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02 Jun 2011 00:00 by mnj Star rating in L.A. Murcia . 37 posts Send private message

has anyone infor about train times & cost for train from Madrid to Balsicas





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02 Jun 2011 20:02 by Lifeline Star rating in Murcia. 352 posts Send private message

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 Try renfe.com  This may give you what you are looking for.



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02 Jun 2011 20:47 by davey Star rating in Wigan /La Tercia Mur.... 214 posts Send private message

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mnj,

We are doing Balsicas to Madrid return,  obtained a great rate by booking through the Renfe website and not waiting until the day and purchasing a return ticket at Balsicas station.

On the day price 58.00 euros each way, booking in advance price 19.40 euro each way.

The1st train form Balsicas leaves 05:44  arrives Madrid 10:05,

Renfe website http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

Hope that is of some help.

 





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03 Jun 2011 09:51 by JazII Star rating in Mar Menor and UK. 133 posts Send private message

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 We did this trip but from Alicante (don't know why as  Balsicas is much nearer).  For around Euros 60 you can go first class and that includes a three course meal, newspaper and a film.  We thought it was well worth the extra money.

 



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28 Apr 2013 09:59 by jojan Star rating. 217 posts Send private message

 Hello all

Does anybody have information on the train that takes you from San Roque to Ronda ie times, prices etc?  Our intended dates are late July.  We have driven up there from San Pedro previously and really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and watching all those fantastic birds on the journey but this time we would like to try the train as we believe that way is even better.  Hope somebody can help.

Jojan





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28 Apr 2013 10:34 by Team GB Star rating. 693 posts Send private message

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 Jojan

Yes its a nice trip

Renfe website will give you all the info its on the Antequera - Algeciras route

See here

www.renfe.com/viajeros/index.html



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28 Apr 2013 10:49 by chrisinspain Star rating in Los Alcazares. 196 posts Send private message

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If your going to do it, go first class, it only costs a little more and you get a good meal, and drinks included.



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28 Apr 2013 11:10 by steone Star rating in Santiago de la Riber.... 246 posts Send private message

Don't forget that if you are pensioners get a pensioners rail card and pay second class rates but travel 1st class with the usual extras. Also if you bank with Bankia they offer a card for discounted rail fares. There is a small charge but worth it if you use the trains a couple of times a year



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28 Apr 2013 11:15 by acer Star rating. 433 posts Send private message

The train service in Spain is excellent - I believe it's heavily subsidised by the government.  They call their first class "preferente" and unlike British rail it's really worth the extra. 

But if you're aged over 60 you can get a "Tarjeta Dorada" which gives you a substantial discount on the standard fares.  You just go to your local station with your passport and pay 5 euros or so, for the annual discount card.

We're planning to use the high speed jobby later in the year - should be an experience and amazingly well priced.





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28 Apr 2013 12:48 by formentera costa Star rating. 353 posts Send private message

hi jazil

as i have limited spanish can you tell me how to go about

booking the first class ticket.

when I go onto the renfe website it shows 4 different prices for the same train

also 2 columns 1 saying turistica  and i saying preferente with even higher

prices.

can you explain it to me

many thanks



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28 Apr 2013 13:08 by juansheetisplenty Star rating in Cartagena. 165 posts Send private message

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 AT the top of the Renfe homepage hit "welcome" and it goes to English.

Juan





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