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Train, MP, Tickets

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Train, MP, Tickets

We are planning a day trip to MP, and will be taking the train from Cuzco to MP, spending time at MP and then training back...

Couple questions:

Where exactly does the train drop you off?

Do you need a ticket to get into MP, from wherever the train drops you off?

Are there tour guides available once you get to MP, or do you need to book them in advance?

Kamloops, Canada
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1. Re: Train, MP, Tickets

The train stops at the train station in the town of Aguas Calientes which is located in the valley below Machu Picchu. From the train station is about a 5-10 minute walk to the buses that shuttle people up the mountain to Machu Picchu. The buses start operating around 5:30AM and theres a bus every 15-20 minutes until 5:30PM. It cost $16 for the round trip bus ticket which can be purchased right before getting onto the bus.

You need to secure your entrance tickets to Machu Picchu before you arrive. You cannot buy them there. http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/

There are tour guides at the entrance to Machu Picchu which you can hire if you choose to.


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2. Re: Train, MP, Tickets

The cost of the bus has increased a bit, so bring some extra $1 bills, you can also pay in soles.

If you don't have your entrance ticket to MP you can buy it in Aguas Calientes town after you get off the train.

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3. Re: Train, MP, Tickets

I HIGHLY suggest booking as much of it in advance as you can, it just takes a lot of stress out of the day and allows you to enjoy MP that much more!

I wrote about my experience at MP here, …blogspot.com/2013/01/peru-part-4-machu-picc…

4. Re: Train, MP, Tickets

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