Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Renfe Spanish high speed trains

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The train in Spain: The AVE train

  • Madrid - Barcelona: 02:50
  • Prices from $48
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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AVE High Speed Train

Overview

Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Looking to explore the beauty that is Spain? The AVE is a high speed train in Spain that allows travelers to experience all that the illustrious region has to offer. Plan on breathing the fresh air of Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Barcelona and Valencia. Effortlessly travel by train from Madrid to Barcelona or Madrid to Seville inside one of the window-lined, high-tech AVE cars.

Known for its speed, reasonable fares and flexible schedules, the AVE train remains the ideal form of transportation for savvy travelers. The family-friendly Economy Class, features reserved seats, a nursery and play area with children’s board games. The Comfort Class passenger will enjoy plenty of room, plus video and audio service at every seat. Of course, Premier is just that: elegant simplicity with room to unwind and amenities to match. You’ll also find air-conditioning, pay phones and a buffet car. In fact, when it comes to comfort on board, you could say they went a little overboard.

Ticket control and passport checks will occur at the station before boarding the AVE train. It’s also important to note that the entire train is non-smoking, with the platform closing 2 minutes prior to the trains’ departure time.

The Ave Train in Spain. Vive la difference.

More details

Renfe is the national rail operator in Spain. The company operates passenger trains on the Spanish national rail network. Among the trains that Renfe operates, are the Ave trains which are modern and comfortable trains. Learn more


Practical information


It is best to arrive at the train station at least 10-minutes prior to your train’s scheduled departure time. Ticket control and passport checks will occur prior to boarding AVE trains.

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Booking :
  • Renfe Spanish high speed trains tickets are open for booking 60 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Renfe, the Spanish national railway company, operated the AVE trains. When travelling on board the AVE trains, you will have a very relaxing and pleasurable travel experience. Learn more

A class apart

Onboard

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Spanish day trains
First class Second class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. Preferente Turista
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Audio system Listen to your favourite tune while enjoying the passing landscape.
Video screens Ideal for entertainment, some coaches are equipped with screens.
Kid’s facilities Intuitive board games are available for children.
AVE lounges at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.

Reviews & ratings

  • Convenience
    Trouble free,excellent journey | Steven Peter m. | 2017/02/26
    "Excellent service.We booked and printed tickets on line which scanned easily on day of journey. All baggage x rayd so great security before entering platform. Allocated seating upon booking. Train on time. Value for money 5 stars. (auto star system not working. )22 euros per person each way. "

  • Convenience
    To MAdrid | Mishal a. | 2017/02/26
    "my trip was great but I was wonder that the crew was not speaking English and she couldn't understand me once I order. "

  • Thanks | . | 2017/02/24
    "I enjoyed in my travel with RAILEUROPE. It was my first journey with them. "

  • Convenience
    Speedy and comfortable | Faraz p. | 2017/02/23
    "In all honesty, wasn't expecting the service to as speedy and comfortable as it was. Got to Barcelona in well under 3 hours. Highly recommended! "

  • Convenience
    Memorable high speed journey | Sandeep s. | 2017/02/20
    "The journey from Sevilla to Granada was amazing to say the least. Travelling at high speed through the Spanish countryside was worth every minute that we were on the train, though there is a longer segment that one needs to travel by bus for a substantial portion as the train track is being upgraded. The unavailability of wifi was a disappointment though.The trains are clean and very comfortable with a lot of legroom and nice seats. "

  • Convenience
    Great Value for money | Sutat c. | 2017/02/18
    "Clean comfortable train with lots of leg room in 2nd class. Few too many stops, and arrived a bit late. "

  • Convenience
    Great experience | Manas m. | 2017/02/16
    "Right from punctuality to customer service and overall journey experience was just fabulous. Great work and highly appreciated. Keep up the great job. "

  • Service | . | 2017/02/16
    "Very good service "

  • Convenience
    Barcelona to Girona  | Philip f. | 2017/02/15
    "No complaints-Very nice trip! "

  • Convenience
    trip was comfortable. | Sungchul p. | 2017/02/10
    "was good "

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FAQs

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Do the train stations offer services to help carry my luggage?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat when booking a train ticket?

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

  • Q. Do you offer discounts on tickets for groups ?

  • Q. Are there lounges at the train station I can access with my Rail Europe tickets?

  • Q. What other types of services are available at the station?

  • Q. Do you offer maps of European train stations?

  • Q. Should I buy my seat reservations prior to arriving in Europe, or can I just get them at the station locally?

  • Q. What food and drink options are on board?

  • Q. I’ve noticed a big difference in the cost of seat reservations for different trains. Why?

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