Spirit now offers Train to the Clouds tickets (Tren a las Nubes tickets). It is not possible for international visitors to purchase Train to the Clouds tickets through the regular outlet with a foreign credit card so we take care of the purchase at the local office in Salta. You will receive the train to the clouds tickets as vouchers for transport via email.
Train to the Clouds Route
One of the highest train tracks in the world, the Train to the Clouds was and is an exceptional engineering feat, crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile.
During the journey you will cross 29 bridges, 13 viaducts and enter 21 tunnels while viewing the puna scenery of the Toro Gorge, before arriving at the Polvorilla Viaduct. After time to disembark and observe the curved construction at a height of over 200 feet, the train returns to San Antonio de los Cobres town for another disembarkation with time to shop the local market.
The train to the clouds departs at 0700 but passengers need to be at the station in Salta at 0630. The return journey arrives back in Salta at approx 2100. A basic breakfast is served on the train and there is food available for purchase at the market.
As this is a very long return journey, Spirit passengers may elect to make the one-way train journey and have a private driver meet them at the San Antonio train station for the onward journey to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca. With the possibility to overnight In this magical pueblo and continue into the Humahuaca Gorge the following day. Please contact us for current pricing on this option.
The train runs Wednesdays and Saturdays all year apart from the rainy season months during the summer. Low season ends 30th June and high season starts 1st July. Current Train to the Clouds cost is US$180. Please order your Train to the Clouds tickets online with a deposit of US$40 per person. Insert the date required in the field. We will require date of birth, nationality and passport numbers for each traveler in order to make the ticket purchase.