Destination: Spain

Few countries are more perfect for rail travel than Spain. Its rail system expands from Madrid as a “hub” in the heart of the country in many directions. With tickets and rail passes purchased from Rail Europe, your clients can explore the land of Carmen and Don Quixote, castles and cathedrals, tapas and fine wines, and of course, sunshine and glorious beaches.


From Madrid, clients can travel north to Bilbao or south to Seville on the high speed AVE. The speedy Altaria / Euromed / Alvia trains can transport clients between Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante in under 3-hours and offer some of the most scenic rail travel imaginable.


The Value of Train Tickets


When a client’s rail travel is limited to one or two cities or trips, city-to-city tickets might be the perfect choice. With city-to-city tickets, clients need to be comfortable having a set plan and itinerary because the earlier they buy their tickets, the lower fare they’ll pay and the more restricted the after-sales policy will be.


E-Tickets


E-tickets are available for many high speed RENFE trains in and around Spain. They are available as Print at Home e-tickets. Refer to the Overview of Products section for more information on e-tickets. When purchasing online, e-tickets will be displayed as a delivery option whenever available.


Reservations


RENFE has some of the best high-speed trains in Europe. Reservations are required for both day and night, domestic and international trains traveling to and from Spain. So when you book a ticket on our website that offers reserved seats, we’ll include that reservation in the cost of the ticket. If you’re booking an overnight train, the type of accommodations available will be displayed. With a rail pass, the fare for the journey is covered, but the cost for a reservation is an additional fee at a discounted passholder rate. Just click “Yes” to “Are you traveling with a rail pass?” for the proper fare. Spanish trains require the traveler to hold either a ticket including a reservation or a rail pass with a seat/sleeper reservation for a specific train departure date and departure time. Passholder seats/sleeper reservations are limited and we recommend advanced purchase.


The Value of a Rail Pass


Spain is one of the largest countries in Europe. So why not make sure your clients can cover as much of it as they’d like with a rail pass that won’t stop until they do?

Rail passes make the most sense for clients taking multiple rail journeys, and who want the flexibility and freedom to choose their travel days and change plans. For example, clients can travel from Barcelona to Valencia to Madrid to Seville on AVE, taking most trips on high speed trains, all with the purchase of a single Eurail Spain Pass and discounted passholder fares.


Eurail Spain Pass


Why not help your clients save money by recommending a Eurail Spain Pass, the most affordable way to see the country? Simply show your clients the price comparison for first class adult roundtrip tickets to Barcelona via Valencia and Madrid versus the price of 3 days of unlimited first class rail travel, and they’ll be sold. Spain Pass Options:



    • 3, 4, 5, or 8 days rail travel in Spain within a 1-month period
    • Choice of 1st or 2nd class





    Spain Rail Pass bonuses include:



      • A 20% discount on travel from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza and Mahon (Menorca), Valencia to Palma and Mahon (Menorca), Barcelona to Civitavecchia and Livorno by ferry.



    Activities in Spain


    Rail Europe offers something for everyone. Add value to your clients’ vacation package by offering one or more of the following city transportation and sightseeing products:


    City Sightseeing

    Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours allow your clients to get an overview of the cities they’re visiting and/or can be used to get around town to visit the sites.


    Museum and City Transportation:

    Roam around the city by bus or subway. Get entry to local museums and discounts to area attractions.





    Tours And Packages

    Learn more about the sights and history of a city, region or museum.





    Traveling Beyond Spain


    For clients who want to explore more than just Spain suggest:


    Eurail Italy – Spain Pass



      • 4, 5, 6, 8, or 10 days rail travel in Italy and Spain within a 2-month period
      • Choice of 1st or 2nd class
      • Saverpass for 2 or more traveling together
      • Youthpass in 1st or 2nd class for travelers under 28







          Eurail France – Spain Pass



            • 4, 5, 6, 8, or 10 days rail travel in France and Spain within a 2-month period
            • Choice of 1st or 2nd class
            • Saverpass for 2 or more traveling together
            • Youthpass in 1st or 2nd class for travelers under 28







                Eurail Portugal – Spain Pass



                  • 4, 5, 6, 8, or 10 days rail travel in Portugal and Spain within a 2-month period
                  • Choice of 1st or 2nd class
                  • Saverpass for 2 or more traveling together







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