from Cusco to Machu Picchu
2010 the travelers who want to visit Machu
Picchu have more options to reach the Inca
citadel by train after the beginning of
operations of two new train companies carrying
tourists to Machu Picchu. Now there are
3 companies taking passengers to the Inca
ruins. Another change is that trains do
not leave anymore from San Pedro train station
in Cusco but from Poroy, just outside of
the city. From Cusco to Poroy and viceversa
passengers have to take a bus or a taxi
(30 minutes ride). If you join one of our
tours to Machu Picchu we include the transportation
between Poroy and Cusco.
journey from Poroy to Machu Picchu by train
is around 3 hours. Another option to shorten
it is leaving from Ollantaytambo. The train
ride from there is only 1.5 hours. Ollantaytambo
can be reached by bus or taxi from Cusco.
From this town there are more trains leaving
to Machu Picchu than from Poroy and train
tickets tend to be cheaper too.