You can pay for your purchases at renfe.com by credit or debit card, with Renfe Points, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Bizum. Renfe offers you a secure purchase system, eliminating the possibility of fraud. All confidential data generated when using the system is encrypted. You can check on your browser during these sensitive operations that it indicates that it is working against a secure server.
You can buy your tickets on the Renfe website (www.renfe.com), the Renfe app, over the phone by calling 912 320 320, at ticket offices and self-service machines at stations, at travel agencies and international points of sale. Find out everything about where to buy.
If you used PayPal to purchase the ticket, you can make the same arrangements as those for any ticket paid by credit card: changes, cancellations, automatic compensation, etc. You can make arrangements that do not involve any additional costs via other channels, such as stations, travel agencies or self-service machines.
Yes, as long as there is no additional payment. If you request for a refund after a change, you will receive the refund to the PayPal account with which you paid for the ticket.
Yes. The amount will be returned to the PayPal account with which you paid for the ticket.
You can buy your tickets from the moment they are available in the electronic sales system and up to 15 minutes before the train departs.
You can print your ticket on the self-service machines found at the stations or request it by providing the credit card number with which the purchase was made on the online sales information phone at 91 919 05 04.
You can cancel your ticket, if the travel option you have purchased (Basic, Pick & Mix, or Premium) or the fare of your Avant (mid-distance high-speed) or Media Distancia (mid-distance) ticket allows it, up to 15 minutes before the train departs. To do so, you will need the purchase code or ticket number (13 digits). Depending on your ticket, this may have an additional cost. Remember that tickets can be cancelled free of charge within 2 hours after you buy them.
You can change your ticket, if the travel option you have purchased (Basic, Pick & Mix, or Premium) or the fare of your Avant (mid-distance high-speed) or Media Distancia (id-distance) ticket allows it, up to 15 minutes before the train departs. Depending on your ticket, this may have an additional cost.
Yes, you can do so from your private area, as long as you are a registered customer.
By registering, you will be able to complete ticket purchases faster and enjoy other advantages:
With this service, you can call 91 232 03 20 to buy tickets for Alta Velocidad–Larga Distancia (High-speed Long distance), Media Distancia Convencional (Conventional Mid-distance) and Avant (mid-distance high-speed) trains by telephone, from the moment they are available in the sales system and up to 30 minutes before the train departs.
You can also make changes and cancellations over the phone, except on Media Distancia (Mid-distance) trains. Payment is made with credit or debit cards, provided they have been issued by a national bank. You will be asked for your card number, its expiry date and card control code number.
Please note that in order to use a card to purchase tickets over the phone, it must have been previously used on any Renfe channel that allows its verification: Internet, ticket offices, travel agencies or self-service machines. You can also make the payment with Renfe Points.
The service offered to buy tickets over the phone will provide you with a locator number corresponding to your ticket. Optionally, if you wish and at no additional cost, you can receive the locator via:
Remember that, in order to travel, you must obtain the tickets corresponding to the localisers. You can do this up to 5 minutes before the train departs at any of the following points:
The telephone sales channel validates payment cards with PayGold, an easy, comfortable and safe way to buy with your phone, without a spending limit and that is also valid for foreign cards.
To make your purchases by phone in the most comfortable and secure way, call 912 320 320 and our team will send you an SMS or email with a link to RedSys (a secure e-commerce platform) to validate your card (you have 72 hours to do so).
From this link you must fill in the form with your card details. To guarantee its validity, an immediate charge of 1 euro will be applied, which will be refunded once the form has been sent.
Once your card has been validated, you will always be able to buy your tickets using just the phone number or email associated with your card.
If you are a registered customer, you can check this information in Mis Viajes (My Trips). If you are not registered, you can enter the number of the credit card used to purchase the ticket at the auto check-in machines and print it. In other cases, you can call the online sales information phone at 91 919 05 04.
You need to be carry a printed ticket to travel. You must carry a printed copy with you, which you can print using the auto check-in machines found at the stations that are ready for this or request it at the ticket offices.
Other options include:
The control point that allows access to the train will be closed 2 minutes before the train departs. However, in large stations and in all those with a luggage scanner, we recommend to be there with plenty of time in advance.