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I'm currently building my itinerary for crossing Spain by land (need to get to Almeria) and the better train connections I found unfortunately arrive to their transit destinations (Madrid Chamartín or Valencia Joaquín Sorolla) at midnight with the connecting train leaving in the morning (8am-ish). I'm travelling on a tight budget so getting a hotel for those few hours is not really an option.

What waiting room facilities are available at of those rail stations? I'd really love to avoid sandwiching an anxious 8 hour wait in the middle of a train terminal between two +12h legs of my journey!

  • Can you share your itinerary? There might be a way to do it including a sleeper train or on a different route which might work better. From Valencia to Almería you'd need to take a detour via Alcázar de Sant Juan and there might be a better option... – Edd Apr 30 '17 at 19:17
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The station home pages and opening times are here http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/17000/informacion_000295.shtml and here http://www.adif.es/es_ES/infraestructuras/estaciones/3216/informacion_000382.shtml

It looks like they are both closed overnight (Horario de la estación), so I would expect that you would get kicked out of the waiting room.

Almería is in Andalucia, so possibly another route rather than via Valencia will be more convenient.

HTH

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