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Elipsos Trenhotel network
The Elipsos Trehnhotel is a night train which offers a smooth and relaxed overnight journey through Spain and France in the comfort of a well-equipped carriage. The Elipsos Trehnhotel is jointly operated by the SNCF and RENFE, the French national railway company and the Spanish national railway company respectively. It is the perfect option if you want to combine the cost of travel with accommodation. The Elipsos Trenhotel prides itself on its likeness to a hotel with comfy beds and knowledgeable staff that’ll make sure you’re awake and ready for your stop, and that your journey is one to enjoy.
Get discount and bonuses when travelling on board Elipsos Trenhotel, in Spain as well as in France. Keep your Elipsos ticket handy, show it to participating partners and save money with the special deals.
- Free entrance at the Museo de la Evolucion Humana
- 20% discount at Paris Charms & Secrets to discover multiple facets of Paris
- 15% discount at the Citadines & Ascott in France and Barcelona
- 10% discount at Galeries Lafayette and invitation to its fashion show
- And more.
Conditions apply. For more details, reservations and for a full list of bonuses and discounts available with Elipsos Trenhotel, read the attached brochure.
Popular journeys and travel durations
Connecting Madrid, Barcelona and Paris.
|Paris – Madrid||13h23|
|Barcelona – Paris||11h 56|Paris Barcelona 11:54 € 149 Madrid Paris 15:00 € 173
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- Elipsos Trenhotel tickets are open for booking 90 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.
Ticket delivery option(s) :
|Print @ home||Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.|
Seat reservation :
- Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
- Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.
Experience the service
Before you board
The Elipsos Trenhotel’s main stations are all located in the centre of the cities, so as soon as you arrive you’re poised for action. Most stations have a left-luggage office, car hire and information desk. At Madrid’s Chamartín and Valladolid stations, Grand Class or Club Class ticket holders have free access to the clubroom from 2 hours before departure.
Return ticketholders travelling Grand or Club Class are entitled to 48 hours free parking at Madrid Chamartín, and one-way ticketholders are allowed 24 hours.A maximum of three items of luggage are allowed per person, not exceeding 20 kg or 250 cm. Shopping bags included!
|First class||First class||Second class||Second class|
|Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. small>||Gran class||Club class||Tourist class||Sleeperettes|
|Air conditioned carriages Makes it bliss when travelling during the summer period. small>||√||√||√||√|
|Restaurant car Drinks, snacks and delicious meals, to make the most of your trip. small>||√||√||√||√|
|1 or 2-bed cabin Ample space for a very comfortable ride. small>||√||√|
|4-bed cabin The best way for a very comfortable ride in the company of friends or other fellow travellers. small>||√||√|
|Washbasin Practical to freshen up anytime during your trip. small>||√||√||√|
|Travel kit Complimentary kit which is helpful when travelling. small>||√||√|
|Breakfast The most important meal of the day for a memorable experience. small>||√||√|
|Newspapers and magazines Grab your free international/local newspaper or magazine and enjoy the ride. small>||√||√|
|Private bathroom Freshen up with a shower or use the WC for more convenience. small>||√|
|Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board. small>||√|
Reviews & ratings
Overall rating (311)
Overall appreciationExcellent 27% Very good 40% Average 21% Poor 5% Terrible 7%
"Train was cancelled " Jasmin l.
I took this train already three times and I never had any problems and I always enjoid it. But this time the train was cancelld a few hours before due to th etrain accindent in paris. That can happen but the way it was handeled was terrible. We waited over an hour in a row till we were told that the trainstaion will close at ten and we won't get new tickets till then. We can sleep on the train in the trainstation. On the next day at 6 am the train station will be open again an we could que up again to get maybe a ticket. They could not reserve tickets for us. I prefered to go to a hotel but I heard from the people staying at the train that there was bearly any aircondition and it was very loud and no shower. I decided to get my money back and go to a hotel and buy a new ticket on the next morning. I got my money back in cash without any documentation. I was lucky to get a ticket for the next morning train so I could make it home. I found the way we were treated very disapointing. We were basically left alone to figure out how to come home. At the end I was at home 7 hours later, I was very exhousted and I spend over 150 Euros more (for the hotel, taxi and the first class ticket I needed to get home) which won't be covered by the train company. At least the Thalys I had to take after the eurotrain was no problem as they simply moved me to a later train without any extra payments. Value for money Convenience
"Comfortable but Late" Imelda l.
My husband and I and our daughter traveled first class on the TrenHotel from Madrid to Paris. The ride was very pleasant and comfortable. We had taken a previous train trip from Barcelona to Madrid and were puzzled why the security screening for baggage was not taken at the Madrid Chamartin station as they had been in Barcelona. The passengers were simply let through the gate for the platform whereas bags passed through scanners at the Atocha station. The WC on the train was clean at the start of the trip but smelled foul and lacked toilet paper at the close of the trip near Paris; it seems they don't replenish supplies nor clean up well during the trip. We were also late for more than an hour getting into Paris, no explanations or apologies were made. We reserved dinner on the dining car; the food was mediocre and overpriced and the server mixed up all three of our main courses, giving each of us the wrong plates. However, I praise the service of RailEurope staff in Singapore (?) because they replied promptly to my questions and were ready to assist. Very attentive and thorough service. I particularly appreciate that RailEurope allows certain tickets to be printed at home, foregoing expensive and sometimes unsafe postal/delivery services. Thank you RailEurope! Value for money Convenience
"Nice, different way to travel" Tania f.
We were 4 "older" ladies traveling through Europe on a backpackers budget. The Elipsos Trenhotel and the overnight journey was a first for us. The compartments are small but you need nothing more for 1 night on a train. It was a convenient way to travel, you get from one city to another while sleeping and on a backpackers budget, this saves money since it's transport and accommodation is all in one. Value for money Convenience
"Flexible seats not for sleepin" Andrey k.
We traveled in super flexible 1class seats. Everything around was like for 1 class of 80s. Really really old. But electronic seats worked as designed. They are really flexible but even super flexibility is worse than sleeping bed. So it was not really nice to travel in this seats all night long. Service was good. No checking needed. Just go to train station 5 minutes before departure and you are able to be in train. Train stations are always in the middle of the cities. Value for money Convenience
"Efficient but bumpy" Prudence s.
Trenhotel got me from Barcelona to Paris efficiently, but it was a very bumpy ride. Felt like an old third-class train. Given train technology - like Spain's AVE and the Eurostar - the rolling stock needs an overhaul. Value for money Convenience
"Memorable trip" Muruga Pradap d.
It was a pleasant suprise to see the wonderful and cosy compartment a the Rail Euro from Barcelona to Paris. I will definitely opt to travel by the train again and it made my journey and very pleasant and memorable expeerience. The facilities are even more than the hotels that we had stayed in and definitely better than the budget airlines. Kudos to the team. Value for money Convenience
"Didn’t honor unused ticket" David g.
Two of our party were deathly sick and didn't use their ticket on the day it was issued for. They had to purchase a new ticket the next day. Poor customer service. The two that did travel had a lovely time supported by fantastic staff members all. Value for money Convenience
"trip" Gerard m.
The trip was very enjoyable. I had a problem when I tried to buy the tickets. I wanted the cabin with the wc inside and i made the reservation but the system did't alowes te payement. I had to buy the other cabin, which was very nice also. Value for money Convenience
"Family trip to Paris" Hilda Susana m.
The train fit my expections...and my family ones also. It was our first train trip and a very good experience at all. We'll certainly try to repeat this type of experience. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Like Elipsos Trenhote" Vutthichai t.
Clean, Comfort, Convenience, Secure, Safe, Fun, Good Service, All of these are keyword for Elipsos Trenhotel. We've great experience with Paris to Bacelona trip. Only one made me want to suggest you are breakfast. It's not first come first serve. We came to restaurant before someone but your staff serve breakfast for them before me 10 mins. That's made me to quick for this meal. Anyway, all experience were good for us. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"Good service" Esther o.
Everything was excellent. However, I found that there was a better connection. Comfort Value for money Convenience
"salvador dahli" Peter a.
Baggage space allocation is very limited (1 bag),and the other 3 all had extra baggage. We made it all fit but it was a tight squeeze. The benefit was that we all had to talk to each other to solve the storage problem when all 4 of us were travelling singly in a tourist sleeper. We soon become travel friends. The disdavantage was the tight squeeze reducing the comfort level. If people are considering travelling tourist sleeper, then remember the baggage storage restriction is 1 large bag only. Other wise the sleeper cabin was comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this as an alternative to flying. Comfort Value for money Convenience