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Expedition

 Begin your adventure
by train


Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at an unbeatable

price on your journey to Machu Picchu.

Expedition

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the Expedition train has just what you need.

The train cars of the Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

You will be waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip, offering you a hot or cold beverage and a snack made from Andean ingredients. If you wish, you’ll be able to take advantage of some onboard shopping, offering you everything you need for your visit to the Incan citadel.

Departures are scheduled everyday, with a variety of schedules and frequencies *.

For more information on what is and is not included, depending on the type of trip (inbound or outbound only, roundtrip) we recommend reviewing the “Service Details” for the Expedition train by clicking here.

Expedition

Begin your

adventure by train

A comfortable, safe, and affordable travel experience.

Routes

cusco - machu picchu

Bimodal Service (Bus + Train)

PeruRail operates the Bimodal Service (Bus + Train), a service that combines bus and train travel, departing and returning to Cusco City, between January and April. These months comprise the rainy season in Cusco, when part of the railway is closed for safety reasons to avoid possible contingencies as a result of landslides. At this time of year, the railway concessionaire, Ferrocarril Transandino S.A., performs reinforcement works on the rails. For this reason, trains are unable to travel between Cusco and the Sacred Valley during these four months of the year.

Expedition

Poroy Station

Distance from Cusco Center

Km 18

Altitude

3,486 masl
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When you arrive at the Machu Picchu Station (town of Machu Picchu) on the Expedition train, you must proceed to the Bus Station to buy the ticket for the bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu citadel. The ride takes approximately 25 minutes. Please take note that the train ticket does not include the bus ticket nor admission to the Machu Picchu citadel. For more information, click here.

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When you arrive at the Machu Picchu Station (town of Machu Picchu) on the Expedition train, you must proceed to the Bus Station to buy the ticket for the bus that will take you to the Machu Picchu citadel. The ride takes approximately 25 minutes. Please take note that the train ticket does not include the bus ticket nor admission to the Machu Picchu citadel. For more information, click here.

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Machu Picchu Station
Km 111 / 2,038 masl
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Ollantaytambo Station
Km 67 / 2,797 masl
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Urubamba Station
Km 13 / 2,870 masl
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(Cusco) to Machu Picchu
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Poroy Station
(Cusco) to Machu Picchu
Station: 3 hours 50 minutes
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Poroy Station
Km 18 / 3,486 masl
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Ollantaytambo Station
to Machu Picchu
Station: 1 hour 50 minutes
You have chosen to travel on the
regular service ?
May - December

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) for the Belmond Hiram Bingham service.

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