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By train


The Spanish National Railway Network ( RENFE ) connects all the capitals with Madrid and is operating more and more high speed (AVE) trains. Furthermore, there are also long-distance services and trains between different nearby cities. Here you can see the AVE (high speed) services currently in operation. They will take you to your destination in a maximum of three hours.

Origin Via Destination
Madrid Ciudad Real - Puertollano - Cordoba Seville
Madrid Zaragoza - Lleida - Camp Tarragona Barcelona
Madrid Cuenca - Requena / Utiel Valencia
Madrid Guadalajara - Calatayud - Zaragoza - Tardienta Huesca
Madrid Córdoba - Puente Genil - Antequera Malaga
Madrid Segovia Valladolid
Madrid Cuenca - Albacete - Villena Alicante
Barcelona Girona Figueres
The AVE high-speed trains also cover greater distances and reach their final destinations in around five and a half hours.
Origin Via Destination
Malaga Antequera, Puente Genil – Córdoba – Zaragoza –Camp de Tarragona Barcelona
Seville Córdoba – Puertollano – Ciudad Real – Zaragoza – Lleida - Camp de Tarragona Barcelona
 

Renfe Spain Pass

This pass offers the chance to travel around Spain for all non-residents. This system is very practical, as it can be used on all AVE Long-Distance and Mid-Distance high-speed trains. The Renfe Spain Pass is valid for one month from the first trip and has two modalities (Business/Club and Tourist). It can be purchased up to six months in advance, and is available for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 journeys. For more information or to purchase it directly online, go to the following link:

http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/viajes_internacionales/spainpass/index.html This link  takes you to a map of the main railway connections in Spain. What's more, remember your long-distance tickets also entitle you to use –at no extra charge– the local Cercanías trains that take you to the city centre and to the airports of Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.

Tourist trains

An original option to see Spain by train is the so-called tourist train. Here is information on some of them: Transcantábrico : a train "cruise" around northern Spain. From Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) to León (Castile-León). Al-Ándalus Train : a "palace" on rails – for discovering Andalusia on a luxury train.

La Robla Express: : tours through northern Spain in a period train.

There are also one-day tourist train routes, such as: The Strawberry Train: a pleasant family excursion in the Region of Madrid, on a historic train that takes you as far as Aranjuez. Sóller Train : an early 20th-century train that covers inland Majorca (Balearic Islands). Cervantes Train: a literary train journey to Alcalá de Henares, the town where the author of Don Quixote was born.

Practical information

We recommend checking our practical tips before starting your journey to Spain. You can also get more information on the routes you are interested in and reserve tickets on-line at the RENFE website , or by telephone, at (+34) 902 243402, where your questions will be answered in English, French or Spanish.