SPAIN’S rail operator is introducing a scheme from September 1 that provides free prepare journey on sure native and mid-distance journeys.
The scheme was introduced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as a measure to restrict the affect of rising inflation and the price of dwelling disaster and can run from September 1 till December 31.
The method for acquiring the free tickets is totally defined on the Renfe web site (in Spanish) however right here’s a simplified overview of the scheme and tips on how to profit from it.
The tickets can be found to anybody, each resident and non-resident, though the necessity to register and pay a deposit for a journey card makes it much less of a handy and cash saving choice for vacationers.
In reality,the deal will not be legitimate for a single or round-trip ticket so is finest focused at commuters because it gives repeated journeys with customers travelling to and from the identical station in an effort to get the reductions.
The ticket scheme is on the market on routes supplied by Cercanías, Rodalies, and Media Distancia (native and medium-distance journeys) and never on the excessive pace AVE or lengthy distance Alvia companies.
The prepare ticket permits passengers to get on and off at completely different stations for “Cercanias”.
Nevertheless, for “Media Distancia” it’s necessary to get on and off on the particular station chosen when the ticket was bought.
The “Avant” companies supply a 50% of low cost for the trains scheduled between September 1 and December 31.
For commuter reductions, customers should use their ticket a minimum of 16 occasions between September and December after which they are going to be refunded the low cost on the finish of the yr.
Tickets are non-transferable.
The way to e-book free tickets
You have to to both go to Renfe’s web site or obtain the Renfe APP and register as a person or go in individual to the prepare station.
Tickets can be issued with a QR code that may be scanned out and in of stations.
Renfe advise passengers to reach earlier on the station and to keep away from peak occasions.