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machu picchu to Lima transport

by Unique82 Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Hi all, im travelling to machu picchu from Cusco after machu picchu i want to go to Lima but to do this bus bus or train do i have to go through Cusco again?. If not can you recommend me any bus companies? Thank you .

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    Re: machu picchu to Lima transport

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Machu Picchu is at the end of the Sacred Valley, a "dead end" so to speak, so yes, you have to return to Cusco for transport out of the area. There are no trains to Lima; only to Puno and of course Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu, so flying or potentially taking a bus are the only way to go.

    We flew, so I can't comment on the bus option.

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    Re: machu picchu to Lima transport

    by wabat Online Now Jan 26, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Yes you will need to go back to Cusco and from there a long hard bus ride. Unless you want to stop along way I recommend you fly.

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    Re: machu picchu to Lima transport

    by hawkhead Online Now Jan 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Assume you are going into Cusco and on to MP from a destination other than Peru 'cos to get to Cusco you will have to fly from Lima - unless you come the overland route from Puno.

    As noted, it is a LONG HARD bus journey from Cusco to Lima, in the order of 21 hours.

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    Re: machu picchu to Lima transport

    by walkietalkie2012 Online Now Jan 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    yes its a long way back by bus from Cusco to Lima. The coach company is Cruz del Sur. Get the lower deck seat because it can recline fully. If u can afford it best to fly from Cusco to Lima. Only a couple of hrs flight.

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