One of the fastest growing trends in Spain train travel is high-speed trains. AVE is the main line for these trains, and it's continuously adding more high-speed lines to the existing network. AVE takes you from Madrid to Seville in only two-and-a-half hours.
Overnight trains are a popular way to travel across countries in Europe. Talgo is one of the best lines for traveling from other countries, such as France, to Spain.
The cheapest way to enjoy Spain rail travel is to purchase a Eurail Pass. This pass is purchased in increments of days of travel. Keep in mind that a Eurail Pass does not guarantee you a seat on a train, so arrive early.
The most popular lines in Spain are Renfe and Rail Europe. These train lines travel through all major cities and most smaller villages.
Purchase tickets online (see Resources) or at the train station (at the ticket counter or vending machines). Keep in mind that in smaller stations you are less likely to find attendants who speak English.
Article Written By Melissa Warner
Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.