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RENFE

Algeciras, Spain (Formerly Regional Train)
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Algeciras
Type: Trails, Sports
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

nothing to dislike about the train journey seating on train too was good but you have to reserve but not busy when we went in october

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altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good train services to Madrid, Rhonda and other places. The carriages are good and clean. Refreshment service and good clean stations with refreshments

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very clean , discounted tickets for pensioners, trains run on time , Superb views - look out for the storks. Read the article on the Andalusia website for historical details

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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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