Renfe has celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Madrid-Barcelona line being put into circulation with the promotion of 150,000 AVE tickets that will travel this line for the price of 15 euros, half cheaper than its usual average price.
The offer is valid for purchases made between today and Saturday, February 25, or while stocks last. Allows travel from March 15 to the end of 2023
How to get a Renfe ticket at 15 euros
To buy the ticket between Madrid and Barcelona or vice versa, for trips from March 15 to the end of 2023, it is only necessary to enter the Renfe website.
From 5.7 million travelers to 12.1 in 2022
In 2008, the first year, 5.7 million travelers used Renfe’s different high-speed services to and from Barcelona, while in 2022 more than 12.1 million travelers trusted the services of the Spanish company, which means a growth of 112.2%.
In its beginnings, this AVE service allowed connecting Madrid with Barcelona in a travel time of 2 hours and 38 minutes. The arrival of the AVE to Barcelona completed a railway relationship that had begun between Madrid, Calatayud, Zaragoza and Lleida, and later to Camp de Tarragona.
More frequent departures and shorter trips
The initial AVE offer was 17 frequencies in each direction between Madrid and Barcelona, an offer that progressively increased as a result of demand until it reached 54 daily circulations. Travel times have also been reduced, which currently amount to 2 hours 30 minutes for direct trains.
In parallel, the circulation of AVE trains has increased by 51.7%, which in the Madrid-Barcelona relationship has gone from 18,400 in 2008, to 27,900 in 2022. The trains of the set of services provided by Renfe in the corridor, AVE, Avlo, Avant and Alvia, add up to 407,000 throughout the 15 years of Service, to which are now added those of Ouigo and Iryo, its recent competitors.