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July 11, 2009 6:37 AM   Subscribe

Getting from Benicassim to Madrid.

Speaking no Spanish, trying to get three bus/train tickets from Benicassim to Madrid on the 21st July, arriving before 19:00, is proving virtually impossible.

Can anyone point to a website in English where this route is available, on that date for that time?

Many thanks for any help which you can offer.
posted by djgh to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
Rail Europe is an English language site for booking train tix throughout Europe.

I assume you'll be at the Benicassim festival next week? You might want to try the unofficial English fans site for more info on your options for travel and accommodations.
posted by elizardbits at 6:55 AM on July 11, 2009

Best answer: Renfe, the Spanish rail system, has a site available in English. Search for your train at the top left, click "buscar" (search), select your train on the next page, click "continue", and there's a simple booking page with address/credit card info. Here is an exhaustive guide in English to booking on the website from probably the best non-commercial rail site out there, Seat 61. Follow his instructions and you're golden. Print out your tickets at home.

As the mid-morning direct trains are sold out, buy the journey as two separate tickets on the Renfe site:

1) The earliest (and the only one that works for you!) train from Benicasim to Valencia is at 08:04 and gets in at 9:07. It's €6.10 each.

2) From Valencia, take the 11:25 (train "ALARIS 01415") and get into Madrid at 15:14. There's another train at 14:20 (train "ALARIS 01445") which gets into Madrid Atocha at 18:05. These trains are €46 each.

Have a great trip!
posted by mdonley at 7:30 AM on July 11, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks guys! Managed to get the tickets, averting disaster.
posted by djgh at 1:14 PM on July 11, 2009

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