High summer discounts for young people on Spanish public transport

by Lorraine Williamson
travel discounts for young people in Spain

Young people aged between 18 and 30 who want to benefit from a discount of up to 90% to travel by bus, train and Interrail this summer can apply for it from today on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma).

The discounts will be applied to the price of single or return tickets for travel between 15 June and 15 September 2023. The tickets will be on sale once the companies have made the necessary technological changes. Travellers must register via Mitma’s site at least 24 hours before purchasing the first ticket.  

To benefit from the measure, Spanish young people or young people from any European Union country with legal residence in Spain, born between 1993 and 2005, must register via the form on Mitma’s website. By doing so, they confirm that they meet the conditions. They will then receive a personal and non-transferable code to be used when purchasing the Interrail pass and reduced train and bus tickets on the websites of the respective operators.  

How can you register? 

Interested parties can register using qualified electronic certificates, such as the Cl@ve system. Alternatively, they can enter name and surname (as it appears on the DNI, NIE, or TIE), date of birth, DNI number plus validity date, or NIE, along with their EU citizenship register support number and nationality. 

They will then receive a code via mobile phone or e-mail. The code is valid for the entire period and all means of transport included.  

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Renfe Viajeros will apply a 50% discount on the commercial price of Interrail passes (Global Flexible Interrail Pass for 10 days in 2 months) bought through the website.  

A 90% discount will also apply to the price of a single and a round trip for medium-distance rail passenger transport, including local services, on the conventional and metric rail network. Furthermore, Renfe also offers a 50% discount on the price of a one-way and a return for Avant services. On regular state bus services, young people receive a 90% discount.  

Conditions and penalties 

However, there are conditions attached to the ministry’s decision. These are to prevent improper use of discount cards. For instance, the registration code may be withdrawn from beneficiaries who have committed more than six abuses, both in rail and road transport.  

The ministry will establish a register of improperly used tickets, identifying the beneficiary. Subsequently, the offender will be notified by SMS or e-mail that the code has been revoked and that he cannot re-register to benefit from this measure. 

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