Eurail Spain pass validity? Is the pass valid on AVE trains? Is 1st class premier or comfort? Do we pay more for reservations?

Is the pass valid for the high speed AVE trains?Is 1st class pass for premier or comfort seating? Once we buy the pass do we pay more for reservations?Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 13, 2017 20:07
    Hi Kovit,

    The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Any rail pass that includes Spain is valid to cover any train operated by the national rail network of Spain, including the AVE high-speed trains.

    When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. AVE trains do require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Spain Pass').

    'Economy', 'Comfort', and 'Premier' are merely designations that we use to group fares and are not the actual names of the fares. In Spain, Premier and Comfort both refer to the same type of 1st class accommodation. When booking passholder reservations for trains in Spain, 1st class would be found under the 'Comfort' heading and 2nd class would be found under the 'Economy' heading.

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