Renfe prefers you to fly

If not, why is it so difficult to buy advance tickets from them?

<a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/landahlauts/4118830149/'>Fuck Renfe</a>, CC by <a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/landahlauts/'>Landahlauts</a>

Fuck Renfe, CC by Landahlauts

Xmas in La Rioja: sorry, says Renfe, trains are only bookable up to December 18. So, Iberia to Pamplona. Marginally more expensive, but you’ll get there.

Paris in early February: sorry, says SNCF as nobbled by Renfe, trains are only bookable 3 months in advance. (We’re already past the 3 months barrier, but why would nursery school maths be a necessary qualification for a timetable scheduler? Or does someone manually update the site every few days?!) So, Ryanair to Beauvais. Far cheaper, quicker and the Irish economy’s only hope.

Strange: 21st Century Crisis doesn’t seem to have shaken the determination of our beloved leaders to turn a crap and costly national train monopoly into a myriad of crapper and costlier regional ones.

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Last updated 11/11/2010

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

Barcelona Airport (4):

Beauvais Airport (1):

Kaleboel (4309):

La Rioja (3): La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

Logroño (2): Logroño is a city in northern Spain, on the Ebro River.

Pamplona (1): Pamplona or Iruña is the capital city of the Autonomous Community of Navarre, in Spain, and historically also of the former Kingdom of Navarre.

Paris (137):

Renfe (4): Renfe-Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the 1,668 mm Iberian gauge, the 1,435 mm standard gauge and the 1,000 mm metre gauge Spanish railway networks. It was created in 2005 upon the split of the old Renfe national company into ADIF and Renfe-Operadora.

Ryanair (5):

Train vs plane (1):


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