Travel Information

Useful Information


Capital: The city of Cusco.
Location: In central and southern Peru, 1 494 km. from the city of Lima.
Altitude: 3.399 m.a.s.l
Climate: Cold and dry, and average annual temperature of 11 ° C. The rainy season is from November to April.
Area: 71.892 km.

 

Access Roads – Cusco
The city of Cuzco can be reached by the following means

 

By Road:
Lima - Arequipa – Cusco: 1 494 km long, with a length of 24 hours approx. by bus. This is the most advisable route to reach this city.

Lima-Nazca -Puquio –Abancay -Cusco: 1 136 km (20 hours approx. by car.).

Puno - Cusco: 389 km (7 hours approx. by car.).

 

By Air:
There are daily services that operate air transport from Lima to Velasco Astete Airport (10 min. from the city of Cusco), it’s 45 minutes of flight.

Another recommended route to reach the city of Cuzco is: Arequipa - Cusco, (30 min. approx. of flight).

 

Rail:
There is a railway linking the cities of Arequipa - Juliaca - Puno - Cusco and Quillabamba.

 

Distances from Cusco to Important Peruvian Cities.
Distance from Cusco to:

  • Lima. (Lima - Arequipa - Cuzco) 1 494 Kilometers.
  • Arequipa. 623 Kilometers.
  • Abancay. 198 Kilometers.
  • Ayacucho. 597 Kilometers.
  • Puno. 384 Kilometers.
  • Acomayo 104.5 Kilometers.
  • Anta 26 Kilometers.
  • Calca 50 Kilometers.
  • Yanaoca 165 Kilometers.
  • Sicuani 138 Kilometers.
  • Santo Tomás 240 Kilometers.
  • Yauri 241 Kilometers.
  • Quillabamba 210 Kilometers.
  • Paruro 64 Kilometers.
  • Paucartambo 109 Kilometers.
  • Urcos 46 Kilometers.
  • Urubamba 78 Kilometers.

 

Important phone numbers

 

  • Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport

          Phone Number: (084) 222-611, annex 119

 

  • Dircetur Cusco (Dirección Regional de Comercio Exterior y Turismo)

          734 De la Cultura Avenue
           Phone Number: (084) 223-701

 

  • Poltur (Policía de Turismo)

         Phone number: (084) 249-654

 

  • Regional Hospital

          De la Cultura Avenue
          Phone number: (084) 223-691

 

  • Policía Nacional

           Phone number: 105

  • Peru, Information and tourist assistance services

          103 El Sol Avenue , Of. 102, Phone number: (084) 234-498
          Aeropuerto, Phone Number: (084) 237-364
          Machu Picchu, Phone number: (084) 211-104.

 



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