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Types of Trains to Machu Picchu, which one to choose?

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October 20, 2022
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There are currently different ways to get to Machu Picchu, from tours with long walks through the forests of Machu Picchu or crossing the snowy Salkantay, but certainly traveling by train is the most comfortable and most frequent option to travel to this wonder of the modern world.

Here are the options you have to travel by train to Machu Picchu

Train Companies from Cusco to Machupicchu (Peru Rail - Inca Rail)

Currently we only have 2 train companies to Machu Picchu and they are Peru Rail and Inca Rail, both offer varied options in terms of train types and services on board.

From the most requested trains such as the Expedition train to the Hiram Bingham luxury train.

Learn about the different train services that you can purchase to complement your trip to Machu Picchu.

Expedition Train - PERURAIL

The Expedition train is one of the most requested services since they have more departure times and are more affordable.

Expedition train schedules and fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Expedition Train Schedules

Expedition Train schedules and fares

(Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo)

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Expedition Train Return Schedule

Vistadome Train and Vistadome Observatory - PERURAIL

The Vistadome train is the second option in terms of trains offered by Perurail, a train that has large windows on the sides and roofs.

Making your walk much more visually pleasing, as you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you are on your way to Machu Picchu.

Additionally there is the Vistadome Observatory car which is more interactive since during the trip you will be accompanied by the saqras who present a live dance show, if you wish to have access to the Observatory car, you can request it directly with your travel agency.

In this train you have a snack on board included, the snack is made of Andean cereals, as well as infusions of medicinal plants native to Cusco, such as coca or muña.

Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu)

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Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

( Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo )

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Horarios Y Tarifas Del Tren Vistadome Y Observatory 2022 Retorno

Belmond Hiram Bingham, a Belmond Train - PERURAIL

The Hiram Bingham train is the most exclusive and luxurious train offered by Peru Rail, with bar cars, dining car, and observatory car, includes a live music show as a welcome at the reception at the train station, buffet lunch service on board, entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, tour guide in Spanish and English, afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge, A. Belmond Hotel.

It is important to note that reservations for this train must be made at least 1 month in advance, and also remember that this train only departs from Poroy station.

Schedules and Prices of the Hiram Bingham, Belmond Train.

(Cusco - Machu Picchu)

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Hiram Bingham Train Schedules and Prices

Schedules and Prices of the Hiram Bingham, Belmond Train.

(Machu Picchu - Cusco)

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Hiram Bingham Machupicchu Cusco Train Schedules and Prices

The Voyager Train - INCA RAIL

This train offers cars with large, comfortable seats, large side windows and tables at the front of each car for added comfort, relaxing background music, and a selection of beverages on board (at selected times).

The Voyager 2022 train schedules and fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu Voyager Train Schedules and Fares

 The Voyager 2022 train schedules and fares

( Machu Picchu town - Ollantaytambo )

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Machupicchu Ollantaytambo Voyager Train Schedules

The 360º Train - INCA RAIL

The 360º train offers much higher and wider panoramic windows, an open-air observatory car, a bar car, and on-board entertainment, as well as being one of the only trains to offer WIFI service and USB ports to charge your devices while you travel.

The 360º also offers a box lunch on board, made with the finest ingredients grown in the Sacred Valley, as well as hot and cold drinks made from herbs and plants native to Cusco.

The 360º train schedules and fares - 2022

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Train Timetable and Fares Train 360 Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu

The 360º train schedules and fares - 2022

(Machu Picchu village - Ollantaytambo)

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Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo 360 Train Schedules and Fares

The Voyager Premium & Lounge Train - INCA RAIL

Train that offers a premium service, with personalized attention and preferential boarding, spacious and much more comfortable seats, soft Andean instrumental music in the background while you enjoy the natural landscapes that surround your journey.

In addition, the train has an observatory lounge car with open-air balconies.

The Voyager Premium & Lounge train schedules and fares - 2022

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Rates Voyager Premium Ollantaytmbo Machu Picchu

The Voyager Premium & Lounge train schedules and fares - 2022

(Machu Picchu village - Ollantaytambo)

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Voyager Premium Lounge Train Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo

The First Class Train - INCA RAIL

The First Class train offers passengers a personalized service, with lounge and observatory cars, live music, gourmet menu, bar and open-air balconies during the trip.

The service is luxurious, much larger carriages with panoramic windows. The menu on board is prepared with organic ingredients grown in the sacred valley, plus hot and cold drinks that you can order while traveling.

You will have a VIP lounge and a welcome cocktail while waiting for boarding at Ollantaytambo station, and a private bus that will take you to the citadel.

The Private - INCA RAIL train

The Private, a lounge car decorated with Andean motifs, is for the exclusive use of you and your companions.

In this service you will have a separate VIP lounge at the boarding station, where you will be greeted with a welcome glass of champagne, you will have a chef on board who will prepare 3 gourmet dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines that you can taste, as well as Pisco Sour, Peru's flagship drink.

Also, while the chef prepares the dishes you will receive classes on how to prepare dishes such as ceviche, all while enjoying a relaxing live music presentation.

Upon arrival at Machu Picchu the ticket includes the bus transfer to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

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