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Train travel in spain

Planning a trip to Spain in November 2017 and plan to travel from Seville to Granada, from Granada to Madrid, and then Madrid to Barcelona by train.  Is this going to work ok?  Need to anticipate any problems?  Thanks


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answered first by
Mary from Leicester

I can't see that you'll have any problems. Spanish trains are safe and comfortable enough.

The official Spanish railway website will give you train times, details and fares but is only partially in English:

http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/

It's easiest to use this page to find times, details and fares:

http://www.renfe.com/viajeros/index.html

There are good advance online discount fares available for some departures and routes.

The excellent German railway website in English is easier to use. It gives train times and details for almost all European trains, except a few private and commuter lines, but it won't usually give you fares other than for/from Germany:

https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml

It's worth noting that, unlike many European countries, the excellent Spanish network of long-distance buses (which are also safe and comfortable) can be faster and/or easier than taking the train. For example, taking the train from Granada to Madrid always involves at least one change and isn't much faster than the bus. Seville to Granada is a little faster by bus than by train.

Madrid to Barcelona uses the high-speed AVE train and is therefore much faster than taking the bus but also much more expensive. 

Bus times, details, fares and online booking (if you wish..there can be good advance online discount fares):

https://www.alsa.es/en/


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  1. Granada (city)
  2. Madrid (city)
  3. Seville (city)
  4. Barcelona (city)
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answered by
Deborah from Toronto

All these cities are easily connected by train. It's a good itinerary. I recommend you purchase tickets in advance as they are cheaper. You can get them on the renfe website.


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