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Nowadays, Hidroelectrica is a stopping place for tourists visiting Machu Pichu. It is the arrival point for tourist buses and the final stop for the local train. Hidroelectrica is the starting point to the town of Machu Picchu (also known as Aguas Calientes). The road is alongside the train tracks and the Urubamba River. The journey on foot takes about 2 to 3 hours, it is impossible to miss the trail to the town of Machu Picchu. The highlight of the hike is the natural scenery. Lush vegetation, pleasant climate, small mountain streams, birds, etc.

Rainy from January to March / Dry from April to October. 3,399 masl From April to December


ROUTE Departure Time Arrival Time
Hidroelectrica to Cusco 14:50 HRS 21:30 HRS
Hidroelectrica to Ollantaytambo 14:30 HRS 20:00 HRS


ROUTE Departure Time Arrival Time
Cusco to Hidroelectrica 07:30 HRS 14:30 HRS
Ollantaytambo to Hidroelectrica 08:40 HRS 14:30 HRS

Keep in mind the following recommendations when organizing your trip.

tick The most important thing is your health, carry a face mask with you all time.
tick Personal hygiene items, such as alcohol wipes or spray disinfectant.
tick Blankets or clothes for the cold. Take precautions and bring these items with you before boarding the bus.
tick Due to the current climate, buses must meet certain health rules which can cause delays in service. Be careful with your itinerary.
tick Check the travel restrictions at origin and destination when planning your trip.
tick Buy your bus tickets in advance, especially for high season.


*If you are travelling soon, you can check the latest COVID-19 travel regulations


What are some preventative measures for COVID-19 before boarding the bus?
Preventive measures like social distancing, ventilation of indoor spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, hand washing, and keeping unwashed hands away from the face. The use of face masks or coverings has been recommended in public settings to minimize the risk of transmissions.

How can I reschedule or cancel my trip?
You can make changes to your itinerary with no fee. A simple way to change or cancel the trip without paying a fee is to do so within 48 hours before departing. You can reschedule the ticket contacting us by email, WhatsApp (recommended), Telegram and chat online.

Do I need to print online ticket?
Yes, you do. You must print your electronic ticket to exchange it for an official one at the company's counter.

Can I purchase a bus ticket for someone else?
Yes, you can. All you need to do is make sure that you have the passenger information listed exactly as it is on their ID (identification card or passport). You can use any form of payment – even if it is not tied to the passenger.

How much luggage are you allowed on a bus?
Up to two pieces per person weighing a maximum of 20kg each per person.