Operating Dates
1st January - 31st December

El Expreso de la Robla

Journey Information

Running Dates Desc: March - November

Class: First / 1st Class, First / 1st Sleeper

Food: Dining on board, Snacks, Hot & Cold Drinks

Locomotives: Diesel Engine

Stations: Bilbao, Espinosa de Los Monteros, Vado Cervera, Matallana, León, Mataporquera, Balmaseda, Medina de Pomar


El Expreso de la Robla is an air-conditioned vintage train from which you can discover the north of Spain, travelling from Bilbao to either Gijón or León, sampling the traditions and glamour of the El Transcantábrico route.  The routes vary from four day to two day tours and offer all the nostalgia of bygone train travel,  with every modern amenity.

Tours are taken in a luxury air-conditioned coach.

At night the train is stationary at stations, which enables passengers to have a peaceful night’s sleep after an evening enjoying the local cuisine and night life of each town.  



Compartments:  Each cabin has upper and lower berths, wardrobe, luggage carrier, reading light, air conditioning, stereo and telephone, and are en-suite with a hydro massage shower, wash basin and toilet.

Lounges:  There are three lounges offering a bar service, decorated in a classic Spanish vintage style.  Here one has breakfast, as well as being able to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst looking out of the panoramic windows, thus having a wonderful view of the spectacular sceneryDaily newspapers, magazines, libraries, video library and television are all available.



Self service buffet breakfast on board.  Lunches and dinners are taken at local restaurants.



Dress Code:  Comfortable day wear and comfortable shoes for walking, perhaps a rain coat depending on  the time of year.  Smart casual is recommended for the evenings.

Included:  Breakfasts with tea and coffee; lunches and dinners with wine, coffee, tea, and liqueurs; tour guide on board; organised excursions with entrance fees and multilingual guides; daily newspapers and magazines; free water; coach transport at each stop.

Not included:  Gratuities. Drinks ordered outside of meals, or from the mini bar in the suite.