What you should know about Ollantaytambo Station in Urubamba
- Published on Mar 07, 2016 Experiences
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The district of Ollantaytambo in the province of Urubamba is strategically located as it is the endpoint of the famous Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley) and leads the way to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo is located at 2797 m.a.s.l., and its territories offer important Inca sites such as Intihuatana, Casa Real del Sol (the Royal House of the Sun), Baño de la Ñusta (Bath of Ñusta) and much more.
Furthermore, there you can find the Ollantaytambo Train Station which is a railway to Machu Picchu Station in Machu Picchu Town.
How to get to Ollantaytambo Station?
As we mentioned before, Ollantaytambo Station is important because it links to Machu Picchu Station (as well as Poroy Station) by the railroad, but how do we get to Ollantaytambo Station? You can either go by bus, taxi, or private transportation service from Cusco downtown, arriving in one hour, 30 minutes approximately.
For traveling by train from Ollantaytambo Station, we recommend buying the tickets in advance on www.perurail.com. You can also purchase the train tickets at the Ollantaytambo Station ticket office, not later than 30 minutes before departure time.
If you wish to buy tickets at any of our ticket offices in the stations, you can pay either by credit/debit card or cash: in Soles or US Dollars.
From Ollantaytambo Station to Machu Picchu Station
The trip from Ollantaytambo Station to Machu Picchu Station takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes; and services are available year-round, so tourists can enjoy one of the World’s Wonder built by the Incas.
Find out Ollantaytambo’s stunning Inca monuments and have an adventure by train to the wonderful citadel of Machu Picchu!
Sources: Origen andino, PeruRail, and Cuscoperu.com.