Renfe AVLO: Tickets, Timetables and Facilities

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Renfe AVLO
19:303h16
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
22:46Barcelona Sants
£261One-way
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Renfe AVLO
10:302h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
13:15Barcelona Sants
£521One-way
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Renfe AVLO
18:002h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
20:30Barcelona Sants
£701One-way
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AVLO tickets can be purchased directly with Omio

Looking for the best price and time that suits you? With Omio, you can easily find all the Renfe AVLO train tickets you need. We will help you save money by providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information on the ticket market. In addition, our app will allow you to book your AVLO tickets easily despite your location.

  • Book cheap AVLO trains between destinations using the Omio website or app for better travel. Downloading the Omio app will allow you to know the travel times between destinations easily.
  • The Omio help centre is available in every language; we shall provide you with all the help you need at any time.
  • For inspiration, check out our "Window Seat," to help visualize the various attractions at your destination.

Find cheap AVLO train tickets with Omio

If you are a frequent traveller, then the Omio app will enhance convenience through your journeys. Alternatively, you can use the Omio website to check the different train options available. When booking through Omio, you can also find cheap AVLO train tickets towards your destination.

  • You can initiate the AVLO train booking through Omio and get discounts and fair rates for journeys between selected AVLO destinations. Download the Omio app or visit the Omio trains website for more travel information.
  • Omio makes it possible for you to know the available trains on any route you seek, including their prices, distance, and time taken to complete the journey between the destinations.
  • You will be able to view other alternative options and their variations in price and time taken between the destinations.

About AVLO

The Alta Velocidad (AVLO) high-speed train is a cheap and convenient option for those travelling between Madrid, Barcelona, and Zaragoza, with the AVLO train tickets starting at €7. You can connect to the trains’ Wi-Fi and enjoy exclusive content from PlayRenfe.

The 400-seater AVLO trains have all the necessary features to make your trip even more comfortable; including reclining seats and reading lights.

Madrid: Temple of Debod in city centre.

Madrid: Temple of Debod in city centre.. Source: Shutterstock

Daily Departures of AVLO Trains

There is usually an average of 14 trains journeying between Madrid and Barcelona daily. The first AVLO train departs at 7:00 a.m. and the last at 9:00 p.m., with the other train schedules offering intervals of an hour and others even having a two-hour difference. You can visit the Omio website or mobile app to view the different AVLO train times together with their estimated arrival times.

AVLO train ticket types

The Basic Ticket is the only ticket category. The AVLO ticket price starts at €7. However, children aged 14 and under can travel with an adult who holds a Basic Fare ticket for a fixed price of €5. You can only pay to travel with up to two child tickets per AVLO Basic Fare ticket.

When you purchase your train AVLO tickets as a regular large Spanish family, make sure that you mention this to the cashier when making your purchase to receive a 20% discount. However, if you are a Special Category Spanish Large Family, you will receive 50%. This discount is available for the families that require special attention, such as reduced mobility.

Most Popular Journeys with AVLO

Currently, the AVLO train only has one AVLO route, one of the busiest in Spain. This route starts from Figueres and goes to Girona before reaching Barcelona. It then stops in Lleida, Tarragona, Calatayud, and Zaragoza and Guadalajara before ending in Madrid.

Madrid-Barcelona with AVLO

People commonly think that travelling to Barcelona from Madrid by train would be a long trip. However, this is not the case.

  • The journey via the AVLO train can be as short as 2hr 30min if you take the train directly from the city.
  • If you take the intermediate stop, the trip can take around 2hr 45min. The longest duration would be the 3h 30min journey via the train making all stops.
  • The features you will see in this route include: the Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park, the Castle Calatravo, and the Roca Dels Moros.

Barcelona-Zaragoza with AVLO

19 trains leave Barcelona for Zaragoza daily, and they all travel direct.

  • The average distance between these two cities is around 140 miles (225 km), and it will take 2hr to complete the journey.
  • The slowest train will typically take around 5 hours, usually involving a change or two. Additionally, it is the cheapest train for those on a budget.
  • Among the features you will see along the way include: The Llobregat Delta, The Parc de Torreblanca and Vallparadis, and The Museu de la Ciencia I de la Tecnica de Catalunya.

Valencia-Madrid with AVLO

The 15 trains that leave Valencia for Madrid every day all travel directly.

  • The average distance between these two cities is around 188 miles (302 km.) However, depending on the time of day, some trains can get you there in around 1hr 38min; the slowest one is 9hr 28min.
  • Some of the features on the journey between Valencia and Madrid include: The Castell de Xative, Cuevas De La Villa nature park and The Castillo de Alcala del jucar.

Zaragoza: View of the Cathedral el Pilar de Zaragoza.

Zaragoza: View of the Cathedral el Pilar de Zaragoza. Source: Shutterstock

AVLO Services on Board

With AVLO trains, you can travel with all the comforts of a modern train. They are 400-seater trains equipped with reclining seats, reading lights, and plugs, travelling at a speed of 300 km/h. Alta Velocidad (AVLO) trains are now available for those traveling between Madrid, Barcelona, and Zaragoza, our Alta Velocidad (AVLO).

  • You can also use the Wi-Fi network and enjoy exclusive content from PlayRenfe.
  • These trains are fully adapted to accommodate people with reduced mobility. This includes toilets adapted for people with mobility limitations, H spaces for those in wheelchairs, and all of their carriages are at platform level. If you have reduced mobility, you can request assistance from the train's staff members at the time of purchase or through the app for Android and Apple devices.
  • The train has vending machines serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
  • No pets are allowed on AVLO trains, only assistance dogs.
  • Bicycles and scooters must be folded away, in their carrying case.

Night trains with AVLO

Two night trains travel between the destinations every day. On the AVLO train schedule, the first train departs at 7:21 p.m., the second one departs at 9:00 p.m. Both night trains take around 2h 50min.

Sustainable train travel with AVLO

Travelling by train produces minimal gaseous emissions, and there are electrically powered trains that produce no emissions at all. Additionally, transporting a group of people all at once reduces additional vehicles on roads, which reduces greenhouse emissions and leads to a cleaner, more conserved environment.

Visit Spain with AVLO — Travel Tips

With the AVLO train travelling between Barcelona and Madrid, you can explore the Catalan or Spanish capital in just a few hours. If you want to see more of Madrid, go to its museums and parks, which are filled with hidden treasures. In Barcelona, you will find a variety of shops and a beach that is not found in other cities. If you are already familiar with the area, you can also visit its Montjuic Mountain. Check out the Window Seat magazine prior to your travel to have insights of where to visit in Spain. Some of the places and activities to try out when travelling include:

  • Snorkelling and kayaking at the La Costa Brava when in Barcelona. Additionally, you can choose to chill out in the sun at the beaches in the area.
  • A hot air balloon flight over Catalonia to catch a view of Barcelona.
  • Visiting the famous street of La Rambla to enjoy the wine and foods in the area.
  • Watching the views from Gaudi's Park Guell, where you can marvel at the glorious architectural ideas in Barcelona.
  • Also, you can hike the Tibidabo Mountains in Barcelona.
  • In Madrid, you can visit the world's famous museum of art known as the Prado Museum
  • Dine at the Rooftop of the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Madrid with a view of the area or book a table at one of Madrid's Italian restaurants.
  • Relax and have fun at the El Retiro Park in Madrid.
  • Visit Circulo de Bellas Artes for the best views of Madrid.
  • Visit the Museum of Illusions for some interesting optical illusions.

Barcelona: City centre at dusk.

Barcelona: City centre at dusk. Source: Shutterstock

AVLO FAQs

1. Where can I buy my AVLO ticket?

You can buy your AVLO train tickets via Omio. There are two ways of doing so; one is via their website, whereas the second is via their mobile app.

2. Do I need to print my AVLO train ticket?

You often do not have to print your ticket, especially if you use the Omio mobile app. Watch for the AVLO routes with a mobile ticket icon to confirm that they accept this option. If they don't, then you will have to print the ticket.

3. Can I cancel my AVLO train ticket?

Yes, AVLO ticket cancellation is possible. You can cancel your AVLO train ticket at no extra cost up to 2 hours after purchase.

4. Can I exchange my Avlo train ticket?

The Basic Fare does not allow you to make AVLO ticket changes or AVLO ticket cancellations. However, you can add the AVLO ticket change option to the ticket for only €8. You can make these changes on the trip's date or time. Changes will only be allowed up to 30 minutes before the train departs.

5. How many pieces/kilos of luggage can I take on AVLO trains?

The Basic Fare AVLO luggage includes a complimentary piece of hand luggage, as long as it's not larger than 27x36x25 cm; there is no limitation on weight. A suitcase is additionally included as long as it's not larger than 55x35x25 cm.

6. Can I take any special equipment on AVLO trains?

To comply with the regulations, folding bicycles and scooters are only allowed if they do not exceed the dimensions of their carry-on bags. These must be placed inside a carrying case.

7. What services are available for people with reduced mobility in the AVLO train?

You can request assistance services through an app downloadable in the Google Play Store or the App Store.

8. Are AVLO trains adapted to persons with restricted mobility?

AVLO trains are designed to accommodate people with reduced mobility. They also have H spaces for those using a wheelchair, and all carriages have platform-level entrance points, and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

9. Can children under 18 travel by themselves on AVLO trains?

Children under 18 but above 14 can travel alone, provided they are accompanied at their departure station and picked up at their arrival station by an adult with the required identification.

10. Is there a maximum number of tickets one can have in a single purchase?

You can only purchase up to nine AVLO train tickets in a single purchase.

11. Can I choose my seat when booking the AVLO train?

The Basic Fare doesn't allow you to choose your seat, but you can add the AVLO train reservation service to your ticket for a small fee. Please note that this is only possible when buying return tickets.
No food or drinks are served on board AVLO trains. Instead, they have vending machines that provide a variety of snacks, and cold and hot drinks.

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