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Travel by Bus from Ayacucho to Cusco

The road journey from Ayacucho to Cusco is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Ayacucho and Cusco reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



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    Why book a Ayacucho to Cusco bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Ayacucho to Cusco. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    Buses from Cusco to Ayacucho

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Ayacucho to Cusco and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Cusco to Ayacucho with redBus. 

    About Ayacucho

    There is evidence that Ayacucho was a populated settlement more than 20,000 years ago B.C. because there are archaeological remains to certify it. Thousands of years later other human groups established in the area, setting the basis of the coming cultures. In the 6th and 7th centuries the culture wari appeared, founding its capital and control center in Ayacucho. In this region, the Huari - Tiahuanaco culture would exercise its power, being Ayacucho its sanctuary, during the period from 900 to 1200 A.D. With the Incas arrival, the Ayacucho conquest meant the extinction of the other cultures, consolidating the city as part of the Incas Empire, and establishing an administrative center in Vilcashuaman. After the Spanish arrival, in 1539 Francisco Pizarro founded the city of Ayacucho as part of a military strategy, to eradicate the rebel Incas from the closest areas. Ayacucho became a very important city, commercially and culturally. During the colonial period, Ayacucho developed a growing textile industry. It was also one of the most important cities during the viceroyalty, for being the archbishopric see and for having his own university. On December the 9th 1824, it took place the Ayacucho battle, a crucial event in the Independence process of Peru. Recently, in the 80s, Ayacucho was hardly hit by the terrorism of Sendero Luminoso, a terrorist group led by Abimael Guzmán. Nowadays, Ayacucho shines with a confident light, as a city of great religious fervor and cultural tourism, leaving behind the shadows of a sad decade that we hope will never be recured.

    About Cusco

    Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Peru?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Peru by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in , passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Peru. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Peru Online Bank Transfer).

    Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Ayacucho to Cusco?

    In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

    What is the distance between Ayacucho and Cusco?

    The distance between the cities is 580 km.

    How long does it take to go from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    The trip takes 12 hours.

    How many departures are there from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Ayacucho to Cusco?

    You can travel through the following companies: Wari Palomino.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Ayacucho to Cusco?

    Currently, the only bus operator that goes from Ayacucho to Cusco is Wari Palomino.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    The departure point is the Wari bus station, located at Javier Perez de Cuellar avenue.

    If my DNI has expired, can I travel?

    Yes, you can travel with your DNI or passport even if it has expired.

    What documents are required for underage people to travel?

    For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

    Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

    Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.

    Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    As a prevention measure against COVID-19, bus operators do NOT hand lunch to the passengers during the trip, so we recommend you to eat before boarding.

    Cusco Weather

    In Cusco, the weather varies depending on the seasons, although in general it can be defined as dry and fresh. It is divided into the dry season, which runs from April to October and has a fairly warm climate, and the rainy season, which runs from November to March and is characterized by the cold and heavy rains that occur in the evening.

    Hotels in Cusco

    Cusco is a city that does not rest throughout the year. We know that this city receives tourists from all over the world at any time. For this, the hotel sector is well supplied and varied. Cusco, having activity all year round, has a great offer of hotels for all kinds of tourists. If you want to visit this place with the family, you can find hotels in the city center to enjoy the night, the festivities and the places that can be found. For the more adventurous tourists, there are options such as hostels for backpackers, where the price is more comfortable and you can find rooms to share with tourists from other countries.

    ● Tierra Viva Hotel Cusco centro

    - 390 Cruz Verde street, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 324.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and double deluxe rooms. Wifi. Laundry service. Minibar. 24 reception. Includes breakfast. 

    ● Sonesta Hotel Cusco

    - 954 El Sol avenue, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 270.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, double executive and triple rooms. Wifi. Room service. Bar. Restaurant. Includes breakfast. 

    ● Inka Home

    - 103 Centenario avenue, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 113.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms, suite and executive suites. Wifi. Laundry service. Free parking. Includes breakfast. 

    ● Hawka Inka Hostal

    - 388 Ccocacalle street, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 85.00

    - Services: It has individual, double and familiar rooms. Wifi. Pet friendly. Balcony. Includes breakfast. 

    ● Cooper Hotel Boutique, Cusco

    - 364 Santa Teresa street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 259.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and superior double rooms, and executive suites. Wifi. Bar. Restaurant. Room service. Includes breakfast. 

    Restaurants & Bars in Cusco

    As Cusco has a great presence of tourism throughout the year, it knows that it must offer the widest variety of food for the entire public, this is no exception. In Cusco, you can find places to eat as a family, as a couple and even with friends. The variety of its restaurants is similar to the variety of places to visit that Cusco has as a city. Visit the city, discover what are the flag dishes and go ahead and try them. 

    ● Inkazuela Restaurant

    - 167 Nazarenas Plaza 2nd floor, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 22.00

    ● Inti Raymi Restaurant

    - 259 Santo Domingo Plaza, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 70.00

    ● Kusikuy

    - 140 Amargura street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 23.00

    ● Yaku

    - Huaynapata street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 8.00

    ● Rucula

    - 266 Ataud street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 10.00

    The most tourist places in Cusco

    ● Plaza de Armas del Cusco: This place is a large park built by the Incas. Around this square are the most important buildings in the city, such as the cathedral. Nowadays you can also find tourist agencies and restaurants.

    ● Cusco Cathedral: Very popular among visitors due to its architectural beauty, it is defined by its neoclassical, baroque, and Renaissance style. Here is a famous replica of the "Last Supper", with the difference that there is a roasted guinea pig on the plate.

    ● The San Blas neighborhood: This neighborhood is very popular among tourists because it seems to have been taken from an old tale. With its old mansions, it seems that it still lives in the previous century. In addition, every Saturday fairs are held here where you can buy local crafts and gastronomy.

    ● Sacsayhuamán: Located 2 kilometers from the city, it is an Inca building that was built during the Pachacútec Inca government and ended with Huayna Cápac. It receives thousands of tourists annually due to its large size and historical importance.

    Important dates in Cusco

    ● February - Carnival of Cusco: On this date fun and joy prevail because the neighbors play with each other, throwing water and talcum powder, sharing food, and dancing with each other. A very strong tradition of this event is the practice of the yunza, where a tree that has been previously adorned is cut.

    ● End of May - Feast of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit'i: It is a religious holiday that has been going on for more than 2 centuries. It consists of a perenigration towards the Sanctuary of Sinakara, located at 4600 meters above sea level, where it is danced, sung and fireworks are lit.

    ● June - Corpus Christi: It is a very old celebration brought by the Spaniards where a procession is made to the saints and virgins of Cusco. The central day is a Thursday, where the 15 images are also taken to tour all of Cusco and bless its inhabitants.

    ● June 24 - Inti Raymi: Here, the Inti, the sun god, is worshiped. A representation of the Inti Raymi is performed every year in Inca times, an event that attracts thousands of tourists during this date.

    How to move around Cusco?

    To move around in the city of Cusco, the tourist has 2 options: public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality or the authority in charge, or taxi, driven by a citizen who provides the service.

    ● Public bus: It is the most popular way of transporting within the city, as well as being very economical. The fare also called a ticket, does not usually go up from S/5 per person. The public bus has different stops where it picks up passengers, so the trip can be a bit slow.

    ● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transport within the city. It does not have stops, so it goes straight to the desired destination. You can contact it on the avenue or by calling a company or through an application. The rate here is usually higher, usually exceeding S/10.

    How to reach Cusco?

    Cusco by bus: You can reach Cusco from Ayacucho by land. The trip takes 12 hours.

    Gastronomy in Cusco

    In the city of Cusco, you will try delicious dishes such as:

    - Pepián de cuy.

    - Olluquito con charqui.

    - Chicharrón a la cusqueña.

    Things to buy in Cusco

    The most typical souvenirs that you can buy in Cusco are:

    - Altarpieces

    - Alpaca clothing

    - Burinados Mates

    Cusco Facts

    Cusco is a city located in the southeast of Peru. As stated in the Peruvian constitution, it is the historical capital of the country. The city of Cusco is the seventh most populous in Peru and has a population of approximately 437538 inhabitants. Formerly it was the capital of the Inca empire and within the Viceroyalty of Peru, it was one of the most important cities. At the time of the Spanish crown, various works were built such as churches, palaces, and baroque squares, these buildings are the main attractions of the city today.

    Bus operators of the route Ayacucho to Cusco

    ● Wari Palomino

    In Conclusion:

    Cusco is a city that you should definitely visit. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world and there is no reason to don´t see it live and direct. You will be able to know a city rich in culture and with varied gastronomy.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Cusco, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Ayacucho to Cusco?

    Do you want to travel to Cusco from Ayacucho but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Ayacucho to Cusco route

    To ease the impact of COVID-19, every passenger should:

    • Not forget the Declaracion Jurada! Without this document, you won't be able to access the bus. You can download it through these links:

    For passengers

    For passengers over 65

    For passengers under 14

    • Always wear your mask. Also, carry a spare one in case of emergency, and hand sanitizer.
    • Take only the necessary luggage.

    You will find more information here.

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