MADRID, September 27 (-) –
Ouigo, a high-speed train operator in Spain with low-cost rates, is putting almost 1.5 million tickets on sale this Wednesday on its Madrid-Barcelona line, with stops in Zaragoza and Tarragona, for travel between 10 December 2023 and May 31, 2024.
Tickets can be purchased on the Ouigo website and app and start at 9 euros for the general fare, with a flat rate of 5 euros for children between 4 and 13 years old and free travel for children up to 3 years as long as they travel in the arms of an adult.
The company, a subsidiary of the French public railway company SNCF, will also put new tickets on sale in the coming weeks for travel between December 10, 2023 and May 31, 2024 on the other two lines it operates: Madrid -Valencia and Madrid-Albacete-Alicante.
The Ouigo trains have 509 seats spread over two levels and a cafeteria. The operator offers travelers an option, called ‘Ouigo Full’, which allows them to carry two additional pieces of luggage, choose an XL seat (30% larger than the normal one) and make unlimited date or time changes and cancellations, with a refund of the ticket up to 30 minutes before departure.
So far, more than 7 million people have traveled with Ouigo. The company currently operates the Madrid-Zaragoza-Tarragona-Barcelona route with five daily frequencies (ten routes), while it offers three frequencies per day (six routes) on the Madrid-Valencia line and two daily frequencies (four routes) on the Madrid line. -Albacete-Alicante.
For the second half of 2024, the company plans to also reach Córdoba, Seville and Málaga with five daily frequencies (ten routes), which will allow it to transport 10 million passengers per year adding capacity on all its routes in operation.
Furthermore, also by 2024, Ouigo plans to travel to Murcia and Elche, a route for which it has recently received authorization from Adif, and hopes to do so also on the line that connects Madrid with Segovia and Valladolid, although in the case of this axis it is still waiting for the infrastructure manager’s decision.