Weekend trips: 5 potential getaways

At Renfe, we know that one of the most important things when planning and making a good weekend getaway is making the most of your time. You don't want to waste a moment of your weekend stuck in traffic or trapsing across the peninsula by car. That's why our proposals are all within easy reach on our Alta Velocidad (high-speed) trains. Sounds tempting, right?

Read on to find out the 5 weekend destinations we have in store for you. Let's go!



Valencia is one of the most popular destinations for a weekend trip. Emblematic sites such as its Cathedral, Lonja, Church of San Nicolás de Bari or the Central Market are waiting for you. And going beyond the historic quarter of Valencia, the city has much more to offer, including the City of Arts and Sciences, the banks of the River Turia and, of course, Albufera Natural Park.

What's more, Valencia Joaquín Sorolla train station is perfectly connected to the rest of the city, making it easy for you to get around on public transport to really get to know this treasure.

And why not take a trip deeper into the province of Valencia to round off your weekend? Thanks to commuter network, you can discover some of its most picturesque towns, hassle free.


Barcelona is always an excellent option for a weekend getaway. That's because Barcelona is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends or for a few days with the family.

Thanks to its excellent location, Barcelona Sants station is just a few minutes from Montjuïc and Plaza España, where you can get your weekend started. A stroll down along the Ramblas, getting some rest in La Barceloneta after a walk through Ciutat Vella and the Gothic Quarter or treating yourself at one of the shops on Passeig de Gràcia are a few things you cannot miss in Barcelona. Discover our routes to Barcelona:

Looking for a different type of plan not far from Barcelona? Taking the Rodalies de Catalunya, you can easily get around the region and discover places such as Sitges, the perfect place to spend a day and enjoy its atmosphere, or, why not spend the day at a theme park? Visit Salou and PortAventura Park or PortAventura Ferrari (and benefit from the Renfe - PortAventura Park combined ticket!).


A Coruña

Another perfect destination for a relaxing weekend is A Coruña: a manageable city, perfect for discovering and savouring in just a couple of days. Visit its icons including the Tower of Hercules, the Menhirs, its extensive promenade, Plaza de María Pita or its beaches.

See for yourself how taking a stroll through A Coruña is a gift, as well as the best way to get to know this small haven of peace in the north. Discover our Madrid - A Coruña route and travel by train at the best price.


Looking for a relaxing weekend by the beach, without having to give up on the atmosphere and options of a big city? Then Malaga is the place for you! Spend some time in La Malagueta and sample the best skewers at one of its beach bars for lunch, before having a drink in the central Calle Larios at night; tour its Alcazaba, visit La Manquita and soak up the cultural side of the city at the Pablo Picasso Museum or the Pompidou Centre; or why not give in to your more adventurous side and discover the Caminito del Rey.

All these plans are possible during a weekend in Malaga that will not leave you indifferent. What's more, thanks to the Cercanías (Commuter) trains, discover beaches outside the city's boundaries or visit other places in the province. Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola are waiting for you!

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If you are looking for a rural getaway, then we have the perfect option for you. The province of Huesca is perfect for getting away from it all in nature on a hike, enjoying its exquisite cuisine or even daring to participate in adventure sports on one of its impressive zip lines. The province of Huesca and the Pyrenees of Huesca has a long list of surprises on offer.

  • Ordesa y Monteperdido. The spectacle of nature in its purest form: this is the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. Nestled in the province of Huesca, this magnificent national park encompasses the Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta valleys and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Impressive, right? Well, this protected natural area is also located in the heart of the Pyrenees, simply spectacular!
  • Torla, Broto and Oto. In the region of Sobrarbe, these three villages are known for their charm, with their stone houses and for the impressive natural setting they boast in the Pyrenees of Aragon. The perfect destination for nature lovers to enjoy a weekend surrounded by the greenery of this magical area.
  • Jaca. The perfect blend of heritage and nature can be found in Jaca, known as the capital of the Pyrenees of Aragon. Its citadel, cathedral and its stunning surroundings mean a visit comes strongly recommended!

Discover our Madrid - Huesca route and travel at the best price with our discounts. What are you waiting for?