Renfe’s free passes have been one of the most popular measures of the anti-crisis decree. The government has already confirmed that they will remain in force into 2023.
Currently there are 1.5 lakh beneficiaries, and it is expected that they will exceed 2 million in the next year. For this the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda will have 700 million euros.
In this way, the use of cheaper and more sustainable transport is promoted, the environment is taken care of and Renfe users are made to save money on gasoline.
In recent months, many have wondered how long Renfe’s free passes will last. Finally there is an answer: You can continue traveling without paying till 2023.
This confirmation raises new doubts, for example, How to renew the free Renfe subscription Or the requirements you must meet in 2023.
Here’s everything you need to know about Free Renfe Pass in 2023.
How to renew Renfe Free Pass in 2023
In 2023 there is a significant change regarding the management of Renfe season tickets. The company is going to create multi-trip tickets for each Cercanías hub, as well as tickets for each origin and destination on medium-distance routes.
The validity of each free subscription will be 4 months. The periodicity corresponds to each quarter of the year.
that is, The first subscription will be valid till 30 April, the following till 31 August and the last till 31 December. The first ones with a duration of four months can be obtained now, the others can be bought 2 months before they come into force.
Iryo 2023: all routes and routes in Spain
The steps to follow to get your free Renfe subscription are the same as they were till now. You must register with Renfe, on the Renfe Cercanías application or on the company’s official website.
In any of these options, you have to do the following: Select the region in which it is being used, select the option buy tickets and then click Select a rate. that’s where you should choose Free pass for frequent flyer.
Free passes can be obtained both at the box office and online. This last option is the best to save on queues.
Requirements to travel for free on Renfe
Any passenger can buy a free Renfe Pass. All you have to do is request the relevant travel title and enter your personal data, including ID.
Membership is personal and non-transferable. It can only be used by the user whose data appears in the document. Otherwise you can get approval from RENFE.
Ouigo 2023: all routes and routes in Spain
The main requirement is a deposit of 10 Euros on Cercanías trains and 20 Euros on Media Distancia trains. You need to make more than 16 trips to recover the deposit.
Be very wary of the “trick” of reserving multiple seats on trains just because it’s free. Renfe penalizes this action by going several weeks without using the pass.
Which Renfe routes are free
Renfe has free trips to Cercanías, Rodalías and monthly transport passes; There is also a 50% discount on Avant trains.
For Renfe’s medium-distance trains, there are still 6 passes free in 2023:
- Card 10 Simple: Allows you to make maximum 10 trips always between the same 2 stations in 45 days.
- Bono 10 Regional: This allows you to make 10 trips in 45 days, always between 2 stations, but regionally and not locally.
- CARD 10 FREE: You can make 10 trips in a maximum of 45 days; It doesn’t work in Catalonia.
- Ordinary 40 Monthly Card: You can make all the journeys you want, always between the same 2 stations. It lasts for a month and is nominal.
- regional monthly pass: Allows you to travel across all stations in the same zone without limit.
- Free 40 Monthly Card: You can make unlimited trips in a month between 2 seasons, but this is not applicable across the region.
Not all medium distance lines are free, It will be completed with routes that were already in place in 2022.
They are the following:
- Barcelona Saints-Girona-Cebère
- A Coruña-Santiago-Vigo
In order to plan your trips and not get a RENFE membership in vain, you need to be very clear about which trips are free.