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Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

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Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

We are staying over night in Ollantaytambo on the day we visit Machu Picchu and want to get a train the next day from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco.

I have checked the PeruRail website and can't find how to purchase a ticket for this section. It appears you can only purchase tickets from Machu Picchu to Cuzco?????

Any information would be great please.

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Ollantaytambo
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Sacred Valley, Peru
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1. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

Im not sure if you are allowed to get on the train headed to Cusco from Machu PIcchu but if you are Im sure you would be required to purchase the Machu PIcchu - Cusco ticket. You should contact PeruRail and ask them though. Personally I think its better to hire a taxi to take you to Cusco. Not only will it be cheaper but if you go directly its going to be faster. If you havnt already visited Maras and Moray then you can easily do this by taxi on the way to Cusco although with added travel time and a half an hour at least at each site you will need to plan on around 3 hours for the trip as apposed to 1-1.5 hours directly.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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2. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

They do not offer the option from Ollantaytambo to Cusco because it's not a regular train service but a touristic one. Hence they only profit from itineraries that include Machu Picchu. Just take a taxi as recommended above. Faster and cheaper.

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Cusco
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Cusco Region, Peru
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3. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

What should the cost be to take a taxi from Machu Picchu to Cusco?

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Kamloops, Canada
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4. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

You cannot get a taxi from Machu PIcchu to anywhere. Walking or the train are pretty much the only means of getting to/from Machu Picchu. The trains operate from Aguas Calientes (Machu PIcchu town) to Ollantaytambo or Urubamaba in the Sacred Valley or also all the way to Cusco. In 2010 a taxi from Ollantaytambo to Cusco including stops to visit Maras and MOray cost me 70 Soles.

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Machu Picchu, Peru
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Sacred Valley, Peru
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Cusco Region, Peru
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Cusco Region, Peru
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5. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

You've got minibusses for 12 soles or so.

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6. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

12 soles per person in a taxi of four. Since there was three of us, we decided to get a taxi for ourselves for 45 solves. much faster ride and a very nice taxi.

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7. Re: Train Ollantaytambo to Cuzco

careful to check your return ticket! We ended up NOT being dropped off at the hotel train station, but one stop away. Late at night, it was hard to get back to the hotel!

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