How to travel to the train station?

To travel to Machu Picchu you must board the train at one of the available stations. These are:

1) San Pedro Station (Cusco)

This station is in the city of Cusco, right in front of the San Pedro market. An average of 4 trains depart from there every day. From there the trip to Aguas Calientes takes approximately 4 hours.

2) Poroy Station

This station is 15 kilometers from the city of Cusco. An average of 5 trains depart from there every day. From there the trip to Aguas Calientes takes 3 hours 30 minutes.

3) Ollantaytambo Station

This station is 61 kilometers from the city of Cusco. An average of 30 trains depart from there every day. From there the trip to Aguas Calientes takes almost 2 hours. It is the station most used by visitors.

4) Hydroelectric Station

This station is 214 kilometers from the city of Cusco. An average of three trains depart from there every day. From there the trip to Aguas Calientes takes only 30 minutes. Therefore, visitors prefer to walk the 10 kilometers (2-hour walk).

The most used station is Ollantaytambo as it offers many more daily departures compared to the other stations. To get to the Ollantaytambo station you can take a tourist transport minivan from Pavitos street in the city of Cusco (this street is 5 blocks from the main square of Cusco). The trip takes 1 hour 45 minutes and costs an average of 10 Peruvian soles (3 USD).

If you travel to Machu Picchu with a tour, the service already includes transportation to the Ollantaytambo station.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 4 types of tickets

The entrance to Machu Picchu offers discounts for university students, those under 18 years of age and citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. Children under 3 years enter free! Get your entry to 'mapi' here.

We take you wherever you want in Cusco

The private transportation service takes you to any tourist destination in Cusco. Travel with total security in a private service for you, your partner, your friends or family. Includes pick up service from the airport or transfer to Machu Picchu train station, book here!

An unforgettable train trip to Machu Picchu

In total there are four tourist train services to Machu Picchu: Expedition, Vistadome, Vistadome Observatory and the Hiram Bingham luxury train. They all belong to the prestigious Peru Rail company. Buy the tickets here! Take advantage of the discounts!

Get on the final bus to Machu Picchu

The train trip will leave you in the town of Aguas Calientes, 10 kilometers from Machu Picchu. For this last section you must get the bus to Machu Picchu, a comfortable service that takes care of the environment of the wonder of the world. Buy your bus ticket here!

Tour Machu Picchu with a professional guide

In Machu Picchu the tour guide service is not mandatory. However, most tourists decide to go accompanied by a guide. This way they will be able to fully understand the history and importance of the wonder of the Incas.

Machupicchu all inclusive 1 day

If you do not want to buy each ticket to Machu Picchu separately, it is best to hire an all-inclusive tour. Includes: transfer to the station, train ticket, tour guide, entrance fee and lunch option at the best ‘mapi’ restaurant. Book the tour here!