Can I only travel by train to Machu Picchu?

The train service is the only means of transportation that can take you to Machu Picchu Pueblo. If you are Peruvian you will have the option of boarding the trains for the use of locals. Where the requirement is to show your ID. While for foreigners and the general public, there are several train options in the two companies. The first of them is PeruRail and the second is Inca Rail. Both present similar services and it will be up to each person to choose the one that best suits them.

However, the train is not the only way to get there. The other alternatives are as follows:

  • Do the hiking routes – There are several options, among them the 4-day or 2-day Inca Trail will stand out. There are also other routes such as the Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, and even an extraordinary route passing through Choquequirao.
  • Hidroelectrica Route – This is an economical version. The trip is done in two days as it includes a trip to Santa Teresa where you can take the opportunity to visit the thermal baths of Cocalmayo. After that, there is a walk from Hidroeléctrica to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Whichever option you choose, you can have an experience like no other. It will be up to you to choose the form of travel. Just remind you that the fastest way to get to Machu Picchu will be by taking the train trip. This is ideal for visiting the archaeological site of Machu Picchu in just one day.

Enjoy the trip to Machu Picchu with the best services

Choose one of the 5 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!