I know you can buy tickets for the train & Machu Picchu online. However, I haven't been able to find out how far in advance you can do this. We're planning a trip for May 17th.
From all the postings regarding the difficulty in getting the MP tickets online from the government website, I would like to attempt at least to get them as soon as they are available, giving myself plenty of time. I didn't see any tickets available for purchase after December 31st.
Question#1: how far in advance are the train & MP tickets available for purchase?
Question#2: If you buy your train tickets online, do you have to exchange them for an actual boarding ticket at the station beforehand?
Question#3: If yes to above, can you exchange them the night before? We will be staying in Ollantaytambo.
Sorry for so many questions, but after all the research, I'm not sure if the information out there is still valid.
Thanks in advance for any help.