Spain: Delays & disruptions

Engineering works are taking place in Spain. You can find details of major works below. You can also check the status of a domestic train on Renfe's website. Affected services show: (!). You can check the Renfe-SNCF website for services between France and Spain. You can use Renfe's traffic update page for everything else (in Spanish).


Current disruptions

1. Buses replacing trains on the Barcelona to Latour de Carol Route

1 September 2020 to 7 February 2021

Engineering work between Ribes de Freser and Latour de Carol means that buses replace trains between these points. Regional trains from Barcelona to Ribes de Fraser are running to a modified timetable. Note that this route is that used by passengers from Barcelona travelling up to Latour de Carol to connect into the evening direct departure to Paris. Passengers intended to connect into the overnight train at Latour de Carol are advised to check connections carefully and allow extra time where necessary.

2. Withdrawal of overnight trains to, from and within Spain

Until further notice

In March 2020, all overnight sleeper services to, from and within Spain were suspended. They have not yet been reinstated. We are still awaiting news regarding the possible resumption of overnight services, including the following which have been popular with our customers: the Surex/Sud Expresso from Hendaye and San Sebastian to Lisbon; the Lusitania from Madrid to Lisbon; the Atlantico and Rıas Gallegas services from Madrid  to Ferrol and Pontevedra; and, finally, the Galicia from Barcelona to Vigo and A Coruna.  We do not yet know if these services will run in 2021. 

What to do if you experience a delay

Please speak to staff on the train or at the station if you are delayed. They will have the most up to date information and can tell you what to do. Also, ask the staff to stamp your ticket with proof of delay. This will make it easier for you to travel on later trains.

Keep all of your tickets until you return home. They can be used to submit a claim to the rail operator if you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis).

For more information, please see our Help article: What happens if I miss my connection. If you need to submit a claim, see: Submitting a claim to Renfe.

If you have tickets for onward travel on trains which are scheduled to run as normal, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions.

Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Rail Europe.