Costa Verde Express
Costa Verde Express
Costa Verde Express
Costa Verde Express
Costa Verde Express

Costa Verde Express | Europe

Travelling on the Costa Verde Express offers a nostalgic journey through the scenic landscapes of northern Spain, connecting Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. This unique mode of transport combines regional cuisine, art, monuments, coastal vistas, and landscapes, providing passengers with a captivating experience aboard a "train hotel." The carefully curated itinerary makes the Costa Verde Express an exceptional way to explore the less-visited yet culturally rich regions of Europe.

Embark on a six-day, five-night journey aboard the Costa Verde Express, where the train transforms into your personal sanctuary – a lounge, transportation, meeting hub, restaurant, bedroom, and dance floor all in one. Each morning, wake up to a new destination with unique landscapes, immersing you in the beauty of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, and the Basque Country – regions renowned worldwide for their exceptional gastronomy.

The Costa Verde Express lounges exude elegance, providing a delightful space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply enjoying a drink and engaging in conversation with fellow travellers. Skilled chefs prepare daily meals in these common areas, ensuring a gastronomic experience to remember.

Complementing your journey, a luxury bus accompanies the train throughout the tour, enhancing convenience for various excursions and visits. The dedicated crew of the Costa Verde Express are available 24/7, offering personalised service in multiple languages. The team ensures the highest quality service on and off the train, managing your entire experience for a truly exceptional journey.

Life on board

Grand Class Double-Suites:

The 24 Suites on the Costa Verde Express are meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable and luxurious onboard experience. The Grand-Class Suite, adorned with exquisite wood paneling, exudes a cosy and inviting ambiance - featuring adjustable air-conditioning, a double bed, and additional amenities for your enhanced comfort, including a writing desk, wardrobe, luggage closet, minibar and a safe. Each suite comes with a private, well-appointed bathroom featuring a shower, hairdryer, and a selection of welcome items and toiletries.

Large windows allow you to immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery. The train's internal connectivity enables seamless movement throughout its length. For your peace of mind, the train remains stationary at the station overnight.


Commence each day with a satisfying breakfast, offering abundant energy for the planned excursions. Revel in the exceptional gastronomy during your train journey, enjoying a blend of renowned restaurants along the route and the esteemed onboard cuisine. The culinary experience is elevated with included wines, coffees, and spirits, contributing to an overall delightful dining experience.

Costa Verde Express FAQs

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What is the dress code onboard the train?

The atmosphere on board is one of relaxed nature. During the day dress for relaxed comfort for onboard the train and when embarking on excursions. We suggest wearing durable shoes for excursions, and please be prepared for change of weather. In the evening, guests have the option to choose a more formal outfit.

Which drinks are available aboard the train?

Complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are provided during mealtimes. Outside of mealtimes, the lounge cars offer guests various options to purchase soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee, and water. Additionally, a thoughtfully curated menu of alcoholic beverages is available for purchase, encompassing wines, beers, and spirits, ensuring passengers can enjoy a delightful and refreshing experience while traveling onboard.

Is there Wi-Fi onboard the train?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and lounges. Each suite is equipped with a computer, and there is also a communal computer available in the Train Lounges (availability subject to carrier coverage).

Can special dietary preferences be requested?

Provided a detailed request has been made at time of booking – special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and adhering to religious requirements, may be arranged.

Will I need to tip the train staff?

Gratuities for staff and guides are at the passenger’s discretion.

Is there air conditioning on board?

Onboard air-conditioning is provided, with individual control available for cabin air conditioning.

What is the luggage allowance for travelling guests onboard the train?

For ease while on board the train, it is recommended to utilise a travel bag or soft suitcase. Nevertheless, two large suitcases per room can be accommodated in the Suites, with staff onboard to help with loading the luggage.

Is it possible for individuals with mobility limitations to participate in the journey?

While the train has been renovated and features state-of-the-art technologies, it remains a historic and vintage train, lacking interior adaptations for wheelchair or walking frame access. Consequently, these trains are not considered accessible. However, individuals with reduced mobility who rely solely on wheelchair support outside the train can embark on the journey, provided they are accompanied by a companion to help.

Is smoking permitted onboard?

In Spain, smoking is not allowed in enclosed public spaces, including public transport or collective transport vehicles. Consequently, in compliance with existing regulations, travellers are prohibited from smoking while on board. It's important to note that train journeys typically do not exceed 3-4 hours.

Will I need travel insurance?

As with all holidays and trips abroad, we strongly recommend that you have travel insurance. Please consult with our agents at time of booking and we can assist you with this.

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