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



You can use your Eurail pass to travel on Alvia trains. Pass holders are required to make an advance compulsory reservation. Reservations can be made 62 days in advance. The cost of reservations varies depending on the train and class. Prices range from €6.50 to €23.50. In 1st class (preferente) special services such as a welcome drink, meal, newspapers and video are included. Reservations can be made at a ticket desk or self-service machine at local train stations or by calling the Renfe Call Center. Renfe does not mail reservations to your address, however you can pick them up at any Spanish train station.

How to make a reservation


Phone number: +34 902 320 320 (Opening hours: 24/7).

Alvia reservations

Reservation : Mandatory

  • 2nd class (turista): €10

  • 1st class (preferente): €10-€23.50

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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