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Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco

The train from Machu Picchu to Cusco is a beautiful journey through the Sacred Valley Cusco Peru. To book train tickets you must enter the website of the only 2 companies that provide the service: Peru Rail or Inca Rail. Aguas Calientes station is located in Machu Picchu Pueblo, s / n, Barrio Las Orquídeas (next to the Artisan Market of Aguas Calientes). 


Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco

There are two companies with authorization to travel the train from Machu Picchu to Cusco: Peru Rail and Inca Rail, each one with different services.  


Peru Rail - Expedition 

It is the most affordable service to get to Machu Picchu. It offers comfortable wagons with panoramic view and windows in the roof. The traveler has access to tourist information and a small snack. 


Peru Rail - Vistadome 

This is one of the most popular trains for travelers. The car is completely glass and has panoramic windows. The traveler will have an impressive view of the landscape, comfortably seated and enjoy a delicious breakfast. The seats are very comfortable and the transport has air conditioning and heating. The service is unbeatable and the tourist enjoys an unbeatable experience.  


Peru Rail - Hiram Bingham 

The Hiram Bingham train is a luxury service. Each car has 42 seats. They are similar to those of the famous Orient Express. The presentation is incredible. This transport is considered one of the best in its class. It has an elegant decoration and upholstery. The train has four wagons, two wagons - dining room, a wagon - bar with observatory and a kitchen car. Inside the train there is free bar, music, hostesses and various services. The price includes breakfast, lunch or dinner. The trip lasts about four hours. 


Inca Rail - Tourist and Executive Service 

In the tourist service the Inca Rail offers wide panoramic windows, comfortable seats and a delicious drink and snacks. In the executive service offers comfortable seats with tables and panoramic windows. The car has a capacity for 50 passengers. It also offers snacks made without preservatives, organic and natural drinks to choose. 


Inca Rail - First Class

This service offers more comfort. It has been designed for travelers who like to travel relaxed and enjoying the landscape. The car has space for 30 passengers with very comfortable and spacious seats. It also has a Peruvian library that could take advantage of reading the way to Machu Picchu. Gourmet food is served, the car is finely decorated and has a spectacular service. 


Benefits of traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco 

Do not worry, if you're still not entirely convinced to consider this alternative for your trip. Next, we will mention the 5 main benefits of traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco


Most travel by train

90% of tourists who enter the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu travel by train. From there, you can appreciate the extraordinary landscapes without experiencing the fear of being affected by altitude, steep roads and heavy rains. In addition, the last train station to Machu Picchu is located in the town of Aguas Calientes, very close to the Inca construction.


You will save time 

Traveling by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco gives you the possibility to make your trip in a single day, if you consider it convenient. Do not worry about your transfer to Aguas Calientes since it will take you two hours to get to that location. In this way, you can use the time you spend in visiting the other tourist attractions that are in the city of Cusco Peru


Your luggage will be lighter 

It requires a large luggage to make a inca path trip to the Inca citadel, it is necessary to have tents, warm clothes, water, energy bars, flashlights, among other things. Quite the contrary, it happens when choosing an exclusive train to be transported to the sanctuary because the only thing you will worry about is to enjoy a true luxury experience in Cusco. 


You will feel very comfortable 

The exclusive trains to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu will offer you comfort. In this way, you will be able to appreciate the wonderful Andean landscapes, with good background music and getting to know other people, many from abroad, who, like you, long to reach the Inca fortress soon. In addition, all the services of this transport are of a great level. 


You will travel with style

Make sure you choose the best train from Machu Picchu to Cusco and you will get a great luxury experience. When entering this type of transport you will be impressed with its great design, gourmet lunch, music shows and a large beverage menu. Because traveling is not synonymous with getting dirty with mud and getting out of breath, at least it is not if you replace the walks with the exclusive trains. 


Recommendations to travel by train from Machu Picchu to Cusco  


  • The Vistadome train of PeruRail is completely surrounded by panoramic windows that allow you to enjoy the incredible landscapes of the Sacred Valley and the entire journey along the banks of the Urubamba River. And if you did not know, this short train route is considered among the most amazing in the world. Without a doubt it is an unforgettable experience.  
  • If you do not book train tickets in advance, you will have to choose between the remaining services, which are usually the most expensive. Moreover, if you plan to come to Machu Picchu during the high season.  
  • Train tickets sell out quickly, and you will not like having Machu Picchu tickets and not having how to get there, so, book train tickets (roundtrip) immediately after knowing the date you will enter Machu Picchu Picchu.
  • Although you can climb from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu walking, just next to the train station in Machu Picchu you will find the bus ticket to Machu Picchu and in front of it, the small station where you can board them. Aguas Calientes is a very small town and it will not be difficult to find these places.




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