Book train tickets and reserve seats for rail travel in Spain
Train travel in Spain - Information and links
to book tickets
RENFE is the state-owned operator of the Spanish
train network. Currently substantial investment is being made in
extending the high speed train routes in Spain, whilst the main
cities have local networks connecting the smaller towns and villages.
The trains in Spain can be rather confusing.
There are several different types, and for the purpose of buying
tickets it is useful to have a basic understanding of these:
- Talgos - are the fast trains stopping
at the major cities only
- Rapidos - are regular, daytime long-distance
- Estrellas - are the night time version
- Cercanias - are local commuter trains.
In addition there are a number of specially named
- Alvia is a new high speed train operating
between Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona
- Ave trains run at up to 186 mph on
the routes: Madrid – Cordoba -Sevilla, Madrid - Zaragoza - Huesca
and Madrid – Camp de Tarragona
- Euromed trains run at 124 mph (200
km/h) from Barcelona to Valencia and Alicante
- Arco trains run at 124 mph from Port
Bou to Valencia, and from Barcelona to Alicante and Murcia
- Alaris high-speed trains run at 124
mph from Madrid to Valencia in three and a half hours
- Altaria trains run at 124 mph on the
following routes: Madrid – Alicante/ Algeciras/ Barcelona/ Cadiz/
Trains in Spain also offer international connections
to neighbouring countries, such as the Elipsos overnight HotelTrain
between both Madrid and Barcelona and Paris, as well as trains to
the South of France.
Make reservations and bookings for trains in Spain.