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RENFE

Algeciras, Spain (Formerly Regional Train)
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Algeciras
Type: Trails
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I love Renfe Trains but i hate dealing with their people. Ticket officers at Atocha this morning were like 1950s Public servants: slow, not even remotely aware of urgency, and happy to chat endlessly with people in front of them instead of moving the queue along. Here's a tip for free, Renfe customer service management: tell your "i couldn't care... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Once you're actually on the train, the experience is fine--it took us where we wanted to go safely and efficiently. But here are things that Americans MUST know in advance: 1. The automated ticket machines at the stations WILL NOT accept your U.S. credit cards. European credit cards have a chip in them for added protection; American ones eventually will,... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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249 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There seems to be a bit of criticism related to Renfe, however, I can merely say my experiences have only been excellent - Madrid to El Puerto de Santa Maria; El Puerto de Santa Maria to Seville and return; and, Madrid to Narbonne via Barcelona and Figueres Villafant. In fact, my view is that they are better than SNCF in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Train from Madrid to benidorm , train breaks down , they don't inform us whilst on the train about what's going on , they make us wait 2 hours before telling us anything then proceed to get another train to finish the journey to alicante but it gets there too late and we are left stranded in alicante and cannot... More

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The train from Algeciras to Granada via Ronda is well worth while. The stage to Ronda was built in the 1880s and links some 20 villages. It passes through lovely countryside as it climbs, taking about 1 hr 50 min to Ronda. The trains are new and comfortable - the seats are automatically allocated on buying the tickets and they... More

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London, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Have used RENFE several times, and each time have been more impressed. Booked RENFE from Malaga to Madrid a few days before travelling online and it could not be more simple, purchased a Tarjeta Dorada card a few days earlier which is used for travelers over 60, which cost 6 Euro each, and reduced the fare from 60 Euro to... More

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Beira
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I have just returned from a train trip around Spain. It would certainly not have been possible to have such an enjoyable trip were it not for the professionalism of Renfe - I would like to congratulate the company on its excellent service - professional staff, on-time trains, clean trains, food and beverage services available (buffet car, trolley or vending... More

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Fabulous trip and staff were very helpful. If you are over 60dont forget to get Tarjeta Dora to get 40%off journeys (mon-Thursday)

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London
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256 reviews 256 reviews
63 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Poor signage for parking at the main station in malaga but eventually found the underground parking and once parked we were in the station in minutes. All luggage was put through X-ray but I do not think passengers were. What is the point. Anyway our reserved seats were waiting and it was a comfortable two hour ride to Seville in... More

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Essex UK
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64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We took the train to Ronda. Booked our tickets on-line from the UK but could have just as easily bought them at the station. We took the media distance train out and it was punctual, comfortable and with clear announcements. We caught the Altaria train back (a bit like an intercity) which again was punctual and comfy but with less... More

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