Is there a train from Regua, Portugal to Madrid, Spain?

I would like to confirm if you have a train leaving from Regua Portugal to Madrid and if so when will we be able to buy them on line for September 26th. What is the price for adult over 60
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 11, 2016 17:24
    Hi Mariette,

    I'm sorry for the delay getting back to you.

    With regard to the trip you're planning, it would be important to note that there are only a few train routes between Portugal and Spain. A connection from Régua to Madrid would take about 13.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes en route; once in Porto and then once in Coimbra. The segment from Coimbra to Madrid is on a direct overnight train called the 'Lusitania'. This night train is the only train that runs along the rail line between Lisbon/Coimbra and Madrid, so a trip from Régua to Madrid would have to involve traveling through the night.

    Tickets for trains from Régua to Porto can only be purchased locally when you're there. With that being the case, schedules for this segment of the route will not be able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart once every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes just under 2 hours in duration.

    You would purchase tickets for the rest of the connection by entering the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com). For a trip from Porto to Madrid, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Additionally, our website has two different entries for Coimbra – ‘Coimbra’ and ‘Coimbra B’. These refer to two different stations in Coimbra. However, ‘Coimbra B’ is the only station that services the trains from Porto to Coimbra and it’s also the only station that services the night train from Coimbra to Madrid (so you would not have to commute between stations in order to make your connection). Even with that being the case, you would have to type ‘Coimbra’ for Coimbra (instead of ‘Coimbra B’) when you do both of these searches, in order to pull up their schedules. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from ‘Porto’ to ‘Coimbra’ and then another search to access the night train from ‘Coimbra’ to ‘Madrid’.

    When you pull up the results of a search form Porto to Coimbra, it will show your train from Porto as arriving into the ‘Coimbra B’ station and then a connecting train from ‘Coimbra B’ to ‘Coimbra’. Disregard the connecting trains to ‘Coimbra’, because you would just stay at ‘Coimbra B’ in order to connect to the night train to Madrid.

    When you pull up the results of your search from Coimbra to Madrid, it will display the departure station just as ‘Coimbra’, but you can rest assured this actually is referring to the ‘Coimbra B’ station.

    Tickets for the trains from Porto to Coimbra and the night train from Coimbra to Madrid both can only be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure. Since your intended departure date happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just have to enter a date some time within the next 60 days in order to view the schedules and ticket costs in the meantime.

    It is also important to note that the national rail network of Portugal does not enable any of their trains to be reserved from anywhere outside the country. Therefore, we are only able to issue the tickets that you would need for a train from Porto to Coimbra. As it happens, the trains from Porto to Coimbra do require reservations to go along with the tickets we issue. With that being the case, you would have to purchase the reservations at the station prior to boarding. When you go to purchase the reservation, just be sure to mention that you already have the ticket, so that they don't charge you for that as well.
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