Spain: New High Speed Train

Madrid to Valencia in 95 minutes

Spain launched a new high-speed train between Valencia and Madrid that has cut travel time from nearly four hours to just 1 hour and 35 minutes. The Alta Velocidad Española, or AVE, will reach speeds of up to 205 miles /hour and run every hour in each direction at peak times.  Customers can select preferente seating (first class), club class coaches (luxurious first class) or tourist-class coaches (standard class). It is scheduled to make two stops en route: in Requena, which is known for its wineries, and Cuenca, a World Heritage site known for the casas colgadas, or the hanging houses of Cuenca.

From Madrid Puerta de Atocha station, travelers can easily reach the most popular destinations in Spain, including speedy service from Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Malaga and Madrid to Seville in roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes and Madrid-Valladolid in just one hour.

Enjoy train travel in Spain with a Eurail Pass if you are an international visitor or with an InterRail Pass if you are a European resident.

This entry was posted by Angela on January 7th, 2011, and is filed under Europe,Spain. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback from your own site.
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