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Since there are two companies doing the route as the state imposed monopoly for PeruRail ended. The main difference between the two companies is the fact that PeruRail has trains leaving from both Poroy as Ollantaytambo Station meanwhile IncaRail only has departures from Ollantaytambo Station.
Poroy Station is now the station located closest to Cusco at about 20 minutes drive from the city centre. This used to be the exclusive station for the Luxury Hiram Bingham Train and is now used for at least one train a day of all three types of trains operated by PeruRail.
Ollantaytambo Station also called Ollanta is a popular station due to the fact that it is the last village in the Sacred Valley and hence a good option to continue after your Sacred Valley excursion to Machu Picchu.
All trains from both companies that are operated to Machu Picchu stop in this station. As mentioned earlier it is a popular train station as this allows visitors to combine their trip to the Sacred Valley with the visit to Machu Picchu.
This would safe you a transfer back to Cusco for the night and a transfer back to Poroy or Ollanta station the next morning. If you would like to take your train from Ollanta you have two options; or you can take a late afternoon or evening train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night there or take an early morning train from Ollantaytambo and head straight up to Machu Picchu upon arrival.
As the ride to Aguas Calientes is a very beautiful one it is definitely recommended to have done the ride at least one way during day time. In case you would leave from Ollanta the same day the possibilities exists that you will not have the chance to enjoy this ride as your return train more than likely will also be in the late afternoon or evening.
Also Ollanta is a much nicer village to spend the night in than Aguas Calientes and the prices are much more economical here than in the main tourist destination of Peru.
Another factor to keep in mind when choosing your trains and stations is the fact that the transport in bus or car to or from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is faster than the train to Poroy. Especially for the return train, which may arrive late this may be an interesting fact to keep in mind.
Following we will try to give you an overview of the different trains each company operates. PeruRail Expedition Train; This is the most economical option for the trains to Machu Picchu ever since the Backpacker train got taken out of the circulation.
The Expedition train is a modern train with 4 seat s socially located in front of each other. The carriages have large panoramic windows to fully appreciate the countryside as it rolls on by.
All wagons have air-conditioning, and heating. Snacks and beverages are available during the entire trip.
Luggage can be stored in the racks placed above the seats. This train has departures from Poroy as well as from Ollantaytambo station.World History Timeline Background Information Major World Regions.
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