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About Service Variations or Seasons

What is the Regular Service (Train Only)?

The Regular Service is the transport service provided by PeruRail on the Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco route solely by between May and December. As a general rule, the following standards apply, although details may vary depending on the time of year that you are travelling, for example between January and April the train services may vary during the rainy season in Cusco, when part of the railway is closed for safety reasons to avoid possible contingencies as a result of landslides and PeruRail runs the Bimodal Service (Bus + Train).

What is the Bimodal Service (Bus + Train)?

PeruRail operate the Bimodal Service (Bus + Train), a service that combines bus and train travel, departing and returning to Cusco City.
During this period:

  • Passengers using the Vistadome and Expedition bimodal services board a private bus at Wanchaq Station, 5 minutes away from Cusco’s historic center, and arrive to Ollantaytambo Station. From here, passengers board the train and head to their final destination: Machu Picchu Station. The return journey is the same in reverse.
  • Passengers using the Belmond Hiram Bingham bimodal service board a private bus at Wanchaq Station, 5 minutes away from Cusco’s historic center, and arrive to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. From the hotel, join the Belmond Hiram Bingham train for the journey to Machu Picchu Station. On the return leg, passengers are dropped off at their accommodation in Cusco’s city center. The Belmond Hiram Bingham train operates daily except for the last Sunday of every month.
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