Regional Express(Regional Exprés)

Train Type: Regional Exprés

The Regional Express services are the exception to many of the 'rules' when travelling by train in Spain.

What particularly sets them apart is that seat reservations are not available, so they sit outside the list of the many names of the services which Spanish national rail operator, Renfe, uses for its services which do require reservations.

Also in cities and other urban areas, the local/commuter train sevices are known as Cercanias or Rodalies services - but these trains also don't fall into those categories

These Regional Express services tend to be either:

(1) longer distance stopping trains to/from the big cities - commuter trains on routes which extend beyond the urban area - particularly around Barcelona.

(2) The slower trains and local trains in rural areas - particularly in north-west Spain.

On routes they share with MD trains they call at more stations, so are slower, but when they share a route with a Rodalies or Cercanias train, they're faster.

1st Class

The Regional Express services are the exception to many of the 'rules' when travelling by train in Spain.

What particularly sets them apart is that seat reservations are not available, so they sit outside the list of the many names of the services which Spanish national rail operator, Renfe, uses for its services which do require reservations.

Also in cities and other urban areas, the local/commuter train sevices are known as Cercanias or Rodalies services - but these trains also don't fall into those categories

These Regional Express services tend to be either:

(1) longer distance stopping trains to/from the big cities - commuter trains on routes which extend beyond the urban area - particularly around Barcelona.

(2) The slower trains and local trains in rural areas - particularly in north-west Spain.

On routes they share with MD trains they call at more stations, so are slower, but when they share a route with a Rodalies or Cercanias train, they're faster.

Facilities in the coach
  • * Air Conditioning
  • * Train Conductor
  • * Wheelchair Spaces
  • * Power Socket

2nd Class Comfort

The Regional Express services are the exception to many of the 'rules' when travelling by train in Spain.

What particularly sets them apart is that seat reservations are not available, so they sit outside the list of the many names of the services which Spanish national rail operator, Renfe, uses for its services which do require reservations.

Also in cities and other urban areas, the local/commuter train sevices are known as Cercanias or Rodalies services - but these trains also don't fall into those categories

These Regional Express services tend to be either:

(1) longer distance stopping trains to/from the big cities - commuter trains on routes which extend beyond the urban area - particularly around Barcelona.

(2) The slower trains and local trains in rural areas - particularly in north-west Spain.

On routes they share with MD trains they call at more stations, so are slower, but when they share a route with a Rodalies or Cercanias train, they're faster.

Facilities in the coach
  • * Air Conditioning
  • * Train Conductor
  • * Wheelchair Spaces
  • * Power Socket

2nd Class

The Regional Express services are the exception to many of the 'rules' when travelling by train in Spain.

What particularly sets them apart is that seat reservations are not available, so they sit outside the list of the many names of the services which Spanish national rail operator, Renfe, uses for its services which do require reservations.

Also in cities and other urban areas, the local/commuter train sevices are known as Cercanias or Rodalies services - but these trains also don't fall into those categories

These Regional Express services tend to be either:

(1) longer distance stopping trains to/from the big cities - commuter trains on routes which extend beyond the urban area - particularly around Barcelona.

(2) The slower trains and local trains in rural areas - particularly in north-west Spain.

On routes they share with MD trains they call at more stations, so are slower, but when they share a route with a Rodalies or Cercanias train, they're faster.

Facilities in the coach
  • * Air Conditioning
  • * Train Conductor
  • * Wheelchair Spaces
  • * Power Socket