AVE high-speed train

AVE high-speed train crossing bridge, Saragossa, Spain

With 3,100km of track the Spanish high-speed AVE trains operate on the longest high-speed network in Europe. Running at speeds of up to 310 km/h this extensive network allows for fast connections between cities in Spain. Travel from Madrid to Barcelona in less than 3 hours! This modern train system connects many cities across Spain from Madrid and Barcelona, to Córdoba, Seville, Malaga and Valencia.

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AVE high-speed train in Saragossa, Spain

AVE high-speed train in Saragossa, Spain

sunrise seen from AVE high-speed train, Spain

Sunrise seen from AVE high-speed train, Spain

Man looking at scenic landscape from AVE train window, Almeria-Granada, Spain

Man looking at scenic landscape from AVE train window, Almeria-Granada, Spain

RENFE headphones, gift at AVE high-speed train

RENFE headphones, gift at AVE high-speed train

Luggage storeage and tv screen in AVE high-speed train

Luggage storeage and tv screen in AVE high-speed train

Interior of AVE high-speed train 2nd class

Interior of AVE high-speed train 2nd class

Turista class AVE high-speed train

Turista class AVE high-speed train

AVE high-speed train routes

 

The central hub of the AVE system in Madrid is the train station Puerta de Atocha. In Barcelona AVE trains depart from the train station Barcelona Saints.

Map with AVE routes
AVE trains operate on the following routes:
  • Madrid - Barcelona
  • Madrid - Seville

    via Ciudad Real - Puertollano - Córdoba Central

  • Madrid - Huesca

    via Guadalajara - Calatayud - Zaragoza-Delicias - Tardienta

  • Madrid - Malaga
  • Madrid - Alicante
  • Barcelona - Seville

    via Madrid Puerta de Atocha

  • Barcelona - Malaga

    via Madrid Puerta de Atocha

  • Madrid - Valencia

    via Cuenca – Fernando Zóbel - Requena-Utiel

  • Valencia - Seville

    via Cuenca – Fernando Zóbel - Ciudad Real

  • Madrid - Figueres

Reservations

 

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 AVE high-speed trains are mandatory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.

How to make reservations for the AVE

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

Reservation fees

  • 1st class seat (Preferente): 23.50 euros

  • 2nd class seat (Turista): 10 euros

 

Meal and drink are included in 1st class - except on Saturdays.

Facilities and services

 
  • Air conditioning

  • Audio system

  • Bar

  • Child supervision

  • Children's play area

  • Coffee bar

  • Disabled facilities

  • Newspapers/magazines

  • Power sockets

  • Restaurant/bistro

  • Video screens


Facilities may differ per train and route.

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