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Renfe Spanish high speed trains
- Madrid - Barcelona: 02:30
- Prices from € 47
- Book up to 60 days in advance
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Renfe Spanish high speed trains network
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.
Popular journeys and travel durations
Main destinations for the Spanish AVE Train include Madrid, Sevilla, Barcelona and Malaga.
|Port Bou||Barcelona||02:12||€ 18|
|Barcelona||Murcia Del Carmen||06:47||€ 16|
|Barcelona||La Coruna||12:52||€ 41|
|Miranda De Ebro||Barcelona||04:55||€ 28|
|Barcelona||San Sebastian||05:28||€ 25|
|Barcelona||Castellon De La Plana||02:02||€ 11|
Booking & Ticket deliveryBooking :
- 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.
Ticket delivery option(s) :
|Print @ home||Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.||Printing guide|
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.
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.
Experience the service
Before you board
Make sure to arrive at the station early to find out where you should be taking your train, especially if you are unfamiliar with the premises. RENFE trains leave on time!Ticket control and passport checks will occur before boarding AVE trains.
|First class||First class||Second class|
|Carrier’s designationName of class of service as you might see on your ticket. small>||Club||Preferente||Turista|
|Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought. small>||√||√||√|
|Audio system Listen to your favourite tune while enjoying the passing landscape. small>||√||√||√|
|Video screens Ideal for entertainment, some coaches are equipped with screens. small>||√||√||√|
|Kid’s facilities Intuitive board games are available for children. small>||√||√||√|
|Meal and drink A delicious meal and drinks are served at seat on board. small>||√||√|
|AVE lounges at station Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working. small>||√||√|
|On board conference lounge Ideal for business travellers to conduct any urgent meeting. small>||√|
AVE trains operated by RENFE offer 2 first class options called Club (Business Class) and Preferente (First Class).
- Club class and Preferente Class aboard AVE trains offer large comfortable reclining seats that make you feel at ease. A selection of video and audio programs at your seat will help you take your mind off any work you should be doing! Friendly RENFE staff will serve you drinks and light snacks at your seat.
- Dedicated to Business travellers, the Club class also offers an “à la carte” menu. Travel and work in style: the Club class offer leather seats. This class of service also offers tables for each seat.
Travel in comfort even in 2nd class
- Tourist class (2nd Class) on the AVE offers generous legroom, a selection of video and audio programs at your seat and a bar-buffet car offering a selection of food and beverages. Like Club Class and Preferente, Turista Class also offers you puzzle for your children. There is also a dedicated family area for your enjoyment. Turista class offers good value for money, and you can also easily upgrade to 1st class- Club or Preferente.
- It is important to note that all classes offer facilities for disabled people. Other services for all include a bar-buffet car, phone booths, a nursery area and a meeting area.
Luggage Weight Limit
- To ensure the comfort of all passengers, there is a weight limit for individual baggage, which is fixed at 20 kg.
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.
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Reviews & ratings
Overall rating (2910)
Overall appreciationExcellent 49% Very good 32% Average 12% Poor 3% Terrible 3%
"The way to travel!"James w.
My wife and I booked the Renfe Ave high speed train between Barcelona and Madrid in September, 2014. We booked it online from Chicago, got a great price, and printed out our tickets and took them with us. Everyone in the Estacion Sants was very helpful and we found our seats and stowed our luggage without any problems. The ride was wonderful: very smooth, no bumps, very quiet, and of course, very fast. The three hour trip seemed even quicker since our seats were so comfortable. We would highly recommend Renfe over any other mode of transportation, this is the way to travel. Value for money Convenience
"Barcelona to Madrid"Chris h. 29/09/2014
Awesome ride! One of the most advance trains I've ever been in. Really convenient. Cool and great experience overall. Chris Value for money Convenience
"Madrid-Lisbon"Chris h. 29/09/2014
Very convenient. But trains are outdated. Coach class is very uncomfortable and very noisy. I felt like I was in a third world country. But had a good time in Lisbon anyway! Chris Value for money Convenience
"Very Good"Saeid a. 28/09/2014
It is very good. But it was too much announcement in the train station for Atocha every moments, I stayed in the station for long time and I got headache for that. Except that it is comfortable Value for money Convenience
"Comfort with Style"Devesh c. 28/09/2014
We traveled on the train between Spain and Santiago De Compostela on 17th September. It was a very enjoyable journey. The seats were comfortable and ride was exceptionally smooth. The Train staff was very polite and helpful. Especially the Ticket Inspector and the coach attendant on duty were very courteous. All in all, an exceptionally enjoyable experience. Only one suggestion that will make the journey more enriching for foreign travelers like us. If more information regarding the area/towns/cities being crossed is provided either through announcement or LCD display available in the coaches. Value for money Convenience
"Comfort and Convenience "Kamal r. 28/09/2014
We travelled as a family. I must compliment, right from the booking to the actual travel. Things couldn't have been better. Value for money Convenience
"Good experience"Wai Tong c. 27/09/2014
The service is easy to use and efficient while the price is reasonable. The staff are friendly and patient to answer my enquiry. I will recommend Railreurope to my friends who want train tickets of Europe. Value for money Convenience
"Good deal of train service"Chi Ho w. 27/09/2014
We traveled from Madrid to Malaga with comfortable and speedy train. Both departure and arrival times are accurate. Good deal for it :) Value for money Convenience
"Convenient trip"Man Yin Emily t. 27/09/2014
It's convenient but it's less comfortable for this train. Value for money Convenience
"Tourists"Maria Nathalia m. 26/09/2014
It was good that tourists are put in one coach. The restrooms are pleasantly clean. Value for money Convenience
"Spain Travel"Michael c. 26/09/2014
Our experience was very good. The service and convenience was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending this to my friends. We also used RENFE on our trip from Seville to Madrid and travelled First or Priority Class. The lunch served and overall service was excellent. Michael Castelino Value for money Convenience
"Madrid-Cordoba"Yasser e. 25/09/2014
The train was great, it was very comfortable and the departure and arrival timing was very accurate. Value for money Convenience
"Renfe High Speed Train-Smooth"Robert f. 25/09/2014
The high speed train from Cordoba to Granada was late to start, but the ride itself was comfortable and quick. We enjoyed the views out our window. Value for money Convenience
"Best way to see Spain"Dennis b. 25/09/2014
My travel companion flew to Madrid from Malaga, I left a day later by high speed train. At 2.5 hrs to go halfway across the country, city centre to city centre, far less time through security and check-in, more comfortable seating and leg room, and getting to see the countryside up close at 295 km/h, it was more economical and to me the best choice. My travel companion took the next leg by train with me Madrid to Barcelona - 18 cities in Spain are served by high speed train - now he's sold on the advantages. Only gripe is I found 1st class little better better than tourist (I did one each over the two trips), the only difference being a free newspaper and bar/meal service to your seat that only came once and never collected packaging later. Otherwise Renfe AVE service is unbeatable, our North American systems are so far behind this excellent experience. Value for money Convenience
"fast and cheap ..."Ivan r. 24/09/2014
...if u buy tickets in advance Ivan Value for money Convenience