Torrevieja Tourist Train
The popular coastal city of Torrevieja no longer has a rail service, and as is the case in many parts of Spain its old railway tracks have cleverly been converted into a ‘greenway' hiking trail for walking, cycling and horse riding, but visitors to the city can still enjoy a journey on the Torrevieja Tourist Train. For first time visitors to any town or city, a great way to familiarise yourself with the layout of the streets, popular beaches, attractions and entertainment venues is to hop on a sightseeing or tourist bus where the driver, or in some cases a guide or audio guide, will give passengers useful information along the way.
Torrevieja Tourist Train Itinerary
The Torrevieja Tourist Train sports a bright green diesel engine compartment reminiscent of those you see in children's cartoons, and depending on the time of year, has two or three passenger carriages with open sides and a sun canopy. Conveniently located outside the Tourist Information Bureau in the marina area, it's boarding location is handy for passengers staying in or visiting the city centre and beachfront promenade and passengers can hop off the train at various points along it's route.
Torrevieja Tourist Train Route
All aboard, leaving the marina the train meanders its way along the beachfront heading towards the neighbouring small town of La Mata, and if you weren't already embarrassed to be riding in a bright green cartoon train, the driver gives regular ting tings and toot toots on the bell and whistle, but hey it's all in good fun and some passengers really get into the journey giving regal waves to all passersby as if they were on the great ‘Orient Express'. After passing along the Los Locos beach promenade the train heads over the hill where passengers can enjoy great views as they crest the rise and head down to La Mata. After turning around in La Mata the train takes a different route back through Torrevieja city centre before arriving back at the marina.
Times & Prices
during the summer months the train runs every 30 minutes from around 11:00 – midnight from Monday to Friday and until 01:00hrs on the weekends. The price is 4€ for adults, 3€ for OAP's and 2€ for children under 12 years. Please note: Prices may be subject to change.