Jerez Train Station
Jerez de la Frontera train station is located in Plaza de la Estacaion Ferrocarril s/n located about 500m east of the historic town center.
It is served by Alvia Long Distance trains to Madrid, Medium Distance to Cadiz, Sevilla and Corodba with some continuing to Jaén, and Cercanias (local) to San Fernando and Cadiz.
The grand station building is of architectural interest and is a listed building. About 2 million passengers a year use Jerez station making it the fourth most popular in Andalucia after Seville, Cordoba and Malaga.
Alvia is the name of high-speed services (though not as fast as the AVE) which connect the major cities of Andalucia with the Spanish capital, Madrid. The trains are made up from the RENFE Class 130 units. The Madrid to Jerez, Cadiz and Huelva routes, use AVE track as far as Seville, and the conventional track from then on, cleverly changing over the train's guage, and offering passengers a more comfortable journey and shorter travelling times.
Madrid - Jerez de la Frontera
Time taken: 4hrs 30 mins
Frequency: 3 to 5 trains daily
Stops: Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla-Santa Justa, Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, San Fernando, Cadiz.
There are addition connection to Madrid changing at Seville.
Description of the route.
Barcelona - Jerez de la Frontera
Time taken: 8 hours
Frequency 3 trains a day changing at Seville.
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Sevilla with some continuing to Cordoba and Jaen
Time: 4 hrs 50min to 5hrs 30min
Frequency: four trains daily
Stops: Cadiz, San Fernando-Bahia Sur, Puerto Real, Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez de la Frontera, Jerez Aeropuerto, Librija, Utrera, Dos Hermanos, Sevilla-Virgin del Rocio, Sevilla-San Bernardo, Sevilla Santa Justa, Lora del Rio, Peñaflor, Palma del Rio, Posadas, Cordoba, Villa del Rio, Andujar, Espeluy, Jaen.
Cercanias (local) to San Fernando and Cadiz. Trains run about one an hour from seven in the morning until ten at night. The Jerez to Cadiz journey takes 45 mins. Timetable on the RENFE website. Tickets purchased at the stations, not online. Single journey 1.80 € for travel in one zone, 2.00 € for 2 zones, 2.60 € for 3 zones, 3.40 € for 4 zones and 4.05 € for 5 zones. See Zone map. Three trains a day continue to serve Jerez Airport.
Line C1: Cádiz, San Severiano, Segunda Aguada, Estadio, Cortadura, San Fernando-Bahía Sur, San Fernando-Centro, Puerto Real, Las Aletas (branch to the Universiy Line C-1a), Valdelagrana, Puerto Santa María, Jerez de la Frontera, (Jerez Airport). Map
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The station has ticket office and automatic ticket machines, toilets, shops, café, car hire. There are three platforms, one at the side and two in the centre providing access to all four tracks. These are accessed by underground subway. Underground parking is provided under the square outside.
Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Tour-Car have offices in the station.
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In 1852 the fiirst railway line in Andalucia, and one of the first in Spain opened between Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa de María. This was later extended to Trocadero in Puerto Real. The aim was to carry sherry to the port for export to the UK.
The 27km line was built by the ‘Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Sevilla a Jerez y de Puerto Real a Cádiz' which later changed its name to ‘Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Sevilla a Jerez y Cádiz.' In order to raise money for the next venture, build a railway line between Jerez and Seville. In 1879 it sold the line to the Andaluces; (La Compañía de los Ferrocarriles Andaluces).
In 1963 the Belgium architect Leon Beau presented the project of a definitive railway station for Jerez. Some accounts record the construction as 1877 but it is more likely that it was constructed by the Andaluces between 1902 and 1908. Either way the present station was built in 1928 just before the Seville Expo of 1929. The building has been attributed to architect Aníbal González, better known for the Plaza de España in Seville but this is not certain.
The station also served another railway route to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota y Chipiona known locally as "Ferrobús de la playa" (beach train) which closed in 1984.
The ornate historic building still in use, provides a pleasant surprise for travellers visiting Jerez. The station combines the Renaissance style with Mudejar elements which are featured in many ornamental elements.
The main facade is symmetrical, features a central body whose ground level provides access to the station via three large semi-circular arch openings flanked by pilasters. The upper part gives rise to a large tower that houses the main station clock. Four other slight smaller by similar towers compliment the building, two in adjoining the central body and two at each end each end of the long building.
The space between the towers at ground level on each side forms a colonnade of seven semi-circular arches. Above the space is enclosed.
The ornate sits as one side of the railway line, and on the other a simple curtain wall. They are spanned by a an independent non-descript steel and glass roof. Those viewing the station from the east side as they would be forgiven for not taking a second glance at the station.