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Renfe-Avlo is Renfe's new high-speed long-distance train service operating on the Madrid to Barcelona-Figueres line. Avlo trains can travel up to 186 mph (300 km/h), all tickets are in Economy Class with assigned seats.

Onboard you can enjoy free WiFi access through the PlayRenfe platform, power sockets at each seat to charge phones and laptops, and vending machines with hot and cold drinks and snacks. The only ticket offered for Avlo services is called Básica (or Basic) and children under 14 years old can travel at a discounted fixed price but they must have a seat and a ticket.

Low-cost Avlo tickets from €7

You can now buy low-cost Avlo tickets from €7. Our website or app will help you compare ticket prices and check timetables of the different Avlo and AVE services. At Trainline, we connect directly to Renfe’s ticket inventory, so your train ticket will always be valid for travel if you book online with us.

Cheap Avlo tickets

The only rate offered on Avlo services is called Básica (or Basic) and tickets start from €7.

Name displayed on Avlo tickets

All Avlo tickets display the traveller's name, so you'll need to provide your personal details when buying your ticket online.

Avlo etickets

Once you buy your ticket online with us, you'll receive a confirmation email with the details of your journey and an eticket as a PDF attached, which you can either open from your email or in our app.

Avlo train map

Avlo trains run between Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Figueres and stop at Madrid Atocha, Guadalajara Yebes, Calatayud, Zaragoza Delicias, Lleida Pirineus, Camp de Tarragona, Barcelona Sants, Girona and Figueres Vilafant. Other domestic routes are expected to be added in the future. 

The main routes served by Avlo are the following:

What time can you catch an Avlo train?

Timetable for Avlo services between Figueres Vilafant - Barcelona Sants - Madrid Atocha

Figueres Vilafant Gerona Barcelona Sants Camp Tarragona Lleida Zaragoza Delicias Calatayud Guadalajara Madrid Atocha
05:35 05:51 06:40 - - 08:36 - - 09:25
    10:00 10:34 11:01 11:45 12:10 12:49 13:17
    17:25 - - - - - 19:55
    21:10 - - 22:38 - - 23:55

"-" means that the train does not stop at this station

 

Timetable for Avlo services between Madrid Atocha - Barcelona Sants - Figueres Vilafant

Madrid Atocha Guadalajara Calatayud Zaragoza Delicias Lleida Camp Tarragona Barcelona Sants Gerona Figueres Vilafant
06:20 - - - - - 08:50    
10:30 - - 11:46 - - 13:15    
18:00 - - - - - 20:30    
19:30 19:54 20:30 20:56 21:41 22:10 22:56 23:36 23:51

"-" means that the train does not stop at this station

What's on board an Avlo train?

Food on board

Avlo trains offer a vending machine service with a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Luggage

Your Basic ticket (Básica) includes the following pieces of luggage, free of charge:

  • 1 hand luggage (max dimensions: 27 x 36 x 25 cm, with no weight limit)
  • 1 suitcase (max dimensions: 55 x 35 x 25 cm, with no weight limit).

If you need to add 1 piece of extra luggage, you'll need to pay for a fee, which will cost €10 at the time of purchase, €15 if you pay for it later and €30 if you get it 30 minutes before your departure.

Pets

At the moment it's not possible to travel with your pet on Avlo trains. However, you're allowed to travel with a guide or assistance dog.

Bikes

Only folding bikes and scooters are allowed on board, as long as they have the same dimensions as suitcases, i.e. 55 x 35 x 25 cm.

WiFi

On Avlo trains, you can enjoy free WiFi access through the PlayRenfe platform.

Power sockets

Power sockets are available at every seat, so you can charge your electronic devices whenever you want.

What's the difference between Avlo and AVE?

Have a look at our table below and check out the services offered by Avlo and AVE. Learn more about the cheapest tickets for adults and children, choosing your seat, WiFi and the food offer on board.

Service Renfe AVE Renfe Avlo
Basic fare (Tarifa Básica) €32 - €216 €9 (€5 on sale) - €60
Child fare under 6 travel for free under 4 travel for free
Choosing your seat
Changes and cancellations
Second suitcase
Pets only guide and assistance dogs
Films X
Audio X
Newspapers and magazine X
Quiet carriage X
Refunds
WiFi
Accompanying minors X
Cafe-bar carriage X
Sala Club lounges X

Which train stations will Avlo call at?

Here are some of the train stations Avlo will call at:

Madrid Atocha

Located in the city centre, Madrid Atocha train station is one of the most beautiful buildings of the Spanish capital. Built in the 19th century, it serves more than 18 million passengers every year.

The station has two entrances: the first one is for Media Distancia and Cercanías trains, while the second one, which is called Puerta de Atocha, is for most AVE and long-distance trains.

Visit our Madrid Atocha station page for more information.

Barcelona Sants

Barcelona Sants is the second most important train station in Spain. Situated in the central Sants-Montjuic district, it was built at the end of the 1970s.

It consists of a ground floor, where the commercial area and the ticket offices are located, and a lower ground floor, from which you can access the platforms.

Check out our Barcelona Sants station page for more information.

Zaragoza Delicias

Zaragoza Delicias train station is very close to the city centre and is one of the busiest stations in the country, receiving about 3 million passengers every year. Not only does this modern and stunning building function as a train station, but it also includes Zaragoza's main bus station, representing an important transport hub for the city.

Check out our Zaragoza Delicias station page for more information.

Camp Tarragona

Camp Tarragona train station is a new building, inaugurated in 2006 and located between Perafort y La Secuita, about 11 kilometres north of Tarragona city. Its 8 platforms mainly serve medium and long-distance high-speed trains.

Visit our Camp Tarragona station page for more information.

Who is Renfe Avlo for?

Thanks to the new Avlo train service, high-speed travel is open to families, young people, and other groups that want to save on train travel. The acting Minister of Public Works said "This high-quality, low-price service will democratise high speed", which is great for anyone travelling on a budget and wanting to explore some of Spain's largest cities.

Avlo will be Renfe's high-speed service with the highest passenger capacity, with 438 seats per train, 20% more seats than the current 112 series trains. Once the new service is extended, the new 106 series trains will be incorporated, with an even greater capacity of 581 seats per train.

Frequently asked questions

Can I buy my Avlo ticket online with Trainline?

Yes, you can now buy your Avlo ticket from €7 on our website or app.

Where do Avlo trains run?

Avlo trains run between Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona and Figueres, and they also stop in Zaragoza, Tarragona, Guadalajara, Catalayud, Lleida and Gerona.

Which services do Avlo trains have on board?

Avlo offers the following onboard services: free WiFi, a vending machine service with hot/cold drinks and snacks and at-seat power sockets.

Are child ticket fares available?

Yes. Children under 14 can travel for a fixed price of €5 provided they're travelling with an adult holding a Basic ticket fare, with a maximum of two child tickets per Basic fare.

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