Interrail in Spain

How to travel by Interrail in Spain. Overview and information to travel routes, Spanish train types, night trains and Interrail reservations.

The Interrail pass is NOT available for purchase in your selected country of residence (USA). You have to travel with an Eurail pass.

Validity:

Interrail is valid on all trains of RENFE (State Railways) including FEVE (narrow gauge lines). Discount available on FGC.
Not valid on FGV and Euskotren.
For more information about train companies in Spain click here.


Reservation and supplement:

Day trains: Compulsory reservation on all long distance trains, including Celta trains to Portugal and TGV and AVE services to France. Many regional trains also have compulsory reservation.
For more information about reservations in Spain click here.

Night trains: Reservation is compulsory on all night trains.
For more information about night trains in Spain click here.


Good to know:

Interrail in Spain is a bit more complicated than in other countries as almost all long distance trains require a reservation. This means that you should always think about your route and plan it carefully so that you don't have to buy too many reservations. However, as soon as you have your reservation and can board the trains, travelling in Spain is really comfortable and fast. The country has the longest network of high speed lines in Europe and frequent trains connect large cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Malaga, La Coruna, Bilbao, San Sebastian with each other but you can also reach smaller towns such as Salamanca, Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Teruel or Tortosa. Many lines run through very scenic landscapes.

Timetables for long distance trains are available in our schedule planner or the Interrail app. Timings for suburban trains are only available on the website of RENFE and for timings of private railways you have to check on their websites.

Ferries run to the Balearic Islands, to Morocco, Italy and Great Britain.
For more information about ferries in Spain, click here.
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