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  • October 26, 2018 18:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Betsy,<br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a> for 3 days in combination with regular tickets just for your Madrid-Segovia and Madrid-Toledo trips. This would be more economical than purchasing the Renfe Spain Pass.<br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931</a>.<br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid">Barcelona to Madrid</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Madrid-Segovia-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia">Segovia</a> are Alvia and Avant trains. These trains do require reservations; however, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. With that being the case, as I alluded to above, I actually just recommend that you purchase regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip.<br />You would purchase tickets from Madrid to Segovia by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid-Toledo-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toledo" rel="nofollow">Toledo</a> are Avant trains. These trains do require reservations, but just like the Madrid-Segovia trip, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. Therefore, I would just recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip as well.<br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-toledo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-toledo">Madrid to Toledo</a> by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid to Seville</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville">Madrid to Seville</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Seville to Granada</u></b><br />The construction on the rail line outside of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> is still not complete, so travel to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> would still involve taking a bus from Antequera. The trains from Seville to Antequera are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a>/Avant trains, which do require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>. So that you'll also be covered on the Antequera-Granada bus, you would need to search the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-granada" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-granada">Seville to Granada</a> when you go to purchase reservations on our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com)">www.raileurope.com)</a>. When purchasing these reservations, just be sure to check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’). The bus ride can take anywhere from around 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2 hours..
  • September 05, 2018 20:45
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Betsy,<br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow">Eurail Spain Pass</a> for 3 days in combination with regular tickets just for your Madrid-Segovia and Madrid-Toledo trips. This would be more economical than purchasing the Renfe Spain Pass.<br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow">Eurail Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931</a>.<br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br />Trains from Barcelona to Madrid are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Barcelona to Madrid by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Madrid-Segovia-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between Madrid and Segovia are Alvia and Avant trains. These trains do require reservations; however, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. With that being the case, as I alluded to above, I actually just recommend that you purchase regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip.<br />You would purchase tickets from Madrid to Segovia by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid-Toledo-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between Madrid and Toledo are Avant trains. These trains do require reservations, but just like the Madrid-Segovia trip, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. Therefore, I would just recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip as well.<br />You would purchase tickets from Madrid to Toledo by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid to Seville</u></b><br />Trains from Madrid to Seville are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Madrid to Seville by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Seville to Granada</u></b><br />The construction on the rail line outside of Granada is still not complete, so travel to Granada would still involve taking a bus from Antequera. The trains from Seville to Antequera are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a>/Avant trains, which do require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>. So that you'll also be covered on the Antequera-Granada bus, you would need to search the full route from Seville to Granada when you go to purchase reservations on our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com)" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com)</a>. When purchasing these reservations, just be sure to check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’). The bus ride can take anywhere from around 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2 hours..

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