Is There a Train That Runs to Machu Picchu From Lima?


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As of 2015, there is no train that runs directly to Machu Picchu from Lima. Visitors to Machu Picchu must first travel to Cusco and board a train there. Direct flights from Lima to Cusco are available through LAN and Peruvian Airlines.

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Once in Cusco, travelers can get a train to Aguas Calientes using Inca Rail or PeruRail. Both companies offer several trips that make the journey every day. The town of Aguas Calientes is used as a base for visits to Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes, travelers can purchase tickets for the shuttle bus, which runs daily and takes passengers to the entrance of Machu Picchu; the trip is about 20 minutes each way.

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