In portals such as Rome2Rio.com you can explore the possible routes to a destination. For example, the path of Bogota a Macchu Picchu, the old town located in the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas, 80 km from Cusco.
The portal offers seven ways to do this path.
1. The fastest way
Approximate total spending: between 242 ($ 962,671) and 444 dollars ($ 1,766,222).
The starting point is the Transmilenio station of the National Museum of Bogotá.
From there it goes directly, by route K86, to the airport. Estimated time: 36 minutes. Ticket value: $ 2,500.
Take the flight to Cusco: estimated time: 5 hours and 10 minutes. Estimated value: from $ 160 to $ 360, that is: between $ 637,000 and $ 1,433,000.
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Taxi from the airport to the bus station: 6 minutes, $ 6 (approximately $ 23,800).
Take the bus to Ollantaytambo. Duration: 1 hour and 30. Value: 5 dollars ($ 19,900).
360 meter path from Ollantaytambo to the train station a Macchu Picchu. Four minutes.
You take the train to Machu Picchu. Value: $ 70 ($ 278,500). Duration: an hour and a half.
2. The second fastest and second cheapest
Duration: 2 days and 22 hours.
Approximate cost: between $ 183 and $ 321 (between $ 727,970 and $ 1,277,000).
You take the taxi to the terminal in Bogotá (between $ 10,000 and $ 20,000).
At the terminal, take the Bogotá-Lima bus. Cost: Between $ 60 and $ 160 ($ 239,000 and $ 636,500, respectively). Duration of the journey: 2 days and an hour.
Bus terminal in Lima to Arriola terminal and from there, take the metro (18 minutes) to San Juan station.
In San Juan, take the bus to Abancay. Value: $ 17 to $ 25 ($ 67,630 to $ 99,500). Duration: 13 hours and 45 minutes. There are only two buses a day.
From Abancay to Machu Picchu there are 5 hours and 10 minutes by taxi. Estimated value: between $ 100 and $ 130 ($ 397,800 to $ 517,137).
3. The cheapest
Total length: 3 days and 6 hours. Approximate total value: 171 to 291 dollars ($ 680,300 to $ 1,157,592).
Departure: Terminal Salitre. Take the bus to Lima (one leaves daily). Cost: Between $ 60 and $ 160 ($ 239,000 and $ 636,500, respectively).
In Lima you take the bus to Cuzco. Approximate time: 21 hours (leaves once a day). Value: $ 25 ($ 99,500).
At the Cusco terminal, walk 14 minutes to the exit for Ollantaytambo by bus. Walking time: 1 hour and a half. Value: $ 5 ($ 19,900).
Taxi from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. Estimated time. 3 hours and 19 minutes (148.6 kilometers). Price: Between $ 80,000 and $ 100 ($ 318,240 and $ 397,800).
4. Bus and train via Ollantaytambo
Duration: 4 days and one hour. Approximate value: $ 249 to $ 379 (between $ 990,500 and $ 1,507,000).
Similar al a anterior. Only instead of a taxi to Ollantaytambo, you take the train (for $ 70 ($ 278,500) to Machu Picchu.
5. Bus and train via Cusco-Machu Picchu
Total cost: between $ 222 and $ 378 (between $ 884,000 and $ 1,503,700).
Total length: 4 days and 3 hours.
Departure by bus from Bogotá to Lima (North Plaza) and take a second bus from Lima to Cusco (as the previous options).
In Cusco, take the direct train, without further stops, to Machu Picchu. This tour takes 4 hours and 5 minutes and has a value of 45 dollars ($ 179,000 approximately).
6. Bus and train, second option
Cost and route similar to the previous one, only that it changes departure station in Lima. It no longer starts from Plaza Norte but from Lima Javier Prado. The complete route, from Bogotá, is one hour longer than the previous bus and train option and costs almost the same.
7. By car
Duration: two days and 9 hours. It is a route of 3,917.5 kilometers and the cost of fuel, without tolls or car rental cost, ranges between $ 357 and $ 515 (between $ 1’421,000 and $ 2’049,000).
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