See also: Best Train Journeys in Spain
Buying AVE train ticketsYou can book your AVE tickets online here: Book AVE Tickets (Buy Direct)
Which routes are covered by the AVE?Most services radiate from Madrid, taking you to:
- ...and more
There are also now some routes from Barcelona to:
This service will connect with a high-speed train to Paris from April 2013.
See AVE Routes in Spain, including details of travel times and links to buy tickets.
Guided Tours by AVEWith such an efficient train service available in Spain, it makes sense to use it for day trips that would normally be impossible due to the distance between the cities.
The AVE makes it possible to visit Seville as a day trip. However, if you're going to rush around one of Spain's best cities in a single day, you're going to need some help to get the most out of it. A guided tour, with the AVE tickets included in the price, is the best way to see Seville in a day:
Day Trip to Seville from Madrid by AVE (buy direct)
There are some longer tours that include Cordoba and/or Caceres. The trip normally starts out with a tour bus but makes the return journey by AVE:
- Two-Day Trip to Seville with Stop in Cordoba
- Two-Day Trip to Seville and Stop in Caceres
- Three-Day Trip: Seville, Caceres and Cordoba
- Three-Day Trip: Seville and Caceres (extra day in Seville)
- Three-Day Trip: Seville and Cordoba (extra day in Seville)
What's So Great About the AVE Train in Spain?Read more on why Spain's AVE is the most convenient way to travel around the country.
Train enthusiasts may also be interested in the La Robla Train, a luxury train tour through green northern Spain.