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How to get to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

There is no doubt that Machu Picchu is a mandatory stop on your trip to Peru, and that is because not every day you are lucky enough to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.

Now, getting to Machu Picchu is an adventure in itself, so we recommend you to dust off your trekking shoes and pack your favorite waterproof jacket as you will encounter a road full of incredible landscapes and architectural works in an environment that will leave you breathless.

If you come from abroad, the first thing you have to know is that Machu Picchu is located in the Department of Cusco, which is an hour and twenty minutes away by plane from Lima, the capital of the country.

Once you are in Cusco, the true journey to the Inca Citadel begins, which you can take advantage of depending on the time you have available for your trip.

If you have more than 3 days, the ideal is to enjoy each destination of the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Chinchero, Moray, Mara, among others) before reaching Ollantaytambo, the city where one of the Inca Rail train stations is located. This journey through the Sacred Valley can be done by taxi or with a tour operator you can hire from the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from OLLANTAYTAMBO?

You will travel in one of our exclusive wagons for approximately one hour and forty minutes from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes), the town at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain and the previous step before entering the citadel. Learn more about the train schedules and itinerary of the Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu route.

On the other hand, if you only have 1 or 2 days to visit Machu Picchu, you have 2 more options: The route from Poroy and from Cusco.

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from POROY?

The first option is to take the Inca Rail train from Poroy station, which is much closer to the city of Cusco (30 minutes by car from the Plaza de Armas); it will take you to Machu Picchu Pueblo in three hours. This train operates from May to December, since the rest of the months (January to April) is rainy season and it is closed as a precaution. Know all the information about the Poroy - Machu Picchu route.

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from CUSCO?

The second alternative is to go by car from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and take the train from that station. This journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, additional to the hour and forty minutes that lasts the train journey to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

When you are in Machu Picchu Pueblo, and as we mentioned before, there would still be one more trip before reaching Machu Picchu. It is a road of about 9 kilometers, which is traveled through on buses qualified for it. These buses depart every 10 minutes (starting at 5:30 am) from both Machu Picchu Pueblo and the entrance of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  As explained in detail, it can be a long way but we assure you that it is magical. You will have the opportunity to absorb the Inca culture to the maximum and throughout the journey all the Inca Rail personnel will assist you and make sure you enjoy the trip completely.

To know more about the route from Cusco, we invite you to visit our web page "Route from Cusco to Machu Picchu"

Cómo llegar a machupicchu desde ollantaytambo

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from OLLANTAYTAMBO?

You will travel in one of our exclusive wagons for approximately one hour and forty minutes from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes), the town at the foot of the Machu Picchu mountain and the previous step before entering the citadel. Learn more about the train schedules and itinerary of the Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu route.

On the other hand, if you only have 1 or 2 days to visit Machu Picchu, you have 2 more options: The route from Poroy and from Cusco.

Cómo llegar a machupicchu desde Poroy

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from POROY?

The first option is to take the Inca Rail train from Poroy station, which is much closer to the city of Cusco (30 minutes by car from the Plaza de Armas); it will take you to Machu Picchu Pueblo in three hours. This train operates from May to December, since the rest of the months (January to April) is rainy season and it is closed as a precaution. Know all the information about the Poroy - Machu Picchu route.

Cómo llegar a machupicchu desde Cusco

How to get to
MACHU PICCHU
from CUSCO?

The second alternative is to go by car from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and take the train from that station. This journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, additional to the hour and forty minutes that lasts the train journey to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

When you are in Machu Picchu Pueblo, and as we mentioned before, there would still be one more trip before reaching Machu Picchu. It is a road of about 9 kilometers, which is traveled through on buses qualified for it. These buses depart every 10 minutes (starting at 5:30 am) from both Machu Picchu Pueblo and the entrance of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  As explained in detail, it can be a long way but we assure you that it is magical. You will have the opportunity to absorb the Inca culture to the maximum and throughout the journey all the Inca Rail personnel will assist you and make sure you enjoy the trip completely.

To know more about the route from Cusco, we invite you to visit our web page "Route from Cusco to Machu Picchu"

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