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How can I find out if a specific itinerary segment requires changing trains?

Okay, here's my itinerary.....so how many segments will I need on my pass?
Madrid to Salamanca; Salamanca to Toledo; Toledo to Caceres; Caceres to Merida; Merida to Badajoz; Badajoz to Seville; Seville to Granada; Granada back to Madrid. Planning to stay at each location for 3 nights
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 24, 2013 15:56
    Hi Meg,

    The travel you laid out would count as 11 segments on a Renfe Spain Pass.

    A connection from Salamanca to Toledo involves changing trains once in Madrid along the way, a connection from Toledo to Caceres also involves changing trains once in Madrid along the way, and a connection from Badajoz to Seville involves changing trains once in Merida along the way; and each train would count as a segment with this particular pass. There are direct trains for each of the other trips you mentioned.

    There is no Renfe Spain Pass offered just for 11 segments, but there is a 12 segment option. With that said, I would recommend maybe only purchasing this pass for 6 segments and only using it for the longer train rides.

    For instance, you could apply it only to your trains from Madrid to Salamanca, Salamanca back to Madrid (as part of a connection from Salamanca to Toledo), Madrid to Caceres (as part of a connection from Toledo to Caceres), Merida to Seville (as part of a connection from Badajoz to Seville), Seville to Granada, and Granada to Madrid; and then you would purchase regular point-to-point tickets for each of your other trains.

    You can purchase the Renfe Spain Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket... .

    You can purchase regular tickets for the shorter train rides by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. You can also refer here just to reference schedules for the other trains for planning purposes.

    If you go with the 6 segment Renfe Spain Pass, the trains you would want to purchase regular tickets for would be the train from Madrid to Toledo (as part of the connection from Salamanca to Toledo), Toledo to Madrid (as part of the connection from Toledo to Caceres), Caceres to Merida, Merida to Badajoz, and Badajoz to Merida (as part of the connection from Badajoz to Seville).

    Generally, trains in Spain can only be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 60 days to get an idea of cost and view schedules when searching these routes on our website.
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