Tourists visiting Murcia who would like to visit other parts of Spain during their stay can now take advantage of expanded transport services to Madrid and Barcelona.
Volotea, a low-cost Spanish airline that operates flights for small and medium-sized European cities, has now inaugurated two new services linking Corvera Airport Murcia with Madrid and Barcelona.
The flights are twice-weekly: Madrid, Tuesdays and Fridays; and Barcelona, Wednesdays and Sundays. From January, both routes will be operated on Mondays and Fridays, thus facilitating travel plans for tourists wanting to enjoy weekend getaways to Spain’s two largest cities.
Next June, Volotea will also be offering travellers twice-weekly flights (Wednesdays and Saturdays) between Corvera Airport Murcia and Bilbao, as well as services linking the Costa Cálida with Asturias and Santander.
New Low-Cost Train Service Between Madrid and Murcia
Meanwhile, national train operator Renfe is today (Sunday 10 December) launching its first high-speed, low-cost Avlo service between Madrid’s Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station and Murcia city. There is one daily route each way: 10.32 am from Murcia and 6.15 am from Madrid.
Tickets are priced from €7, including a free cabin suitcase/bag and handbag, with children under 14 able to travel for €5 if accompanied by a paying adult.
In all, Renfe now offers 10 daily rail connections with Spain’s capital city: five each way – Avlo plus four higher-cost AVE services.
Scooter Ban on Trains
In other national news, Renfe has announced that, from Tuesday 12 December, “for passenger safety”, no scooters, unicycles or other electric or battery-powered personal mobility vehicles will be allowed on trains.
Excluded from the ban will be vehicles for people with reduced mobility, as well as electric-powered bicycles.