How to take a direct train from Madrid to Jerez
Final Destination: Cadiz
Most trains also call at:* Sevilla
The train which typically departs Madrid at 16:10 is typically non-stop to Jerez.
Monday - Friday - 4 x trains per day
Saturday - 3 x trains
Sunday - 4 x trains
There are additional summer only services on this route.
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: up to 6 months ahead of the travel date - depending on the time of year.
The online booking window can be shorter between late July and early October.
When looking up journeys (not travelling) between late July and early October, it's likely you won't be able to book for journeys beyond the second Sunday in December.
When looking up the journey on the renfe booking website, these direct trains are marked 'Alvia'.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.
Rail Pass Users:
Rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding, but these reservations cannot be booked on the ticket agent's websites.
They are also not available on the Eurail/Interrail reservation service for journeys within Spain.
The only option, other than booking them at a station in Spain, is to pre-reserve seats by calling Renfe phone sales: +34 91 232 03 20.
Pre-reserving a seat is possible up to 24 hours before a train's departure. You will receive a PNR code which you must use to pick up and pay for your reservation at a local station ticket office, making sure to show your Interrail Pass. You must collect your reservation within 72 hours. After this time the pre-reservation will expire.
Please note that a pre-reservation is not the same as a reservation. It only holds a seat for you for 72 hours.
The alternative routing:
When looking up this journey on the Renfe website (Spain's national rail operator), in addition to these direct 'Alvia' trains, it will also offer 'enlace' tickets for journeys with a change of train.
These journeys, which are shown with 1 x change of train on the renfe and Trainline websites, involve taking an AVE train from Madrid to Seville and then a MD train on to Jerez.
The journey times can be less than 10 mins longer than these direct trains and the tickets can be cheaper.
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Final Destination: Cadiz
All trains also call at: Sevilla
These trains travel on the high speed line between Madrid and Sevile.
If you are new to travelling by train in Spain, our Spanish Train Travel Guide is packed with info and useful links to help ensure you’ll have a stress-free trip.
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