Vistadome Train - Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
The Vistadome Train is surrounded by windows, providing its passengers with unparalleled views of Peru's Sacred Valley. This train departs from Ollantaytambo and stops in Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu.
up to 35 days in advance
- Duration: 1 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:05 AM, 7:45 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:29 AM, 8:53 AM, 9:15 AM, 10:32 AM, 1:27 PM, 3:37 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 35 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Vistadome has large, panoramic windows on its sides and ceiling. This makes it easy to glance outside and take in the stellar scenery you're sure to pass. The route leads through narrow gorges and passes by quaint Andean towns. While riding this train, you'll have a unique sense of being part of the landscape rather than a spectator of it.
The train is comfortable and comes equipped with air conditioning and heating. Travelers can kick back in leather seats or go grab a cup of coffee while on board. Furthermore, some rides may include entertainment by musicians or dancers.
This train departs from the Ollantaytambo train station. The ride to Aguas Calientes takes about 1.5 hours, and there are several departure times to choose from. Travelers can also combine this train ride with tours of Machu Picchu.
Train ride takes 1hr 25min. - Pick from Urubamba Hotels included. It can take 30 minutes. - Passengers should be present at Train Station 30 minutes before departure. So Pick ups will be at 01 hour before departure time.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothing and camera - BAGAGGE: Trains only allows a back pack of 5 kilos (11 pounds). Staff do not have time to verify the weight, but anyway it would be better to leave the rest of luggage at your hotel storage, then when you come back from Machu Picchu, you can pick it up.
Train ride takes 1hr 25min. - Passengers should be present at Train Station 30 minutes before departure.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
Initially we did not have the greatest experience when we boarded the train as our seats were not together. Since Machu Picchu was our main reason for coming to Peru and we were very excited to board the train to go there, we were very disappointed by the seat arrangement. However, we contacted Sara and her team to let her know and to check on our returning seats. Not only did she confirm our returning seats, she really exceeded our expectations and somehow was able to contact the train, even though it had already left the station. The manager on the train came and found us, personally moved us to seats where we could be together and made the experience amazing! We were very surprised that Sara was able to do this and did not expect it at all. It showed the highest level of customer service! Very impressed!