Trains to Machu Picchu

Basically there are two ways to travel from the Sacred Valley or Cusco to Machu Picchu; on foot or by train. With the following article we will try to explain the difference between the companies, trains offered as well as routes available. Hopefully with this we can offer you the information sought about traveling to Machu Picchu by train.  

Trains to Machu Picchu - Train Companies

Since 2010 the Peruvian government opened up the market for the trains to Machu Picchu as before this was a monopoly by one company called Peru Rail. Since 2010 a second company joined under the name Inca Rail (what’s in a name).

  • Perurail implemented weight limits of 6Kg. per person
  • IncaRail implemented weight limits of 8Kg. per person
  • Limits are not thoroughly checked but best to keep in mind
  • Machu Picchu is on lower altitude than Cusco
  • Machu Picchu has a warmer and more humid climate