Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Cheapest

£75

Average

£75

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Alicante to Barcelona will cost around £ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 75.

Cheapest
07:25Alicante-Terminal4h30 11:55Barcelona Sants
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£751One-way

Train schedule Alicante to Barcelona

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Tue
7 Dec
£75Renfe Euromed
£43Alsa
£46Vueling
Wed
8 Dec
£75Renfe Euromed
£43Alsa
£50Vueling
Thu
9 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£46Vueling
Fri
10 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£50Vueling
Sat
11 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£38Vueling
Sun
12 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£38Vueling
Mon
13 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£34Air Europa
Tue
14 Dec
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£43Alsa
£31Vueling
Wed
15 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£34Air Europa
Thu
16 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£38Vueling
Fri
17 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£35Vueling
Sat
18 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
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£35Vueling
Sun
19 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£34Air Europa
Mon
20 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£42Vueling
Tue
21 Dec
£28Renfe Euromed
£43Alsa
£31Vueling
Wed
22 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£35Vueling
Thu
23 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£31Vueling
Fri
24 Dec
£28Renfe Euromed
£43Alsa
£38Vueling
Sat
25 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£42Vueling
Sun
26 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£49Air Europa
Mon
27 Dec
£42Renfe Intercity
£43Alsa
£35Vueling

Fastest train times from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 8 Dec

Fastest Journey

4 h 30 m

Average

4 h 30 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

407 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Alicante for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 407 km distance in an average of 4 h 30 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 30 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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07:25Alicante-Terminal4h30 11:55Barcelona Sants
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£751One-way

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Overview: Train from Alicante to Barcelona

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£52 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Alicante to Barcelona cover the 252 miles (406 km) long route taking on average 4 h 30 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £52, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies

Alicante to Barcelona with Renfe

Travel between Alicante and Barcelona from £42 with Omio’s train partners Renfe! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    These are Renfe 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Alicante to Barcelona:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    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.

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    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest train to Barcelona from Alicante?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Alicante and Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from £42  one way.
    What is the cost of a train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona on average?
    The Alicante to Barcelona train ticket price is on average £52  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is it from Alicante to Barcelona by train?
    You should expect to travel around 252 miles (406 km)  between Alicante and Barcelona by train.
    How many hours does it take from Alicante to Barcelona by train?
    While the time it takes to travel 252 miles (406 km) between Alicante and Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Alicante to Barcelona is on average 4 h 30 min.
    Which train station in Alicante goes to Barcelona? Which train station do I come into Barcelona from Alicante?

    When taking the train to Barcelona from Alicante, you can choose to depart from train stations like Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. Your trip can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Alicante-Terminal   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

    Where is the train station in Alicante to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Alicante-Terminal, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre.

    What train companies go from Alicante to Barcelona?
    If you're looking for trains from Alicante to Barcelona, you can rely on Renfe to get you to Barcelona. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Alicante to Barcelona journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many train services are there between Alicante and Barcelona a day?
    On average, there are 6 trains a day from Alicante to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Alicante to Barcelona?
    The first Alicante to Barcelona train departs at 06: 25   and the last train from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 17: 38. Check out the most up-to-date Alicante to Barcelona train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets between Alicante and Barcelona for the best deals?
    If you buy a train ticket between Alicante and Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £52 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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