The PeruRail Titicaca Train – a ‘stroll’ through the Peruvian Andes

UPDATE: The Perurail Titicaca Train is operating again and has increased its frequencies to 3 times a week from July 2022.

Traverse the unforgettable route from Cusco to Puno and embrace the endless panoramic views and other spectacular onboard experiences aboard the Perurail Titicaca Train.

This is no high-speed train journey by any means, in fact, think of it more like an elegant stroll.

Perurail Titicaca Train Schedule
Departure DayTrain no.Departure StationDeparture TimeArrival StationArrival Time
Monday19Puno07:30Wanchaq (Cusco)17:50
Thursday19Puno07:30Wanchaq (Cusco)17:50
Saturday19Puno07:30Wanchaq (Cusco)17:50
Wednesday20Wanchaq (Cusco)07:10Puno17:40
Friday20Wanchaq (Cusco)07:50Puno18:20
Sunday20Wanchaq (Cusco)07:50Puno18:20

The entire 338 kilometer experience lasts 10 hours 30 minutes, travelling between Cusco and Puno (and also Puno to Cusco) and allows you to truly experience the breathtaking scenery along your way to the world’s highest navigable lake – Lake Titicaca.

With sprawling scenery of the Andes Mountains, Lake Titicaca, and everything in between, you may think that you will forget about the attraction that is the Titicaca Train itself – but, we can guarantee you that this will not be the case.

The 132 passenger max capacity train is luxuriously elegant, with its 1920’s Pullman carriage styling, opulent interiors and seating, a lounge, two dining cars, a bar and open-air viewing platform right at the back (which you just have to experience along the way).

Included in your ticket is a three-course lunch with wine, afternoon tea and a welcome cocktail. (You’ll also get to experience some incredible local treats along the way such as dancing and bands playing, but we don’t want to spoil too much of the surprise).

Is there an alternative option?

As an alternative you can also opt for the more luxurious option that travels along a similar route, however, this option is an overnight sleeper service and costs a considerable amount more than the day service Titicaca Train.

For more information about this alternative service, take a look at the Spirit of the Water (2 Days / 1 Night) or Spirit of the Andes (2 Days / 1 Night) journey in our Belmond Andean Explorer blog article.

What to do when I’m in Puno?

If you are looking for some more information about what there is to do and see when visiting Puno, where to eat, when to visit and even where to stay, we have created an article that details these very questions, called Are Titicaca Lake & Puno Worth Visiting.

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