Train Guide To Cusco Machu Picchu And Puno

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Excursions to Machu Picchu


map of Machu Picchu, Valle Sagrado, and Cusco


  • Poroy Station:
    Located 25 minutes from Cusco, along the Chincheros road. This is the train station closest to Cusco city.
  • Ollantaytambo Station:
    Located in Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At approximately 1 hour and some minutes from Cusco traveling overland.
  • Machu Picchu Town Station:
    Station at the town of Aguas Calientes. Starting point to visit Machu Picchu.


  • Poroy – 11 km
  • Ollantaytambo – 89 km
  • Aguas Calientes – 169 km

Train Services

Train Service: Peru Rail

Over a decade in Peru creating unforgettable trips and transporting over 9 million travelers from all over the world.  Peru Rail is a leading company in the tourism industry which provides “unique travel experiences” through a diversified offer of train service to the destination par excellence in Peru: Machu Picchu.

Types of services

  • Expedition Train Service
    The Expedition Service is the best option to Machu Picchu for the adventurous travelers who want to discover each destination at their own pace.  The journey becomes an expedition itself that begins before reaching the final destination.  The travelers will sit comfortably and relaxed in cars that are completely surrounded by panoramic windows to be able to appreciate in full the beauty of the natural landscape, so that their experience begins in the train. From Poroy the journey lasts three hours and 45 minutes, and from Ollantaytambo it takes 2 hours.
  • Vistadome Train Service
    Surrounded entirely by glass, with wagons having large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture spectacular snapshots, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the awesome landscape of Peru. Perurail provides travelers on board top rate personalized service to give them an unforgettable life experience. From Poroy the journey lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes; and from Ollantaytambo it takes 2 hours.
  • Autovagon Train Service
    An exclusive service that leaves from the new station located in the Tambo del Inca´s hotel in Urubamba, central point of the Sacred Valley. It is ideal for the travelers who want to begin their excursion from this point. The train has panoramic windows on the sides offering a full view of the environment, air/conditioning and heating system, leather and tip-up back seats and comfortable space to sit.  The train can accommodate up to 92 persons. The journey lasts approximately 3 hours.
  • Special Service Train Service
    The Special Service provides a unique experience to Machu Picchu citadel with the elegance of traveling in carriages exquisitely decorated as the great Pullman trains in the 20’s. There are daily departures from the Ollantaytambo station in the Sacred Valley for the travelers who are in this location. The train consists of 2 dining cars and can accommodate up to 72 persons. The journey lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Hiram Bingham Train Service
    The Hiram Bingham train service is the most luxurious way to travel to Machu Picchu. For most tourists, visiting Machu Picchu is a unique experience that they will only have once in their lives, and the Hiram Bingham will ensure then a magical and unforgettable journey.  The train consists of 2 dining cars, one observation/bar car and a kitchen car. This train can accommodate up to 84 persons.
    The journey from Poroy lasts approximately 3 hours.

Train Service: Inca Rail

Seeking to promote responsible tourism, Inca Rail offers authentic travel experiences between the mystical Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, providing its passengers safety, comfort and attention to every detail.

  • Executive Service
    This service has been designed for those who value comfort and space on board, while showcasing the spectacular Andean scenery.
    Well- padded seats, expansive panoramic windows, and the warmth of our service staff combine to ensure a gladdening experience that you will never forget.
  • First Class Service
    This elite service is designed for discerning passengers who place a high premium on service and comfort on board. Gourmet cuisine, lulling background music, natural flowers, delicate aromas, and hand – crafted able – dressings distinguish this spectacular service that sure to allure even the most discriminating of passengers.
  • Presidential Service
    Inca Rail presidential service is tailor made for discerning passengers who prize impeccable comfort, privacy and elegance.
    Exquisite tasting menu paired with a selection of fine wines, on board bar offering a full range of cocktails and drinks.
  • Tourist Service
    For those who are looking for comfort at the best price, this service is the ideal. Well-padded seats with tables in front, expansive panoramic windows and a delicious natural beverage while traveling through the spectacular Andean scenery combine to ensure an unforgettable experience on your train to Machu Picchu.
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