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Address: Algeciras, Spain (Formerly Regional Train)
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Before we purchased our tickets for AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona, I think I read pretty much all there was to read about how and when to do it, so I was prepared. There were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Before we purchased our tickets for AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona, I think I read pretty much all there was to read about how and when to do it, so I was prepared. There were numerous recommendations instructing people to buy 60 or 62 days prior to travel to get the best prices. I spent about 2 months watching... More 

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Stockton onTees, Uunited Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We left the car at San Roque - La Línea Station (several kilometers from both towns), where there was ample parking, to save driving into Algeciras. We traveled in comfortable, modern, air-conditioned trains to & from Ronda. Shortly after leaving San Roque there were lots of storks' nests on top of the electricity pylons. The second half of the journey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot and nice , good beer , last of places to see . Good bus service and the train from Malaga , super . Lo recomiendo a todos una ciudad Para visitar , mucho calor pero hay bares por todas partes .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really comfortable seating, cost around 26 euro each for a 2 1/2 hour journey from Seville Santa Justa to Malaga central, train was on time, was very clean and all the necessary information was on board, I will certainly use it again, although it is only 15 mins quicker than the coach time, it went through some lovely area including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The train from Barcelona to Madrid took us 2 hours and 40 minutes because we arrived early. Please note that they leave on the second and its a great way to travel. Convenient seats, a cafeteria cart on board and some snacks for sale on carts. Loved seeing the countryside and zoomfrom ng sometimes at 300km past everything. I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Booking Renfe AVE train tickets for local trips around Spain is not as complicated as you think despite its webpage being in Spanish. I just followed the steps and tips in the Tripadvisor page (Buying Renfe Tickets Online - Revised Feb. 11, 2016). Booking was fast as i used the Tripadvisor trip as my guide but it took a while... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Not sure if this is fraud, wondered if anyone else affected. Bought tickets for a RENFE Mid Distance train journey from Flaca Station near Girona, Spain, to Barcelona. Attempted to pay for them with a credit card but as transaction was being processed, the ticket office woman, who incidentally was exceptionally surly, said the machine had crashed. She switched it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We booked the Preferente Class through Rail Europe for €108.87 each (€99.8 + 10%vat €9.07). It's slightly more expensive than if you were to book directly at Renfe website. However since it was not easy booking through Renfe website as it is always not working on the various browsers we used or most of the texts are in Spanish, we... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We traveled from Barcelona to Madrid in mid April - purchased three first class tickets in advance over the internet with no issues. There were lots of trains, times, options to choose from. Since we don't travel by train very much, we splurged for first class tickets - they were nice - seats large and roomy with Wi-Fi, food service... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We took the Ave 2212 train from Madrid to Seville - and what a delight it was. A two and a half hour smooth journey from Madrid's Atocha Renfe station to Seville, through beautiful if not spectacular Spanish countryside. We raced by towns and cities, green fields and farms, castles in the distance, all spied through wide clean windows. Our... More 

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