Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, Peru (CUZ)

Last updated:
November 2, 2022

General information

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is an international airport located in the city of Cusco, in southeastern Peru. Cusco, a principal tourist attraction in Latin America, receives various domestic flights as well as some international flights. The runway is completely paved. It operates at limited capacity due to its precarious location near the city's center. Despite these limitations, the airport has consistently ranked as Peru's second most important air terminal, handling 3,209,153 national and international passengers in 2016, as reported by CORPAC.

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How far is Cusco airport from the city?

The airport is located 5.5 km (3.4 miles) from the Plaza de Armas in the historic centre of Cusco. The approximate journey time is 20 minutes by taxi.

How do I get from Cusco airport to Machu Picchu?

The quickest way to get from Cuzco Airport (CUZ) to Machu Picchu is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 4h 23m. How far is it from Cuzco Airport (CUZ) to Machu Picchu? The distance between Cuzco Airport (CUZ) and Machu Picchu is 76 km. The road distance is 212.9 km.

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Map of Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Source: Google Map.

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Most common questions

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How far is Cusco from Lima by plane?

To get to Cuzco you can take a flight from Lima. 364-mile distance separates two destinations. The flight takes 1 hour. Typically, tickets cost about 85 USD.

What is the best month to go to Machu Picchu?

The best times to visit Machu Picchu are the shoulder seasons; April, May, September, October, and November. There is still little rain expected during these months, and it is away from the cold winter nights of the dry season. Also, during these months, there will be fewer visitors.

Can you do Machu Picchu in a day?

Yes you can. The ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu is designed so that the visitor has enough time to tour the 'Machu' and the 'Wayna' in 1 day. The ticket has 3 shifts that give the tourist time to enjoy the Wonder of the World to the fullest.

How many days do you need in Cusco?

When planning your visit, we think 2 to 3 days in Cusco is ideal, and then a further 2 days in the Sacred Valley. However, not everyone has that luxury so read on for our recommendations for stays of one, two, three days or more.

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