Go by train is part of an amazing voyage to know Machu Picchu. Its recommendable to book in advance, and count with a tour guide that understand well the culture and can clarify all your doubts and questions; so you’re not going to waste your time, safe money and optimize your visit.
There already exist 6 categories or types of trains to made the trip to Machu Picchu for foreigners and Peruvians.
TRAIN EXPEDITION (BACKPACKER)
This train was designed for adventure travelers who seek to discover all the journey details. This service is for traveler´s comfort, whit seats located in front of each other, and you can share your experience, also this train has panoramic windows. Expedition service has remodeled his seat upholstery with Inca motifs, giving them a very local and indigenous touch and the convenience of having ample space for your backpacks. Expedition service departs from two stations: Cusco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)
The Vistadome is the ideal train for people who want to have contact with the natural environment and appreciate the journey to Machu Picchu. This train has panoramic windows so you can take the pictures that you want. The Vistadome has air conditioning and comfortable seats which can suit to your body providing comfort and relaxing during your trip. This train offers the best comfort and quality service.
LUXURY TRAIN HIRAM BINGHAM
The Hiram Bingham is the most luxury train and offers the best service that you ever had, because travel to Machu Picchu is once lifetime experience and you´ll enjoy a full day and unforgettable experience. The carriers are painted in a distinctive blue and the interiors are decorated in the style of the 1920’s Pullman trains. The train is composed of two dining cars, an observation bar car and a kitchen car, and can carry up to 84 passengers.
From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, the local train has 5 carriages, for the exclusive use for Peruvians, only be up here, possessing the DNI. These cars are not very comfortable, and sometimes passengers and cargo traveling in the hallways.
All of them depart from Ollanta-Machu Picchu.
INCA RAIL TOURIST TRAIN
This service is for people who are looking for comfort at the best price. With comfortable seats and tables in front, panoramic windows and delicious beverages combine with the amazing scenery makes an unforgettable experience. The train departs 3 times a day Monday through Sunday. From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, the trip takes 1 ½ hours.
For people who have a good taste, the comfort and relax, this train was made for the passenger who want to relax in the journey and enjoy the scenes of the environment.
During the trip we offer a selection of cookies and dried fruits and nuts, all made without chemicals or preservatives, also you can choose a variety of cold and hot beverages.
FIRST CLASS TRAIN
This exclusive service designed for passengers demanding value comfort. Relaxing background music, fragrant flowers, a wide selection of delicious, healthy snacks, homemade chocolates are part of this spectacular trip which the passenger enjoy in the route to Machu Picchu. With only 30 seats for each car, offers spacious and comfortable seating, all the seats has tables and panoramic windows and protection UV. Also you can taste the delicious Peruvian food each dishes will be accompanied with a cup of wine. Certainly all this stuff will make your trip an unforgettable experience.