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Trainline partners with OUIGO España to provide more sustainable journey options to customers

July 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM BST
  • Partnership means Trainline customers now have access to OUIGO España low-price high-speed train tickets between Madrid and Barcelona with stops in Zaragoza and Tarragona.
  • Trainline now provides customers with a wider range of train options in Spain, including new entrants

LONDON, 8th July 2021: Trainline, the leading independent rail and coach travel platform, is partnering with OUIGO España, the new rail operator offering low-price high-speed train journeys between Madrid and Barcelona with stops in Zaragoza and Tarragona. The partnership sees OUIGO and Trainline coming together to encourage more sustainable travel in Spain, making greener journeys even more accessible via a simple and seamless online booking experience on Trainline’s app and website. It also means that Trainline provides its customers with a wide range of train options in Spain, including new entrants.

Via this partnership, Trainline’s customers, in over 175 countries, now have access to an additional 10 daily departures linking Madrid and Barcelona in just 2 hours and 30 minutes, with 2 stops in Zaragoza and Tarragona, starting from €9. 1For only €7 more, Trainline also provides OUIGO España’s FLEX ticket option which allows customers to make unlimited changes to their travel dates up to 30 minutes before their booked train's departure. 2Trainline customers can book the journeys using 10 currencies and payment methods and 14 languages.

OUIGO España offers passengers services such as double-decker trains, on-board entertainment, internet connection and an onboard cafeteria. OUIGO Plus offers, in addition, more legroom, a greater luggage allowance and access to a premium entertainment system.

A OUIGO España train produces a carbon footprint 80 times smaller than an airplane, and 50 times smaller than a car, helping travellers to reduce their impact on the environment.

Commenting on the partnership, Jody Ford, Trainline CEO, said:

“We’re thrilled to partner with OUIGO España to give our customers simple, seamless access to a low-cost high-speed option between Madrid and Barcelona. The partnership is another important step in our purpose to encourage more greener journeys. By bringing together the routes, fares and journey times for more than 270 rail and coach operators into one seamless experience – including a wider range of train options in Spain – we’re making greener travel choices easier.”

Hélène Valenzuela, General Manager OUIGO España, said: “We choose our partners very carefully as we are always working to offer the best quality service to our customers. That is why we are very happy to be working with Trainline in this new journey for OUIGO in Spain and I am sure that, together, we will bring a greener solution for travelers, both Spanish citizens and those who are visiting the country.”


About Trainline

Trainline is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide. Via our highly rated website and mobile app, people can seamlessly search, book and manage their journeys all in one place. We bring together millions of routes, fares and journey times from more than 270 rail and coach carriers across 45 countries. We offer our customers the best price for their journey and smart, real-time travel information on the go. Our aim is to make rail and coach travel easier and more accessible, encouraging people to make more environmentally sustainable travel choices.


OUIGO ESPAÑA SAU is a private company, Spanish subsidiary of SNCF Voyageurs, one of the world's leading passenger transport groups, mainly by rail. It is presented as the new high-speed train operator in Spain, which will popularize this means of transport with a simple and high-quality offer at a low price. OUIGO has been operating since May 10th, 2021 with ten daily departures linking Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Tarragona, and will continue to expand its activity in Spain to reach Valencia, Alicante, Córdoba, Seville and Málaga to reach 30 daily departures. These journeys will be carried out aboard the modern fleet of 14 double-decker Alstom Euro duplex trains that OUIGO will put on Spain's high-speed tracks for the first time for a comfortable, easy and fun journey.

1Subject to availability. There may only be a small number of tickets at this price.

2Advanced fares may be limited. You may be requested to pay a price difference when changing travel dates if the new fare is more expensive.