Train Route - Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, Barcelona

Looking into flying into Seville and then visiting Granada, and Cordoba by train before heading up to Madrid and Barcelona. What would be the best train route for this?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 30, 2018 20:57
    Hi Tyler,

    For the requested itinerary, your most economical option would be the Eurail Spain Pass. For the Eurail Spain Pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931.

    Note regarding construction on the rail line into Granada:

    For the past several years, there has been continuous construction on the rail line just outside Granada. During this time, trains have stopped operating as direct service all the way into Granada. Travelers heading to Granada take the train as far as Antequera, where they are switched to a bus that will take them into Granada. The buses are synchronized with the train arrivals, so the transfer is made easy.

    Seville to Granada

    Due to the construction I mentioned, the connections from Seville to Granada involve taking a train from Seville to Antequera, where you'll switch to a bus that will take you to Granada.

    Trains from Seville to Antequera are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Spain Pass is all you'll need to board. The Eurail Spain Pass is also all you'll need to board the bus to Granada.

    Without actually booking tickets (since the Eurail Spain Pass already serves that purpose), you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) just to view schedules for trains from Seville to Antequera.

    Granada to Cordoba

    For your trip from Granada to Cordoba, you'll use your Eurail Spain Pass to board a bus back to Antequera. In Antequera, you'll switch to an AVE high-speed train to Cordoba. AVE trains require reservations as a supplement to the Eurail Spain Pass.

    For travel with the Eurail Spain Pass, you would purchase reservations from Antequera to Cordoba by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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’). Generally, reservable trains in Spain can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Cordoba to Madrid

    Reservations will be required again from Cordoba to Madrid, because the trains on this route are AVE high-speed trains.

    For travel with the Eurail Spain Pass, you would purchase reservations from Cordoba to Madrid by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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’). Generally, reservable trains in Spain can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Madrid to Barcelona

    Trains from Madrid to Barcelona are also AVE high-speed trains, so reservations would be required once again for this segment.

    For travel with the Eurail Spain Pass, you would purchase reservations from Madrid to Barcelona by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), 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’). Generally, reservable trains in Spain can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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