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Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Laval, Canada
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Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Hi all,

We will be traveling in Spain in mid-September and we would like to book our train tickets as soon as possible, what the earliest you can book these train tickets?

Strangely, flights for Barcelona to Madrid are quite low and almost all the good seats are gone! However, we would prefer a train to a flight if the price is competitive!

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Ax

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1. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

axone:

Read Buying Renfe Tickets Online.

Book 62 days ahead of your trip to get the discounts.

The AVE between Barcelona and Madrid is the way to go. You have to experience high speed travel.

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2. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Don't wait until 62 days beforehand to book on this route - many discounted trains are loaded onto the RENFE site well ahead of this (the old 62 day 'rule' is being phased out) and you could easily miss out on the discounts on the most convenient trains.

The reason why the flights are cheap is that they have to compete with the train discounts (80% of travellers now use the train). By booking well in advance you can get a Promo Fare (non-refundable, non-changeable) for €32.

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3. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Axone,

If your looking for prices, you can type in any month for a rough estimate as the rates don't really change. Renfe is a great way to travel through Spain. I would suggest searching renfe resellers they can help you with booking tickets and can answer any questions or comments that you may have.

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4. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Hi everyone,

went to Renfe web site and I still cannot book my train tickets for mid September! When look at other date and time, earliest was in late June.

Someone indicated can book before the 62 days. Need to buy from a Renfe resellers? Do you have one to recommended? In Canada, I look at different agency on the web and couldn't find one ... strange!

Thanks in advance for your help!

Ax

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5. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Mid-September is probably still too early to be looking. However check regularly and book as soon as your chosen date appears.

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6. Re: Train in Spain: When can we book our tickets?

Re:#4

'Someone indicated can book before the 62 days.' - not 'can' but could, as in might be loaded greater than 62 days ahead. You are certainly too far ahead trying to purchase now for September whether using RENFE or any agency.

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