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Buses from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

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Buses from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

Hi,

Would anyone know if there are taxis or buses that can take you to Aguas Calientes? I am traveling on a budget and thought that this could be a cheaper option than taking the train.

Also, how long is the train or bus ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

Appreciate any comments.

Thank you

BlueSky

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1. Re: Buses from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

You can only get there by rail. The trip's about 1.5 hours.

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2. Re: Buses from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

www.perurail.com direct route in

backpacker train cheapest

There is a back door via bus collectivo through

Santa Maria and Santa Theresa lots cheaper

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3. Re: Buses from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes?

If you plan to travel via Santa Teresa check this:

BEWARE: The road between Ollantaytambo and Santa Teresa is unpaved, narrow, bordered by deep precipices, with over a hundred dangerous curves!! During good weather it can be very exciting but during the rainy season (Dec-Mar) it can be downright suicidal!!! Delays can be expected during any time of the year but landslides during the wet season can close the roads for several days at a time. Don't be tempted to cross the avalanche zones on foot to get to a waiting bus, this can be extremely dangerous. You have been warned, this route is still only for the adventurous.

This is published on the Andean Travel web site.

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