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Come to Barcelona and begin a trip that will remain in your memory forever. Find out about the different options to get into Barcelona and opt for the best one for you. One inexpensive and reliable idea to cover distances is by train. Arrive at any Barcelona Train Station and then head to the many places you’d like to visit in a Barcelona car hire.
Have your Barcelona rental car meet you where in the train station of your choice. Barcelona is known as one of the major hubs for the Spanish state railway network, RENFE. The Barcelona-Sants station is by far the main intercity train station in Barcelona. Running at speeds of 300 km per hour, the AVE high-speed rail system, can come from Madrid to Barcelona through the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail line.
So, when starting your vacation in Madrid, it’s a great plan to continue to Barcelona, and have tour Barcelona car hire meet you at the Barcelona-Sants station after the train tour.
Well networked around the country, Barcelona has high-speed rail linking to major Spanish cities. And visitors are happy to know that Spain has plans to construct a high speed rail in 2012 which will connect Barcelona and France.
RENFE also operates commuter train systems, plus the intercity transport. This commuter train systems are known as Cercanias. But the regional trains going to Barcelona have been out of service since 2007.
To be able to keep up with the liberalization of railway transportation in other top cities of Europe the Spanish state railways are currently undergoing a major transformation. Due to be completed in 2010, a major overhaul of their dated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems hopes to help out. Internet ticket sales, new ICT management practices, and a more industrial organizational are some of the improvement ideas to develop.