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The "Sánchez trips": All about the summer discounts for train and bus travel for young people

Miguel Castillo

June 4, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.

The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of the Spanish Government has launched an initiative that will delight young travelers: discounts of up to 90% on train and bus tickets. With summer just around the corner, this effort to encourage public transportation promises to open up new routes of adventure for those between the ages of 18 and 30.

How Will It Work?

Discounts will apply to single and return tickets on both state-owned trains and buses, as well as Interrail passes valid for travel between June 15 and September 15, 2023.

To benefit from these discounts it is necessary register at least 24 hours in advance before making the first purchase. This record will make it possible to verify if the eligibility requirements are met. Once registered, the user will obtain a code that must be provided to the operating company when purchasing the ticket to apply the discount.

Specific Conditions and Discounts

Conventional medium-distance and metric-gauge rail services will offer a discount of 90% of the price single and return tickets. For their part, Avant trains will have a 50% discount on single and return tickets.

The commercial or high-speed services of all railway operators will offer a 50% discount on the price of the ticket, with a maximum of 30 euros for tickets. In addition, the regular bus services of state competition will offer a discount of 90% of the price of the single ticket and the return ticket.

Finally, there will be a 50% discount on Interrail Global Flexible 10 days in 2 months, provided it is purchased through Renfe.

A Boost to Youth Tourism

This effort on the part of the Spanish Government demonstrates a clear commitment to promote public transport and facilitate tourism among young people. Although companies are still adapting their systems to implement these discounts, they will soon be able to start selling discounted tickets.

The web pages and the usual channels of the operators will be in charge of providing more information on how to benefit from these discounts.

These discounts, without a doubt, facilitate the movement of young people during the summer, allowing them to discover new cities and regions both in Spain and in Europe. Thus, the journey of dreams may be closer than you think. In short, this summer, young travelers have one more reason to fill their backpacks with illusions and adventures. The journey begins now!

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