Discussion in 'Spain' started by Images345, Feb 16, 2011.
Spanish trains are great and reliable and one of my favorite ways to travel within the country. Train travel in Spain is relatively easy and is actually cheap when compared to car rental.
To give you an idea of type of trains in Spain, you have the high speed and regular speed trains. Barcelona and Madridâ€™s main commuter trains tend to be nicer, cleaner, and even faster.
You can easily book train tickets online through Spainâ€™s major rail company, called RENFE, which handles the majority of national, regional, and local train routes.
By the way, do get a Spain rail pass to save money. I suggest getting the Spain FlexiPass as it will give you 3 days of unlimited train travel within a two month period.
In Spain, traveling around by bus is a really popular so you might find travelling by bus will be cheaper than by train. If you need to get anywhere quickly, I'd suggest going by train, it's worth the extra money however you must remember that trains in Spain don't have seats due to European safety regulations.
The trains are relatively cheap, luxuriou, fast and efficient way in Spain but due to less coverage of outes it is poorly served. Check some price quotes for some routes by trains as it will be helpful to you.
Routes Cost Duration
Malaga - Seville 16â‚¬ 2h30
Madrid - Valencia 40â‚¬ 3h20
Madrid - Seville 70â‚¬ 2h30
Madrid - Granada 35â‚¬ 6h
Madrid - Santiago 42â‚¬ 7h
Madrid - Barcelona 63â‚¬ 5h30
Madrid - Salamanca 15â‚¬ 2h20
Madrid - Bilbao 37â‚¬ 6h
Barcelona - Valencia 37â‚¬ 3h
Barcelona - Bilbao 38â‚¬ 9h15
Barcelona - Granada 54â‚¬ 11h30
Seville - Granada 20â‚¬ 3h
Seville - Cordoba 7â‚¬-26â‚¬ 40m
Seville - Cadiz 9â‚¬ 2h
train travel in Spain
trains in spain aren't as reliable or developed as those in other Western European countries, such as Italy. It is improving and adding new high-speed routes, like the one between Madrid and Barcelona, however many of the smaller towns are not serviced by rail, and even if they do Spanish trains are not the cheapest mode of transport in the country. If you are on a tight budget, then bus travel makes a better alternative.
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