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Spain AVE rail

Today I was able to buy tickets from Seville to Madrid on November 8 (21E each). Usually they are only released 90 days in advance.

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Now that there are four high-speed train companies (IRYO, Avlo, Ouigo Espana and Renfe) competing for passengers in Spain, tickets are being released for sale up to 9 months in advance. Some tickets between Madrid and Barcelona are going for less than €15 instead of the last- minute walk-up fare of €150 Renfe got when it had no competitors.
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Good to know. We'll be traveling in Spain May-Jun 2023 and plan a one way trip (with no other train travel) from Seville to Madrid. Now researching the ticket buying process for the high speed train. Understand there are now 3 high speed options. Should I wait until we arrive in Spain before booking? Use the Renfe or Trainline (Iryo) websites? Go to a station? Advice regarding the smoothest way to get tickets appreciated.

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Buy in advance, or the tickets will be very expensive. Use the website of the company that actually runs the trains. From what I've heard Iryo is a very good option, and their website is much easier to use than Renfe's.