Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Renfe Spanish high speed trains

The train in Spain : The AVE train

  • Madrid - Barcelona: 02:50
  • Prices from $51
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains



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

Services & amenities offered by Spanish day trains
Second class First class First class
Rail Carrier DesignationClass of service for the Rail Carrier, as you might see on your ticket. Turista Preferente Club
Food & beverages Enjoy a drink and delicious meal, served right at your seat.
Conference lounge Conduct an urgent meeting in the on-board conference lounge.
Exclusive AVE Lounge At the station, enjoy the atmosphere and services of an AVE lounge, perfect to relax or catch up on some work before your trip.
In-car video screens While the scenery outside provides plenty of entertainment, some cars are also equipped with video screens.
Activities for Kids Spend time with your young travel companions by choosing a board game to play.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.
Audio system As you watch the landscape roll by, be even more inspired listening to your favorite songs.

FAQs

Common Questions, Simple Answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Q. Where can I find more information about European train stations ?

  • Q. How can I check to see if food is served on a particular train ?

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

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

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