Located in downtown within the historic center perimeter at San Pedro neighborhood, just 4 blocks from the main square (Plaza de Armas), half block from the train station to Machupicchu (For special schedules of the VISTADOME and BACKPACKER trains) and in front of the main typical Central Market of San Pedro. (Designed by the famous French engineer Gustave EIFFEL) where you can still appreciate the real life of local people (customs, tastes, clothing). It´s a real experience of vivential tourism.
As Cusco is a small city, the public transport services are not well developed as big cities are. There are two only ways to get moved into Cusco city: The COMBIS and TAXIES.
Are small buses or vans that covers all the public transport routes. NOT RECOMMENDED at arrival because are too small to get in with backpacks, are slow and sometimes NOT SAFE because of pickpockets.
Payment: Only cash (coins / soles)
The taxi service is very cheap in Cusco, across downtown the ride average rate is s/ 5.00 (US$ 2.00). The average ride from airport to downtown is s/ 20.00 (US$ 7.00).
Leaving the airport, we RECOMMEND you to use the taxies that are just leaving passengers on the left side of the airport (check-in flights side), these taxies have fair rates than the others.
We DO NOT RECOMMEND to take the taxi fleet (gray or black cups) that are located just when you leave the checkout door, these are too expensive (from us$ 20.00 and much more). Usually this taxi drivers offer to visitors tourist services (package tours, train tickets, hotels) with any guarantee because they don´t have government permissions therefore not possible to claim if some problem occur.
Payment: Only cash (soles)
Reference Distances (minutes):
Airport to Hotel: 12 – 15 minutes by taxi.
Terminal Terrestre (Bus station) to Hotel: 10 – 12 minutes by taxi.
Airport to Plaza de Armas (Main Square): 12 – 15 minutes by taxi.