Trains in Spain

Cheap Train Tickets Spain

Trains in Spain - Intro

  • Very good high speed rail network, one of the best in Europe
  • Very fast connections and extremely punctual 
  • Comfortable trains 
  • Spacious first class seats, often including drinks and meals
  • Faster than flying: Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville 

High speed trains: 

  • AVE
    Very comfortable and fast, 300km/h, Barcelona to Madrid / Madrid to Seville 

  • TGV (international) 
    Barcelona to Paris, 300km/h 

Regional and Intercity trains: 

  • Alvia / ARCO
    Fast trains from Madrid to Bilbao and San Sebastian 

  • Euromed
    Fast trains from Barcelona to Valencia and Alicante

  • Altaria
    Fast trains from Madrid to southern Spain

  • International trains from Vigo to Porto (Portugal)  

  • Media Distincia
    Regional trains connecting small cities with larger cities

  • FEVE 
    Trains around Bilbao, Gijon, Leon and Santander  

  • Cercanías (suburban trains) 
    Regional trains in Barcelona and Valencia  

Night trains: 

International night trains:

  • InterCités de Nuit:
    Portbou (border Spain / France) – Toulouse – Paris (France)
    Portbou (border Spain / France)  – Montpellier – Nancy – Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Portbou (border Spain / France)  – Montpellier – Strasbourg (France)
    Irún (border Spain / France)  – Lourdes – Paris (France) 
    Irún (border Spain / France)  – Bordeaux – Marseille – Nice (France)
    Irún (border Spain / France)  – Toulouse – Lyon – Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Trenhotel:
    Madrid – Lisbon (Portugal)
    Irún (border Spain / France) – Lisbon (Portugal)

Night trains in Spain

  • Trenhotel:
    A Coruna – Barcelona 
    A Coruna – Madrid 

 

 

Rail Map - Spain & Portugal

Rail Map - Spain & Portugal

Travel by AVE

Routes: 

Turista class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Power points at each seat
  • Reservation included

Turista Plus Class

  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 

Preferente Class

  • Reservation included
  • Comfortable leather seats
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • All seats have power points 
  • Included meal and drinks on Monday to Friday on AVE and EuroMed-services

  • AVE - More info and photos

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

Spain by train - Train tickets & info

How to book cheap train tickets in Spain? 

  • Book as early as possibe, tickets are available 2 months in advance
  • Avoid trains during rush hour
  • Be aware that first class tickets are sometimes cheaper than second class tickets

  • Trains in Spain - Find & Book Train Tickets

Renfe

Train tickets Europe 

  • HappyRail: one site for all train tickets in Europe
  • Same price or cheaper as the railways
  • Collect HappyMiles with every trip 
  • Winner of the "Best Innovation" at the EU Rail Summit 2016
  • Complete, easy and the best price!

  • Train Tickets Europe - Buy all Cheap Tickets!

Renfe - National Railways in Spain

Renfe is the name of the national railways in Spain. Renfe operates on all major lines in Spain, like the high speed rails between Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. 

The total rail network of Renfe is 16,0026 kilometres in length. 10,182 kilomteres are electrified. 

Eurail

Rail Pass Europe 

  • One pass for all trains in Europe
  • Often cheaper than multiple single-journey tickets
  • Free travel on most panoramic routes
  • Discounts on ferries like Italy-Greece

  • Eurail - More information