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Train to Machu Picchu

March 25, 2022

The union of history with new technologies is something that we all love, and if we combine it with guided tours that allow you to learn much more, this becomes an unforgettable experience.

¿ Where can I get all this? On a Train to Machu Picchu, you can get a truly exceptional ride and with a view that we assure you will love. We will be telling you everything you need to know about this ride, from where to take the trains, what are the costs of some of these services and what to see on the trip. So don’t think twice and stay with us.

Train to Machu Picchu from Cusco

¿ How to get Train tickets to Machu Picchu?

Let’s start with this: All Guru Explorers «Machu Picchu by train» tours come with the train ticket included. come with the train ticket included. We recommend that you make this reservation with plenty of time, since the influx of people who want to visit the wonder of the world is great and the best places and schedules are sold out first.

Also, we must tell you that the train does not arrive directly to Machu Picchu, it will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, and from there you must take a bus that will take you to Machu Picchu.

The trip takes an average of 1:40 to 3 hours and a half; however, due to the great amount of natural beauty, we assure you that the time will fly by and you will feel like it went fast.

Train to Machu Picchu

¿ Which railway companies work for this site?

We all know that this is a wonder of the world, and that is why not just any company can be allowed to make these trips. Currently, there are only 2 companies authorized to make these trips which are Inca Rail and Peru Rail.

These companies have different train services, which will depend on the luxuries you want on your trip. The main feature of these trains is the ability to observe the beautiful scenery and take unique photographs along the way.

Inca Rail

This is the first company granted a concession to operate these routes, which has been active since 2009 and offers a total of 6 types of train trips, among which we can mention:

  1. The Voyager: This is the simplest plan of this company; however, don’t think that it will be bad because it has music for all tastes and a good choice of drinks to enjoy the trip. Likewise, the spaces for taking pictures are ample and you can spend the whole trip without any problem.
  2. The Voyager premium: It has much more detailed decoration elements; however, this one is different because of the service capacity, which is totally personalized.
  3. The Voyager premium y lounge: This is one of the best services because it has everything you need. It also has outdoor balconies where you can breathe nature and feel closer to it.
  4. The 360º: If you are a lover of photography, nature and feeling close to it, this is the perfect service for you, because as its name indicates, it has panoramic windows that will allow you to see the whole landscape without any problem. As if that were not enough, this service also includes the sale of all kinds of beverages, including products made in this wonderful town.
  5. The First Class: This is a service where you will be welcomed with a delicious cocktail and a meal, either lunch or dinner, depending on the time. This service is only available in high season, which runs from April to October.
  6. The Private: This is the only totally private service. It has the capacity for 8 people; however, only those who have reserved can enter.

Perú Rail

Within this company, we have 4 train services, which are:

  1. Vistandome: It has large windows that allow you to take all kinds of pictures and, additionally, it has large windows on the roof.
  2. Expedition: This is a truly amazing experience, as the carriages are mostly impressive windows. Drinks and food are also available.
  3. Sacred Valley: This train will be passing through the wonderful Sacred Valley of the Incas; the package comes with lunch included.
  4. Belmond Hiram Bingham: honoring the person who revealed Machu Picchu to the world, this is the most luxurious train at present, and has on-board service.

Each and every one of these trains of the 2 companies are boarded at 3 stations, which are:

  • Ollantaytambo Station
  • Poroy Station
  • Urubamba Station