Masks still compulsory on Spanish planes despite turmoil

Spain’s free train travel offer is coming. Tickets valid from 1st September to 31st December 2022 are finally available for pre-order from Tuesday 24th August.

The multi-journey ticket scheme, unveiled by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Spanish parliament last month, covers some trains operated by the state-owned rail network, RENFE. Cercanias, Rodalize (Catalonia), When media Distancia (local and medium distance travel).

The Spanish Ministry of Transport estimates that the plan will allow for as many as 75 million trips, attracting 15-20% more passengers than usual in the period September to December.

read more: What you need to know about planning free train tickets in Spain

Fortunately, it was also recently announced that there are no restrictions on residency or nationality to qualify for free tickets. tourists from all over the world – Nationals of EU member states and third countries, including British and Americans, can benefit from free train travel.

Spain’s Minister of Transport, Mobility and Cities Agenda Raquel Sanchez claimed this week that as many as 300,000 people have already registered on the RENFE website for free tickets.

But how can I get a ticket? Are they completely free?

Check out the breakdown and step-by-step guide below.


Train tickets are free, but you have to pay a small deposit to take advantage of the offer.

Click here if you want to use the campaign Cercanias Also media distance Please note that in order to use the service you must pay a deposit of 10 or 20 euros and you must travel at least 4 times a month.

To get your deposit back at the end of the year, you must have made at least 16 trips (4 trips per month during the scheme period). Refunds will be made on the card used to purchase the ticket, or at the nearest train station if paying in cash.

How to get free train tickets

Step 1: Download the app

As of August 25th, free train tickets can only be purchased at Renfe Cercanias The app is available on Google Play for Android phones, AppGallery for Huawei, and App Store for iPhones.

You can do it at the station, but it doesn’t seem to be possible on the RENFE site yet. To get your free ticket, you must register for a RENFE account. This account will be used with the RENFE app.

Step 2: Choose a location

Then you have to select the regions of Spain where you want to use the free ticket offer. When you open the app, you’ll see a scroll down menu with areas to choose from. Find the region of the country where you use trains and agree.

Step 3: Purchase Tickets

Then click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the page to open the side menu bar.

[チケットを購入]Click[購入]or[マイ チケット]Two options are displayed. Please press the purchase button.

Step 4: Choose a Route

This will bring up another screen for setting the route and destination.Select destination to and fromSelect and select “Select Fare” belowAB recurrence.

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This will show you a charge of €10, but don’t worry. This is just a deposit that you get back if you make enough trips.

Step 5: Login to RENFE

A screen prompting you to log in to your RENFE account will appear.

If you don’t have one, you can create an account on the website or app by pressing the “Register” button. You will be asked to provide your name, phone number and some form of identification (NIE or passport).

Step 6: Purchase

You will need to go to the payment screen and register your credit or debit card to pay the deposit.

Step 7: QR code

that’s all! Your subscription will appear in the “My Tickets” section of the app and will display a QR code that you can use to scan yourself in and out of the station.

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