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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 09:27 PM
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Train in Spain help

Just when you think you have figured it out...do I REALLY have to book a table for 4 on the AVE when I only need 2 tickets? The renfe AVE fare for 4 is still less than 2 tickets on the same train via Petrabax. Looking at Madrid Puerta de Atocha to Córdoba.

Appreciate sage advice!!

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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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With 2 seats you do not get table seats.
http://www.seat61.com/Spain-trains.h..._www.renfe.com
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 12:35 AM
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The mesa is generally for families traveling together, so yes, if you want a table, then you'll have to purchase all 4 seats.
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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 04:13 AM
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Definitely worth it if it is cheaper. But if you want to try to re-sell those other two seats, go to the website www.carpling dot com and sign up to share that purchased table. Good luck.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the great responses.

There did not seem to be any option to buy just 2 seats on the Renfe site. Not logical, so what don't I understand about this purchase process?

I did purchase the Mesa seats. We have been laughing about carrying a sign thru Atocha:
Venta: 2 para Córdoba. Ha ha. Not really. But we did want that particular day & train.
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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you CAN try to get rid of them at the website I posted. it is a great tool. Many people are in the same situation, just looking with whom to share the cheaper MESA seats.
enjoy!
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Macaroni09 on Jul 19, 13 at 6:27pm
There did not seem to be any option to buy just 2 seats on the Renfe site

Yes there is, but you cannot have a table too.
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