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Barcelona to Madrid AVE travel with Eurail Spain Pass

We are a family of 4 traveling to Spain for one week. Will purchase the 3 or 4 day Eurail Spain pass. We will have one long AVE trip from Barcelona to Madrid, and then a couple day trips out of Madrid. How much will the AVE trip cost with the pass? And will the other day trips be 100% paid for or do we still pay for "reservations" but not the full fare? Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) December 05, 2012 21:53
    Hi David,

    You would check costs for the Eurail Spain Pass by clicking here:

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass, just as they would be factored into the cost of individual point-to-point tickets (therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe that cover more substantial distances).

    Reservations are required on all high-speed trains and night trains. In Spain, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips there, including the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid.

    After you add the pass to your shopping cart, you would click 'Continue Shopping' to add your reservations. On the next screen, you would then click 'Buy a Reservation' under where it says 'Reservations for Pass Holders' (to check reservation costs and schedules beforehand, you would click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website,

    Trains in Spain can generally be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure.
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