Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.

Cusco

Cusco (also known as Cuzco) is a city in Peru, situated near to the Urubamba Valley. Cusco was the historical capital of the Inca Empire, and as such has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is a major tourist destination, with up to 2 million visitors each year.

How to get to Cusco from
Route 1:

If you don't fancy walking the Inca Trail, you can always take the train to Machu Picchu.

There are three choices for the route between Machu Picchu; to travel on the Expedition (formerly Backpacker), Vistadome or Hiram Bingham service. As you would guess, the Expedition service is the cheapest with the Hiram Bingham the most expensive, although they all follow the same route.

The Hiram Bingham service is designed to enable passengers to visit Machu Picchu in a day, departing Cusco in the morning (brunch served), before arriving at the Citadel for an afternoon visit, before rejoining the train for a gourmet dinner on the return journey to Cusco.

PeruRail has recently opened a station at Urubamba, with services to/from Machu Picchu. Visit the PeruRail website for more information.