Renfe continues with the expansion of its network of low-cost trains, operators under the Avlo brand, which from next March 27 will circulate between the cities of Alicante and Madrid, with stops in Villena, Albacete and Cuenca. To promote the new relationship, tickets will go on sale today at prices starting at 7 euros.
Renfe’s new Avlo trains will make two trips in each direction between Madrid and Alicante, adding 1,436 more seats each day between both cities. All the services will stop in Albacete, and one of the two that are offered daily will also stop in Cuenca and Villena.
Tickets can be purchased from a base price of 7 euros, and include a cabin suitcase and a handbag. Above this price, the customer can purchase additional services such as seat selection, setting changes or cancellations, or paying for the transfer of additional luggage. The train has only one class, so there are no tickets for preferential segments.
On the other hand, tickets for children under 14 years of age have a basic rate of 5 euros, and must be purchased together with an adult ticket. Renfe fixes a maximum of two child tickets for each adult traveling. Large families may obtain price discounts of 20% for the general category and 50% for the special category.
Trains from Madrid-Chamartín to Alicante depart at 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with departures at 9:32 a.m. to 7:20 p.m. In the opposite direction, the trains depart from Alicante at 11:45 and 21:00, arriving in the capital of Spain at 14:05 and 23:31.
In addition, the operator has announced the start-up of more Avlo services for the month of June, which will circulate along the southern corridor and link Madrid with Malaga, Seville and Córdoba, in addition to stopping at all intermediate stations on both lines (Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, Puente Genil and Antequera).
Avlo’s commercial offer in Andalusia will be limited to one daily round-trip train on the Madrid-Seville and Madrid-Málaga connections, although Renfe assures that the schedules and stops have not yet been determined. With this movement, Renfe intends to maintain market share before the next entry into it by Iryo, the Italian-Spanish operator that will start its operations in this same corridor on March 31.