Cuzco Airport

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)


The Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)is one of the busiest airports in the country as it serves Peru’s legendary city of Cusco. Almost three million people fly directly into Cusco to tour the incredible UNESCO listed heritage attraction Sacsayhuaman, and the magical ancient city of Machu Picchu.


This airport was named for the Peruvian icon and pioneer Alejandro Velasco Astete, the first pilot to fly over the Andes mountain range from Lima to Cusco in the 1920s. Today, flyers can land in a facility that is compact, but houses a decent range of amenities. You’ll be able to grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants or cafes when you arrive, take advantage of the duty-free shopping available, as well as use the cash machines and currency exchange services before you leave the airport. There are also car hire desks within the terminal buildings, and tour operators that can help you organise future sightseeing trips.


The main carriers operating flights to Cusco from Australia tend to be the LATAM Group, Avianca, China Airlines, United, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Delta and Qantas.


Travel Information


·         If you decide to hire a car, it is worth seeking advice on the driving conditions in this country. Then consider booking a car online to save you the hassle of organising a hire car after a long flight. The airport is a stone’s throw from the centre of town, less than 4km away, so the drive should only take you five minutes. Simply hop onto the Velasco Astete road, and then at your first roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Avenida 28 de Julio and you’ll be right in the centre of town.


·         You can’t take a bus directly from the airport into town, but there are some that leave from nearby. They’re very cheap—charging less than 1PEN (40 cents), but can often be very crowded, so if you are travelling with luggage it can be a bit uncomfortable. An airport transfer is probably the better option here if you are new to the city, and this can be arranged online.


·         Taxis are the usual way tourists head into town, and you can hail one just outside the Arrivals Hall. You can be in town within 5-10 minutes, just be sure to look for the official airport taxis, as these will quote you a price of around 35PEN ($14). Be aware that there are a lot of touts operating outside of the airport, which you can take, just be prepared to haggle.


Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Driving from the city centre to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is easy with a 3.2 kilometre travel. Starting from the point of origin, head east to 28 de Julio for 26 metres, straight on for 1.3 kilometres more, by the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Velasco Astete for 1.7 kilometres. Turn left and the destination will be at around 150 metres.

Trains hide 

There is no direct railway connection from the city to the airport.

Buses hide 

Among the buses that travel throughout Cuzco include Expreso Los Chankas, Cruz del Sur, and Peru Hop.

Taxi hide 

Taxis are also available in Cuzco, for a fare these cabs will take passengers anywhere throughout the city.

 Who flies to Cuzco

 Airport Contact Details

Cuzco Airport


Tel:+51 (0)84 222601

 Location Details

Longitude:71° 57' 34'' W
Latitude:13° 31' 45'' S

 Airport Location

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