Trains in Spain - Rail Guide, Train Tickets & Reservations

Trenhotel - Info


Trenhotel is Spain's night train service that run both national and international routes. With options for everyone, ranging from Gran Classe private cabins to seats.

The newest Trenhotel train are equipped with longer/wider beds than before. Seats have a reclining angle of 136-degrees and have comfortable headrests. A power socket, pull-out table and a travel blanket (depending on season) are available.



  • Barcelona to Vigo | Vigo to Barcelona
  • Irun to Lisboa | Lisboa to Irun
  • Lisboa to San Sebastian | San Sebastian to Lisboa
  • Madrid to A Coruña | A Coruña to Madrid

Turista class seats

  • Reclining seats
  • Seats can be changed to face the direction of travel
  • Reading lights
  • Audio channels

Turista class bed

  • Shared cabins, based on four beds
  • Male/female separated, pro tip: book a whole cabin for your private party up to 4 people
  • Sink available in the cabin
  • Necessary linen

First Class Bed

  • Cabins, bookable as single or twin
  • Sink and personal hygiene items
  • Security lock with locking from the inside
  • Beds 190cm*77cm
  • Necessary linen

Gran Clase Bed

  • Cabins, bookable as single or twin
  • Shower, sink and toilet
  • Complete toilet bag and all the necessary linen
  • Beds 190cm*77cm (on the Barcelona - Vigo route even 200cm*80cm)


Bar coach on all services with drinks, snacks and simple meals. 


Not available.

Power sockets  

At every seat/in every cabin.


Children up to 11 years travel with discounted fares.


Dogs can only travel in Spanish trains when their weight is less than 10 kg. If a ticket is needed, it's for sale locally.


No luggage limit on board of Trenhotel-trains. Small luggage can be stowed in the overhead luggage racks or under your seat, for larger cases there are luggage racks in the compartments and near the outside doors.  Keep in mind that space is limited on board Trenhotel-trains. Don't bring too much luggage.


There is a check-in and x-ray of your luggage at almost all Trenhotel- stations. Be at the station at least 20 minutes before departure.

Discount cards

People over 60 years can buy a Tarjeta Dorada locally, which gives 25% to 40% over the full fare.

Interrail / Eurail 

Interrail and Eurail are accepted on all Alvia-services. Reservation is compulsory and the supplement is +/- €10 per person for a seat and goes up to +/- € 100 for a private cabin.


For groups from 6 persons we offer special group fare, see Group travel by train.


The Gran Clase onboard Trenhotel-trains offers a comfortable and quiet working sphere. The Lounge on Spanish stations is open for all Trenhotel-Preferente-class passengers (except Promo-fares). More information: Business travel by train.

At the station

Note the check-in at the Spanish train stations (see above). 

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


  • National railways  in Spain 
  • All major routes, like Barcelona to Madrid and Seville to Madrid
  • High speed trains like the AVE

  • Renfe - National Railways

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