Overnight train Malaga to Barcelona return

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Overnight train Malaga to Barcelona return

Postby sampedrena » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:57 pm

Does anyone have any advice or information about this journey, please? I've looked at the renfe site and there seem to be a variety of bed / cabin / seat options. It looks as if you can book a double cabin - which would be ideal for us - but it seems pretty cheap (if you don't go for the option with dinner, etc) and I don't want us to end up in sort of dormitory-type accommodation! Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: Overnight train Malaga to Barcelona return

Postby marchamona » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:20 am

This may not be the case here, but a while ago I saw overnight accommodation on the train, at a reasonable price.But when I went to book it was a supplement for sleeping car, which was added to the normal fare.

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Re: Overnight train Malaga to Barcelona return

Postby Kathy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:44 am

I booked this train a couple of years ago and the sleeper cabin had a foul smell of cigarette smoke coming through the vents.
It may have improved, but it spoilt the journey for me at the time.

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Re: Overnight train Malaga to Barcelona return

Postby masterob » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:46 pm

A couple of months ago we took the Tren Hotel Night Sleeper from Madrid to Paris. There is a choice of accommodation from aircraft-type seating through to shared cabins with four beds/bunks to individual 2 bed/bunk cabins with or without shower facilities. The service is run by a Company called Elipsos which is a joint venture between RENFE and French railways - details are on the Elipsos web site accessed through the RENFE site.
We splashed out and went for the Grand Classe which was a individual cabin with shower and included an excellent evening meal with a good choice on the menu plus wine and also breakfast the following morning. There was nothing to fault. Not cheap but something nice to do once in a while.

The Malaga - Barcelona Tren Hotel service offers the same standards. I can recommend.


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