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Cusco Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Cusco Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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CUZ Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Cusco Airport (Code: CUZ).

What to Expect

Cusco Airport has a small terminal that serves regional destinations. A new airport currently under construction will replace this airport upon completion around 2021, which should eliminate the current issues of crowds, poor organization, and general disrepair. Keep an eye out when you arrive here, as travellers have reported stolen belongings and security guards attempting bribes.

Facilities are basic, with a few casual eateries and shops. Seating is uncomfortable and extremely limited, often not enough to accommodate the amount of passengers waiting in the airport.   WiFi is available in some cafes and the airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

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(Photo Credit: SleepingInAirports / August 2019)

Where to Sleep

The airport operates on a limited schedule, from 5:00AM until 10:00PM, so staying the night here is not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Cusco Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Cusco Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport to seek refuge.  You are better off returning to town, but here are 3 hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Agusto’s – (8 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Wayqey Hotel  – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Sonnenthal Cusco – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($).  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Cusco Airport on TripAdvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Hanaq Cusco – Location: Airside, 1st Floor, near Gate 9. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Kuntur VIP Lounge – Location: Airside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes.

VIP Lounge Cusco SAC – Location: Landside, 1st Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Cusco Airport for a fee of $5 USD per 2 hours. (updated by a traveller / January 2020)

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by BCP, Banco Continental and Scotia Bank. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Landside, near Main Entrance.

Currency Exchange – Foreign exchange services can be found on the ground floor (Landside). Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars are available.

Duty Free and Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as bookstore (Landside) and a small selection of high end shops (Airside).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options. These options are open during flight operations:
» Landside: Full service restaurant • Snack Bar (2 locations) • Internet Cafe
» Airside: Snack Bar • Cafe (2 locations).

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport information desk for assistance. Location: Landside, Main Hall – Hours: 6:30AM – 6:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Massages – Available on the 2nd Floor, Landside. Neck and shoulder massages available in 10 – 30 minute increments.

Medical Services – There is a small health center available. Location: unknown. Hours: 6:00AM – 6:00PM.

Mobile Charging – Power outlets are available near the boarding gates.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 5:00AM – 8:00PM.


Cusco airport is served by the following airlines: Amaszonas • Avianca • Andes • LATAM • Sky Airline • Star Peru • Viva Air Peru.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have desks at the airport: Atix • MANU • Hertz • Europcar • MASTER.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


Travel like the locals do! If your load is light, you can travel at a fraction of the price of a taxi by taking a “combi” (shared-ride minibus), which stop at the bus stop to the right of the airport terminal exit. Before boarding, make sure the combi is going to your destination.  A reader tells us the bus fare is “0.80 soles for a bus outside the entrance of the airport that will drop you a block away from plaza de armas”. (January 2020)


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. For your safety, use only the services of a clearly marked official taxi. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.  A reader tells us “10 to 20 soles (depends on your negotiation skills) for a taxi right by the arrivals exit and will drop you anywhere close to plaza de armas”.  (January 2020)

Last updated: 2020-10-19

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.