(Updated: April, 15, 2023 02:02)
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|Flight Time||8~12 hours|
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The flight time to Cusco is approximately 8~12 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Cusco.
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Cusco is a city located in South-East Peru. Cusco is located an altitude of 3400 meters above the sea level. Cusco used to be the capital city of the Incan Empire. Cusco has a long and interesting Incan and Colonial history. Many indigenous people live in Cusco. Cusco is a very popular tourist destination. Many people who buy a flight ticket to Cusco also visit Machu Picchu and there are many tours organised from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Cusco is the closest major airport to Machu Picchu you can get a flight ticket to.
Voice of Travelers to Cusco
Jill and Andrew from The United States
I'm Andrew from New York. I just returned from a romantic getaway with my wife Jill in Cusco. We booked our tickets a few months ago. We got our tickets with Latam Airlines. It is not possible to get direct tickets, so we had a stop over in Lima. I would happily recommend getting Latam Airlines tickets to my family and friends. The plane was clean, the seats were comfy and the flight was on time. The baggage allowance with the ticket was also very generous. In Cusco we went to many great restaurants, we went on a guided tour of Cusco and in the evening we went up Mirador de San Blas for a wonderful, scenic lookout over Cusco.
Jorge from Bolivia
My name is Jorge and my home town is La Paz. I recently returned from a vacation in Cusco. I flew to Cusco from La Paz with Peruvian Airlines tickets. The flight went well and the views of the Andes were magnificent. The service was exceptional. My air ticket was definitely worth its price. I am sure to book air tickets with Peruvian Airlines again. Cusco itself was a very interesting place. My favourite landmark of Cusco was Saksaywaman, an Incan complex made of impressive big stone boulders. I also loved visiting Machu Picchu from Cusco. The hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was spectacular.
Cusco Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I bought a flight ticket to Cusco. Is it better to take cash or card on my trip?
Take both cash and cards with you.Take American Dollars and ensure the bills are in good condition without rips or pen marks on them. When exchanging dollars to Peruvian currency Sol, be cautious that the money is not fake and ask the exchanger for a stamped receipt - sello. Many shops, restaurants and hotels in Cusco prefer cash over credit cards, but it is worth having a card as a back up. There are many ATMs in Cusco, in which you will be able to use your card to take out cash.
Q. I booked my flight ticket to Cusco, but I am concerned I will get altitude sickness when I arrive. Is this likely?
About half of visitors who book tickets to fly into Cusco get altitude sickness. This includes dizziness and headaches, but usually is not serious. When you first arrive in Cusco it is recommended that you don't engage in strenuous physical activity for the first few days. Drink plenty of water and eat lightly. This will help your body to adjust to the altitude.
Q. I want to visit Machu Picchu during my holiday to Cusco. Should I book tickets in advance?
Yes, it is recommended that you book tickets to see Machu Picchu as soon as you book your flight tickets to Cusco. Machu Picchu is an extremely popular destination and tickets often sell out. Note that you might also need to book tickets for a train or bus between Cusco and the trailhead to Machu Picchu.
Cusco - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport ・El Alto International Airport
Flight Routes to Cusco
Cusco is well connected to the rest of Peru by flight. Everyday there are over 30 flights between Lima and Cusco. There are also some direct flight tickets available between Cusco and cities in other Latin American countries. For example it is possible to get direct tickets from Cusco to Bogota and La Paz. For destinations further from Cusco it is necessary to purchase an air ticket with a layover.