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03/18/2011 Railways in Spain: timetable, train fares and route map

Spain Railways (Red Nacional de los Ferrocarilles Españoles - RENFE) connects all major cities of Spain. The railways are connected with neighboring countries: France and Portugal.

The official website of RENFE can find all information about train schedules. Tickets can be purchased on site RENFE maximum of 60 days before departure. When purchasing tickets on the website of Spanish railways, it must be noted that the 1 st class is called "Preferente", while class 2 is called "Turista". booking TICKETS AND TIMETABLE OF TRAINS: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

 Types of trains in Spain:

AVE- trains at speeds up to 300 km / h on the routes: Madrid - Zaragoza - Tarragona - Barcelona, ​​Madrid - Zaragoza - Huesca, Madrid - Cordoba-Seville, Madrid - Cordoba-Malaga and Madrid - Segovia;

ALVIA-trains at speeds up to 220 km / h on the routes: Madrid - Gijon, Madrid - Santander, Madrid - Bilbao, Madrid - San Sebastian - Irun and Madrid - Valencia - Castello;

EUROMED - trains at speeds of 124 miles per hour (200 mph) on the line: Barcelona - Valencia / Alicante;

ALTARIA - trains at speeds up to 200 km / h on the following routes: Madrid - Alicante, Madrid - Cordoba - Algeciras, Madrid - Granada, Madrid - Sevilla - Cadiz, Madrid - Sevilla - Huelva, Madrid, Spain - Pamplona, ​​Madrid - Logroño, Madrid - Murcia - Cartagena.

Fast trains are called Talgo passenger and "Expreso". Intra-regional travel, "Tranvia" or "Automotor. The trip from Madrid to Barcelona takes about 3 hours. In the night between Madrid and Barcelona ply about 20 trains. The cost of tickets when purchasing through the Internet, depending on the level of comfort train in this area: from 60 to 130 euros (Grade 2). Transfer time from Barcelona to Chiron (Girona) will be 19 euros for the Talgo and 6 euros for regional trains. Examples of cost to some areas within Spain: Barcelona - Oviedo from 70 euros (on the road 11 hours) Barcelona - Mérida from 60 euros (on the road 12 hours) Barcelona - Valencia from € 24 (on the road an average of 3 hours) Barcelona - Seville from € 60 (on the road 12 hours) or 125 euros (on the road 6 hours) Madrid - Bilbao from 49 euros (in the way 5 hours) Madrid - Malaga from € 80 (on the road an average of 2,5-3 hours) Madrid - Sevilla from 80 euros (on the road 2,5 hours).

International night trains.

From Barcelona there is a train to Paris, Milan and Zurich, and from Madrid to Paris and Lisbon, you can get an overnight train with sleeping compartments for 1-3 places. Some of these trains, there are seats (eg, in Lisbon and Milan by train). Ticket price on the international night train from Madrid to Lisbon in the 2 class of 58 euros, while the most expensive coupe 200 euros. From Barcelona to Paris, the minimum cost for the coupe is 130-140 euros.

Each train has name - the name of the famous Spanish:

Paris-Madrid - Francisco de Goya, from Paris-Austerlitz to Madrid-Chamartin

Paris - Barcelona - Joan Mirò, departing from Paris-Austerlitz to Barcelona França

Zurich - Barcelona - Pau Casals, linking Zurich to Barcelona França

Milan - Barcelona - Salvador Dalì, from Milan to Barcelona França.

Just recently installed a number of preferential tariffs, through which to travel to Spain by train has become even more profitable:

Blue Days - Dias Asules (Dias azules), in which one can travel by train at a significant discount, as a rule, do not coincide with the celebrations, the eve of holidays and vacation time.

Youth card - Tarheta Hoven (Tarjeta joven) entitles its holder, at the age of 12 to 25 years receive a discount of 50% on the ticket of any kind, provided that the days of travel falls on blue days.

Tourist Card - Tarheta Tourism (Tarjeta turistica) - a special ticket - can be purchased by any foreigner, and allows you to travel any distance on any route RENFE. The cost of cards depends on the class (first or second) and on its validity: 8, 15 or 22 days.

"Cheketren" (Chequetren) - subscribe to one person or family, for which a discount of 15% of the tickets on any route, and on any given day.

The route map of railways in Spain can be viewed on our forum:

 http://hainanwel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=160&t=727


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