Renfe Gold Card: travel advantages for senior citizens

Renfe Gold Card: travel advantages for senior citizens

Renfe has announced excellent news for retirees and people over 60 years old: new advantages and benefits in its Gold Card.

This change will enhance the travel experience for this demographic by offering significant discounts and online travel management facilities.

The Renfe Gold Card is a tool that allows people over 60 years of age to access significant discounts on their train travel. With the recent update, Renfe has improved and expanded the benefits of this card, making the travel process even easier for its users.

Attractive Gold Card Discounts

The Gold Card offers discounts ranging from 25% to 40% on different types of trains and routes. Specifically, cardholders can enjoy:

  • AVE and AVE International trains: 25% discount on any available fare.
  • Long Distance: 25% discount.
  • Avant trains: 25% discount from Monday to Friday, and 40% discount on weekends.
  • Media Distancia: 40% discount.

These discounts make travel in Spain and to international destinations much more accessible for retirees, allowing them to enjoy their trips with greater savings.

How to apply?

Applying for the Gold Card is a simple process that can be done either in person or online. Here’s how to do it:

In-person application

For those who prefer the traditional method, the card can be obtained at Renfe station ticket offices. It is only necessary to present the ID card or any document proving that the applicant is 60 years of age or older. Once the procedure has been completed and the corresponding fee has been paid, the card is ready to be used to purchase tickets.

Online Application

Renfe has modernized its platform, allowing users to manage their cards digitally. To apply for the Tarjeta Dorada online, all you need to do is access the Renfe website, complete the application form and upload a copy of your ID card. This method is convenient and fast, and users can receive the digital card in their email.

Rates and validity

The Gold Card has a cost that varies according to the chosen period of validity:

  • One year: 6 euros.
  • Two years: 12 euros.
  • Three years: 15 euros.

In addition, Renfe offers an additional 15% discount if the three-year option is chosen.

Improved online management

One of the most outstanding new features is the ability to carry out more formalities through Renfe’s website. Gold Card users are now able to:

  1. Renew the card: For one, two or three years online.
  2. Consult and reprint the card: In PDF format or forward it to passbook.
  3. Cancel the card: Within 15 days after renewal, exclusively available online.