Machu Picchu Day Trip From Cusco By Train: Prices and Itinerary

Cusco - Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu One Day Tour

Top-rated tour in Machu Picchu
US$ 298.00

Tour Description

Machu Picchu day tour from Cusco, the best and safest way to discover the Inca citadel is by our panoramic train trip. Enjoy this one day trip to Machu Picchu at your own pace with no hassle. Embark on one of the most fantastic train rides on the planet. Explore one of the wonders of the world with all-inclusive. History, amazing landscapes, and high-quality service in our full day trip package.

Exploring Machu Picchu by train is ideal for couples, families, children, and even if you're traveling alone. We offer private tours to Machu Picchu, so you can fully enjoy your experience. You can also custom your tour program according to your needs.

Tour Information


Cusco, Peru


14-15 hrs

Min People



All Year Long





Entry Tickets


Why Travelers Choose a Day Trip to Machu Picchu By Train?

  • Avoid long lines and stress booking all logistics.
  • Enjoy a unique scenic rail tour.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides.
  • Local price offered by a local travel agency.
  • Pick up from any hotel or Airbnb in Cusco.
  • A train tour is the safest way to get to Machu Picchu.
  • This tour is ideal for families, couples, friends and children.
  • Fully Customizable. Adjust the program according to your needs.
  • Easy and fast booking.
  • Private guided tour
  • Refunds allowed.
  • Permanent assistance in English.
  • Best reviews on TripAdvisor.

Machu Picchu Day Trip - Itinerary

Machu Picchu is located at 2400 meters above sea level (7,900 feet)
Travel time Poroy - Aguas Calientes by train: 3hrs 30min

This will be a memorable day, given that you will see one of the Wonders of the World that all travelers dream of visiting, we mean the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

06h30*: Early in the morning, we will transfer you in a private vehicle to the train station (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) to board the train leading you to Aguas Calientes, the small village at the foothills of Machu Picchu.

11h00: Upon arrival, we will assist you in taking the bus up to the Inca citadel. You will meet your English-speaking guide who will be delighted to show you the main temples, royal palaces, and beautiful terraces offering spectacular views of the cloud-wreathed Andes.
The remarkable state of preservation of Machu Picchu, with its superb interlacing masonry, will fully impress you!.
The guided tour will take about 2 hours and a half, after which you will have time to fully embrace this magnificent wonder on your own.

16h00*: After this unique experience, you will return to Cusco on a comfortable train.

20h30: Arrival in Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.

*Train schedules may change according to availability.

Machu Picchu Tour Map By Train

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Machu Picchu Tour Map

Tour Inclusions

Professional English-speaking tour guide.

Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

Train Poroy/Ollantaytambo station - Aguas Calientes.

Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo/Poroy station.

Entrance fee to Machu Picchu.

All transfers included.

Informative talk at your hotel.

Permanent assistance.

All biosecurity protocols.

Enhance Your Experience

In addition to the inclusions above, you can improve your experience by adding more services. Here you have some options:

Don't hesitate to contact us to have further information. Likewise, you can let us know if you have special requirements.

Frequent Asked Questions

What's the weather like in Machu Picchu?

The weather in Machu Picchu is humid and warm. The temperature ranges between 16-20 °C. However from January to March the weather is cold and rainy.

Can you do a day trip to Machu Picchu?

Yes, it's totally possible to do a day trip to Machu Picchu. The most important thing to keep in mind is to book your entrance tickets quite in advance.

How many hours do you need in Machu Picchu?

The average time to visit Machu Picchu is 3 hours (llaqta Machu Picchu). However, if hiking the Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain, you'll need at least a couple of hours more.

Entrande tickets are sold out, Are you able to help me?

The best advice we can give you is "book in advance". However, we're aware that there are last-minute travelers wanting to visit the Inca citadel. In this case, we can provide you with last-minute tickets. Feel free to contact us to help you out.

What's the weather like in Cusco?

In the Andes, temperature changes too much between night and day. During the rainy season (November-March) we have cloudy days with rain at night. On the other hand, during the dry season (May-September) you can expect very cold nights and warm sunny days.

What should I bring for my trip to Machu Picchu?

If visiting Machu Picchu, make sure to bring proper clothing. We suggest sunglasses, a sun hat, a long-sleeved shirt, water, and comfortable shoes for walking. If coming during the rainy season, a raincoat is highly recommended.

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

We suggest booking your trip from April to September since sunny and warm days are common during this period. On the other hand, if coming during the rainy season, you'll likely have less crowds than in the peak season.

Is there WiFi on the trains?

Trains have no WiFi, but you can have access at the train stations.

How can I book the Huayna Picchu Mountain?

We can add the Huayna Picchu hike to your package as long as there's availability. We recommend that you contact us at least 3 months before your arrival. To have more details, check our blog post regarding the Huayna Picchu Mountain hike.

What trains are available?

The train included in the package is the Expedition by Peru Rail. However, we can upgrade your train service upon request. Other panoramic trains are the Vistadome, the Voyager, the 360°, Hiram Bingham, etc. We recommend checking our post trains to Machu Picchu to get more details.

How much is a day trip to Machu Picchu?

We offer day tours to Machu Picchu from USD 298.00. It'll depend on the date you're coming to, the number of people and the train category you select.

Is this tour safe for children?

We recommend this tour package for children and families since it's easy and safe. All places have easy access and all facilities for visitors. Children have discounts on many sites, so feel free to contact us and get your quotation.

How long in advance should I book?

To guarantee all services, we recommend that you book your package at least 3 months in advance. Last-minute bookings are also possible but subject to availability.

Can you pick us up from the Sacred Valley?

Yes, we can. Our day trips to Machu Picchu depart from Cusco, the Sacred Valley or any location you're staying at. Feel free to let us know where you want us to pick you up from.

I'm staying at an Airbnb, can you still pick me up?

Yes, we can. We just need your exact address to arrange your pick up. It has no extra cost.

How much money should I take with me?

We recommend that 300 soles in cash (USD 90) per person would be enough for meals and other expenses. You can also use your credit card, most of the restaurants and stores accept Visa and MasterCard. ATMs are also available in the town of Aguas Calientes in case you need to get some cash.

What is the payment method?

Booking your package is very easy and safe. First, get in touch with us. Next, we'll reply with a confirmation. After you validate the program, we'll send you a link for the payment. All payments are online with your credit card.

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