Spain Senior Discounts, Services, and Programs

Retirement in Spain can’t be all that bad, especially when you have access to Spain senior discounts and services!  Who doesn’t love to save money or take advantage of that special offer?   We will share some of the main programs and offers with you.

Spain Senior Discounts. Services, and Programs - Retirement in Spain can't be all that bad, especially when you have access to Spain senior discounts and services!  Who doesn't love to save money or take advantage of that special offer?   We will share some of the main programs and offers with you.  read more on


Senior Discount Train Tickets

Age:  Over 60
Valid:  1 year
Cost:  6 euros
Website: Link to prices.

Tarjeta Dorada – Gold Card

If you are over 60-years old, secure a senior discount on all your train trips. You can purchase your Gold Card at the station ticket offices or at travel agencies.  It is just 6 euros for a year and you will receive senior discounts on your train tickets.

Spain Senior Discounts:

  • On Ave and Long Distance trains
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 40% discount
    • Friday, Sunday and Monday: 25% discount
  • On Avant trains
    • Monday to Friday: 25% discount
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 40% discount
  • On conventional medium distance trains
    • 40% off
spain train renfe and ave trains with senior discounts. Read more on

Alsa Bus Tickets

Age:  Over 60
Valid:  unknown
Cost:  free
Website: Link to prices.

Sign up for Alsa Plus.  Enjoy up to a 30% discount on tickets for select days, times, or routes.  The maximum discount is from Monday to Thursday & Saturday on Comfort class.  A smaller discount will be honored on the other days of the week.

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Almuñécar and La Herradura City Bus

Applications can be made from at the Ayuntamiento and  Assistant Mayor’s office on the top floor of the Civic Center of La Herradura

Residents over 65 years of age, pensioners, from Almuñécar and La Herradura will be able to request the M65 card from April 27, 2022 at the Ayuntamiento and and the Civic Center of La Herradura. The M65 card will provide you with free travel free urban transport in the municipality of Almuñécar.

In general, the M65 card will be granted, to people who are registered in the municipality of Almuñécar (current empadronamiento) and who have reached the age of 65. It will have an indefinite validity, once proof that the requirements are met and will continue to be met the first quarter of each year.  The renewal request must be submitted annually between January 1 and March 31 or it will be discontinued.

Once the Applicants for the “M65 Card” have been notified of the approval, they will have three months to collect their card or it will expire.

You may pick up your approved M65 cards at the offices of the transport service concession company, located on the second floor of the central bus station.

Almunecar City Bus


Tarjeta “Andalucía Junta Sesenta y cinco” – Senior Discount Card Andalucía

Age:  Over 65
Valid:  5 years with auto-renewal
Cost:  free
More information: Read more

Tarjeta Andalucía junta sesentaycinco

Teleasistencia – Personalized Social Care

Age:  Over 65 or a dependent in need at any age
Valid:  unknown
Cost:  free
Website: Link to more info.

Andalucían Teleasistencia Service:  It is a service of the Junta de Andalucía, of continuous and personalized social care, aimed at people who require some kind of help or monitoring 24 hours a day every day of the year.  The purpose is to improve the quality of life of citizens, promoting greater autonomy and independence.  Read more on Andalucían Teleasistencia Service, translated in English.

Museums, Cultural, & Historical Attractions

Visitors over the age of 60 qualify for reduced admission to theaters, museums, and other attractions as well as discounted fares on public transportation.  Below are just a few examples of some benefits you may receive.  It is worth asking at any location or viewing their website for special senior discounts.


Yes, the Alhambra has senior discount tickets available, so take advantage of the offer and go multiple times to soak it all up.  Read more about the Alhambra prices and offers.

Granada Spain and La Alhambra - Albayzin

Málaga Museums

Málaga has over 30 museums and rebranded itself as the ‘City of Museums’ in 2017. This Malaga Museums Guide gives information on the biggest and best. Guide to Málaga has included the essentials about each museum and why you should visit, plus there are senior discounts!

Malaga Museums

National Archaeological Museum Madrid

The National Archaeological Museum is a public institution and museum.  The primary objective is to offer an attractive, interesting, and critical interpretation of things that belonged to the people of present-day Spain and the Mediterranean area.  Including antique items to those from recent times.  The knowledge and the history are useful to analyze and understand the current reality.  Read more and see rates.

Museo Nacional del Prado Madrid

The Museo Nacional del Prado is one of the most popular and recognized places in the art world, with 3 million annual visitors and an online presence that exceeds 10 million.  See reduced ticket prices and plan your visit to the museum.

madrid prado museum

Travel, Accommodation, Holidays

Promotions of the Institute for the Elderly and Social Services
(Imserso Program)

These senior travel programs are for retirees and pensioners.  They offer the opportunity to go to interesting destinations for a very affordable price.  Depending on the dates, modality, duration of the trip, and type of accommodation, the prices are different.  In most cases, they include accommodation in a double room to share, full board, and transportation.


The Imserso develops its tourism program as a complementary service to the benefits of the Spanish Social Security System, with the aim of providing elderly people with stays in coastal areas and inland tourism, thereby helping to improve their quality of life, their health, and the prevention of dependency.

“Institute for the Elderly and Social Services”.  This program also helps tourism by contributing to employment and economic activity, alleviating the consequences that the phenomenon of seasonality produces in the country’s tourism sector in terms of employment.

Participating agencies:

The reservation can also be made online by accessing the following web pages on the same day that it is indicated in your accreditation:

  • Peninsular coast tourism: Mundiplan.
  • Insular coast tourism and inland tourism: Social tourism




Discounts at Paradors and Hotels for over 55s

For those of you over 55, you can benefit from the following discounts:

  • A 10% discount on the Parador rate, every day of the week
  • A 10% discount on the price of breakfast (*)
  • If your companion shares the same room, they will also benefit from this discount, even if they are younger than you.


Do you know of more senior discounts available in Spain?

Please let us know the details, so we may add them to this master post.

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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