Peru By Train

Many visitors to Peru travel by rail, if only from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and back. Accordingly, many levels of train service are available on this route.

Some offer basic, economical transportation. However, for passengers seeking a higher level of service and comfort, we suggest the Vistadome, Special Service, Inca Princess, and Hiram Bingham trains.


The Vistadome is fitted with unique panoramic windows, permitting side and roof views of the surrounding mountains. Hot and cold refreshments are included.

Special Service train

The Special Service train is furnished with comfortable wingback seating in an elegant dining car format.

Brunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, and tickets for the round-trip bus transfer from the train station to Machu Picchu are included in most ticket packages.

Wine and cheese are served on the return journey.

Waiter serving champagne to passenger on luxury train tour in Peru

Inca Princess

The Inca Princess is a luxury railcar with capacity for only eight passengers. This “Presidential Service” is designed for travelers seeking privacy, luxury, and comfort.

The car is equipped with a full bar, with buffet catering that can be tailored to passenger tastes.

LANDED booked the first charter of the Inca Princess shortly after the railcar’s inauguration in 2011.

Hiram Bingham

The Hiram Bingham, operated by Orient Express, features elegant dining cars, a bar car, air conditioning, live music and fine dining.

The Hiram Bingham departure schedule entitles passengers to sleep in before traveling to Machu Picchu and stay longer at the citadel before their return.

Both of these trains offer service to the Sacred Valley and Poroy, allowing passengers to avoid Cusco’s tedious switchback route.

A train with private car options taking people on leisure travel in Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Orient Express

Orient Express also serves the Puno (Lake Titicaca) to Cusco route. The Andean Explorer train is reminiscent of the comfortable Pullman cars of the 1920s.

This ten-hour journey passes soaring mountains, river valleys and high plains inhabited by alpaca and vicuña.

A three-course lunch and afternoon tea are included. Wine and cocktails are available in the bar car, in addition to an open-air observation deck for photographs.

Private Orient Express Charter

Charter trains are available for any of the Orient Express routes, and additional routes—such as the four-hour journey from Arequipa to Puno—can also be arranged.


LANDED arranges personalized travel in Peru and throughout South America. We organize luxury accommodation, private transportation, and tours with expert guides. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

“Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them, we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.”

E. M. Forster

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