The wonderful sanctuary of Machupicchu is located 74.7 km, away from the city of Cusco, and to get there you need to go by car, then make a transfer to take the train for going to Machupicchu town.
There are two train companies in Cusco in route until Machupicchu town: Perurail and Inca rail. These companies have several kinds of trains to suit all preferences. No matter which train you will choose, the route by train is always 1 hour and 40 minutes.
We know, it is a bit difficult to compare those trains on the internet. That’s why, Cusco transport tries to make the comparison easier for you, to choose the best train for your visit to machupicchu, through this blog that describes all types of trains, that both companies offer.
This train company offers 3 types of train:
This train is one of the best on the road to Machupicchu. Due to the high quality of services on board. As well, the train carriage interiors are inspired exclusively in the Pullman carriage (1920s), to generate a dream experience during the road.
The Hiram Bingham train has a dining carriage, also a bar carriage, even an overview balcony, where you can enjoy the outdoors. In addition, you will enjoy live music show, which will provide an unforgettable and different atmosphere to this train route.
Here we bring you some details of this train:
This train on the road to Machupicchu offers a new experience. Because all its touristic carriages have large windows, Which are on the walls and roof. That allow panoramic views!.
Additionally, Vistadome train allows you to have a privileged view of the surrounding nature. Due to the change of altitude levels that we will experiment constantly until the arrival to Machupicchu town.
If you want a economic and fun train on the road to Machupicchu, along the Vilcanota river. This Expedition train is for you.
This touristic train has comfortable seats to enjoy this trip, besides having Inca decorations on all the walls of the carrriage. Additionally, the quality of service on board makes the expedition train an important prelude to visit Machupicchu.
This train company offers 3 types of train as well:
This train on the road to Machupicchu offers a superior level of comfort and space inside its carrriages. In this luxury train, you will be able to enjoy a strategically decorated atmosphere with panoramic windows, which allow a better enjoyment of the landscapes of the canyon where you will pass by.
Also you will enjoy comfortable seats with personal tables. Although the highlight spot of this train is the Observatory-Lounge with live music, this space is a balcony that allows you to be in direct contact with all the beauty of nature around.
If you want unique panoramic views on the road to Machupicchu through the Vilcanota canyon, this train will surprise you.
The panoramic windows of this train are much wider and higher than those of other trains, Furthermore, this train has a carriage that includes an open space to enjoy all the beauty of the landscape.
This train is the only one with wifi connection inside, so you will never stop being connected to the world!
Start your adventure on road to Machupicchu, aboarding this train that has high quality seats and services.
Enjoy the landscapes, offered by this route, during the trip you will be able to see the Veronica snow-capped mountain, the beginning of the Inca trail, wiñayhuayna and other unbailable places from the comfort of your seat.
If you are looking for a high quality train with good prices, this is the best option.
This route by train takes 3 hours, so while you are traveling back to Cusco, you will enjoy the views of the surrounding landscapes.
The first part of this trip must be done by car arriving to Ollantaytambo (2 hours), then you need to make a transfer for taking the train from Ollantatytambo to Aguas Calientes (1h 40m) and that is the easiest and fastest way to visit Machupicchu.
Actually, there is no a direct bus from Aguas Calientes to Cusco. The unique way to come back to Cusco is taking the train from Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo, then taking a car or bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. As well, this is the safest way to come back from Machupicchu.
Now as you will pick your favorite type of train, we will be glad to plan your itinerary for Machupicchu, taking care of all your transportation and touristic services in Cusco and Peru, so you may comfortably visit the jewel of the Andes: Machupicchu. Contact us!