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Getting to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo
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How to get from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is the name of the sacred city of the Incas; Built during the 15th century by the Inca Pachacutec , is now one of the most important destinations in the world. Machu Picchu means old mountain and is the name of the Inca city and the mountain where it is built. But Machu Picchu is also the name of the village at the foot of the mountain, although it is better known as Aguas Calientes and is the place where the hot springs of Machu Picchu are found, hence the name. The mountain that appears behind Machu Picchu in almost all the photos of the Inca city is the mountain Huayna Picchu. If you were lucky enough to find tickets available for the Huayna Picchu Mountain and chose to enter the first group (7 am to 8 am) to Huayna Picchu Mountain, you should know HOW TO GET FROM OLLANTAYTAMBO TO MACHU PICCHU, because if you are not in Machu Picchu At the required time, you may not be able to enter the Huayna Picchu Mountain.

How to get from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu?

If you are not going to travel the Inca Trail, the only way you will get from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is to take a train at Ollantaytambo station to the village of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu village). If you already know how to get to Ollantaytambo, then your next step will be to get to Aguas Calientes. For this you must have booked the train tickets at least 3 weeks in advance. Please note that train tickets are particularly difficult to get during the high season (May – September), so if you are coming in this time, remember that after booking the Machu Picchu tickets, you will have to book the Train tickets.

Train Station to Machu Picchu in Ollantaytambo
Train Station to Machu Picchu in Ollantaytambo

How to book Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu?

To book train tickets, simply go to the page of one of these companies. PeruRail (http://www.perurail.com/) and Inca Rail (http://www.incarail.com/) are the companies in charge of the transportation service from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. Both have multiple services, from economy class, to the most luxurious all-inclusive services.

How is the train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

The train journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes runs along the banks of the Urubamba River through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This 2-hour train ride is considered one of the most beautiful short routes in existence. So do not forget to have your camera well charged and with extra memory.

How to get to the train station in Ollantaytambo?

To get to Ollantaytambo you will need to board a minibus or minivan from the Pavitos Street in Cusco City, this will cost around S / 15 (US $ 4), the cars leave every 15 minutes or before, if it fills up fast. A taxi from your hotel to Calle Pavitos will cost you on average 10 soles (US $ 3). The final whereabouts of these cars is only a few meters from the train station.

What to do in Ollantaytambo while waiting for the train?

If you have some spare time in the village of Ollantaytambo, you can enjoy the old Inca constructions that leave you speechless; Without a doubt, the ruins of Ollantaytambo is one of the most beautiful Inca archaeological sites that exist in the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas; But if you still have time, we recommend visiting some other beautiful places in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, such as the town of Pisac or the town of Urubamba.

The Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo
The Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo

We recommend you plan your trip to Machu Picchu in advance

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Advice from people who have been there


Luhana GBy: Luhana G

“Traditional Inca village“

“It is an ancient Inca dream town, its streets are narrow and cobbled, flooded with many places dedicated entirely to tourism. Many of the settlers dressed in typical clothing are friendly, smiling and supportive people. One of the things that caught my attention is that in this town everyone can walk quietly; The people are honest and hardworking. I was very pleased to meet Ollantaytambo on my way to Machu Picchu.“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last Update, 05-12-2017