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Train travellers taking the high speed AVE trains around Spain are in for a treat. The Spanish rail operator Renfe offers style and class onboard the famous trains.

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Easy travelling

AVE tickets can be booked up to two months in advance so you can start planning right away. Remember you can book your tickets right now on this website. Also don’t leave boarding until the last minute as high speed trains often close the doors two minutes before departure to ensure they run smoothly and on time.

Top Tip

The AVE trains have a great punctuality record but remember if your AVE train is delayed between 16 and 30 minutes you can get half of your money back, and if it is delayed more than 30 minutes you are entitled to a full refund.

You can book trains in Spain up to 60 days in advance. You can benefit from various fares in Spain but the easiest to use is without any doubt the early booking: the earlier you book the cheaper you will pay. As all RENFE tickets are e-tickets make sure you don’t forget to print your ticket before going to the station.

Relaxing onboard

The high speed AVE trains, operated by Renfe, offer passengers comfortable, spacious cabins, with friendly helpful staff. There are three classes of service to choose from:

Club Class

First Class or Club passengers on AVE trains will benefit from extra touches such as access to AVE lounges for some snacks, newspapers and internet access before boarding the train.

Lounges are available at Sala Club in Alacant Términal, Albacete Los Llanos, Barcelona-Sants, Camp de Tarragona, Castellón, Córdoba Central, Lleida-Pirineus, Málaga María Zambrano, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Puerta de Atocha, Murcia El Carmen, Sevilla Sta. Justa, Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, Valladolid Campo Grande and Zaragoza Delicias.

Any Club Class passengers who are driving to the station can also benefit from free parking when travelling on a Renfe AVE train.
Club Class passengers get 24 hours free parking for single journeys and 48 hours free parking for return journeys.

Onboard Club Class passengers will enjoy an in-seat dining service and refreshments.

Preferente Class

As well as spacious comfortable cabins, Preferente Class passengers can choose to upgrade for access to the a la carte restaurant served in-seat meal. They also will receive a Welcome drink and snack

Tourist Class

Standard Class passengers will enjoy the bar buffet car which has light refreshments and snacks as well as the AVE TV and radio service on board.