Seating Options

The Alvia is one of the sleekest new additions to the Renfe fleet and has all the car amenities you would expect. Like a welcoming, sophisticated Preferente Class environment that includes an open car layout with a central aisle. Each row is three seats across, two on one side of the aisle and a single seat on the other. There is plentiful space, luggage racks, good lighting and everything you need to be productive or relax in pampering comfort that extends beyond your seat itself. And quite a seat it is, equal if not better than its airline counterparts. (And here you’re free to move around.) Of course the car is climate controlled so you never have to sweat a thing, but mostly, whether or not you made the right choice for your trip. That will be evident the moment you board.

Solo Seat

A seat on its own next to the window with a pull-down table.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

Club 2 Seat

Two solo seats facing each other across a table.

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

If you’re on the Alvia, there’s a good chance you’re going a long way. Well, the Alvia goes a long way, too, to make sure your trip is a study in contentment. Snacks and aperitifs, a selection of wines, soft drinks, hot drinks and spirits are available for purchase. (There are exclusions including short-distance journeys and Barcelona to Vigo/ Bilbao/Irún in both directions).

When this high-speed train comes to a stop at your destination, you’ll be all set to go at full speed.

On Board Services

Onboard services for Preferente Class travelers on the Alvia are many. A buffet car or trolley service is available with sandwiches, snacks and drinks available for purchase (excludes short-distance journeys and Barcelona to Vigo/ Bilbao/Irún in both directions).

Additionally, you’ll have access to the club car and a wide selection of complimentary newspapers, magazines and audio/video services. Travelers can choose from music channels with different styles and selected composers, writers and performers covering all eras. Videos can be watched on the screens installed in each car. Headphones will be distributed by the crew, or you’re free to use your own in the standard outlet found at every seat.


Services at the station

Everything is done to make your experience Preferente Class before you even board. Your station services include Boarding Control where you’re welcomed by land staff and helped with anything you need before boarding. You’ll also have access to various Club Lounges at major stations throughout Spain offering many amenities for the sophisticated traveler.