Trains - Fast long-distance trains

ALVIA, ALTARIA, TALGO the Fast Long Distant Train Routes
ALVIA, ALTARIA, TALGO the Fast Long Distant Train Routes

FAST LONG-DISTANCE and medium-distance TRAINS IN ANDALUCIA


Alvia
 (250km/h)

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 Cadiz and Huelva routes, use AVE track as far as Seville, and then the convention track from then on, cleverly changing over the train's guage, and offering passengers a more comfortable journey and shorter travelling times.

Madrid-Cadiz
Time taken: 4hrs 30mins
Frequency: 3 trains daily
Stops: MadridCordobaSevilla-Santa JustaJerez de la FronteraEl Puerto de Santa Maria,  San Fernando, Cadiz.

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Madrid-Huelva
Time taken: 3hrs 50 mins
Frequency: one train daily
Stops: Madrid, Cordoba, La Palma del Condado, Huelva.

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Altaria (160-200km/h)

Altaria is the name of high-speed services (though not as fast as the AVE or Alvia) which connect Algeciras with the Spanish capital, Madrid.  The trains are made up from a RENFE locomotive pulling Talgo passenger carriages. (Talgo Class IV, VI, VII.) The Madrid to Algeciras route, use AVE track as far as Antequera Santa Ana, and then the convention track from then on to Algeciras, cleverly changing over the train's guage, and offering passengers a more comfortable journey and shorter travelling times.

Madrid-Algeciras
Time taken: 5hrs 15 mins
Freguency: 2 trains daily
Stops: Madrid, Cuidad Real, Puertollano, Cordoba, Antequera-Santa Ana, Ronda, San RoqueAlgeciras.

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Talgo

Talgo is the name of high-speed services (though not as fast as the AVE or Alvia or Altaria) which connects Almeria with the Spanish capital, Madrid. The trains are made up from a diesel RENFE locomotive pulling Talgo passenger carriages. Talgo Class IV, VI, VII.

Madrid-Almeria 
Time taken: 6hrs 30 mins
Freguency: 2 trains daily
Stops: Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid-Atocha-Cercanias, Alcazar de San Juan, Manzanares, Valdepeñas, Vilches, Linares-Baeza, Jodar-Ubeda, Cabra de Santo Cristo y Alicun, Moreda. Guadix, Finana, Gador, Huercal-Viator, Almeria.   (Bold indicates stations that all trains stop)

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AV City

Malaga to Valencia
Time taken 4hrs 30min
Frequency  One on Fridays and Saturdays
Stops: Malaga Maria Zambrano, Antequera Santa Ana, Puente Genil-Herrera, Cordoba, Puertollano, Cuidad Real, Cuenca Fernando Zobel, Valencia Juaquin Sorolla.

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FAST MEDIUM-DISTANCE TRAINS IN ANDALUCIA

Avant Train © Renfe
AVANT Train
AVANT - Fast Medium Distance Routes
AVANT - Fast Medium Distance Routes

AVANT

Avant trains are fast (250km/h) medium-distance trains which run on the AVE track. In Andalucia, they circulate between Seville, Córdoba and Málaga and in late 2019 hopefully Granada.  Regional stopping medium distance (MD) less expensive trains also serve these cities on the older iberian guage lines.

Seville-Cordoba 
Time taken: 40 mins
Freguency: 10 trains daily, most continue to Malaga
Stops: Seville-Santa Justa, Cordoba
(Note AVE, Alvia, Talgo, MD also serve this route)

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Seville-Malaga  (Route description)
Time taken: 1 hr 55 mins
Freguency: 6 trains daily
Stops: Seville-Santa Justa, Cordoba, Puente Genil-Herrera, Antequera-Santa Ana, Malaga-Maria Zambrano
(Note Medium Distance trains also serve Seville-Antequera-Malaga on the older route.)

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