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Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

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Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

The bus information on the sites say that the buses stop at 4pm, and buses leave every 5-10min. What is the typical bus queuing or waiting time to catch a return trip back between 3-4pm in the afternoon?

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1. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

Not a lot, many people leave way early!

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2. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

The buses don't stop at 4. They run at least till the site closes plus a little longer. Think we were there until 5 one day.

Reno, Nevada
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3. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

The lines were crazy around 1-2 but we left after 4 and there were no lines. (We were there 10 days ago)

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4. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

There are plenty of buses to catch people leaving when the site closes. Does it close earlier this time of year?

When I went last May there were buses at least until 5:15 pm.

Cusco, Peru
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5. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

Buses coming down will run until the park closes, but there won't be many. You'll wait 20 minutes at the most.

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6. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

Failing that you can always walk down!

Here's a link to an article on how to do it, photos, route map etc.

theonlyperuguide.com/peru-guide/…

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7. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

Buses were lined up one behind the other. I think I might have waited 5 minutes at the most.

Perhaps someone who has actually been there within the last month can report.

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8. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

The last bus leaves Machu Picchu around 530pm, i was there just 2 weeks ago and we were staying at the Sanctuary lodge, able to see people leaving as i recalled that was the time we chose to walk around the park when everyone has left. The wait isnt long at all, 10 mins at most, journey up and down takes about 20-25mins. There are plenty of buses lined up back to back, they probably appear once every 5 mins. Hope it helps.

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9. Re: Taking the bus back from Machu Picchu

Thanks volvoc70m, that is pretty much consistent with my experience.

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