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1. Posted by zdenek (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

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Hi everyone, I'm planning a trip to see Machu Picchu in April and want to spent as less money as possible on the train. Has anyone experience if it is possible to get the evening local train ticket from Ollanntaytambo on the day of travel in Apriel period and if this evening local train is safe to travel on. And maybe some tip form good, safe and cheap accommodation inAguas Callientes.
Thanks in adnvace

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

I heard it is not any longer possible to take local trains on that track, whatever the reason may be for this stupid decision of peruvian government (except money). The backpacker train (god, I hate that word) is the cheapest one!

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Where did you get that, Michael? Last time I heard, ErwinNL's solution (look for his thread ' getting to MP cheap' in this forum) was still possible...

4. Posted by Char_85 (Budding Member 42 posts) 9y

Hi! Not sure about train to Macchiu Picu...But accomodation in A.C...Try and book something in advane..and despite the name of the town...hot water hard to find!

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

Where did you get that, Michael? Last time I heard, ErwinNL's solution (look for his thread ' getting to MP cheap' in this forum) was still possible...

Actually, when I was there in october, but I could have been fooled of course. Althought I heard it from more people as well.

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

you may well be right of course; haven't been there myself in a looong time...

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

I googled a little bit and found this. Also good information for the initial question in this thread.

http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=cusco_machu_picchu@185&cur_section=tra

8. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 9y

Local train is the cheapest but it's just for Peruvian citizen, sorry guys.