Train to Machu Picchu, frequently asked questions and advice.

Hello bloggers, today we are going to talk about, the citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, frequently asked questions and advice. Read more in the blog.

Machupicchu is the main attraction of the city of Cusco and Peru, access to this place is complicated as it can only be reached by train or a walk that takes from 1 to more days depending on the route we take. Which forces us to spend one night in the town of Aguas Calientes before visiting the citadel of Machu walking tour

If you want to visit Machu Picchu is a single day, this will be possible only by boarding a train from the station of Poroy or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and then take the bus from here to the citadel of Machu Picchu. The companies Peru Rail and Inca Rail, with frequent departures on tourist trains that some even offer on-board food and live show, offer the trains. Of these two companies, Peru Rail has the largest number of train departures and offers services on its Expedition, Vistadome and Hiram Bingham walking tour cusco1

In Cusco city:free walking tour cusco2

San Pedro Station

Hours of operation: 07:00 hours to 2:00 p.m.

Wanchaq Station

Hours of operation: 08:00 hours to 15:00 hours.

And in Ollantaytambo:

Ollantaytambo Station

Hours of operation: 04:30 hours to 18:30 hours.

Regardless of the season in which you buy your train ticket you must be half an hour before at the Ollantaytambo station to board the train.

What are the local train schedules?

The departure times for the local train are the following:

Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

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Train 71: part 05:07 hours and arrives 06:34 hours.

Train 73: part 12:58 hours and arrive 14:24 hours.

Train 51: part 9:00 pm and arrive 22:50 hours.

Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo

Train 72: part 08:53 and arrive 10:52 hours.

Train 74: part 14:55 hours and arrives at 16:31 hours.

Train 76: part 21:30 hours and arrives 23:01 hours.

These schedules may vary according to Peru Rail’s convenience due to problems in the roads or weather conditions.

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It is a subsidized train, currently has 05 carriages for passengers and some other cargo and as we mentioned, is a train that can only be used by Peruvians, and the only way to address it, is presenting the DNI (national document) of identity).

In fact, cars are not very comfortable, although the Peru Rail page says otherwise; In addition, on this train it is allowed to transport passengers standing and loading in the corridors.

The established schedules can be modified due to weather issues, problems on the road or by others outside the company. Peru Rail is the only company that offers the local train service.

If you prefer another type of service, ask for trains such as the Expedition or the Vistadome, or if you want to travel in the Hiram Bingham (one of the most luxurious trains in the world).

The availability and availability of local train seats will depend solely on Peru Rail.


We recommend you arrive in the city of Cusco about 2 to 3 days before the date you have planned to visit Machu Picchu, since it is very difficult to find places for the same walking tour cusco The day of your arrival in Cusco, the first thing you should do is go to one of the stations in Cusco described above and buy your ticket, and with the ticket you can buy your entrance to Machu Picchu and the time you should choose.

Free Walking Tour Cusco | Half Day Free City Tour Cusco | Historical Centre Tours

Explore Cusco city centre on foot, with the number one Free Walking Tour Cusco Company, when walking with us you will visit Must-Do attractions both from Inka & Colonial Heritage, we will walk into real Inka streets, Old Spanish buildings(House of Francisco Pizarro), Inka aqueducts, anti-earthquake Inka walls, South-American Camels, great intro to Inka Culinary(explanation), daily Life of Local Indigenous people, offerings to the Pachamama(explanation) and much more, all this inclusions and places to visit make our Free half day city tour very unique and enjoyable by all tourists who are keen to walk, keep in mind that this Cusco city tour it´s a free walking tour or simply a free tour based on gratuity, not bus Tours Cusco. We are offering currently three Free Tour Departures in Cusco, all of them are the same, starting at 10am – 1pm – 3:30pm applies from Mon to Sat only – Every Sundays we only have one free tour departure at 10AM keep in mind, pls don´t book other Free city tours Cusco by foot.

We are offering currently three Free Tour Departures in Cusco, all of them are the same, starting at 10am – 1pm – 3:30pm applies from Mon to Sat only – Every Sundays we only have one free tour departure at 10AM keep in mind, pls don´t book other Free city tours Cusco by foot.

Free Tour Meet up Times:

From Monday to Saturday at 10am & 1pm & 3:30pm – On Sundays at 10am only.

Meeting Point:

For all our Free Tours Cusco on foot, join us at Regocijo Plazoleta in front of Choco Museo.

How to identify your Correct Tour Guide:

  • Look for us at the Correct Meeting Point.
  • We wear the Inkan Milky Way Logo on the Yellow Vests.

Inclusions four our Tours Cusco on foot:

All our Free Tours Cusco include Professional Tour Guide, Fantastic English, Must-do half day city tour Attractions, Culture and History – NO Bars, NO Drinks, we got history for you.


2.5 to 3 hours max.


FREE – Donation Basis.


Groups in English & Spanish, you choose your language | Si hablas español debes de venir al free tour de las 10am(Lunes a Domingo), es 100% Español, los demás free tours son en Ingles.

To Consider: You might get confused with other people, pls show up at the correct meeting point & Our free tours in Lima are operated by Inkan Milky Way Tours Cusco, a 100% Indigenous Peruvian Co, follow us here. 


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