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El Transcantabrico Clasico Spain

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El Transcantabrico Clasico is now Costa Verde Express Clasico


Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- Club discount off the published prices of any journey;

- Up to 50% discounted first or tourist class RENFE rail travel in Spain, to departure stations and from arrival stations; discount code provided for on-line self-booking. Discount depends on fare type. This is a RENFE offer, which may change without notice. Conditions in General Information.

El Transcantabrico Clasico is now Costa Verde Express Clasico

As from the 2020 season, El Transcantabrico Clasico has been renamed the Costa Verde Express with new 6 day / 5 night itineraries between Bilbao and Gijon.

Also consider El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo

El Transcantabrico Clasico Luxury Train Club


El Transcantabrico Clasico Suite

Each suite on El Transcantabrico Clasico has a double bed 119cms wide by 185cms long (4ft wide by 6ft long); some have an extra overhead bunk bed, which folds down 75cms width by 175cms long (2ft 6ins wide by 5ft 9ins long).

The private bathroom has a hydro-sauna, turbo massage, steam shower and hair dryer. All suites have luggage space, mini bar, safe, wardrobe, writing desk and telephone with outside line. Air-conditioning, heating, music and lights are controlled individually and the floors of the compartments are carpeted. The suites have large, curtained windows.

More About Suites. For more details, please see General Information at the bottom of the page.

El Transcantabrico Clasico Saloon Cars

El Transcantabrico Clasico has sumptuous saloon cars, dating from the 1920s, that exude the feeling of a more relaxed way to travel.

The elegant but simple Dining Car serves a fine a la carte and buffet breakfast every morning as well as fine chef-prepared dining for those dinners or lunches served on board.

The Bar Car is permanently open; here you can sit back can enjoy a quiet drink whilst reflecting on the passing scenery.

Other carriages include the Tea Saloon, the Panorama Coach and the Entertainment Saloon, a small night-club, where lively entertainment is provided every night until the early hours of the morning..

There is a library with newspapers and magazines; DVDs and television are available on board.

General Information, El Transcantabrico Clasico is now Costa Verde Express

Payment terms. Deposit payment 40% of total price to reserve El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo suite; Balance payment 60% at least 15 days prior to departure. In Euros: Prices per person. Club discount based on total price is deducted from the balance payment.

Cancellations. Up to 30 days before departure: refund less 15% registration and guarantee fee. Between 30 and 15 days : less 25% of the total. Between 14 and 5 days: less 50% of the total. Between 4 and 1 day(s): less 80% of the total. Less than 24 hours or failure to turn up: No refund, 100% of the total is payable.

Dress Code. Smart leisure wear for the day with comfortable walking shoes. Smart casual for the evening. Gala night (on the train) can be a dressier occasion.

Luggage. There is limited storage space inside the cabin for luggage storage. Soft-topped luggage is easier to store.

Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is free on the train. However, it is unreliable when the train is moving and best used whilst the train is static overnight at stations.

Electrics. 220 volts with Type F round 2-prong plug outlets.

Included. Junior Suite: Seven nights' accommodation in a suite on board the train; seven buffet breakfasts on board; seven lunches and seven dinners on board or at restaurants; high quality wines, liqueurs, coffee and tea with meals; accompanying hostess throughout the journey; multi-lingual guided excursions with a luxury coach for transfers and visits; musical performances, entertainment and all entrance fees; on-board activities; bathrobes, slippers and a bag of toiletries provided.

Not Included. Gratuities. Drinks ordered outside of meals, or from the mini bar in the suite. Laundry - advised on the train.

Unforeseen events/changes. Itineraries, routes, departure points and times may change at any time for reasons outside the control of the train company. Every effort will be made by train staff to minimise any impact; the Luxury Train Club cannot accept any responsibility for any changes. The Club aims to keep itineraries as up to date as possible.

Renfe Discount. Club members with a reservation on El Transcantábrico and / or Al Andalus can request transfers in regular AVE, ALVIA or LD (Long Distance) trains to the starting point of the luxury train and the return journey from the end point, provided that each leg is a through point to point journey, carried out within the limits of the national railway network, on the closest dates to the beginning and end of the luxury train journey, and with a maximum difference of 48 hours between connections if these are unavoidable. Renfe will offer a 50% discount on the standard (flexible) fare by providing a promotional code (one code for up to 2 persons) to be redeemed when making the train transfer booking at the train station’s ticket office or through

Terms and Conditions. Go here for the Terms and Conditions of RENFE Viajeros sa, which owns and operates this train.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Go here for some answers to questions other passengers have raised.

El Transcantabrico Clasico is now Costa Verde Express Reservations

All prices for El Transcantabrico Clasico as shown are at publicly-quoted rates. The Club discount is deducted for Members.

Contact us to book El Transcantabrico Clasico or to ask any questions.

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