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Domestic Night Trains in Spain - Madrid to Vigo, Barcelona to Vigo, Madrid to A Coruña, Barcelona to A Coruña, Barcelona to Gijon, & Barcelona to Granada

I have been doing some research on various options for domestic night trains in Spain via TrenHotel. None of the combinations listed on Eurail is working:Madrid - VigoMadrid - A CoruñaBarcelona - VigoBarcelona - A CoruñaBarcelona - GijonBarcelona - GranadaDoes TrenHotel still offer domestic night service or not anymore? The goal in our upcoming trip to Spain is for my kids to experience traveling in a sleeper train. I have no time to make the Spain/Portugal overnight route and so I was thrilled that Spain has domestic overnight...well apparently. Can you confirm?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 23, 2017 20:35
    Hi Lara,

    Very sorry for the delay getting back to you. Except for the night trains from Barcelona to Gijón and Barcelona to Granada, each of the night trains you mentioned are still operating. Currently, these night trains operate daily but not on Saturdays. The sleeping compartments on these trains accommodate a party of 4 ('Quad Compartment').

    You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com.

    When searching for the night trains from Madrid to Vigo and Barcelona to Vigo, you would just have to type 'Vigo Guixar' in the field for the arrival city.

    When searching for the night trains from Madrid to A Coruña and Barcelona to A Coruña, you would have to type 'La Coruna' in the field for the arrival city.

    For a night train, you would check the types of accommodations offered by clicking the 'View' button for the fares that display. Generally, the 'Quad Compartments' would be found under the 'Economy' heading (2nd class) for fares. If, for any of these trains, you don't see the 'Quad Compartments' offered, you would 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.

    The night train from Barcelona to Granada may begin operating again once construction on that rail line is complete. However, this construction has been going on for the past several years. Even the Spanish national rail network itself has no word on when this construction will be complete.

    The night train from Madrid to Vigo (Vigo Guixar) is referred to as the Rías Gallegas.

    From Barcelona to Vigo (Vigo Guixar), the night service is referred to as the Galicia.

    The night train from Barcelona to A Coruña is also referred to as the Galicia.

    The night train from Madrid to A Coruña is referred to as the Atlántico.

    Generally, these trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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  • Hello. I am planning a trip for October 2017, I had hoped to take an overnight train from Granada to Barcelona, but in reading posts like this and trying to model the trip using online resources, it does not appear that this route is currently available. (nor do I anticipate it being so in October). Would you be kind enough to confirm? Thank you.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 20, 2017 20:50
      Hi Jeff,

      A couple years ago, the national rail network of Spain ceased selling tickets for the night train from Granada to Barcelona and removed it from various schedule sources. It may be that they've discontinued this service, be it permanently or just temporarily. They may reintroduce this service once construction on the rail line just outside Granada is able to be completed. As of now, I would not expect it to be running by October of this year.

      A connection from Granada to Barcelona would taking a bus from Granada to Antequera, where you would switch to a high-speed AVE to Barcelona.

      You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com. For the trip from Granada to Barcelona, you would just have to break up your search once in Antequera and type it as 'Antequera St.Ana'. Therefore, you would do one search from Granada to 'Antequera St.Ana' to Granada and another search for the segment from 'Antequera St.Ana' to Barcelona. When you pull up the results of your search from Granada to 'Antequera St.Ana', the departures that display will be listed as MD trains; however, you would actually be taking the bus that I mentioned. The tickets will nonetheless be valid for you to take the bus.

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