Hello! I read a lot of you had problems with Renfe & spain supplements. I got the same problems since I'm planning right now my IR trip for summer 2010. Well, this is going to be my hardest IR ever, since Spain is a hell with this cockeyed compulsory reservation. Fortunately me girlfriend speaks spanish, so I found out further info. TIKNET website doesn't work; RENFE's call center operators won't help you in reserving your seat outside Spain, since they don't know anything; they'll tell you that it's not possible and you gotta go in Spain and do it at the station. Unfortunately... trains in August can be full.
Well, you CAN reserve your seat from your country. Don't worry. Just need to give a buzz to the following phone number: +34 902 24 34 02 You can reserve your train/trains by telephone and then pay at the station. Easy.
They told us that supplements for a seat won't never be higher than 10 Euro. Anyway for IR supplement prices check out other trends here in the forum. Hope this can help you!
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Hello, I am in France, I want to call the number you provided to make reservation. But no matter I use Skype-out or Handy (Lebara), both of them can not reach. The number always responded:it is not available. I do not know what the problem is.
Hi. Just tested it - I can reach it without a problem (I used a normal mobile phone) - maybe try instead of the "+" the "00" at the beginning of the number. And it is the official number of RENFE. Peter
I have a question, I am going to trip tomorrow to Spain, and I will use my interrail ticket on 23 april, 26 april, and 30 april. What do you think, if I make the reservation when I am already in Spain on 20 april ? or should I make a reservation from now on via telephone?
please sharre some information. I thank you for your answers
I just had a chat with the nice lady at RENFE international, calling from Marseilles, it was no problems at all using 0034......
She reminded me that I had to pick up the tickets at least 24 hours before departure, so bear that in mind when making a reservation that's quite close to the departure date. Also, as with all long-distance European routes, the trail fill fast and you might not get 2nd class seats if you are late (like me)
I just tried calling the number indicated below to book the Granada-Barcelona night train for July. I speak Spanish and the lady told me I had to pick up the reservations in Spain 72 hours after I made them. Which isn't possible because I am not leaving to Spain until July ...
And I can't buy only reservations via the website - only full tickets.
I am travelling with two children and wanted to make sure that we had beds to sleep in on that train.
Hi Christina. There are 3-bed and 4-bed sleepers available via http://renfe.raildude.com Fill in as departure station "Granada" and destination "Barcelona Sants". If it is mentioned "reservation for Eurail travellers" it is also valid for InterRail travellers. Peter
I tried via shop raildude (would love to find ways of supporting your work) but it didn't work: I got this error message everytime although I entered Granada as departure and Barcelona Sants for destination ...
"Railways reservation system : FROM station and TO station must not be the same."
Tried to make a reservation for the night train between Barcelona and Madrid for the 27th of August, and no seats where shown to me in the options. The only options were 2CL COUCHET.4B and 2CL COUCHET.6B.
This means that for getting a seat reserved I will have to phone Renfe right?
have you been to Porto Campanha rail station? They should be able to make the reservation. I have been to Portugal last year and it was no problem to get reservation for domestic trains in Spain at Lisboa Oriente and Santa Apolonia (and my Portuguese is poor)...
Hi all, we're having a nightmare trying to get tickets with this company. I can't do anything online as it won't add the interrail pass. My friend who speaks Spanish has called them on the number you gave & they said they can't book tickets for us as we're in the UK. If we reserve them & pay on the day, will we have to pick them up 72h before? We can't do that! We can do 24h before as we'll be in the cities then. Please help, I'm just about tearing my hair out
No, unless you would like to pay the difference between regular "Turista" (2nd class) and "Preferente" (1st class) extra. However, on some trains there is "Turista Plus" class available which are Preferente coaches but without any extra services. I am not sure about the current situation whether or not you can use Turista Plus with 2nd class InterRail or not - I once got the information that a 1st class ticket is needed, on the other hand I got reports that people were using it with 2nd class IR...you have to check locally.