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Spain : RENFE

Renfe Spain Pass

This e-pass gives you the freedom to explore Spain on the Renfe rail network.

  • Travel on the national rail network of Spain
  • Convenient electronic rail pass for Spain
  • Issued as an electronic pass
  • Includes Business/Club or Tourist class seats

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Enjoy the RENFE network of trains, with your choice of rail segments using this convenient e-pass.

The Renfe Spain Pass is an e-pass that lets you travel on the national rail network of Spain, with your choice of first (Business/Club) or second (Tourist) class travel for 4, 6, 8 or 10 train segments (trips) within a one-month period. Also included with this pass are Renfe reservations on Spanish trains.

Important Things To Note :

  • You will receive your Print At Home e-pass via email with information about booking reservations.
  • Each train segment requires a reservation.
  • Reservations for the Renfe Spain Pass are included in the cost of the pass but cannot be booked online. Once you have received the e-pass via email. you can schedule reservations in Spain or through Rail Europe’s Contact Center by email.
  • A train segment is one train trip made without changing trains. Each change of trains is an additional train segment.
  • This pass is not valid on night trains or on international trains in and out of Spain.
  • Passport number is required at time of purchase.

Travel in speedy, stress-free comfort on AVE trains to go east from Madrid to Barcelona in just 2 hours 43 minutes ; or head south from Madrid to historic Seville, just a 2 hour 20 minute ride. It’s all up to you.

And your Renfe Spain Pass is good for even more : it also unlocks free or discounted tourist cards and discounts at many hotels and museums all over Spain.


Gran Via panorama, Madrid.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Seat reservations are required for domestic and day trains in Spain. RENFE Spain Rail Pass holders can book their seats for free. Ticket reservations can be purchased at renfe.com, an official travel agent or at the station ticket counter, but a valid pass must be presented when booking tickets for the seat.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your pass was pre-validated at the time of booking, it is now valid for use for the duration you selected. You're all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Renfe Spain Pass

Free commuter travel 3 hours pre-and post-trip.


Travel forum

From our travel community

What is the quickest way to train from seville to valencia I have seen people mention on blogs that there is a 3 hour 50 minute train from Seville to Valencia, but on Renfe, the best I see is about 7 hours, 27 minutes. Am I missing something? Is there a high speed train that will get me there in less (...)

Leinwand Channel | 2019/05/10 complete | 4 Comments
Flying into madrid and taking train to barcelona on same day Hello! I will be traveling to Europe end of September for the first time with a big group (9 people total). I have some questions on how to best plan booking my train tickets. We are flying into Madrid airport morning of 9/27. We would like to (...)

justpassingthrough | 2019/05/09 complete | 2 Comments
When does the booking start for august travel in spain (barcelona - madrid) how do I book a ticket? I am trying to book 4 adult tickets from Barcelona to Madrid - return trip - 1st August from Barcelona and 4th August from Madrid, but not able to do it. When tried, the website says "it is too early to book the ticket.." (...)

vaishali harwalkar | 2019/05/06 complete | 2 Comments
Reservations in spain for summer. when will they be ready to book? Hi!How far in advance can I book seat reservations for travel in Spain? I have our rail passes, and we are traveling at the beginning of July....Thank you!Karen

karen winter | 2019/04/21 complete | 2 Comments
Spain & italy 2019 / barcelona-valencia, valencia-malaga, malaga-madrid, venice-rome me and a friend are travelling to Spain and Italy in Aug 2019 can someone tell us what's the best way to use to train service our itenery will be as follows Barcelona to Valencia Valencia to Malaga Malaga to Madrid venice to (...)

Kumail Ahsan | 2019/04/10 complete | 9 Comments

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. I bought the Rail Protection Plan™. Can I exchange my train ticket, even though the ticket is non exchangeable ?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Trenitalia (Italy) train ?

  • Q. What should I do if I missed my scheduled train ? Can I take the next one ?

  • Q. What should I do If I've already bought my rail pass, and now want to add another country ?

  • Q. If I bought my rail pass from another company, can I still book my seat reservations through Rail Europe ?

  • Q. If there’s been a strike, how do I request reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™ ?

  • Q. Is it possible to have travellers of different genders in the same sleeping compartment ?

  • Q. What is the questionnaire that comes with my rail pass ? Do I have to fill it out ?

  • Q. How do I request an exchange through the Rail Protection Plan™ ?

  • Q. Why should I purchase my train tickets before I leave for Europe instead of while there ?

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