The Machu Picchu train Station, located in the city of Machu Picchu, formerly known as Aguas Calientes for its hot springs, is surrounded by a natural landscape of majestic valleys, mountains, and several craft stalls where local artisans offer their best work to visitors before leaving for their adventure in the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
How to get to the Machu Picchu station?
The Citadel of Machu Picchu is located in the Province of Urubamba, approximately 2,040 meters above sea level, and is the place where the Machu Picchu Station is located, the last train stop before the wonder of the world of Peru.
It will take about 25 minutes from the bus stop to reach the Inca citadel. To board this transport, you will have to walk 10 to 15 minutes from the Machu Picchu station.
To get to the Machu Picchu station, you can go by train from the Poroy station (for an estimated time of 3 hours and 30 minutes).
This train station is one of the closest to the city of Cusco, as it is about 20 minutes from the city. In addition, Poroy station offers several services and train schedules to get to Machu Picchu. However, if you are in the Sacred Valley, you can leave from the Ollantaytambo station (arriving in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes) or from the Urubamba station (arriving in 2 hours and 30 minutes on average).
To get to this last station, Poroy station, we recommend buying tickets months in advance on the PeruRail website and enjoy this wonderful tour in Cusco by train.
You can also buy the train tickets at the ticket offices of Poroy station, Urubamba station or Ollantaytambo station, and other points of sale (stores) in Lima and Cusco.
If you wish to return to Cusco, you can do so from the Machu Picchu station. You can buy the tickets for the tourist train no later than 30 minutes before the departure time, the payment can be with a credit card, also debit card or in cash (soles and American dollars are accepted) or in advance at www.perurail.com. It is best to buy the round-trip tickets to avoid last-minute contingencies.
Tourist attraction near the Machu Picchu station
During approximately half an hour of walking from the station of Machu Picchu, you can enjoy the thermal waters of the town, which has about 3500 inhabitants. Many tourists pass through the city because they go to the millenary citadel of Machu Picchu by bus or on foot; it can take about 25 minutes by bus and about two hours on foot, depending on the rhythm of the bus or the walk.
In the city of Machu Picchu, you can visit natural and cultural attractions such as the gardens of Mandor, the hot springs, the handicraft market, and the Manuel Chávez Ballón Museum. Finally, to complete this tour, we recommend that you stay one more day in the city of Machu Picchu so that you can fully enjoy this city. Therefore, we invite you to enjoy this wonderful destination before returning to Cusco by train.
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