Cercanías, Media Distancia and Avant: free Renfe tickets for these routes throughout the Spanish territory they start from next September 1, as part of a measure approved at the beginning of August -and previously announced- by the Government of Spain to minimize the impact of the rise in fuel and promote sustainable transport. Citizens, therefore, will not have to pay to take public transport, but access will not be free either. In other words, it will be necessary to have subscriptions that allow access to the different services. But, how are they requested?
As detailed The worldRenfe has been working on a website where it may be possible register to obtain the different free subscriptions that will give access to the Cercanías, Media Distancia and Avant routes. This platform will start working on August 8, but users will not receive their bonuses until the 24th of that same month. The tickets will also work from September 1 to December 31, a period in which the aforementioned services will be available free of charge.
Renfe, yes, will ask the user for a deposit for the acquisition of the free subscription. In Cercanías, the deposit will be 10 euros, while in Media Distancia, it will be 20 euros. In both cases, the amount will be refunded at the end of the promotion, as long as the person has made more than 16 trips during the period from September 1 to December 31.
This is how you can request free passes for the Cercanías and Media Distancia train
Renfe, we reiterate, will enable a website to be able to acquire free season tickets. The user should only access the platform through their PC or mobile, register, and select the multitrip title. This, specifically, allows access to the entire Cercanías network in all the autonomous communities. After the selection, it will be necessary to fill in the contact and shipping information, as well as use a payment method to deposit the deposit. Once the purchase is confirmed, the subscription will arrive at the indicated address from next August 24.
In any case, It will also be possible to purchase free Renfe season tickets through machines or ticket offices Available in different seasons. Users will be able to pay the bail in cash and will receive the payment instantly. This method, however, will not be available until September 1.
from that same website it will also be possible to acquire free subscriptions for Media Distancia and Avant. The routes, yes, are more limited. The aforementioned media details that tickets can be obtained for the following routes: Barcelona Sans-Girona-Cerbere, Coruña-Santiago-Vigo, Seville-Cádiz, Seville-Córdoba-Jaén, Valencia-Vinaroz-Tortosa, Valencia-Alicante-Murcia, Madrid -Valladolid-Vitoria, Salamanca-Madrid and Madrid-Jaén.
In the case of high-speed trains (AVE), the discount of the tickets will be 50% and will apply to the following routes: Madrid-Palencia, Madrid-Zamora, León-Valladolid, Burgos-Madrid, León-Palencia, Burgos-Valladolid, Ourense-Zamora, Palencia-Valladolid, Huesca-Zaragoza, León-Segovia, Segovia- Zamora, Palencia-Segovia and Medina del Campo-Zamora.
How to request the refund of the deposit for free Renfe tickets
If you have purchased the free passes through the Renfe website, and have used your credit or debit card as a payment method, in principle, the amount of the deposit will be returned automatically once you have reached the minimum number of trips. However, you may also need to request it manually.
If, on the other hand, you have purchased the passes at ticket machines or ticket offices or have paid in cash, You must request the return of the deposit in person. To do this, go to one of the offices or ticket offices available at the Cercanías stations and provide the worker with your ticket, in order to check if you have completed the minimum number of trips. If everything is correct, the amount will be returned to you in cash.