What pass for Barcelona-Valencia, Valencia-Madrid & then excursions from Madrid to Granada & Santiago?

Hello I'm going to be traveling from Barcelona to Valencia then to Madrid...wanting to take excursions from Madrid to Granada and Santiago de Compostela and wondering if train pass or tickets would be better or use a combo of train and bus? Or would renting a car from Madrid be better?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 14, 2018 19:06
    Hi Garla,

    For that much travel, your most economical option would be the Eurail Spain Pass. For the Eurail Spain Pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931.

    Trains from Barcelona to Valencia are EuroMed trains.

    Trains from Valencia to Madrid are AVE high-speed trains.

    For the past several years, there has been continuous construction on the rail line just outside Granada. During this time, trains have stopped operating as direct service all the way into Granada. Travelers heading to Granada take the train as far as Antequera, where they are switched to a bus that will take them into Granada. The buses are synchronized with the train arrivals, so the transfer is made easy. The trains between Madrid and Antequera are AVE high-speed trains.

    Trains between Madrid and Santiago de Compostela are Alvia trains.

    All of these trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. However, passholder reservations for trains in Spain are currently not able to be booked on our website. Instead, to purchase passholder reservations for these trains, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.

    Generally, trains in Spain can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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