Altaria high-speed train
The Altaria is a high-speed long-distance train that connects the Spanish capital Madrid to the southern cities of Algeciras, Granada, Cartagena and Murcia. Altaria trains are uniquely designed with gauge changing technology enabling them to travel on both standard and high-speed rails, reaching speeds of up to 200 km/hr.
Altaria high-speed train routes
1st class travellers can await their departure in the exclusive lounge “Sala Club” at Madrid Puerta de Atocha. Both 1st (preferente) and 2nd (turista) class include spacious reclining seats with excellent onboard facilities such as audio/video service with headphones, and an onboard café.
Altaria trains run from Madrid to the south of Spain on the following routes:
- Madrid - Algeciras
- Madrid - Granada
- Madrid - Cartagena (via Murcia del Carmen)
Reservations on the Altaria high-speed trains are compulsory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.
How to make reservations for the Altaria
You can reserve your seat on the Altaria in the following ways:
Through our Reservation Service
At the train station. Keep in mind that trains can become full during busy times.
Please note that children under 4 require a (free) ticket to travel on this train. This ticket can be obtained from a RENFE point of sale at all major train stations in Spain.
2nd class (Turista) seat: €6.50
1st class (Preferente) seat: €23.50
Meal and drink are included in 1st class. If not available, reservation costs are €10.