Ollantaytambo Train Station

Ollantaytambo Train Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

1. Cusco: Machu Picchu Tour with Tickets

Embark on a full-day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco and experience the grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn the history behind the complex and the Inca people from your guide. On this 1-day excursion, visit Peru’s most important archaeological and cultural treasure. The day begins with pickup at your hotel, and transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. An early 5:05 AM departure means you’ll have ample time to explore Machu Picchu. Take in the beauty of the valleys on the train journey to Aguas Calientes. From this point, there’s just a 30-minute bus trip to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Explore the Inca complex with a knowledgeable guide. See the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the mausoleum, and more. Have free time to take photos and walk around on your own. Visit the Plaza de Armas in town and see what handicrafts are on offer.  Return to Ollantaytambo by train, and then you’ll be taken back to Cusco.

Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Hotel Transfers

2. Cusco: Full-Day Trip to Machu Picchu with Hotel Transfers

Experience a tour ideal for those who have little time, but do not want to miss Machu Picchu, one of the most magical places in the world. Get a guided tour of the archeological site and free time to discover it on your own. Start your journey with pickup from hotels and hostels in the center of Cusco and head to Ollantaytambo to board the train. Enjoy a 2-hour train ride to the city of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, the guide with the names of each traveler will be waiting. Follow your guide to the bus station to board the bus to the citadel. Begin a 2-hour guided tour of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site yourself. Later in the afternoon, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where you will catch the train back to Ollantaytambo to finally take your last bus trip to Cusco.

Ollantayambo: Round-trip Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes

3. Ollantayambo: Round-trip Expedition Train to Aguas Calientes

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need. Start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel in the perfect way aboard the PeruRail Expedition train, whose train cars are steeped in the designs of Incan culture. Marvel at the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures on a journey unlike any other. Enjoy being waited on by a highly-trained staff member for the duration of your trip. Additionally, stay refreshed with a food and beverage service for sale, where you will find a wide variety of top-quality products. Free WiFi available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy (Cusco), Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.

Cusco: 2-Day Maras, Moray Salt Mines and Machu Picchu Tour

4. Cusco: 2-Day Maras, Moray Salt Mines and Machu Picchu Tour

Day 1: Cusco – Moray Salt Mines – Aguas Calientes You will be picked up from your hotel between 8:00-8:15AM before heading to Moray. The drive will last around 1 hour and 20 minutes, and is scenically breathtaking. You will drive through the snow capped peaks of the Andes, the lush yellow wheat fields, and traditional Andean villages. You will eventually arrive in the fascinating terraces of Moray, which is made up of three amphitheater-like terraces constructed by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, are thought to have been used as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. After exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which are just 2 miles away. Dating back to colonial times, Maras was considered a salt-producing center. Carved into the mountain side are over 3,000 salt pools, which are filled daily by a little stream of water. Once the water evaporates, it leaves behind a glistening patchwork of salt. The salt mines are a great spot to take pictures and capture the amazing beauty of both the Andes and the spectacular Salineras. Following the salt mines, your next destination is Urubamba, where you will arrive at approximately 1:00PM to enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants. From Urubamba, it is just 30 minutes to get to Ollantaytambo Train Station. Your train will depart at 3:37PM to Aguas Calientes, which will be an approximately 1.5-hour journey. During the train ride, you can take time to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding valleys and Andes mountains. The train will arrive in Aguas Calientes, which is a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu, where your transfer will be waiting you at the train station to take you to your selected hotel in Aguas Calientes. Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco Today is the most important day, as you will be visiting Machu Picchu. Because it’s so special, we encourage you to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you head to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses at 5:30AM (they are all on a first come first serve basis). The bus will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu, and as soon as you arrive to the complex, you will be taken to the best spot to overlook all the ruins and receive panoramic views of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise (if weather allows), in order to attain spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. You will then have a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Please make sure this is arranged at least a month in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out. Once you are done exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, after which you will take an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. From there you will take a private bus back to Cusco, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Cusco to Ollantaytambo: One-Way Private Transfer

5. Cusco to Ollantaytambo: One-Way Private Transfer

Start your adventure to Machu Picchu with a private transfer from Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Skip crowded taxi lines and avoid navigating confusing public transport systems with a stress-free ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.   After being picked up from your accommodation in Cusco at the designated time by a professional driver, relax and enjoy the scenery for the two-hour drive to Ollantaytambo. This village is important for its train station, which serves as the starting point for many tourists en route to the incredible Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Take in the stunning landscape of the Andes Mountains as you drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and arrive safely at your destination 67 kilometers from Cusco.

Ollantayambo: Vistadome Round-trip Train to Aguas Calientes

6. Ollantayambo: Vistadome Round-trip Train to Aguas Calientes

Travel to one of the world's most famous archaeological sites on the Vistadome train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, near Machu Pichu. With panoramic windows in each carriage, take in the views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful countryside. Return trips on the Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Enjoy a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through local cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. Free WiFi is also available for the exclusive use of passengers at Poroy, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Station.

From Ollantaytambo: Aguas Calientes Round-Trip Train Ticket

7. From Ollantaytambo: Aguas Calientes Round-Trip Train Ticket

Leave in the morning from Ollantaytambo for a round-trip to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the train ride while checking out the scenery along the way. Upon arrival and you can visit Machu Picchu and discover the Temple of Sun or the Intihuatana stone.  You can choose between the following categories:  Economy Ticket  Your train leaves between 6:10 AM and 8:29 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM, operated by Peru Rail Expedition Train or Inca Rail Voyager Train.   Superior Ticket Your train leaves between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM and returns from 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM, operated by Peru Rail Vistadome Train or Inca Rail 360 Train. This option includes panoramic windows and snacks.  Luxury Ticket Your train leaves at 11:15 AM and returns at 7:00 PM, operated by Inca Rail First Class Train.  This option includes a 3-course gourmet menu prepared with Andean ingredients from the Sacred Valley, an exclusive selection of drinks and live music. It also includes the bus ride between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.

From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Tour & Entry Ticket

8. From Cusco: Machu Picchu Private Tour & Entry Ticket

Discover Peru’s most famous historical landmark on a full-day, private tour of Machu Picchu, beginning in Cusco. Enjoy pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Cusco and take a local train and bus through the Andes Mountains to the mythical site of Machu Picchu. The activity begins by train, heading through the Sacred Valley of the Incas from the train station in Ollantaytambo, traveling to to Aguas Calientes with the Andes Mountains towering over as the locomotive meanders through the valley on its way up towards the Machu Picchu.  Once in Aguas Calientes, meet the professional guide and take a short bus ride directly to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided, private tour through the famous City of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Next, explore Machu Picchu's most notable features, such as the Temple of the Sun and the Intihuatana Stone. Take time to discover Inti Mach'ay, which displays some of the finest masonry from the Incan Empire. After experiencing Machu Picchu, hop on the bus back to Aguas Calientes, where it is possible to have something to eat before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. After arriving, the hotel transportation returns to Cusco, ending an unforgettable day full of experiences and adventures.

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What people are saying about Ollantaytambo Train Station

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 114 reviews

The trip at first may seem very expensive, but it is really well organized from the start to the finish. The only thing to remember is to always listen to your guide who meets with you at the train station in Aguas Caliente. A driver collects you near the Plaza de Armas and takes you by bus to Ollayantambo. From there you take the train through the sacred valley, which offers you a beautiful landscape. After that the guide takes you up the mountain with the bus where the tour starts. The view up on the old city is truly breathtaking and worth every step. After the tour you can hike down (1.5h) or ride with the bus back to Aguas Caliente. Back to Cusco it is the other way round. Overall an awesome trip.

We had booked the train trip from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and back at short notice, ie 3 days in advance, via Get your Guide. The tickets arrived punctually by e-mail 1 day before the booked trip. I would definitely plan all my activities with Get your Guide again on another trip. They are simply unbeatable, everything is super organized.

In Machu Picchu we had an exceptional guide named Joel. The place is incredible, however it is a very long trip to get there from Cusco and for those of us who do not know we were surprised.

Train tickets, excellent entrance to the mountain, excellent mountain guide, excellent meals in Aguascalientes, the established schedules were met, excellent. Greetings thank you

Amazing experience! Well worth the money and time!