Seating Options

Everything about the RENFE train system today is designed to help you appreciate the splendor of Spain’s yesterday through its windows. Not that there isn’t plenty of cosmopolitan views for you, too. Take the interior. It’s crisp and sleek, with every modern amenity including comfortable reclining seats and audio and video entertainment options. There’s generous legroom and plenty of room to roam (after all, it’s not restrictive like an airplane). And the dedicated first-class carriages have dedicated staff to serve on them.

Renfe Preferente Layout

Please note: this seating chart is a representation of a Comfort car. Your actual train may have slight variations in the number of seats, restrooms, or table placements.

Solo Seat

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

Club 2 Seat

Two solo seats facing each other across a table.

Duo Seats

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

Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

Food service on a RENFE train is designed to make sure every one of your senses is completely satisfied on the trip. That’s why there’s a dining car serving light food, yummy snacks and sandwiches, available for purchase anytime of day. You could eat in the bright and panoramic setting of the dining car, or take it back to your seat. You'll travel in one of the most comfortable seats imaginable, with your own choice of entertainment options from the at-seat video & audio options, not to mention great views.

On Board Services

RENFE’s assortment of on-board services aimed at improving the quality of your rail journey include a personal audio-visual system at every seat.

Services at the Station

Major stations typically offer a variety of shopping, dining options and an information center. Larger stations will most likely have an English-speaking agent if you need help, and some, like Madrid, have dual English/Spanish signage. Many have been updated, with clear directions and various amenities. Check specific station information if you’re interested in a particular service.