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?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? 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

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€160

 #229/300

 

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

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €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

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Cusco. 

90%

To follow.

Ratings

Car rental in - Cusco Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Cusco?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/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 questions, if you are here for the first time AND 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?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Cusco if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

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

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Cusco on the Carornocar scale?

0

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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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