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Trains to Machu Picchu

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Tren Hacia Machu Picchu
Train service to Machu Picchu

When planning a visit to the Incan city of Machu Picchu, one must also consider the means of arrival. There are various ways to reach this destination, such as the four-day Inca Trail or the eight-hour route via Hydroelectric. However, the train service is the fastest, most comfortable, and safest way to reach Aguas Calientes.

The two operating companies on the Cusco – Machu Picchu railway are: PeruRail and Inca Rail. These operators provide services across different categories, from luxury trains to local or economy options.

PERURAIL

PeruRail is the oldest company offering train services to two of Peru's most iconic destinations: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. The types of train services offered on the Cusco - Machu Picchu route include:

Vistadome

Fully surrounded by glass, with carriages featuring large panoramic windows offering unmatched scenic views, ideal for taking spectacular photographs.

Hiram Bingham

Considered one of the finest travel experiences by ItalianClass magazine in 2008. The Hiram Bingham's cars are distinguished by their blue and gold colors and their warm, welcoming interiors featuring elegant upholstery. This service includes four cars: two dining cars, one bar car with an observatory, and a kitchen car.

Expedition

The Expedition features carriages entirely covered by panoramic windows, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the landscape, while also learning about the most significant points along this ancient route.

Autobagon

An exclusive service departing from the new station at the Tambo del Inka hotel in Urubamba, equipped with side panoramic windows offering a complete view of the surroundings.

PERURAIL Itinerary

Cusco to Machu Picchu

Cusco (Wanchaq Station - Bimodal Service) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

The bimodal service includes train + bus, depending on the chosen station.

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
January - April Expedition 03:20 h 07:40 h 4 h 20 m
Vistadome 05:10 h 09:15 h 4 h 05 m
Vistadome Observatory 05:10 h 09:15 h 4 h 05 m
Expedition 05:40 h 09:54 h 4 h 14 m
Vistadome 05:40 h 09:54 h 4 h 14 m
Expedition 06:40 h 10:52 h 4 h 12 m
Vistadome 06:40 h 10:52 h 4 h 12 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 07:20 h 12:24 h 5 h 04 m
Expedition 07:50 h 12:11 h 4 h 21 m
Vistadome Observatory 07:50 h 12:11 h 4 h 21 m
Expedition 12:30 h 17:02 h 4 h 32 m
Vistadome Observatory 12:30 h 17:02 h 4 h 32 m
Vistadome 16:30 h 20:45 h 4 h 15 m
May - December Expedition 03:20 h 07:40 h 4 h 20 m
Expedition 05:10 h 09:15 h 4 h 05 m
Vistadome Observatory 05:10 h 09:15 h 4 h 05 m
Expedition 05:40 h 09:54 h 4 h 14 m
Vistadome 05:40 h 09:54 h 4 h 14 m
Expedition 12:30 h 17:02 h 4 h 32 m
Vistadome Observatory 12:30 h 17:02 h 4 h 32 m
Expedition 16:30 h 20:45 h 4 h 15 m
Vistadome 16:30 h 20:45 h 4 h 15 m

Cusco (San Pedro Station) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
May - December Expedition 06:40 h 10:52 h 4 h 12 m
Vistadome 06:40 h 10:52 h 4 h 12 m
Expedition 07:30 h 12:11 h 4 h 41 m
Vistadome Observatory 07:30 h 12:11 h 4 h 41 m

Cusco (Poroy Station) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
May - December Expedition 07:35 h 10:52 h 3 h 17 m
Vistadome 07:35 h 10:52 h 3 h 17 m
Expedition 08:25 h 12:11 h 3 h 46 m
Vistadome Observatory 08:25 h 12:11 h 3 h 46 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 09:05 h 12:24 h 3 h 19 m

Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo Station) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
January - April Expedition 05:05 h 06:37 h 1 h 32 m
Expedition 06:10 h 07:40 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 07:05 h 08:27 h 1 h 22 m
Expedition 07:45 h 09:15 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome Observatory 07:45 h 09:15 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 08:00 h 09:25 h 1 h 25 m
Expedition 08:29 h 09:54 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome 08:29 h 09:54 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome 08:53 h 10:39 h 1 h 46 m
Expedition 09:15 h 10:52 h 1 h 37 m
Vistadome 09:15 h 10:52 h 1 h 37 m
Expedition 10:32 h 12:11 h 1 h 39 m
Vistadome Observatory 10:32 h 12:11 h 1 h 39 m
Expedition 11:52 h 13:34 h 1 h 42 m
Expedition 12:55 h 14:25 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 12:55 h 14:25 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome Observatory 13:27 h 14:50 h 1 h 23 m
Expedition 15:37 h 17:02 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome Observatory 15:37 h 17:02 h 1 h 25 m
Expedition 19:04 h 20:45 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 21:00 h 22:45 h 1 h 45 m
Vistadome 21:00 h 22:45 h 1 h 45 m
May - December Expedition 05:05 h 06:37 h 1 h 32 m
Expedition 06:10 h 07:40 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 06:50 h 09:25 h 2 h 35 m
Vistadome 07:05 h 08:27 h 1 h 22 m
Expedition 07:45 h 09:15 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 08:00 h 09:25 h 1 h 25 m
Expedition 08:29 h 09:54 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome 08:29 h 09:54 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome 08:53 h 10:39 h 1 h 46 m
Expedition 09:15 h 10:52 h 1 h 37 m
Vistadome 09:15 h 10:52 h 1 h 37 m
Expedition 10:32 h 12:11 h 1 h 39 m
Vistadome Observatory 10:32 h 12:11 h 1 h 39 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 10:53 h 12:24 h 1 h 31 m
Expedition 11:52 h 13:34 h 1 h 42 m
Expedition 12:55 h 14:25 h 1 h 30 m
Vistadome 13:27 h 14:50 h 1 h 23 m
Expedition 15:37 h 17:02 h 1 h 25 m
Vistadome Observatory 15:37 h 17:02 h 1 h 25 m
Expedition 19:04 h 20:45 h 1 h 41 m
Vistadome 19:04 h 20:45 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 21:00 h 22:25 h 1 h 25 m

Machu Picchu to Cusco

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
January - April Expedition 05:35 h 07:44 h 2 h 09 m
Expedition 08:53 h 10:52 h 1 h 59 m
Vistadome observatory 10:55 h 12:32 h 1 h 37 m
Vistadome 12:46 h 14:19 h 1 h 33 m
Expedition 13:37 h 15:04 h 1 h 27 m
Vistadome observatory 13:37 h 15:04 h 1 h 27 m
Expedition 14:55 h 16:31 h 1 h 36 m
Vistadome 14:55 h 16:31 h 1 h 36 m
Expedition 15:20 h 17:08 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome 15:48 h 17:29 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 16:22 h 18:10 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome observatory 16:22 h 18:10 h 1 h 48 m
Expedition 16:43 h 18:31 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome 16:43 h 18:31 h 1 h 48 m
Expedition 17:23 h 19:02 h 1 h 39 m
Vistadome observatory 17:23 h 19:02 h 1 h 39 m
Vistadome 18:10 h 19:51 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 18:20 h 20:05 h 1 h 45 m
Vistadome 18:20 h 20:05 h 1 h 45 m
Expedition 20:50 h 22:20 h 1 h 30 m
Expedition 21:50 h 23:37 h 1 h 47 m
Vistadome 21:50 h 23:37 h 1 h 47 m
May - December Expedition 05:35 h 07:44 h 2 h 09 m
Expedition 08:53 h 10: 52 h 1 h 59 m
Vistadome observatory 10:55 h 12:32 h 1 h 37 m
Vistadome 12:46 h 14:19 h 1 h 33 m
Expedition 13:37 h 15:04 h 1 h 27 m
Vistadome observatory 13:37 h 15:04 h 1 h 27 m
Expedition 14:55 h 16:31 h 1 h 36 m
Vistadome 14:55 h 16:31 h 1 h 36 m
Expedition 15:20 h 17:08 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome 15:20 h 17:08 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome 15:48 h 17:29 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 16:22 h 18:10 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome observatory 16:22 h 18:10 h 1 h 48 m
Expedition 16:43 h 18:31 h 1 h 48 m
Vistadome 16:43 h 18:31 h 1 h 48 m
Expedition 17:23 h 19:02 h 1 h 39 m
Vistadome observatory 17:23 h 19:02 h 1 h 39 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 17:50 h 19:25 h 1 h 35 m
Vistadome 18:10 h 19:51 h 1 h 41 m
Expedition 18:20 h 20:30 h 1 h 45 m
Vistadome 18:20 h 20:30 h 1 h 45 m
Expedition 20:50 h 22:20 h 1 h 30 m
Expedition 21:50 h 23:37 h 1 h 47 m
Vistadome 21:50 h 23:37 h 1 h 47 m

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)Sacred Valley (Urubamba Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
January - April Vistadome 15:48 h 18:43 h 2 h 55 m
May - December Vistadome 15:48 h 18:43 h 2 h 55 m

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station) – Cusco (Poroy Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
May - December Expedition 15:20 h 17:05 h 1 h 45 m
Vistadome 15:20 h 17:05 h 1 h 45 m
Expedition 16:43 h 20:23 h 3 h 40 m
Vistadome 16:43 h 20:23 h 3 h 40 m
Expedition 17:23 h 20:52 h 3 h 29 m
Vistadome observatory 17:23 h 20:52 h 3 h 29 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 17:50 h 21:16 h 3 h 26 m

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station) – Cusco (San Pedro Station)

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
May - December Vistadome observatory 13:37 h 17:30 h 3 h 53 m
Expedition 16:43 h 21:23 h 4 h 40 m
Vistadome 16:43 h 21:23 h 4 h 40 m
Expedition 17:23 h 21:52 h 4 h 29 m
Vistadome observatory 17:23 h 21:52 h 4 h 29 m

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station) – Cusco (Wanchaq Station)

The bimodal service includes train + bus, depending on the station chosen.

Season Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
January - April Vistadome observatory 13:37 h 17:30 h 3 h 53 m
Expedition 14:55 h 19:00 h 4 h 05 m
Vistadome 14:55 h 19:00 h 4 h 05 m
Expedition 15:20 h 19:30 h 4 h 10 m
Vistadome 15:20 h 19:30 h 4 h 10 m
Expedition 16:22 h 20:30 h 4 h 12 m
Vistadome observatory 16:22 h 20:30 h 4 h 12 m
Expedition 16:43 h 20:55 h 4 h 12 m
Vistadome 16:43 h 20:55 h 4 h 12 m
Expedition 17:23 h 21:40 h 4 h 17 m
Vistadome observatory 17:23 h 21:40 h 4 h 17 m
Belmond Hiram Bingham 17:50 h 22:10 h 4 h 20 m
Expedition 18:20 h 22:30 h 4 h 10 m
Vistadome 18:20 h 22:30 h 4 h 10 m
May - December Vistadome 15:48 h 18:43 h 2 h 55 m
Vistadome observatory 13:37 h 17:30 h 3 h 53 m
Expedition 14:55 h 19:00 h 4 h 05 m
Vistadome 14:55 h 19:00 h 4 h 05 m
Expedition 15:20 h 19:30 h 4 h 10 m
Vistadome 15:20 h 19:30 h 4 h 10 m
Expedition 16:22 h 20:30 h 4 h 08 m
Vistadome observatory 16:22 h 20:30 h 4 h 08 m
Expedition 18:20 h 22:30 h 4 h 10 m
Vistadome 18:20 h 22:30 h 4 h 10 m

INCA RAIL

Unlike PeruRail, this company operates only between the Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu stations. However, some schedules from Cusco to Machu Picchu can generally be found during the high season. The types of train services offered on the route to Machu Picchu are:

Presidential Service

Designed for passengers seeking privacy, luxury, and maximum comfort, with a capacity for 8 people, the Inca Princess features a finely decorated salon highlighting beautiful images of Peruvian culture. The carriage also includes a beautiful onboard bar. Fully paneled in wood, with warm lighting, panoramic windows, and luxurious finishes.

Note: Reservations are made at least 30 days in advance. Departures for this service can be scheduled from the Ollantaytambo train station.

First Class

With only 30 passengers per car, this service features spacious and comfortable seats that have been carefully designed to ensure the total comfort of passengers. Additionally, all seats have tables in front and panoramic windows to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

The first-class service operates regularly on Inca Rail's six frequencies only between the months of May and October, as well as on special high-season dates: Easter, Christmas, and New Year. Reservations or ticket purchases require at least 48 hours in advance.

Executive Service

The Executive Service operates daily throughout the year on Inca Rail's six frequencies. These coaches have a capacity for 42 passengers and feature comfortable seats that have been carefully designed. Additionally, all seats have tables in front and panoramic windows to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Tickets for this service can be purchased up to 30 minutes before the train departs at the station ticket offices, or with 24 hours in advance through Inca Rail's website or at the company's offices in Lima and Cusco.

Tourist Service

For this service, the coaches, with a capacity for 48 passengers, feature comfortable seats that have been carefully designed to ensure maximum comfort. Additionally, all seats have tables in front and panoramic windows to enjoy the beautiful landscape.

The Tourist Service operates daily throughout the year, and tickets for this service can be purchased up to 30 minutes before departure at the station, or with 24 hours in advance through Inca Rail's website or at the company's offices in Lima and Cusco.

INCA RAIL Itinerary

Cusco to Machu Picchu

Cusco (Av. Sol - Bimodal Service) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

The bimodal service includes train + bus, depending on the station selected.

Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
The Voyager 04:20 h 08:01 h 3 h 41 m
The 360° 04:50 h 08:48 h 3 h 58 m
The Voyager 04:50 h 08:48 h 3 h 58 m
The Premium & Lounge 08:30 h 12:41 h 4 h 11 m
The Voyager 08:30 h 12:41 h 4 h 11 m
The 360° 09:55 h 14:00 h 4 h 05 m
The Voyager 09:55 h 14:00 h 4 h 05 m
The Premium & Lounge 13:30 h 18:09 h 4 h 39 m
The Voyager 13:30 h 18:09 h 4 h 39 m
The Voyager 16:15 h 21:09 h 4 h 54 m

Cusco (Ollantaytambo Station) – Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station)

Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
The Voyager 06:40 h 08:01 h 3 h 41 m
The 360° 07:22 h 08:48 h 3 h 58 m
The Voyager 07:22 h 08:48 h 3 h 58 m
The Voyager 11:15 h 12:41 h 3 h 58 m
The Premium & Lounge 11:15 h 12:41 h 3 h 58 m
The 360° 12:36 h 14:00 h 4 h 11 m
The Voyager 12:36 h 14:00 h 4 h 11 m
The Voyager 16:36 h 18:09 h 4 h 11 m
The Premium & Lounge 16:36 h 18:09 h 4 h 11 m
The Voyager 19:27 h 21:09 h 4 h 05 m

Machu Picchu to Cusco

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station) - Cusco (Ollantaytambo Station)

Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
The Voyager 08:30 h 10:10 h 1 h 40 m
The 360° 10:32 h 12:12 h 1 h 40 m
The Voyager 10:32 h 12:12 h 1 h 40 m
The Premium & Lounge 14:30 h 16:04 h 1 h 34 m
The Voyager 14:30 h 16:04 h 1 h 34 m
The 360° 16:12 h 17:50 h 1 h 38 m
The Voyager 16:12 h 17:50 h 1 h 38 m
The Premium & Lounge 19:00 h 20:41 h 1 h 41 m
The Voyager 19:00 h 20:41 h 1 h 41 m
The Voyager 20:20 h 21:59 h 1 h 24 m
The Voyager 21:30 h 22:54 h 1 h 24 m

Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes Station) - Cusco (Av. Sol - Bimodal Service)

The bimodal service includes both train and bus, depending on the station selected.

Service Departure Arrival Travel Time
The Voyager 08:30 h 12:10 h 3 h 40 m
The 360° 10:32 h 14:30 h 3 h 58 m
The Voyager 10:32 h 14:30 h 3 h 58 m
The Premium & Lounge 14:30 h 18:20 h 3 h 50 m
The Voyager 14:30 h 18:20 h 3 h 50 m
The 360° 16:12 h 20:20 h 4 h 08 m
The Voyager 16:12 h 20:20 h 4 h 08 m
The Premium & Lounge 19:00 h 23:00 h 4 h
The Voyager 19:00 h 23:00 h 4 h
The Voyager 20:20 h 00:10 h 3 h 50 m
The Voyager 21:30 h 01:15 h 3 h 45 m