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  • Annie 211 posts

    I need to book a one way train trip from Valencia to Barcelona in August. Does anyone know the best website to book on?

    davefl 1,415 posts
    AJA 1,125 posts

    The train in Spain is mainly on the http://www.renfe.com.en

    Sorry couldn’t resist. 😉

    davidflies 21 posts

    For booking a train from Valencia to Barcelona, the best websites would be the official Renfe site https://spainrail.com/

    AnotherUser 190 posts

    The train in Spain is mainly on the http://www.renfe.com.en

    Sorry couldn’t resist. 😉

    Yeah – very likely best booking on this site. Check out the Trainline.com, too – in case there’s a better deal from a competitor to Renfe.

    On Renfrew, ‘comfort’ seats are generally in what would have been 1st class. Can sometimes be had for not much extra (you just get a nicer seat/more space, no other perks).

    davefl 1,415 posts

    Renfe is only the best site if it will accept your credit card. Read the man in 61’s comments on how to book. Tickets for August may not even be on sale until July.

    ChrisBCN 287 posts

    Renfe site is best – always worth the upgrade if the price difference is small. Note that there are different fast and semi fast trains and the pricing will vary on both depending on the exact train and day. Bargains can be had, but peak times can cost.

    If you have more time you can always high speed to Madrid and have a separate break there for half a day or more before you high speed to BCN.

    MediumOne 3 posts

    I would say the Trainline app is your best bet: the Renfe site is not incredibly user friendly in my experience. Trainline should make the whole e-ticket process v straightforward.

    xefo 53 posts

    Just to add to this, for our Valencia-Madrid train trip, we checked Trainline for availability but booked on Tripdotcom as it was marginally cheaper. The train itself was operated by Iryo, so definitely check for alternatives to Renfe.

    ChrisBCN 287 posts

    There are 4 high speed train brands in Spain now, so best to check via an aggregator or Google then book direct. Spain is second only to China in the amount of high speed rail that exists.

    Only Renfe serves Valencia to Barcelona on one train, unless you want to change in Madrid.

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