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Spain

Think Spain, think summer paradise!

Rail is the perfect option to discover the kaleidoscope of experiences that Spain offers. With your Interrail Pass - enjoy the endless possibilities of the fascinating city of Madrid, bustling Barcelona or sun-soaked Seville. In Spain, you're never far from mouthwatering food and vibrant nightlife.

Spain quick facts

  • Population: 46.6 million

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • Dialling code: +34

Trains in Spain

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Read all about the Spain rail network, different train types and reservation requirements.
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Interrail passes for Spain

Interrail Spain Pass

Enjoy a Spanish vacation with the popular Interrail Spain Pass! You'll discover lively cities, beautiful beaches and everything in between with your Interrail ticket.

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Interrail Global Pass

The Interrail Global Pass is the flexible and budget-friendly way to get around up to 33 countries in Europe. Travel by train from one cool destination to the next. One day you're on a pub crawl through Amsterdam and the next you're white-water rafting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

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Reservations

Please note that for most high-speed trains in Spain you'll need a seat reservation. Reservations are not included in your Interrail Pass and must be made locally at Spanish Long Distance stations. Find out more here in the ''Reservations'' section.

 

It's also possible to travel without reservations, by travelling with regional trains. 

Pass benefits in Spain

Make sure you enjoy the discounted ferries, reductions on private railways and many other great offers.

All extra pass benefits in Spain

Places to visit

    Sagrada Família, Barcelona
Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Get blown away by Spain’s epic architecture

There are historical gems scattered across the whole of Spain. Seville (Sevilla) is one of them – a truly Spanish city, that has clung onto traditional values and a simple way of life. Seville’s cathedral is the largest gothic example in the world and is supposedly home to Christopher Columbus’ remains. To the north is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city, Barcelona. The capital of Catalonia, wouldn’t be so self-confident and charismatic, without Antoni Gaudí’s influence on the city’s aesthetic beauty. See examples of his work across Barcelona, most notable of course is the unfinished Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família.

Take the tram to Archivo de Indias and Seville’s cathedral is just a 5-minute walk. To get to the Sagrada Família simply get off at the metro station of the same name.
    Flea market El Rastro, Madrid
Flea market El Rastro, Madrid

Madrid: As Spanish as it gets

Although, not a capital city that will bowl you over with masses of sites and attractions, Madrid is however considered to be one of the most Spanish cities you can visit in the country. Make a beeline for La Latina on a sunday morning between 9:00 and 14:00 and join the hustle and bustle of el Rastro fleamarket. Rummage through antiques, books and clothes, but most of all savour the Madrileño spirit. Then head into the heart of La Latina and join the locals on the street for Sunday afternoon cañas (small beers) and tapas.

El Rastro can be reached with a 5-minute walk from La Latina metro station.
    Formentor, Mallorca
Formentor, Mallorca

Spanish island seduction

One of Spain’s best kept secrets is the Isla Cíes National Park – a short boat trip off Galicia’s west coast. Listed in several polls as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, expect a spectacular contrast of white sands and turquoise waters on the land-facing side of the island, with a dramatic rugged coastline and crashing waves on the Atlantic side. Mallorca, the biggest of the Balearic Islands is a Mediterranean paradise with crystal clear waters and tranquil coves to relax within.

Take the train to Vigo and walk about 20 minutes to Vigo’s main port, where you can take the 45 minute boat ride to Cíes. To reach Mallorca take a discounted ferry from Valencia.
    Tarifa beach
Tarifa beach

Top beach and mountain action

Tarifa, a strip of sandy white beaches on the southernmost coast of Spain, is a favourite place for both windsurfers and kitesurfers, thanks to its strong and regular winds. The relaxed vibe also adds to its popularity, along with the views of Africa’s Rif mountains. If you prefer a surfboard to glide you through the waves, San Sebastián’s Playa de Zurriola is Spain’s surfers’ paradise. Sierra Nevada, as well as being a stunning backdrop in Spain’s enchanting student city of Granada, usually has sufficient snowfall each year for some winter sport.

To get to Tarifa take a train to Algeciras and then pick up a bus. San Sebastián's train station is located on the east end of Puente de Maria Cristina and Playa de Zurriola is a 15-minute walk from there. To reach Sierra Nevada take a bus from Granada
    Plaça Reial, Barcelona
Plaça Reial, Barcelona

World class party scene

The island of Ibiza boasts one of the most hedonistic party places on the globe, with world class DJs swarming to the island each year. Your rail pass allows you discounted ferry journeys from Spain to Italy, so stop off on the way through! Visit between June and September and go wild in Ibiza’s legendary clubs, including big names like Space and Amnesia. Barcelona also has a lively night scene. Start at Las Ramblas for drinks and tapas, then move on to Plaça Reial, with its Gaudí-designed street furniture and try Jamboree with great live music.

Ibiza can be reached by discounted boat from Valencia or Denia. To arrive at the centre of Las Ramblas in Barcelona get off at the Liceu metro station. Plaça Reial is situated just behind Las Ramblas.

Top Attractions in Spain

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