Peru Rail TrainsPeru Rail Trains offers three services The Backpacker Train, The Vistadome Train and the luxury Orient Express owned Hiram Bingham Train. Tickets can be purchased on line through their website at or at the various ticket offices as listed below

Hiram Bingham Train, Peru Rail, Inside

Inside The Hiram Bingham

The Hiram Bingham Train

The Hiram Bingham Train has spectacular carriages set in the style of the 1920’s Pullman carriages and is one of the finest ways to arrive at Machu Picchu. Brunch is served on the outward journey with cocktails and dancers on arrival, and a four course dinner is served on the return journey. Tickets start at $660 per person (return), price includes guided tour of Machu Picchu, entrance tickets and afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel adjacent to Machu Picchu. The Hiram Bingham train does not operate on Sundays.

Vistadome Train, Inside

Inside the Vistadome Train

The Vistadome Train

The Vistadome train offers several daily services, with departures from both Poroy and Ollantaytambo train station. The Vistadome train offers a standard level of comfort for which satisfies the requirements of most travelers. Vistadome meaning ‘view dome’, offers travelers carriages with larger windows which enhance the views of the journey as you wind along the Urubamba Valley. A return ticket from Poroy starts at $142, and services from Ollantaytambo vary in price but start around $70 return.

Backpacker train, peru rail

Backpacker Train - Peru Rail

The Backpacker Train

The Backpacker train is the economic option intended for budget travelers and hikers returning from the Inka Trail. The train is a similar to the Vistadome train but with standard size windows and additional storage space for additional hiking luggage. Services depart from Poroy and Ollantaytambo train stations, with prices starting just under $100 for a return ticket from Poroy, and $62 for trains departing Ollantaytambo (return).

Ticket Offices and Opening Hours

Wanchaq – Cusco (main train station)
Av. Pachacuteq s/n, districto de Wanchaq
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 07.00 – 17.00 hrs
Opening hours: Sat / Sun / Bank Holidays, 07.00 – 12.00 hrs

San Pedro – Cusco
Calle Ccascaparo s/n, Cusco
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 05.00 – 12.00 hrs
Opening hours: Sat / Sun / Bank Holidays, 05.00 – 09.00 hrs

Ollantaytambo – Valle Sagrado
Ollantaytambo train station
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 05.00 – 21.00 hrs
Opening hours: Sat and Sun only, 05.00 – 21.30 hrs

Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes)
Aguas Calientes train station
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 05.00 – 21.30 hrs
Opening hours: Sat and Sun only, 05.00 – 21.30 hrs

Av. La Torre 224, Puno
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 07.00 – 17.00 hrs
Opening hours: Sat and Sun only, 07.00 – 12.00 hrs

Larcomar – Lima
Malecon de la Reserca 610, stand 26, Larcomar. Miraflores
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 11.00 – 22.00 hrs
Opening hours: Sat and Sun only, 11.00 – 22.00 hrs

Peru Rail Trains & Train Stations
Peru Rail trains operate principally from three main train stations, Poroy station (20 minutes from Cusco), Ollantaytambo station (in the Sacred Valley) and Aguas Calientes station (near to Machu Picchu). The train journey from Poroy to Machu Picchu is approximately 3 hours. Many people choose to take the train from Ollantaytambo in The Sacred Valley, cutting the journey time by 1 hour.