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Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Renfe EUROMED
16:505h14
Alicante-Terminal
22:04Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Renfe EUROMED
13:305h19
Alicante-Terminal
18:49Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
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Renfe EUROMED
09:155h18
Alicante-Terminal
14:33Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Renfe EUROMED
06:555h21
Alicante-Terminal
12:16Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe INTERCITY
14:446h23
Alicante-Terminal
21:07Barcelona Sants
£541One-way
0 changes

Train timetableAlicante to Barcelona

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 17 July
Renfe AVE
05:567h04
Alicante-Terminal
13:00Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
05:5610h49
Alicante-Terminal
16:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe EUROMED
06:555h21
Alicante-Terminal
12:16Barcelona Sants
0 changes
Renfe AVE
07:249h21
Alicante-Terminal
16:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
07:2412h26
Alicante-Terminal
19:50Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
08:3511h15
Alicante-Terminal
19:50Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
08:358h10
Alicante-Terminal
16:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe EUROMED
09:155h18
Alicante-Terminal
14:33Barcelona Sants
0 changes
Renfe AVE
09:4010h10
Alicante-Terminal
19:50Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
09:407h05
Alicante-Terminal
16:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe ALVIA
10:2613h19
Alicante-Terminal
23:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe ALVIA
10:269h24
Alicante-Terminal
19:50Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe INTERCITY
10:296h38
Alicante-Terminal
17:07Barcelona Sants
0 changes
iryo
12:2810h42
Alicante-Terminal
23:10Barcelona Sants
1 change
iryo
12:286h42
Alicante-Terminal
19:10Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe EUROMED
13:305h19
Alicante-Terminal
18:49Barcelona Sants
0 changes
Renfe AVE
14:349h11
Alicante-Terminal
23:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe INTERCITY
14:446h23
Alicante-Terminal
21:07Barcelona Sants
0 changes
Renfe ALVIA
15:268h19
Alicante-Terminal
23:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe AVE
16:067h39
Alicante-Terminal
23:45Barcelona Sants
1 change
Renfe EUROMED
16:505h14
Alicante-Terminal
22:04Barcelona Sants
0 changes

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Train times from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 14 m

Average

8 h 22 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

407 km

Of the 21 trains that leave Alicante for Barcelona every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe EUROMED
16:505h14
Alicante-Terminal
22:04Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Renfe EUROMED
09:155h18
Alicante-Terminal
14:33Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
13:305h19
Alicante-Terminal
18:49Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
06:555h21
Alicante-Terminal
12:16Barcelona Sants
£531One-way
0 changes
Renfe INTERCITY
14:446h23
Alicante-Terminal
21:07Barcelona Sants
£541One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Alicante to Barcelona

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£63 (€71)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe Euromed, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe EUROMED, Ouigo, AVE, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3) or Renfe AVE INT

Trains from Alicante to Barcelona cover the 252 miles long route taking on average 5 h 14 min with our travel partners like Renfe Euromed, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe EUROMED, Ouigo, AVE, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3) or Renfe AVE INT. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £63. Travellers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona.

Train providers: Renfe Euromed, Renfe and Renfe Intercity trains Alicante to Barcelona

For as little as £34 you can travel by train to Barcelona from Alicante with Renfe Euromed, Renfe and Renfe Intercity. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Renfe Avlo is a Spanish low-cost high-speed rail service that operates the routes between the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Valencia by the national rail company Renfe. Avlo trains travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Avlo tickets are in Economy or "Básica" Class with assigned seats and include onboard services like free wifi, onboard-entertainment (via the PlayRenfe app or network), power sockets and vending machines. Child tickets available from 0 to 13 years old then 14 or over counts as an adult ticket. You can upgrade your ticket to bring extra luggage onboard on top of your included backpack and 55x35x25 cm hand luggage with no weight limit. Cheap Avlo tickets start from 7 Euros and are a great option for travelling from Alicante to Barcelona by train.

Trains from Alicante to Barcelona

The timetable for Alicante to Barcelona trains runs seven days a week. You can expect to enjoy a non-stop journey as this is a direct route with no changes. Your travel time will be between a minimum of 4h25min to a maximum of 5h18min. You can leave the terminal in Alicante just after breakfast churros and be tucking into your ‘Menu del dia’ lunch in Barcelona.

 

Alicante to Barcelona Train Time: Daily Departures

The scheduled train departures during the peak Spanish holiday season depart 5 times a day from Mondays through to Saturdays. An additional journey runs on the Sunday timetable. Renfe reduce services with a change of schedules from Mon 9th November when the tourist season drops until demand increases again in the spring. The timetables begin at 7:25 a.m. with the latest train time of 17:30 p.m. You can book your train tickets up to 60 days in advance throughout the season. Consider an upgrade to a flexible ticket if you do not have concrete travel dates for your business or leisure trip.

   

How long is the journey by train from Alicante to Barcelona?

The overall train journey duration you can expect will vary between 4h25min at a minimum, up to a maximum travel time of 5h18min. Check the train journey duration before you click to buy your tickets if time is critical for you or you’re not a railway lover. Demand is usually higher for the earliest and latest departure times so the prices for those tickets may rise accordingly. This is a non-stop service, which means you can relax and enjoy the spectacular Valencian views, without worrying about those inconvenient, time-wasting changes.

 

How to find cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona?

Although Omio tickets for the journey from Alicante to Barcelona are always competitively priced, there are clever ways you can make great ticket price savings. The closer you get to your travel date, the more like it is that demand and prices will increase. The savvy traveller will book their cheap train seats at least two weeks in advance, when demand is still relatively low. Cheap train tickets for this second class service are offered during the off-peak travel times. Customer loyalty can be rewarded with the Renfe+ card, which will give you discounts off your ticket fare. Seniors, students and people with disabilities can also benefit from cheap train ticket fare reductions. Infants up to 5 years old travel for free, whilst school age children can claim a 50% discount on their ticket price. If your travel plans are flexible, you can search for cheap train journeys via our easy-to-use portal.

 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Alicante to Barcelona?

Departure train station: Your cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona are valid for departures from Alicante Terminal. The station sits less than 1km from the city centre and offers car hire, shopping, parking and refreshments. Travellers can take a low cost bus or taxi from the city centre to Alicante terminal in plenty of time for their cheap train journey.

 

Arrival train station: Barcelona Sants is the main train station in the city serving local, national and international rail departures. Shops and restaurants are on site and a hotel is situated on top of the train station itself to the delight of travel-weary arrivals. Situated less than a mile from the famous ‘Magic Fountain’ and 2 miles from Placa de Catalunya.

 

Which train companies travel from Alicante to Barcelona?

The Spanish national train company Renfe services this second class route from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona Sants. Their busy timetable varies throughout the year depending on the tourist season and public holidays. The Renfe train company offers loyalty cards and other discounts to the Spanish nationals. International travellers can also benefit from Renfe discounts and special offers by purchasing a public transport pass. This can be used for the duration of their holiday or business trip.

   

Renfe trains from Alicante to Barcelona

Operating 7 days a week, the Alicante to Barcelona schedule is a direct one with no stops or changes. The Renfe fleet used on this journey is the high-speed Euromed train. Facilities may vary within the fleet but they are all equipped with air-conditioning, disabled facilities and a refreshment carriage. On this trip Second Class tickets are available and these can be upgraded for an additional charge to Second Class+. The upgraded seats offer greater comfort for your journey and have power outlets. The duration of the journey is a minimum of 4h25min, you can add up to an hour for peak times. From Monday through to Saturday, Renfe services 5 departures, this is increased to 6 on Sundays. During the off-peak holiday season this route is reduced to 3 departures per day. Partial refunds and travel date changes can be arranged for a small fee for these cheap tickets choices.

 

Alicante to Barcelona Trains: Services on board

Disabled and reduced-mobility passengers will benefit from ‘Atendo’, which is an information and assisted facility to aid your transit. Selected Renfe trains will offer chargeable Wi-Fi services. You can carry up to 25kg (51lbs) of luggage over 3 pieces on Renfe trains. One caged domestic cat, dog or bird of up to 10kg (22lbs) in weight is permitted to travel with you. Amenities on board include food vending machines and a refreshment cart. Folded bicycles, pushchairs and child seats are allowed on this service up to 30cm x 1200cm x 38cm.

 

Taking the Train from Alicante

The train station in Alicante is located near to the centre of the city in Avenida de la Estación. It has rail connections with a number of locations in the Alicante and Murcia suburban areas. In terms of public transport, one of the most convenient ways of reaching the train station is by bus. The city has a new bus terminus located near to the harbour and there are a number of local routes which service the train station.

Getting into Barcelona by Train

One of the most popular city break destinations in Spain, Barcelona has much to offer visitors. Famed for its distinct architecture and rich history, Barcelona also boasts a wealth of bars and restaurants which ensure the atmosphere is always lively. Trains from Alicante terminate at Barcelona Sants, the main rail terminus in the city. Public transport options for onward travel from Barcelona Sants include bus and metro services. Regular local bus services which link the station to the city centre run throughout the day. The Sants Estació metro station is situated adjacent to Barcelona Sants and is served by lines L3 and L5 of the Barcelona Metro network.

FAQs: Alicante to Barcelona train

FAQs: Travel by train from Alicante to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Alicante to Barcelona.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona can start from as little as £34 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Alicante to Barcelona is £63; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Alicante to Barcelona is 5 h 14 min   to travel the 252 mile long trip. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 04: 55. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 16: 13.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Barcelona. Take the fast train with Ouigo from Alicante to Barcelona.
For the best Alicante to Barcelona train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe Euromed, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe EUROMED, Ouigo, AVE, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3) or Renfe AVE INT. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Alicante to Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Alicante, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Alicante-Terminal and Universidad de Alicante. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your trip in train stations like Barcelona, Barcelona Sants and Passeig de Gràcia station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Alicante to Barcelona is April.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel between Alicante and Barcelona including taking a coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Alicante and Barcelona

Alicante
Barcelona
Alicante-Terminal is the most popular Alicante railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Alicante for your journey to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 912320320
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 15 - 24: 00
Public transport options for Alicante-Terminal
Bus lines: C1, C6, 06, 09
Train lines: L1, L2, C1, C3
Barcelona is the most popular Barcelona train station for Omio travellers, but Barcelona has quite a few train hubs. Find all the information you need to know about the main railway stations in Barcelona for your journey from Alicante.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17

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