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Peru Rail - Train Cusco to Machu Picchu

Train Cuzco to Machu Picchu
Vistadome and Expedition Class

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Train to Machu Picchu - Vistadome TrainVISTADOME CLASS

The Vistadome trains have beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic opportunities as you enter the Inca's territory in search for Machu Picchu Citadel.

With glass surrounding them on all sides, passengers feel as if they are part of Peru's remarkable landscape.

Entertainment on board, snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey.

Train to Machu Picchu - Expedition TrainEXPEDITION CLASS

The Expedition is a service designed for the traveler's comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.

Expedition service departs from two stations: Cuzco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Ollantaytambo)

The route Cusco - Machu Picchu is a three hours journey for those who want to departure directly from Cusco, being the only alternative in the market, and the Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu route offer multiple schedules and rates choices.

This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of Peru rail at a lower cost.


The village of Poroy (20 minutes away from Cuzco) is located at 3,673 meters latitude, being the highest point of our journey, which lasts 3 hours.

10 minutes from Poroy we will find the village of Cachimayo, famous for having the ANFO and fertilizers factory.After we reached the village of Cachimayo (Izcuchaca), where the railway passes through the middle of this population; we will continue in the Pampa de Anta, livestock area, and then reach the town of Huarocondo, place where you can taste the best piglets dish offered in the most important celebrations of the population of Cuzco.

Then it will lead to a narrow gorge, called Pomatales, where there is a small river of the same name. Arriving at km. 48 is a zigzag, which indicates the descent into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Later, we will see the Pachar station, place where the Pomatales river empties into the Vilcanota or Urubamba river, formerly called Willcamayu (holy river).

At the foot of the hills to the left side we can see the Inca terraces, which are still used by the inhabitants of the area. At Km 68 is the station of Ollantaytambo to 2792 m, where is located the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo.

Following the route about 15 minutes from Ollantaytambo, we see the snow on the right side of the snow hill called Veronica at an altitude of 5682 meters, this mountain is part of the Cordillera de los Andes.

Phiri, Tanccac, Chillca, Piskacucho are the villages that you are able to see along the route and then approach to km. 82, the starting point of the 4 days and 3 nights Inca trail.
At km. 88 Qorihuayrachina is located the second starting point of the Inca Trail where you walk three days and two nights. From km. 93 or Pampacawa, you will notice the change in vegetation as we approach the jungle and the temperature rise is remarkable. Following the route arrive at km. 104 another start point called Chachabamba Inca Trail, an archeological zone. Many tourists like this route because it's a shorter way to get to Machu Picchu, (approx. 6 hours walk).

Two minutes after the km. 104, if you look carefully at the top of the hill on the left side, you will see the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna.
And at the foot hill we see the archaeological site of Choquesuysuy composed of walkways and enclosures. At km 106 is located the hydroelectric dam that provides electricity to the entire area of Cusco.

From this point we're 10 minutes from the station of Machu Picchu located in the town of Aguas Calientes, the end of our journey by train.  



  • Hear: Traditional dances of the Andean culture, music with instruments of the region combined with nature sounds.

  • Touch: Warm and fresh environment thanks to the air conditioning and heating system. More comfort, leather seats, more leg room

  • Taste: Breakfast and tea in the afternoon prepared with Andean ingredients, different to each trip experience.

  • Sight: Panoramic windows that connects you to the stunning landscapes and information material about the journey.


  • The service has all comforts including air-conditioning and heating, quality sound system and wide space between seats

  • Snack with a design that shows the route of your trip to Machu Picchu.

  • As the adventure starts on the train, feel the landscapes through the panoramic windows

Daily departure from Poroy Station (20 minutes away from Cuzco).

Important Note:
In order to avoid problems due blocked railroads during the rainy season, PERURAIL stablished that the Machu Picchu train services between January 1st and April 15 2012 will be given by Bi-modal system: Bus + Train
It means that from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo (and viceverse) the journey will be by bus, passengers will board the train at Ollantaytambo station and continue to Machu Picchu.
So check the bus departure schedule for each kind of train.
The buses will departure and arrive at Wanchaq station (not Poroy)

Wanchaq Station address: Av Pachacutec s/n Distrito de Wanchaq

Bus schedule for each train service:



Bus Wanchaq - Ollantaytambo

Train Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Vistadome 05:55 07:55 08:29 09:50
Expedition 06:45 08:45 09:15 10:51
Vistadome 08:05 10:05 10:32 12:11




Train Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo

Bus Ollantaytambo - Wanchaq
Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Vistadome 15:20 17:08 17:38 19:40
Vistadome 16:22 18:01 18:30 20:30
Expedition 16:43 18:31 19:05 21:05
Vistadome 17:27 18:56 19:30 21:20

The schedules of regular trains from and to Ollantaytambo/Urubamba will have no changes.


  • Departures and arrivals will be from and to Wanchaq station in Cusco.
  • Buses will not stop at Poroy station.
  • Take care to be at the station 30 minutes before bus departure.
  • This bi-modal service could be extended one more month with a previous announce.


Cusco (Poroy) – Machu Picchu

  • Cusco (Poroy) – Machu Picchu

  • Departure: Poroy station (20 min from Cusco city).

  • Duration of the trip: 4 hours.

Arrival: Machu Picchu station.

  • Urubamba (Ollantaytambo) – Machu Picchu

  • Departure: Urubamba station.

  • Duration of the trip: 3 hours.

Arrival: Machu Picchu Station.

  • Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) – Machu Picchu

  • Departure: Ollantaytambo station.

  • Duration of the trip: 2 hours.

  • Arrival: Machu Picchu Pueblo Station.

Passengers have to be at the train station 30 minutes before departure.


Routes Map


VIstadome Class

Expedition class


Source: PeruRail - Orient Express Peru 2012