of purchasing your ticket in Machu Picchu Ticket.

  • Ticket Machu Picchu makes cancellations and refunds acquired only on this web platform.

  • You cannot cancel a ticket that has been previously modified.

  • The cancellation is requested at least 72 hours in advance of the date of entry to the Inca Citadel.

  • The return is 65% of the value paid (35% penalty).

  • See terms and conditions .

Important information is an authorized web platform that offers the entrance ticket service to Machu Picchu in an easy way. We are an intermediary agent for the purchase of your ticket, for which you accept the additional costs. The payment methods are through Paypal (accept any credit or debit card) and Western Union.


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