Spain : RENFE

Renfe Spain Pass

This e-pass gives you the freedom to explore Spain on the Renfe rail network.

  • Travel on the national rail network of Spain
  • Convenient electronic rail pass for Spain
  • Issued as an electronic pass
  • Includes Business/Club or Tourist class seats

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Enjoy the RENFE network of trains, with your choice of rail segments using this convenient e-pass.

The Renfe Spain Pass is an e-pass that lets you travel on the national rail network of Spain, with your choice of first (Business/Club) or second (Tourist) class travel for 4, 6, 8 or 10 train segments (trips) within a one-month period. Also included with this pass are Renfe reservations on Spanish trains.

Important Things To Note:

  • You will receive your Print At Home e-pass via email with information about booking reservations.
  • Each train segment requires a reservation.
  • Reservations for the Renfe Spain Pass are included in the cost of the pass but cannot be booked online. Once you have received the e-pass via email. you can schedule reservations in Spain.
  • A train segment is one train trip made without changing trains. Each change of trains is an additional train segment.
  • This pass is not valid on night trains or on international trains in and out of Spain.
  • Passport number is required at time of purchase.

Travel in speedy, stress-free comfort on AVE trains to go east from Madrid to Barcelona in just 2 hours 43 minutes; or head south from Madrid to historic Seville, just a 2 hour 20 minute ride. It’s all up to you.

And your Renfe Spain Pass is good for even more: it also unlocks free or discounted tourist cards and discounts at many hotels and museums all over Spain.


Gran Via panorama, Madrid.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Seat reservations are required for domestic and day trains in Spain. RENFE Spain Rail Pass holders can book their seats for free. Ticket reservations can be purchased at renfe.com, an official travel agent or at the station ticket counter, but a valid pass must be presented when booking tickets for the seat.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your pass was pre-validated at the time of booking, it is now valid for use for the duration you selected. You're all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Renfe Spain Pass

Free commuter travel 3 hours pre-and post-trip.


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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Will there be someone to help me find my reserved seat on the train?

  • Q. Are there smoking and non smoking sections on trains?

  • Q. I haven't departed for Europe yet and want to exchange or refund my train ticket. How do I proceed?

  • Q. Can I add a friend to my existing rail pass?

  • Q. Can I board the train if I forgot my rail pass but have my seat reservation?

  • Q. Once on the train platform, how can I find my car? Is there a difference between where first and second class carriages are located or how they look on the outside?

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  • Q. What do I do if no one comes to check my train ticket or rail pass?

  • Q. Can I change seats after the train departs?

  • Q. Do I need to purchase a reservation and if I do, how do I book it?

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