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.