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What Is Iryo? And Are These High-Speed Trains Worthwhile in Spain?

Your Train Guide Kyle Harris UK-based Wanderer Iryo is one of Spain’s very affordable train services and offers a comfortable, quick connections between key cities. Iryo currently runs trains between Madrid and Barcelona more than a dozen times per day in each direction and also runs South and East from Madrid, serving Seville, Malaga, Valencia, […]

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What Is Ouigo? And Is This Budget Train Worthwhile for Crossing Spain, Catalonia, and France?

Ouigo, put simply, is a railway answer to the budget airline. The tickets are cheap, and there are no frills, but you get to where you’re going on lovely high speed trains while enjoying the beautiful countryside. In terms of comfort, Ouigo is nowhere near as bad as a budget (or any) airline, though the

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Renfe’s Avlo Reviewed: Is This Cheap High Speed Train Worthwhile for Spain and Catalonia?

Your Train Guide Catherine Marucci Train Wanderer I tested out the Spanish national railway’s new ultra-cheap service for a trip from Barcelona to Madrid and was pleasantly surprised with this modern (though no-frills) rail experience. In this article I’ll offer my review of what Avlo offers, the best way to get tickets, and a few

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FlixTrain: What to Know Before Taking this Cheap Rail Alternative in Germany and Sweden

Your Train Guide Jacline Melliou Travel Guru FlixTrain is generally much cheaper than what you’d pay for the national train operators—but whether it’s right for you depends on a few factors about your destinations and expectations. FlixTrain often costs around 25% to 50% of similar rides on Germany’s national operator Deutsche Bahn or Sweden’s SJ.

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