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Trains in Spain

Taking the train in Spain allows If you to admire the scenic landscape of the country while conveniently reaching their destination. Spain has a great train network which allows If you to easily explore the country and in an efficient manner. Trains in Spain are modern and work on a complete railway network, known to be the largest in Europe and second-largest in the world. The Spanish train network also offers several high-speed trains that connect the main cities in Spain with each other, as well as to other cities around Europe. A few of the most popular train stations in Spain include Madrid Atocha, Barcelona Sants, València Nord, and Sevilla Santa Justa. The main train providers in Spain are Renfe and Renfe AVE, although the company has also partnered with SNCF (France) to create direct routes into France. Renfe has trains that cater to regional rural routes, commuter routes, and high-speed long-distance routes. Within Spain, some of the most popular domestic routes go from Madrid to Barcelona, Barcelona to Valencia, Madrid to Seville, Seville to Cordoba, Alicante to Madrid, and Zaragoza to Barcelona. There are also a few popular international routes which include Madrid to Lisbon, Barcelona to Montpellier, and Madrid to Paris. With the Omio app, If you that wish to explore Spain will be able to find all the best routes and trains for their trip.

Booking with Omio

When booking train tickets to the Spain with Omio, you will be able to plan your trips efficiently and smoothly thanks to its journey app planner. To book a trip, first select where you want to travel to (in Europe, the U.S. or Canada) as well as the dates for your trip. Once you have decided on these details, you'll see clear and up-to-date information on which options are available to you including train types. At this point, you will have the choice to pay in different currencies, add on any personal discount cards, as well as having the chance to decide how to travel (i.e. slower for lower price or by picking the fastest travel time). Once booked, you will have access to all the tickets needed for your journey directly on a mobile device—no printer needed!

Train companies in Spain

If you that wish to use trains as their primary method of transportation in Spain may want to get acquainted with the main providers in the country. Renfe is Spain's national train company and main provider. The company offers several types of trains within their regional and intercity lines. One type of train travel that Renfe provides is Media Distancia (medium distance) trains which have routes that connect regional and high-speed trains. Another service provided by Renfe is the Cercanias (suburban trains) which have routes around the major cities of Spain. Renfe also offers international routes which lead to France (with the SNCF collaboration) and Portugal from the main cities in Spain. Moreover, the Renfe AVE trains typically provide long-distance routes which connect the major cities of Spain. Some of the routes Renfe AVE trains provide include Madrid to Seville, Barcelona, Valencia, Toledo, Cordoba, and Malaga. The Renfe AVE route that connects Madrid to Barcelona is, in fact, the most popular domestic route in Spain.

Popular international routes by train

If you wishing to visit Spain from other countries around Europe will find that the Omio app and website is a useful and convenient tool for booking their tickets. The main international routes for the trains in Spain usually depart and arrive from Madrid and Barcelona. A couple of the most popular international routes connected to Madrid go to Lisbon and Paris. On the other hand, the most popular international routes from Barcelona are to Montpellier and Perpignan in France.

When arriving

When If you visit Spain, they should be aware of the following information to facilitate their trip. While traveling around the beautiful country of Spain, If you may wish to try some of the traditional cuisines and dine out at an authentic restaurant. Visitors should keep in mind that in Spain meals are eaten at a later time than in the U.S. Lunch is usually served at around 2:00 p.m., while dinner is usually eaten late, at around 9:00 or 10:00 p.m. This is very important to know, since most restaurants might not open or serve food until 8:00 p.m. Therefore, If you that wish to satisfy their hunger before dinner time may always go to a tapas bar for some small finger food before dinner.


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Renfe: The Spanish state railway Renfe was created in 1941 to run the nation's rail network when it was nationalised. Renfe operates a wide variety of services ranging from regional rural lines and commuter links to the modern, high-speed AVE intercity trains. Renfe routes cover around 15,000 kilometres of railway. Renfe trains also travel from Spain into France in cooperation with France's national train company, SNCF. Book the cheapest Spanish train tickets with Omio.

Train Providers in Spain


Renfe Renfe is Spain's national train company. There are various types of trains in operation in Spain, though the rail network is most typically made up of regional and intercity trains. Media Distancia trains link regional destinations with the high-speed train routes, while Cercanias (suburban trains) operate in and around the country's major cities such as Barcelona and Valencia. Renfe trains also serve international destinations in Portugal and France.


Renfe AVE are high-speed trains most commonly used for long-distance routes between major cities in Spain. Renfe AVE trains travel up to 350 km/h and connect Madrid with Seville, Barcelona, Valencia, Toledo, Cordoba, and Malaga. Renfe's AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona is the most popular high-speed train route in Spain.



Main Train Stations in Spain

All big German cities have major train stations that are connected to other parts of the country as well as as international cities. Below is a list of the major stations and their need to know details.

Madrid Atocha

Address: Atocha, 28045 Madrid, Spain Amenities:
Free WiFi (30 minutes)
Luggage Lockers
Restaurants
Shops
Parking
Disabled Access
Public Transport to the City Center:Line 1, Airport Express, Regional Buses, Regional Trains, Taxis

Barcelona Sants

Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans, 1, 7,
08014 Barcelona, Spain
Amenities:
Free WiFi (30 minutes)
Luggage Lockers
Restaurants
Shops
Parking
Disabled Access
Public Transport to the City Center: Line 5, Regional buses, Taxis

Sevilla Santa Justa

Address: Calle Joaquin Morales y Torres,
41003 Sevilla, Spain
Amenities:
Free WiFi (30 minutes)
Luggage Lockers
Restaurants
Shops
Parking
Disabled Access
Public Transport to the City Center: Line 1, 2, regional buses, trams and taxis.

València Nord

Address:
Carrer d'Alacant, 25,
46004 València, Spain
Amenities:
Free WiFi (30 minutes)
Luggage Lockers
Restaurants
Shops
Parking
Disabled Access
Public Transport to the City Center: Bus 19, Metro 3, 5, 9, regional trains, taxis.

Popular Train Journeys in Spain

As trains in Spain are fast and reliable, they're a popular method of getting around Spain for locals and travelers alike. From our data, we've compiled a list of the most popular routes that are taken throughout the country. Most routes are run by Renfe however some more locals routes are operated by smaller, more regional companies.

renfe
Trains from Madrid to Barcelona
renfe
Trains from Barcelona to Valencia
renfe
Trains from Madrid to Seville
renfe
Trains from Madrid to Toledo
renfe
Trains from Madrid to Valencia
renfe
Trains from Valencia to Barcelona
renfe
Trains from Seville to Cordoba
renfe
Trains from Alicante to Madrid
renfe
Trains from Zaragoza to Barcelona

 



Popular Train Routes from Spain


Spain not only has a great national train network but it is well connected to many parts of Europe. Depending on where you are in the country it can take just a matter of hours to get to cities such as Bordeaux, Paris and Lisbon all from the comfort of a train seat.

Good To Know

  • Booking train tickets in Spain is easy with Omio. Just simply put the route and date you're looking for, then our search will find all the available options. Meaning all you need to do is find the one that suits you best!
  • Most Renfe tickets within Spain support mobile tickets so all you need to do is make sure your phone is fully charged! If your journey is not supported by mobile tickets then it is best to print off your ticket before you board your train.


For more information on traveling with children, luggage allowances and refunding tickets please visit our Renfe page.



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