Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Spanish day trains. High speed AVE connection between cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Seville etc.

  • Madrid - Barcelona: 02:50
  • Prices from 32
  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains



AVE High Speed Train

Overview

Renfe Spanish high speed trains

Travelling through Spain is an enchanting experience on an AVE high speed train operated by RENFE. You’ll enjoy your journey on the most modern train fleet in Europe, and also benefit from attentive service in all classes of travel. The full name Alta Velocidad Española literally means Spanish High Speed, and AVE also means bird in Spanish. The RENFE operated trains definitely stay true to their name, reaching speeds of up to 300km/h (186mph). The AVE trains are a luxurious and efficient way to get around the country. With excellent customer service, punctuality and easy to understand fares, the AVE network continues to be a great boost to Spain’s tourism and business. RENFE is the Spanish national railway company which operates the AVE high speed trains.

More details

Renfe is a modern and efficient railway system that offers every level of service in Spain. Among its services, it offers a high-speed rail called AVE, making travel in this country even more delightful. Learn more


Practical information


Ticket control and passport checks will occur before 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.
Travelling in AVE trains, operated by Spanish rail operator Renfe, means that you are going through one of the most enjoyable and relaxing travel experience. Learn more

A class apart

Onboard

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Spanish day trains
First classFirst class Second class
Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. Club 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.
Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board.
AVE lounges at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.
On board conference lounge Ideal for business travellers to conduct any urgent meeting.

FAQ's

Common Questions, Simple Answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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