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OUIGO España brings low-cost, high-speed rail to Spain

Travel between Madrid and Barcelona in just 2h30 with OUIGO España—our first high-speed rail business outside France. Prices start at €9.

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Sustainable, affordable high-speed rail has arrived in Spain with OUIGO España. On 10 May 2021, we launched this new offer between Barcelona and Madrid, allowing passengers to travel between the 2 cities in just 2h30. The service currently has 10 daily departures, with additional stops at Zaragoza and Tarragona. Prices start at just €9, with 5000 tickets available daily.

As more lines are added, OUIGO España will carry up to 30,000 passengers a day between Madrid and Valencia, Alicante, Cordova, Seville and Malaga—all with travel times under 2h30.

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  • 5

    daily return journeys between Barcelona and Madrid via Zaragoza and Tarragona

  • 5000

    OUIGO España tickets available daily

  • 300 km/h

    commercial speed links Barcelona to Madrid in just 2h30

  • 9

    euros is the starting price for OUIGO España tickets

Future destinations

Future destinations

The infographic shows a map of Spain with future OUIGO lines running across the country. The line between Barcelona and Madrid, with stops in Tarragona and Zaragoza, opened on 10 May 2021. It is shown as a pink line connecting these cities. Future OUIGO destinations in Spain, set to open later, are shown as dotted pink lines.  These are Valencia, Alicante, Cordova, Seville and Malaga. 

Sit back and relax with our customizable services

Enjoy a relaxing journey aboard OUIGO España's new double-decker trains. Our staff are available to assist you throughout your journey, and we offer on-board food and beverage service at the OUIBAR.

Standard tickets include 1 item of hand luggage and 1 item of carry-on luggage. You can also change the name on your booking up to the day before you travel.

Want more? Upgrade to OUIGO PLUS for just €9 extra and enjoy a super-comfortable XL seat—plus access to our OUIFUN on-board entertainment system featuring the latest box office hits.

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Travel stress-free with our flexible offer

Ready to rediscover the pleasures of travel? To help you negotiate pandemic-related restrictions and uncertainties, OUIGO is more flexible than ever. Until Spain's state of emergency is lifted, you can exchange your OUIGO España tickets at no extra cost for any date up to 11 December 2021.

OUIGO España is an affordable alternative for travellers, encouraging them to choose a transport option that’s more eco-friendly than cars, buses or planes.

Hélène Valenzuela, Managing Director of OUIGO España

SNCF leads the way in opening Spanish rail to competition

For over 30 years, the Spanish high-speed network was controlled by a single rail operator. OUIGO España’s arrival is an important step in liberalizing the market, and our subsidiary will create 1,300 direct and indirect jobs in Spain. These include positions for drivers, train crew, and catering and cleaning staff.

OUIGO España made its first journey between Madrid and Barcelona on Friday, 7 May 2021. The inauguration was attended by Spanish Transport Secretary Pedro Saura, ADIF President Isabel Pardo de Vera, SNCF Voyageurs CEO Christophe Fanichet, OUIGO España Managing Director Hélène Valenzuela, and Voyages SNCF Managing Director Alain Krakovitch.

Over 68 million passengers and counting

OUIGO has successfully delivered low-cost, high-speed rail in France since 2013, and we now serve 41 French destinations. That’s why more than 68 million passengers have chosen OUIGO—an innovative, convenient, eco-friendly way to travel.

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