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Dec 8th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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Madrid to Sevilla

I am flying into the airport in Madrid arriving in the afternoon, and I need transportation to Dos Hermanas, which is just south of Sevilla. Should I as a student who might be traveling alone take a bus or a train?
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Dec 8th, 2013, 02:22 PM
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You can take the train from Madrid to Sevilla and make the connection heading south (12-14 minute train ride). The MD trains stop in Dos Hermanas as does the Cercanías, which may be the better option for you.
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Dec 8th, 2013, 09:32 PM
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It is unclear whether you want the route and schedules and how to accomplish the journey or you are fearful for your safety or your query is to do with budget or all three.
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Dec 9th, 2013, 07:38 PM
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I think it's an issue of safety, which really shouldn't be an issue. Take the train, relax and enjoy the adventure of visiting the country.
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Dec 9th, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Hola

Take the high speed AVE train. Check out RENFE website.
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Dec 10th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Thank you very much, Robert2533, would I use the Renfe website, as worldinabag recommended or is there a separate website?
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Dec 10th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Robert2533, I'm sorry I misread your post. Yes of course it's on the renfe site - and it looks like the day that I need the train it goes from Madrid-Chamartin to Sevilla-Santa Justa. Does it matter very much which kind of ticket I purchase? Turista and Preferente are my options, each with 4 selections that are ascending in price. The first is Tarifa 4 Mesa, then Promo, then Promo +, then Flexible.
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Dec 10th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Are discounted tickets changeable or refundable - if not leave plenty of fudge factor time for planes to be late or just plan on biting the bullet and paying full fare for the next available train if seats are available - check the conditions of discounted tickets.
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Dec 10th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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I'd go with a Promo Plus ticket, Preferente class, if you want to spend a little more. It will give you access to the lounge in Madrid and the seating arrangement is better.

In some cases, Renfe gives you a pass for the Cercanías, but I'm not sure on that route. You'll have to check. If not, then you can buy your Cercanías ticket when you arrive in Sevilla.
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Dec 11th, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Sounds good. My next question is about the safety of flying versus taking the Metro and the train. I found a flight that will get me from Madrid to Sevilla and that would be nice since I'll already be in the airport, no sweat. However it's more expensive. So, first I'd have to get from Barajas to the train station Puerta de Atocha. The Metro would be Barajas-Atocha Renfe, is it safe to carry my suitcase with me on the Metro and then onto the train?
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