Alvia high-speed train

Alvia high-speed train at platform in Alicante, Spain

The Spanish Alvia trains combine both a long distance and a high-speed service to connect major cities across Spain. The Alvia offers many routes such as connections from Madrid to Gijon, Alicante and Castellón and from Barcelona to Bilbao, A Coruña and Vigo. With air conditioned carriages and check-in control before boarding the Alvia is comfortable and relaxed way to traverse one of Europe's biggest countries.


Alvia high-speed train at platform in  Barcelona

Alvia high-speed train at platform in Barcelona

Interior of Alvia high-speed train, tourist class

Interior of Alvia high-speed train, tourist class

Alvia high-speed train routes


Whether you wish to travel from Barcelona in the east to A Coruña in the north west or from central Madrid to Gijon in southern Spain, the Alvia offers extensive routes across Spain. The Alvia high-speed train seats offer a comfortable and spacious service with a buffet carriage and an option to purchase both hot and cold drinks and meals. 1st class (preferente) passengers can access the lounge before departure, and once onboard you’ll receive newspapers and a complimentary meal and drink served to your seat.

Map with Alvia routes
Alvia trains make connections across Spain and run on the following routes:
  • Alicante - Gijon
  • Alicante - Santander
  • Madrid - Alicante
  • Madrid - Bilbao
  • Madrid - Cadiz
  • Madrid - Gijon
  • Madrid - Huelva
  • Madrid - Logroño
  • Madrid - Pamplona
  • Madrid - Santander
  • Madrid - Castellón
  • Madrid - Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Barcelona - A Coruña
  • Barcelona - Bilbao
  • Barcelona - Irun (Spain)
  • Barcelona - Vigo
  • Madrid - A Coruña
  • Barcelona - Gijon

    via León



Reservation: mandatory

When a reservation is mandatory you must reserve a seat in advance. It's not possible to board the train without this reservation.

Reservations on the Alvia high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

How to make reservations for the Alvia

You can reserve your seat on the Alvia in the following ways:

Please note that children under 4 require a (free) ticket to travel on this train. This ticket can be obtained from a RENFE point of sale at all major train stations in Spain.

Reservation fees

  • 1st class (Preferente) seat: 23.50 euros

  • 2nd class (Turista) seat: 6.50 euros

Meal and drink are included in 1st class. If not available, reservation costs are 10 euros.

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning

  • Audio system

  • Child supervision

  • Coffee bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • Video screens

Facilities may differ per train and route.

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