Spain : RENFE

Renfe Spain Pass

  • 4, 6, 8 or 10 trips to be used within 1 month.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.

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 are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 31 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected 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

How to determine multi country pass needed. My wife and I, both seniors, are flying into Frankfurt, Germany in the beginning of May 2019. We want to take a train from Frankfurt to Switzerland (perhaps Zurich),j stay two days, then to France (perhaps Paris), stay two or three days, then (...)

Edward Cambria | 2019/02/17 pending | 1 Comments
Best pass for travel! Hi, We are a family of 1 senior, 5 adults and 2 children (4 year old) who will be visiting Europe in last week of May for 10 days. We will be in Amsterdam for 3 days, Paris for 5 days and Frankfurt for 2 days. Could you please suggest which (...)

Meghna Singh | 2019/02/13 complete | 1 Comments
Multi city travel- which ticket option and advice? Our party of 2A/2Senior/2C (12 & 7) plan to travel London to Disneyland Paris, then a few days later Paris-Barcelona and a week later, Dover to London St. Pancras. All during July. What would our best ticket option be? Eurail Global, Select or (...)

Karen Gleason | 2019/01/26 complete | 2 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments

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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. How do I connect between train stations in the same city ?

  • Q. Where can I find my e ticket number or e ticket confirmation code ?

  • Q. I understand that some of the train stations in Italy now have gates. How do I get to my train ?

  • Q. If my train crosses a border, will I need to show my passport to the conductor ?

  • Q. Do I need to do anything with my rail pass before boarding the train ?

  • Q. If my train tickets have been lost or stolen, how do I request reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™ ?

  • Q. I have my train ticket. Do I also need to buy a reservation ?

  • Q. Why does my train ticket say “coach” if I bought a ticket in the First class or Premier Category ?

  • Q. Can I board the train if I forgot my rail pass but have my seat reservation ?

  • Q. Do restaurant cars cater to specific dietary needs like vegetarian, diabetic or kosher ?

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