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Would meals be served in 1st class on the Alvia trains from San Sebastian to Barcelona?

When reading about the Alvia trains on Renfe, I noticed that with Preferential Class going from San Sebastian to Barcelona that there are no food served in seat as it would be for other distances. Is this true?
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  • Hi Erika,

    The route from San Sebastian to Barcelona is considered long distance. You will have a meal served at your seat on this train.
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  • aloha Felicia , when I looked in renfes website it says that it is included except for Bilbao Barcelona which I'm assuming is the same since its close do you think it's an error? also I'm going from Madrid to seville then back them to San Sebastián them to Barcelona them to Madrid and I was considering buying the renfe Spain pass do you think it's a good deal? thank you so much for your help
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  • Per RENFE-
    Preferente includes a welcome drink at seat meal service in accordance with the time of day: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/apperitifs, with a selection of beverages. The price for all tickets travelling Club class on Ave trains also includes the choice of main dish (1) Except Alaris Barcelona-Valencia/Alicante and vice versa. (2) Except Alvia Barcelona-Vigo and vice versa, Alvia Barcelona-Bilbao and vice versa. We do not have further information regarding their meal service on this route.

    A rail pass can be a great value if you are traveling 3 or more days. Also, the pass provides flexibility and is good for travelers without a set itinerary. When considering a pass, you will need to add in the additional cost for seat reservations. To view the cost for passholder reservations at http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/poi... . If you are only taking a few trips and you do not need flexibility, point to point tickets might be your best option. To view point to point ticket prices at http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/poi... .
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  • hi Mike. thank you for that information. I am not looking to buy a euro rail pass bit I'm looking to buy the pass straight through renfe and I'm pretty sure that tere are no additional costs for reserving a seat because its a Spain pass from renfe not euro rail am I mistaken? different threads say different but it seems that with your wealth of knowledge you seem to know better. please adise if you can and thank you so much
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) November 24, 2014 19:11
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    I'm sorry, however, meals are no longer included in any class of service on trains from San Sebastian to Barcelona (Alvia trains), although snacks and beverages would be available for purchase on board.
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