Train stations in Cusco for the rail Road to Machu Picchu

Train stations in Cusco for Machu Picchu: Cusco Transport & Tours offers various transportation services to train stations in Cusco. Before heading to Machu Picchu, it’s important to know the details of these stations to enhance your travel experience. Learn more about each station and choose the one that best suits your preferences and needs.

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Our experience in transportation throughout Cusco and Peru has made us aware that not all tourists wish to go directly to their destinations. They prefer to make stops along the way to take photos or rest. We have enhanced our passengers’ experience.

We have created the “Transfer with Stops” service, a private transportation with a driver that allows for stops at significant locations during the car journey, not only to train stations but also for trips to other destinations in Peru.

We provide comfortable transfers to the train stations in Cusco, with luxury vehicles and professional drivers for a safe and high-quality experience.

These services can be used both for traveling to Machu Picchu and returning to the hotel in the city of Cusco.

Now, let’s explore the 5 train stations from which you can take the train to visit Machu Picchu.

The Poroy Train Station

This train station, located in Poroy, is the main departure point for luxury trains. It is open to travelers for most of the year but closes during the rainy season (from January to April) due to landslides along the tracks. During its opening hours, from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM, passengers can wait in the lobby, enjoy facilities like bathrooms and parking, and savor a coca tea while awaiting their journey. The journey from Poroy to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.

This station is about 10.8 kilometers (6.7 miles) away from Cusco, and Cusco Transport offers an exclusive transfer service to the station. They also have the option of a “Cusco transfer with stops” that allows for photo stops along the way to Poroy.

Poroy Train Station in Cusco Perú, Estaciones de tren en Cusco para Machupicchu

The Ollantaytambo Train Station

This train station is the busiest on the way to Machu Picchu, serving as a meeting point for all train services operated by Perurail and Incarail companies. Inside, you will find café and restaurant options to enjoy while waiting for your train, as well as restroom facilities and panoramic views of the beautiful natural surroundings. Additionally, this location is perfect for taking photographs and capturing the beauty of the region.

If you plan to arrive at Ollantaytambo, we offer our transfer service to the train station, allowing you to make the most of the stunning landscapes of the Cusco region during your journey.

Ollantaytambo Train Station in cusco Train stations in Cusco for the rail Road to Machupicchu

The Urubamba Train Station

This train station is not available to all tourists in general. This is because it is an exclusive stop for guests staying at the Belmond Rio Sagrado Hotel and the Tambo del Inca Hotel. Furthermore, the only train service that reaches this station is the Perurail Vistadome train.

If you prefer nature when taking a nap or when you want to stroll, this is the best option to combine a perfect stay with proximity to catch the train to Machu Picchu. Naturally, this journey is a first-class service. Luxury all around!

The following train stations are located in the province of Cusco, which means the travel time in our Cusco transportation car depends on the location of your hotel within the city. Additionally, both train stations are exclusive to Perurail trains.

Urubamba Train Station in cusco peru, estacion de tren en urubamba

The San Pedro Train Station

You can exclusively take the Vistadome train from this train station, located on Cascaparo Avenue, very close to the historic city center. In fact, it is situated right in front of the San Pedro Market, which you can also visit with us. This train station operates year-round, only closing in case of road landslides.

The operating hours are from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and the journey from San Pedro station to Aguas Calientes station (Machu Picchu) takes approximately 4 hours.

So, get ready to explore the journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train. Additionally, we offer a “transfer to the train station in Cusco” service that will pick you up promptly at your hotel door and safely take you to this train station.

San Pedro Train Station

The Wanchaq Train Station

This train station offers Peru’s most renowned service: the Andean Explorer train, which takes you through picturesque Andean landscapes to Puno and Arequipa. The Andean Explorer train offers sleeping cabins, a lounge car, a restaurant car, and even a spa car, taking the train travel experience to the next level.

If you arrive in Cusco without a pre-purchased train ticket, don’t worry. We provide an airport pickup service to take you to this train station or to a Peru Rail office where you can purchase your tickets. We also offer transportation to an Inca Rail office if you prefer to buy train tickets with them.

Wanchaq Train Station

Now is the time to choose the type of train that will take you to Machu Picchu. You can read detailed comparisons of all train services on our blog section. We will be happy to take you to the corresponding train station, whether on your journey to Machu Picchu or when returning to Cusco. Prepare your trip conveniently and enjoy the experience to the fullest!