Cusco

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Cusco?

Do you need a car in Cusco > Should you rent a car in Cusco Peru > Cusco ( CUZ )

Cusco is the main access point for Machu Picchu.

The most iconic way to visit Machu Picchu is to take the train from Cusco. Buses are also available. This is absolutely not somewhere that you can or should try to approach by car.

However, there is so much more to Cusco than just Machu Picchu, including some of the most daring roads you will find anywhere in the world!

Do you need a car in Cusco? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Cusco?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Cusco?

Cusco Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€160

 #229/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total EST - of which EST have free parking. [full notes - parking]

10%

#278/300

 

Do you need a car in Cusco?

To follow.

Why not? Visiting Cusco without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Cusco public transport quick facts

Train score

 

60%

Water travel score

00%

Overall public transport score

90%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

90%

To follow.

Ratings

Car rental in - Cusco Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Cusco?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Cusco?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Cusco?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Cusco if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Cusco if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Cusco if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

0

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Verdict

Do you need a car in Cusco? No, there’s absolutely need. However, if you can get hold of a car locally, there are certainly some great driving roads for those who love taking the risk!

Would you hire a car in Cusco?

Have you driven in Cusco? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Cusco?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

 

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