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Transport In Cusco

Cusco Peru


Distances and routes of access: If you like to travel the country to its pace and go enjoy the wonderful landscape, can go from the city of Lima, 1 153 km. to the city of Cusco.


Access to Cusco is as follows:

Ground transportation:

Lima-Arequipa - Cusco: 1 650 km. (26 hours in car).
Lima-Nasca-Puquio-Abancay-Cusco: 1 131 km. (20 hours by car).
Puno-Cusco: 389 km. (07 hours by car)


Cusco Air transport:

Scheduled flights from Lima (1 hour) and Arequipa (30 minutes).
Puerto Maldonado (30 minutes) to the city of Cusco.
Alejandro Velasco Astete international airport is located in the city of Cusco, the city of Peru with major tourist attraction. It receives flights from several points of Peru and many international flights. His tracks are completely paved. More than 1 700 000 people pass through the Airport annually.

It was named in honor of Peruvian pilot Alejandro Velasco Astete who was the first person to cross the Andes flying in 1925. He made the first flight from Lima to Cusco. That same year, at an air show in the city of Puno lost control of his plane and to avoid crashing into the audience lost altitude and died on impact.

The airport is the main entrance of the city of Cusco, which is a key Center of the South American tourist circuit, and is forced crossing point to reach the ruins of Machu Picchu. This airport is greater air flow in the South of the country.

Cusco airport is equipped with the comfort to respond effectively to the many tourists who visit the imperial city. It was the first country which installed boarding bridges or sleeves. The runway is paved with the highest standards, with an 3400 meters length and a width of 45. It is perfectly qualified to receive Boeing 747 aircraft according to one of the reports of CORPAC.

The city daily receives many flights from cities like: Lima, Arequipa, Tacna, Juliaca, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado and Ica; and internationally receives constant flights from cities such as La Paz, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santiago Chile, Rio Branco and Sao Paulo


Cusco Rail transport:

It is also connected by rail with the cities of Puno and Arequipa. Finally, by road, is connected with the city of Puerto Maldonado, Arequipa, Abancay and Puno. The way that connects it with the city of Abancay is the fastest to reach the capital city after a journey of more than 20 hours full of breathtaking scenery across the Peruvian regions of Apurímac, Ayacucho, Ica and Lima.

There is also a train system which leads to the ancient Machu Picchu Inca Citadel. The route begins in the capital city of Cusco in Andean region that begins with a series of sungrazers changes locally called "the Zig-Zag" on the outskirts of Cusco before making a stop in village Poroy.

The train then descends from the highest point to the Sacred Valley at the foot of the Andes. To reach Machu Picchu, the train travels to the Urubamba River. The train was out of service for heavy rainfall which hit the region, but already rehabilitated system.

It is important to note that today there is more than one rail operator.






 




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