Renfe users will be able to purchase free Cercanías, Rodalies and Media Distancia passes for travel between September 1 and December 31, 2023 from August 1 and throughout their validity period.
To expedite the acquisition of passes and avoid unnecessary waiting, the purchase is possible through the Cercanías Renfe app, and in the case of Media Distancia passes through the renfe.com website and in the usual sales channels. (stations, vending machines, etc.).
To do this, the client must be previously registered. For Avant rail services, the 50% discount on season tickets is maintained. This same discount is applied to other high-speed routes that have been declared a Public Service Obligation (OSP), which operate under the same conditions as an Avant Pass.
To purchase the subscription, although it is free, it is necessary to deposit a deposit of 10 euros in the case of Cercanías and Rodalies, and 20 euros for each conventional Media Distancia service. Payment by card will allow the automatic return of the deposit, once it is verified that the condition of having made 16 trips during these four months has been met.
For children under 14 without ID, a recurring subscription has also been created for Media Distancia services, which can be purchased at renfe.com or through the Renfe app. The father, mother or guardian may acquire, through their NIF, NIE or passport, a maximum of four child passes for one origin and destination, during the period of validity.
Travelers who have used the free commuter pass for Cercanías, Rodalies or Media Distancia in the first four-month period of 2023 will have their deposit returned, provided they have met the conditions of this. Those who have paid the deposit by card will be automatically refunded.