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Five-euro tickets for Spain's 'low cost' high-speed train go on sale

Renfe’s new Avlo train. File photograph.
Renfe’s new Avlo train. File photograph. / AGENCY
  • Renfe relaunches its Avlo service from 23 June after it was suspended last year due to the pandemic.

Tickets for Renfe’s low-cost Avlo high-speed train service have gone on sale this Tuesday with prices from only five euros.

The national train operator is offering the cut price tickets for the next three weeks - until 14 February - ahead of the launch on 23 June when Renfe will resume the delayed service that had to be suspended last year due to the pandemic.

The operator will sell the cheap tickets on their website to travel between June and December. Renfe has not specified if there will be a limit to the bargain fares, unlike the last time, when it offered 10,000 tickets at that price

A few weeks ago the arrival of the first private high-speed operator in Spain, Ouigo, was announced in Spain for 10 May.

The operator linked to the French public train company SNCF has already put its first tickets on sale from nine euros to travel between Madrid and Barcelona just one day after the current state of alarm is scheduled to end.

Both companies will charge for accessing Wi-Fi connection, extra bags, specific seats or the flexibility to cancel.