The trains of Spain are efficient, fast and relatively cheap. But in order to commute by train, you need to make an itinerary, not taking everything for granted.
There are a number of routes that are not very well served and the coverage is also not efficient at many places. You cannot expect everything to be cheap and quick always while decided to travel by train. Planning involves looking and going through the entire timetables and different routes of train in Spain. Different websites and portals can cater to your needs.
There is no doubt that a lot of times traveling by train will be cheaper in Spain as compared to the long distance travel in any other country. In fact, charges of train travel in Spain are nearly half the price of that in Germany or France. At times, train travels in Spain can also be extremely luxurious, especially if you are going for La Robla train tour. Luxury packages from Bilbao to Leon are also available.
Train travel in Spain also takes very little time, particularly at the Madrid-Barcelona AVE and Madrid- Seville Road. Inter rail passes and Eurail also makes travel cheaper in Spain. There are large numbers of discounts that are offered by these trains and the facilities they offer are also excellent but while choosing to take it you need to be very wise.
The ticket booking facility is also easier than that of booking the bus. There is only one main company that caters to different services. You do not have to keep on looking for services. Trains are also facilitated by lavoratory facilities unlike that of buses.
You can easier work by taking help of an interactive map that contains all the train routes in Spain, especially that of rail Europe. Real euro offers cheap rail passes in whole continent. Real euro offers maps for most of the European train routes.
Traveling by train also has some disadvantages in Spain. At times these tickets are not so cheap and travel is also not quick always. Sometimes you also need to pay extra. A lot of times you don’t also get direct routes and you end up wasting a lot of time. At times it also becomes difficult for you to make sure that the service of which train should be used. Although there are varieties of services, but the scenario sometimes gets very confusing. The situation is complicated towards the north and eastern parts of Spain. Price comparison and a good study of all routes can make train travel suitable for you.