Avant (Spain)

Avant trains share the Spanish high speed lines with AVE trains, but they're used for shorter (Media-Distancia*) distance services.

*The trains which are branded Media-Distancia don't travel on the high speed lines.

The main routes taken by these Avant trains are:

(i) Madrid Atocha - Toldeo
(ii) Madrid Chamartin - Segovia AV - Valladolid
(iii) Seville - Cordoba - Malaga
(iv) Ourense - Santiago de Compostela - A Coruna

You won't be spending more than two hours on an Avant train, so these trains are 2nd class only and don't have any on board catering.

Luggage space is also more limited than on AVE trains.

Despite being 2nd class only, the seating saloons are comparatively comfortable.

Something to watch out for is that the seat numbers are on the side of the shelves above the seats, on which small items of luggage can be stored.

As all seats have to be reserved prior to boarding ,there is no other seating info inside the trains.

The coach (coche) numbers are in an electronic panel on the doors.

All of the coaches/cars only have one door on each side, so once you're on board simply enter the seating saloons and look for the seat numbers, which matches the 'plaza' number(s) on your ticket(s).
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