What is the cost of exclusive Renfe trips in 2024?

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Transcantábrico as it passes San Antolin beach in Llanes

Transcantábrico Gran Lujo and Costa Verde Express will tour the region again this year. The season starts soon and the prices are not suitable for any pocket

March 24, 2024 . Updated at 4:59 p.m.

Los: Renfe's most exclusive trains They are getting ready to start the new season with more trips and more customers waiting. A total of 81 services will operate luxury trains which the company will offer in 2024 between El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, Costa Verde Express, Al Andalus and La Robla Expreso. The first two develop an important part of their journey in Asturias.

This number of scheduled routes has increased by 3.8 percent compared to the previous year, when 78 trains were run, carrying 2718 people. Renfe's forecasts for this year should exceed 3,500 travelers on these unique trains, which are a tourist attraction in themselves, although They are not pocket friendly. The majority of customers are of international origin, 67 percent, mostly from other European countries and the United States.

Renfe offers a 10% discount for people over 55 to travel on El Transcantábrico Clásico.

Travel deals on luxury cruise train departures and itineraries include accommodation on the train which stops overnight to facilitate relaxation. Bus routes are also needed, as well as a gastronomic offer.

How much are luxury trains across Asturias?

The most famous is the hoarding train Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, which goes from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela crossing to Asturias, lasting eight days and seven nights. For those who want a shorter experience, take one of the shorter routes that run from Oviedo to San Sebastián and Santiago de Compostela to Gijon.

In the case of this train. The full tour starts at €8,900 per person in a luxury double suite. The price for short routes is 4,500 euros. Renfe assures that it is “a journey of glamour, landscape, culture and beauty that will not leave you indifferent”. It is one of the most luxurious trains in the world, with shared lounges as well as 14 suites spread over seven carriages.

The Asturias tour includes a stop in Lanes, an excursion to the Picos de Europa, dinner in Oviedo, lunch in Gijón or overnight in Luarca. Transcantábrico starts its trips this Tuesday, March 26and is circulated on the metric measuring grid.

The interior of the Renfe Gran Lujo Transcantábrico train connecting San Sebastián to Santiago. CESAR TOIMIL

In turn, Costa Verde Express starts its season on May 1st and takes the route between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. This time the trip is six days and five nights in both directions with short routes between Bilbao and Oviedo and between León and Bilbao. It has 24 suites and shared lounges for trips, priced at 4,500 per person in high season.

It's the twin brother of the Transcantábrico, a “modern luxury train to discover beautiful Green Spain”, as Renfe markets it. If you choose the short route, which lasts three days and two nights, the price is reduced to 2300 euros per person. It has 24 suites and various facilities so that passengers can travel in luxury while enjoying the scenery.

Together with them, the Al Andalus crosses Andalusia, while the La Robla Express runs the old coal train route between León and Bilbao.

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