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 £ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.
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4 h 25 m
4 h 57 m
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Of the 2 trains that leave Alicante for Barcelona every day 2 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 57 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 25 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 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.
|Distance||252 miles (406 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||£49 (€55)|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 6 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe Euromed, Renfe or Renfe Intercity|
Trains from Alicante to Barcelona cover the 252 miles (406 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 25 min with our travel partners like Renfe Euromed, Renfe or Renfe Intercity. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
Find the best trains from Alicante to Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Renfe from £44. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Alicante to Barcelona trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.
Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Barcelona from Alicante:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When taking a train from Alicante, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. When you arrive in Barcelona, your train can arrive in train stations including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Alicante-Terminal to Barcelona Sants.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Alicante-Terminal, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Alicante.
The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre of Barcelona.
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