How to Get from Cusco to Urubamba:

Journey time: 60 – 75 minutes.

Distance: 48km.

Road type: Two-way, paved road with great views of the Andes Mountains. The road passes through the town of Chinchero and near the Moray Ruins and Maras Salt Mines.

How to get from Cusco to Urubamba by taxi | Best of Peru Travel

Taxi: The easiest way to get from Cusco to Urubamba If you want to travel in comfort is to ask your hotel to organise a taxi to take you to Urubamba. Prices vary according to hotels. If you pick up a taxi on the street, make sure it’s a licensed taxi. Fares cost between S/.50 – S/.60 (Approx. US$18 -21.50).

Shared Taxi/Colectivo: A second good option is to get a shared taxi from the taxi terminal on Pavitos Street which costs S/.7 (Approx. US$2.50) per person. Shared taxis run from dawn until approx. 6.30pm and leave as soon as they have four passengers on-board. Journey time is just under one hour.

Car hire: A great way to see the sacred Valley is by car hire. Cusco however, is a daunting place to drive with poor signage, congestion and no real rules of the road in operation! Our advice, if you go for this option is to hire a car and drive out of Cusco as quickly as possible. Once you leave the city behind it’s a beautiful way to see the region. The main car hire companies in Cusco are the usual suspects Hertz, Avis, and Budget. There are some tour agencies that rent cars in Cusco but we recommend going to the big names where you can be sure of getting good quality, well maintained cars and adequate insurance.

Bus: Get the bus from the bus terminal on Grau Street. We recommend you avoid the bus on the route from Cusco to Urubamba and instead take one of the collective taxis from Pavitos street which is safer, quicker and more comfortable.  If you do opt to take the bus,  the journey takes between 1.5 and 2 hours and buses leave every fifteen minutes from  dawn until 6.30pm. Bus fares approx. S/.3.50 (Approx. US$1.35).

Getting from Urubamba to Cusco:

Taxi: Ask your hotel to organise a taxi to take you to Cusco. Prices vary according to hotels. If you pick up a taxi on the street, make sure it’s a licensed taxi. Fares cost between S/.50 – S/.60 (Approx. US$18 -21.50).

Shared Taxi/Colectivo: A second good option is to get a shared taxi from the bus terminal in Urubamba which costs S/.7 (Approx. US$2.50) per person. Shared taxis run from dawn until approx. 6.30pm and leave as soon as they have four passengers on-board. Journey time is just under one hour.

Bus: Get the bus from the bus terminal in Urubamba. We recommend you avoid the bus on the route from Urubamba to Cusco and instead take one of the collective taxis from the same bus terminal in Urubamba which is safer, quicker and more comfortable.  If you do opt to take the bus,  the journey takes between 1.5 and 2 hours and buses leave every fifteen minutes from  dawn until 6.30pm. Bus fares approx. S/.3.50 (Approx. US$1.35).

Getting from Pisac to Urubamba:

Journey time: 45 minutes.

Distance: 39.8km

Road type: Two-way, paved road. This is a flat road that winds through the bottom of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with great views of the surrounding mountains.

How to get from Cusco to Urubamba by bus | Best of Peru TravelTaxi: You can take a taxi from Pisaq to Urubamba at the official taxi cooperative office which is located just in front of the bridge on Avenida Amazonas. Fares cost S/.50  (Approx. US$18). Alternatively ask your hotel to organise a taxi for you.

Buses: Urubamba is just one hour from Pisaq so if you want to experience how the locals travel catch the Clorinda de Matto or Richary bus at the corner of the hospital on Avenida Amazonas.  Fares cost  S./2.50 (Approx. US$1).

Getting from Urubamba to Ollantaytambo:

Journey time: 30 minutes.

Distance: 20km

Road type: Two-way, paved road. This is a flat road that winds through the bottom of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with great views of the surrounding mountains.

Taxi: You can take a taxi from Urubamba to Ollantaytambo at the bus terminal located on the main road through Urubamba. Fares cost between S/.20 – S/.25  (Approx. US$7.15 – $9). Alternatively ask your hotel to organise a taxi for you.

Colectivo/minibus:  Take a colectivo or shared minibus to Ollantaytambo from the bus terminal at Urubamba. Fares cost approx. S./1.50  (Approx. US$0.55) and the journey takes about 30 minutes.

 

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