Train reservation (with railpass) for Madrid airport to Seville

I am purchasing a rail pass for Spain, and will be flying to Madrid. From there, I'll take the train to Seville, which requires reservations. Do I need to make the reservations in advance (which can be problematic because of flight delays and customs), or are there typically seats available for reservations upon arrival? (On a Monday following a 9:45am plane arrival.) Thanks for any advice!

Posted by Neil
Whittington
582 posts

All inter-city trains require a pre-purchased allocated seat, whether purchased weeks in advance or minutes before. There is no seating 'waiting' for pass holders (or anyone), first come, first allocated. With about ten further journeys to Seville after 1200 hours you can be on one of them. You do not say where else you will use this pass but I hope you have done some maths. comparison and it is indeed value against discounted advance purchase on-line.

Posted by Mark
Vienna
4 posts

Thanks for the reply! Sounds like the answer depends a bit on how often those trains tend to get filled up--I don't want to wait with my luggage for 6-10 hours if there are no available reservations, after an overnight flight.
Do you know, if for example I make a reservation for a 3pm train, can it be changed to an earlier train if when I arrive there is an earlier reservation available?

Posted by Neil
Whittington
582 posts

I have no idea of the terms and conditions when using whatever pass.