English to Spanish translation of words commonly seen whilst travelling by train

  • aisle = pasillo
  • arrivals = llegadas
  • cabin = departamento
  • car/coach = coche
  • delayed = retrasado
  • departures = salidas
  • left-luggage office = consigna
  • luggage inspection point = control de equipaje
  • toilets = caballeros (men), señoras (women)
  • non-smoking = no fumadores
  • one-way = ida
  • passengers = pasajeros / viajeros
  • return = vuelta
  • round trip = ida y vuelta
  • schedule / timetable = horario
  • seat = asiento
  • seat back = respaldo
  • sleeper = coche-cama / TrenHotel
  • station = estación
  • ticket inspector = revisor
  • ticket office = taquilla / venta de billetes
  • track / platform = vía / andén
  • train = tren
  • waiting room = sala de espera
  • window = ventanilla

Renfe, the Spanish state-owned national train operator, generally prints signage in all stations in both Spanish and English. Tannoy announcements in stations are also made in both these languages.