All about the ticket Machupicchu with university discount

If you plan to visit Machu Picchu without a tour, yes or yes you must buy your ticket online and in advance. University students can make their purchase with a special discount if they have a valid university card. If they are students from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia; the discount is even higher. Know the requirements, prices and others about the Machupicchu ticket for university students.

Valid university card
Machu Picchu with discount for university students


The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu

The tours to Machu Picchu already include the entrance ticket to the Inca city. Visitors not traveling with a tour must purchase this ticket.

There are up to three types of tickets: a) the ticket Machupicchu Only, b) the ticket Machupicchu + Huaynapicchu and c) the ticket Machupicchu + Mountain. All allow entry to the Inca city. The last two allow additional income to the mountains of the place.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the authorized offices in the city of Cusco. However, it is best to buy them online through the official website: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.

Tickets offer discounts for: a) people under 18 years of age, b) citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia and c) university students.

Remember that the entrance tickets do not include train tickets to Aguas Calientes or the final bus ticket to the Inca city.


Prices and discounts for university students

These are the prices of the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu:
Ticket Machupicchu Only
Foreign pricePrice Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
Adult152 S/.64 S/.
University student77 S/.32 S/.
Under 18 years of age70 S/.32 S/.
Ticket Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu
Foreign pricePrice Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
Adult200 S/.112 S/.
University student118 S/.80 S/.
Under 18 years of age118 S/.80 S/.
Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain
Foreign pricePrice Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
Adult200 S/.112 S/.
University student118 S/.80 S/.
Under 18 years of age118 S/.80 S/.

Student requirements

To access the university discount on the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, visitors must meet the following requirements:

  • Belonging to a university or institute of higher studies.
  • Have a valid university card issued by the official authority of your country.
  • Have current undergraduate studies.
  • Be under 25 years old at the time of the visit to Machu Picchu.

Student card requirements

University card
Valid university card

To get the discount for university students, you must make the purchase with the current university card issued by the authority of your country.

The ISIC international student card is not allowed to purchase the ticket with a university discount.

These are the card requirements to access the discount:

  • Plasticized card in good condition.
  • Full and legible names.
  • Updated legible photo.
  • Date of validity of the included card (valid card).
  • Card in the name of the official university entity of the country.

Study certificates, master’s cards, doctorate cards, postgraduate cards, receipts of payments, library cards or registration certificates are not allowed.


How to buy the ticket

To buy the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu with a discount for university students, you must follow the following steps:

  • Enter the official website for ticket sales to Machu Picchu: www.machupicchu.gob.pe.
  • Enter the personal data of the visitors.
  • Select ‘student’ as type of tourist.
  • Make the payment with Visa or MasterCard cards.
  • Print the ticket and present it on the day of the visit to Machu Picchu along with the university card.

Questions and answers

  • 1) Do tourists from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia who are university students have a greater discount?
    Yes, these discounts apply if the person is a university student from those countries. For this they must have a valid university card and an identity document (or passport) with the nationality of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia.
  • 2) What to do if I lose my university card before visiting Machu Picchu?
    Unfortunately, not presenting the university card at the entrance door to Machu Picchu will prevent the visitor from accessing the archaeological site. It is recommended to manage another similar university card as soon as possible.
  • 3) Can I access the discount if I turn 26 years old before my visit to Machu Picchu?
    No, the discount for university students does not apply to people over 25 years old at the time of the visit to Machupicchu.
  • 4) Is the ISIC card valid for other discounts in Cusco?
    Yes, this international student card allows you to get discounts on the Cusco Tourist Ticket and other destinations. However, it does not allow access to the discount for the entrance ticket to Machupicchu.
  • 5) Can I buy my tickets in person?
    Yes. However, it is not recommended as tickets have limited availability. In any case, you can make the purchase at the following agencies in Cusco:
    • Street Maruri 324, Cusco (Confused Directorate of Culture Cusco).
    • Street Garcilaso s / n (Casa Garcilaso).
  • 6) I am a high school student, do I access the discount?
    Yes, high school students with a university degree card can access this discount. In Peru, for example, students from higher institutes also receive an official university card.
  • 7) Can I buy the ticket with a university discount at a tourism agency?
    Yes, some tourism agencies offer tickets to Machu Picchu with a university discount. As they are intermediaries between the official sales site and the tourist, the agencies charge an additional commission for their services. You can buy online from anywhere in the world.
  • 8) What other discounts does Machu Picchu offer?
    The ticket also offers discounts for people under 18 years of age as well as tourists from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years old enter for free accompanied by their parents.

 

By Machupicchu Terra – Last updated, August 28, 2023


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