From the San Pedro Cusco station (next to the market of Huanchac. depart, daily, three train services linking this city with the station of Machu Picchu, in an amazing.) We need to be careful with the belongings that you carry with you. Services start at 6: 00 in the morning.
If you purchase tickets through a travel agency, it they will pick up from your hotel to take you to the station, and after the visit will take you back to your accommodation at dusk.
One of the peculiarities of the trip is that during the first half hour, the train travels to transmontando Picchu mountain, through the zigzagging up to Crown point high called "El Arco" in the north-eastern part of the city.
Continuing, it descends by the towns of Poroy, Cachimatyo and Izcuchaca, towards the Pampa of Anta, large livestock area. Flowing by the narrow gorge of Pomatales, it creeps to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to Pachar station. Crossing the Urubamba river to the right margin for reaching the Ollantaytambo station and then continue towards the bridge ruins, final destination.
There are three types of service: tourist or backpacker, train or Vista Dome and train service Hiram Bingham, who depart to first thing in the morning and returning in the afternoon.
Train Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Cusco:
- Backpacker: designed exclusively for passengers with the adventurous spirit who in turn looking for convenience and security. The Backpacker service has revamped their seats with tapestries with Inca motifs, giving them a touch of very local and indigenous, as well as the convenience of ample space for their backpacks.
- Vistadome: the quick and easy way to visit Machu Picchu. On the journey, you can enjoy delicious snacks and drinks both hot and cold. Recently refurbished cars which are equipped with panoramic Windows that will allow you to enjoy a spectacular view and take wonderful pictures.
- Hiram Bingham: account with 02 42 spaces for passenger cars and a bar car, additionally boasts a car kitchen for food preparation. Many exquisite details of car design, include large, comfortable seats and extra wide tables. Almost 3 meters long and 30 cm wider than others on the same path, these cars are among the most spacious and comfortable in the world. This service includes: 1 ticket by train, 1 Brunch, 1 Afternoon tea, 1 Cocktail & dinner gourmet, water, coffee and tea, 1 Tour including the entrance to Machu Picchu, 1 ticket for the Bus roundtrip to the ruins.
Those who have traveled by road the Sacred Valley and do not wish to waste time returning to Cusco, can also take the train to Machu Picchu at Ollantaytambo station.
If you have very short time to visit Peru, the best way to travel is by plane. Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima is the main hub for the local flight connections. There are 1,165 Km (724 miles) from Lima to Cusco and need 20 hours for a trip by road, and 1 hour by plane. Velasco Astete airport of Cusco has received 366,325 tourists during 2002.
original source: cusco_peru.org