YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD a few whistles and the ringing of bells around the local area this past week, as the new Orihuela Costa tourist train enters service.
The new local attraction has been launched by Orihuela Town Hall in association with the established Valencian passenger transport company, Bus Sigüenza.
The Orihuela Costa tourist train, or “Orihuela Tren Turístico” will run local transport services along the coastline all summer, offering a super-fun way to see the sights and experience the sounds of the region.
The service will operate two routes, with one train starting out from Campoamor and running east along the Orihuela Costa coastline, and another train running return services from Playa Flamenca and travelling in a westerly direction.
The passenger trains will pass many of the local places of interest and make frequent stops along the journey to allow passengers to disembark or board the service.
The Orihuela Costa tourist train will operate two road-going locomotives, with each train pulling two carriages with covered seating to protect passengers from the sun.
Orihuela Costa tourist train, daily services throughout the summer
Scheduled stops include Playa Flamenca beach, La Zenia beach, Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, the port and beaches of Campoamor, and the renowned Cabo Roig strip.
With a travel time of just 55 minutes each way, the Orihuela Costa tourist train provides a great way of exploring the local area even in the height of summer, as the movement of the vehicle provides a cooling sea breeze even on the stillest of days.
A ticket for the trains costs €3.00 per person, with discounts available for children and families, and a ticket is valid for travel for the entire day. Services operate daily all summer until the end of September, with trains running every day from 9:00 until 21:00.
The Orihuela Costa Tren Turístico is expected to prove exceptionally popular, and the service's website offers reservations for group bookings. For more information about the new tourist train, visit the official website.
Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.
Photo credit: LaZenia.com
What date does this start?
Hi Irene, the trains are already in service now.
Hi where is the stop in Cabo Roig please?
Hi Juliet, the nearest stop for Cabo Roig would be stop 5 (heading east towards La Zenia) on Calle Isla Cabrera, or stop 13 (heading west towards Campoamor) on Calle Isla Formentera. Both stops can be found behind the Wok Buffet Asia Garden restaurant. For more information, please see the updated article here. Thanks Juliet …
Hi where is the stop in Cabo Roig please
Staying at the La Rotunda
See the previous reply thanks
What date does it start.
Can you get off for an hour then get back on the next one?
Hi Mary, yes, absolutely. A purchased ticket for the Tourist Train can be used all day for any journey in either direction.
Where exactly on the strip? Does it only stop at scheduled stops?
Hi Marie, yes, the train only stops at the scheduled stops. For full information about this years service please refer to the updated article here … https://www.lazenia.com/2019/05/31/orihuela-costa-tourist-train-la-zenia/
Are there any trains planned fro Quesada and the surrounding areas ?
Hi Tina, I’m not entirely sure, Rojales is a little out of our area of expertise.
Can you disembark the train between the stops e.g. at El Gato restaurant Calle Ortosa
Hi Hugh, no, the train stops only at the designated stops provided on the map. I hope this helps. Thanks.
What a good idea!
Can’t wait to come back to Cabo Roig in August and use this new service… Brilliant idea my kids can’t wait to get a we ride on the train ??
Spent our last night in spain on this lovely little train. Really was a highlight to see all the local area we hadnt managed to cover on foot. Driver was really friendly and made the journey more enjoyable. Waving to all the locals giving out a whistle and watching children get excited as we rode past. Absolute brilliant idea and will. Be re using the service on our next visit.
I am looking forward to using thuis train. We just bought an apartment in cam poamor and thuis is the perfect rode to get to know the area.Can you alsof buy a 10-turn card ?
Hi could you tell me if the train still stops at el gato?
Dat wil in wel proberen in september.
Does this train run through lomas cabo roig it’s in the next to la Fuentea
Wish it stopped at Orihuela Resort near the bridges.
Hi. It does stop there.
What time approx does the train arrive at La Zenia and where is the pick up.
A brilliant idea for holidaymakers and those of us who live here all year round. A good price too.
Hi I can not make out the place and time for the Tran we are staying in cab o roig
Hi what are the times of the train x
Brilliant idea, will get lots of use. Great attraction for children and adults.
Does ot stop by steffanos restuatant cabo roig
Hi where exactly does the train stop on the cabo roig strip. We’d like to get it tomorrow but cannot make out the map for Cabo Roig? Thanks so much.
Hi Donna, the train stop in Cabo Roig is located at the crossroads of Calle Isla Cabrera and Isla Cerdena, on the main roundabout on the N-332. The opposite side of the road from La Rotonda apartments. Here’s a Google Map for you … https://goo.gl/maps/TTBEEKxUR5G2
Hi please could you tell me the location of the stop in Cabo Roig we are next to the ambulance station on Noray Thank you
Hi Dee, the train stop in Cabo Roig is located at the crossroads of Calle Isla Cabrera and Isla Cerdena, on the main roundabout on the N-332. The opposite side of the road from La Rotonda apartments. Here’s a Google Map for you … https://goo.gl/maps/TTBEEKxUR5G2
Can you tell me how often train stops at Cabo Roig strip? Times?
Hi Julie, the train stops at Cabo Roig six times each day in each direction (total 12 stops per day, once every two hours in each direction). You want stop 5 or 13 depending on whether you wish to travel toward La Zenia, or toward Campoamor. You can find the current timetable and route map for 2019 here, but please note that times are estimated and will change depending on traffic and other environmental factors … https://www.lazenia.com/2019/05/31/orihuela-costa-tourist-train-la-zenia/
Are their trains on Sundays??
Been waiting ages
Wish I’d seen this a few weeks ago, just returned from great holiday in Cabo Riog, we walked miles at various times of day but never saw this little train but have used similar in other places a really great idea for people to see the area at a leisurely pace, hope it’s running next time we go back, will definitely make use of it.
Hi is the train on today? We waited last week and it didn’t arrive Thanks
Do you buy tickets from the driver ?
Hi, does the train pick up in Punta Prima?
does the train stop at lomas de cabo roig or near the auld dubliner
Hi Kay, the train stop in Cabo Roig is located at the crossroads of Calle Isla Cabrera and Isla Cerdena, on the main roundabout on the N-332. The opposite side of the road from La Rotonda apartments. Here’s a Google Map for you … https://goo.gl/maps/TTBEEKxUR5G2
The map says the train stops at Zenia Mar 1. Is this the Centro commercial where the central grill is?
Where does it stop in Playa Flamenca please
Anyone know what date the service starts in 2019?
Hi Robin, you can find full details of this year’s service by following this link … https://www.lazenia.com/the-train
Hi. Where would the stop closest to me be, I have seen the map but not to sure where exactly it is. I’m in el rincon playa flamenca. Thanks
Morning we are in la Florida can you tell me the nearest train stop and what time please , unfortunately i dont speak Spanish yet can i get some information in English please.