And how is the train to MachuPicchu?

Hello traveler, have you ever wondered how is the train to Machupicchu? Which service to choose? Which is the best? Which company should I travel with? I understand that there are many questions that today I will help you to solve them.

Many people come to the city of Cusco with the aim of knowing one of the wonders of the world, Machupicchu, but rest assured that you should know this information whether you come on your own or with an agency like us. train to machupicchu

Before we start our blog I would like you to know these very interesting points:

  • There is no train that will take you to Machupicchu.
    Just as you read it, the last stop is Aguas Calientes, a small town from where you will have to take a bus that will take you to the Inca citadel or another option is to walk there.
  • Peru Rail and Inca Rail are the only companies that offer this service.
    Both companies have different types of services that will perfectly fit your travel budget.
  • You cannot influence the choice of your seats.
    However, if you are traveling as a couple or with friends, you will most likely be able to sit next to each other.


This is one of the companies that operates the route to Machupicchu, but also offers the experience of traveling from the city of Cusco to the folkloric capital of Puno.

Train – Expedition

If you want to save a little, we recommend this train that has a lower cost. Don’t worry this train has all the comforts on board, this is the most traditional service that many travelers use to travel.

This service includes:

  • It has different schedules for you to choose from.
  • Andean music throughout the trip.
  • Tourist information audios.
  • Panoramic windows.

Vistadome Train

This train invites you to travel in a different way, as it offers a more exclusive service with spectacular views.
Its cars have wide and panoramic windows that will allow you to enjoy this trip even more. This option allows you to carry luggage up to 11 pounds.

This service includes:

  • Panoramic view.
  • Tourist information audio.
  • Andean ambient music on board.
  • Snack on board.
  • Fashion show on board (latest trends in Alpaca Baby garments).

Vistadome Observatory Train

If you are looking to know the culture with a touch of elegance and be part of it, this train is for you. Not only does it offer spectacular views, but you will also be part of a show with Andean dance and music, in this train you will live a great party.

This service includes:

  • Totally panoramic view.
  • Observatory car.
  • Dancing and live music.
  • Tourist information audio.
  • Baby Alpaca Collection.
  • Snack on board.

Hiram Bingham Train

It is a train full of luxury inspired by the Pullman style of the twenties, with a personalized service that will make your experience unique. From the first moment you will live a dream.
This train has sophisticated and sophisticated cars, this experience begins with a welcome cocktail.

This service includes:

  • Welcome show with typical dances of the region.
  • Car bar with the best Peruvian cocktails.
  • Gourmet lunch on board.
  • Observatory car to enjoy the scenery along the route.
  • Live music show.
  • Bus to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Afternoon tea at Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel.
  • Gourmet dinner on board.
  • VIP waiting room at Machu Picchu station.

This service operates every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that this service must be booked 30 days in advance.

Types of Services – PeruRail

Perurail Railway offers two types of services, a regular service and a bimodal service.

  • Regular service
    This service is the one that most travelers choose when making their trip to Machupicchu, in this service you will only use the train, the additional services will depend on the train you choose.
    This service can be taken at Ollantaytambo or Poroy station.
  • Bimodal service (bus + train)
    If you are looking to depart from the city of Cusco, this option is the right one for you.
    In this service you will make a part by bus and the other by train, the first journey will be from the station of Wanchaq (Cusco) by bus to the town of Ollantaytambo and then board the train that takes us to the town of Aguas Calientes.


These are the different stations where you can embark and begin this experience:

  • Wanchaq Station (Cusco)
    Location: Av. Pachacútec s/n, District of Wánchaq, Cusco.
  • San Pedro Station (Cusco)
    Address: Av. Cascaparo s/n in the district of Cusco.
  • Poroy Station
    Address: Calle Roldan s/n, District of Poroy, Cusco.
  • Ollantaytambo Station
    Address: Av. Ferrocarril s/n, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco.
  • Machu Picchu Pueblo Station
    Address: Machu Picchu Pueblo s/n, Barrio Las Orquídeas, Machu Picchu Pueblo, Cusco.

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