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Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £21.50
  2. 30 day advance £21.50
  3. 7 day advance £30.50
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    5hr 58m
  1. The train from Madrid to Almería takes 6 to 7 hrs. What this journey lacks in speed it makes up for in scenery. The Talgo train to Almería follows the classic route south to Andalucía through the Sierra Morena, so the views are remarkable.

    The Spanish rail operator releases tickets in batches, so you can often find cheap tickets as much as 120 days in advance. You will often find that the extra cost for a Turista Plus ticket is not much more than the regular Turista fare. If that is the case, then it’s well worth taking.


    Madrid to Almería

    The twice-daily Talgo trains to Almería start in Madrid at Chamartin station, stopping 20 minutes later at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. The latter stop is especially useful for travellers wanting to connect onto the Almería train using high-speed AVE trains from other parts of Spain (all AVEs arrive in the Spanish capital at Atocha). The morning train from Madrid to Almería makes three stops en route; the afternoon service stops more often. Look out for La Mancha windmills and then enjoy the rugged grandeur of Despenaperros Pass as the train cuts through the hills to get to Andalucía.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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