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Rerun
Feb 13th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Hello there im trying to arrange my trip in spain that will start next month and i was looking on internet for a train from alicante to madrid on 19th of march, i chose the one that leaves at 7 am (it takes 3 hrs and 10 minutes) and the website shows a sort of discount that let me book it for 35 euros. when i go forward it says that discount is estrella discount, but does estrella mean star right? do i have the right to book that ticket or is it for other situations?

Blu€
Feb 13th, 2011, 06:51 PM
I don't use the train myself since I live on an island but I've checked the website and "estrella" (yes, star) is just a kind of fare, it's got its own conditions but like the rest. Nowhere it's says you need some special card, membership or that you need to be a star... :lol: it just says that there are limited seats and that it has to be booked at least 7 days before the date you expect to travel, with exceptions. I think you should have no problem booking it.
Anyway let's see if some frequent user shows up and can enlighten us...

New_balls_please
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Star is the cheapest fare you can get. They randomly sell "star" seats whenever they think they're not gonna be fully booked. Book it ASAP or someone else will do.

New_balls_please
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM
I miss Spain sometimes :sad: I used to travel with RENFE A LOT. And yeah, I've always found the star thing very funny :lol:

You know we're superstars, we are who we are :sobbing:

Rerun
Feb 14th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Thx guys

MS
Feb 14th, 2011, 03:39 PM
Thx guys

Being in Alicante that day, you could have travelled up to Valencia to enjoy the last day of 'Las Fallas' ;)

http://www.fallasfromvalencia.com/

And yes, those 'estrella' fares might be available just for a few hours and then disappear if someone else books...

Rerun
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Im trying to buy those tickets since last day!!! I always says after processing my payment its impossible :( I have tried with two debit cards of mine, both visa and it seems it will never work.
Are only spanish ppl allowed to buy tickets or is it just for credit card (despite what the website says)? I tried to email renfe to ask for explanation but they did not answer me back

New_balls_please
Feb 18th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Im trying to buy those tickets since last day!!! I always says after processing my payment its impossible :( I have tried with two debit cards of mine, both visa and it seems it will never work.
Are only spanish ppl allowed to buy tickets or is it just for credit card (despite what the website says)? I tried to email renfe to ask for explanation but they did not answer me back

That's weird :confused: Try tomorrow and see what happens. They may have shut the system down for whatever reasons.
And I'm pretty sure you should be able to pay with any credit card. I've done it before. Another thing you can do is wait until you are in Spain and just buy the tickets at the window. Renfe is everywhere in Spain. Even at the airport you should be able to buy tickets. And don't worry, they won't be sold out.