How to request the free Renfe bonuses and how long it can be done

As of this September 1, the new Renfe bonds to travel in Cercanías, Media Distancia and Rodalies they will be free. This decision is driven by the Government’s energy saving measures with which they intend to combat the consequences of the war in Ukraine. This gratuity for regular trips on Renfe trains will be in force until next december 31.

These free bonuses can be obtained from last Wednesday, August 24, when the transport company opened the term so that recurring users could acquire them. During this marketing period, it will be the sale of the rest of the subscriptions is suspendedalthough those that have been acquired previously will remain valid and may continue to be used.

But how can one apply for the new free Renfe bonuses to travel on Cercanías, Rodalies and Media Distancia Convencional? These are the steps you must follow to obtain them.

How to request free Renfe season tickets

The new free voucher to travel in Cercanías, Rodalies and Media Distancia will be destined to recurring users of this type of transport. Thus, those who want to request it must first pay a deposit that will only be returned if the 16 trips are fulfilled in that period of four months which are set as a minimum. A large family discount may also be applied to this rate. The cost of the deposit will depend on the transport option selected.

In this way, those who opt for a voucher for Cercanías and Rodalies, only they will have to pay 10 euroswhich will be returned automatically (or at the Renfe ticket offices for those who paid this amount in cash) once the minimum stipulated trips are exceeded. However, in the event that the required trips are not reached, it will be considered compensation and cannot be recovered.

In case of opting for a Conventional Media Distance bonus, the deposit will be 20 euros. To obtain this ticket, it will be necessary to select the origin and destination stations to which they will travel during these four months and, afterwards, it will only be necessary to formalize each trip by any of the usual means (digitally or in person). As in the cases of Rodalies and Cercanías, if a minimum of 16 trips is made, the deposit will be returned.

To issue the free bonus, you will need to register the ID of the user and/or mobile phone and the acquisition will be made by each Cercanías nucleus. From Renfe they recommend buying it through the app Renfe Cercaníaswhere the option “Free subscription for frequent traveler” will be selected and a seven digit QR code with which you can travel. It can also be redeemed in the machines to have it in physical format, although this will only be free the first time.

Avant and AVE bonuses at 50%

For their part, the subscriptions to Before will be marketed at a 50% discount, while certain AVE and Long Distance services They will also have a 50% bonus.

The routes covered by this new subscription will be the following: Madrid-Palencia, Madrid-Zamora, León-Valladolid, León-Palencia, Burgos-Madrid, Burgos-Valladolid, Ourense-Zamora, Palencia-Valladolid, Huesca-Zaragoza, León-Segovia , Segovia-Zamora, Palencia-Segovia and Medina del Campo-Zamora.

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