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trains from Cusco

Hastings
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trains from Cusco

We are going to Cusco on the 6th April and debating either to take a taxi to Machu Pichu and another to Puno or to take the train to both destinations (vistadome to MP and first class to Puno)? Any advise welcome, and is it worth buying the tickets online before getting there or wait till our arrival in Cusco to organise them (we are staying at Terra Andina)? Thanks for any advise

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1. Re: trains from Cusco

First of all you cannot take a taxi to MP. The only way to get there is by buying the train ticket from peru rail. Then you must go back on train to cusco in order to take a train or bus to puno. Please reserve your MP tickets at perurail as soon as possible.

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thanks inti7, is the train the only way to travel between Cusco and aguascalientes? or can we take a bus or taxi?

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The only ways to get to Aguas Calientes are by train or hiking the Inca Trail. You can take a taxi or bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo (in the Sacred Valley) and the train from there. This route is actually recommended because it is faster than taking the train all the way from Cusco.

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Hiking the inca trail is only through an agency. You cannot do this on your own. If you plan to hike the inca trail you must make reservations as soon as possible.

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5. Re: trains from Cusco

most important... do you have your train tickets?! you should get them asap or you won't get to Machu Picchu! and you need to get them before you get there at least the one's to MP

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