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Domestic trains in spain

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Domestic trains in spain

I'm plan on booking trips from sevilla to madrid and from madrid to barcelona. The office Renfe website has alot of quirks which makes it difficult for me to use. Which 3rd parties have you use in the past and would recommend to use book train tickets? I have Renfe, Loco and Trainline. How about ACP Rail?
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Try seat61.com for lots of good European train travel info.
www.raileurope.ca
www.eurail.com
www.thetrainline.com

Oh and, the high speed train is awesome.....300 km/hr over the Spanish countryside :)
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Pete_Coach wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 12:46 pm
Try seat61.com for lots of good European train travel info.
www.raileurope.ca
www.eurail.com
www.thetrainline.com

Oh and, the high speed train is awesome.....300 km/hr over the Spanish countryside :)
There are high speed routes (e.g. Barcelona to Madrid) and slower trains which I experienced (e.g. Barcelona to Valencia). Unfortunately, not all routes are available on high speed trains.
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prmetime wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2019 5:41 pm
There are high speed routes (e.g. Barcelona to Madrid) and slower trains which I experienced (e.g. Barcelona to Valencia). Unfortunately, not all routes are available on high speed trains.
Yes, I only said that the high speed was awesome. You choose what trains you want to travel on.
There is high speed between Seville and Madrid and between Madrid and Barcelona....which is the OP's routes.
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I took the high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona this past Nov. It was very comfortable and spacious, much better than flying and with less hassle. The only (minor) irritant is that my ears popped every time the train went under a bridge due to the air pressure change b/c the train goes so fast. We booked early enough that we got 1st class seating for economy pricing.

Booked our tickets from Loco2 (site is in English, as recommended by seat61.com - he has an excellent writeup on Spanish train travel). Be sure to take advantage of the free pre- & post- train transit before your trip too (if your trip qualifies).

If booking on Loco2 keep in mind that you must print your ticket (no e-ticket).
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The step up in price to go 1st class is pretty minor, definitely not like flying where business and first class can be several times the price of an economy ticket. Definitely worth considering.

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