Barcelona to Alicante train

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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Renfe EUROMED
16:105h24
Barcelona Sants
21:34Alicante-Terminal
£481One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Renfe INTERCITY
15:006h02
Barcelona Sants
21:02Alicante-Terminal
£551One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
07:155h23
Barcelona Sants
12:38Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
18:155h25
Barcelona Sants
23:40Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
10:155h17
Barcelona Sants
15:32Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBarcelona to Alicante

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 April
Renfe EUROMED
07:155h23
Barcelona Sants
12:38Alicante-Terminal
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Renfe EUROMED
10:155h17
Barcelona Sants
15:32Alicante-Terminal
0 changes
Renfe INTERCITY
15:006h02
Barcelona Sants
21:02Alicante-Terminal
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
16:105h24
Barcelona Sants
21:34Alicante-Terminal
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
18:155h25
Barcelona Sants
23:40Alicante-Terminal
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Train times from Barcelona to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 16 Apr

Fastest Journey

5 h 17 m

Average

5 h 30 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

407 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Barcelona for Alicante every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Renfe EUROMED
10:155h17
Barcelona Sants
15:32Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Renfe EUROMED
07:155h23
Barcelona Sants
12:38Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
16:105h24
Barcelona Sants
21:34Alicante-Terminal
£481One-way
0 changes
Renfe EUROMED
18:155h25
Barcelona Sants
23:40Alicante-Terminal
£601One-way
0 changes
Renfe INTERCITY
15:006h02
Barcelona Sants
21:02Alicante-Terminal
£551One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£69 (€77)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesEuromed, Renfe, Renfe (12), Renfe EUROMED or Renfe Intercity

Trains from Barcelona to Alicante cover the 252 miles long journey taking on average 5 h 17 min with our travel partners like Euromed, Renfe, Renfe (12), Renfe EUROMED or Renfe Intercity. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £69, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £42. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train providers: Euromed, Renfe and Renfe (12) trains Barcelona to Alicante

Find the best trains from Barcelona to Alicante with Omio's travel partners Euromed, Renfe and Renfe (12) from £42. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Renfe Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company, Renfe. It operates throughout Spain, connecting major cities and towns with frequent departures throughout the day. The Intercity service offers a variety of train types, including the Alvia and Talgo, all of which offer comfortable seating and modern amenities. Alvia and Talgo offer fast trains but not as fast the high-speed trains like AVE, offering more stops. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Business, and First Class. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe Intercity include Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville, and Barcelona to Valencia.

Barcelona to Alicante train information with Renfe Intercity:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 44 min
  • Cheapest Price: £45


Trains from Barcelona to Alicante: Journey Details

Alicante is a popular destination for sun-worshippers heading for the beaches of the Costa Blanca, but the city has plenty to offer in its own right. Highlights include the medieval fortress of Santa Barbara, with its ornamental gardens and olive groves, and the impressive collection in the contemporary art museum. The weekday schedule begins with an early morning departure, followed by hourly trains from mid-morning until the last departure in the early evening, with a 3-hour hiatus in mid-afternoon. Services comprise Euromed expresses, with journey times of around 5 hours, or the slightly slower Talgo trains. The Sunday timetable has no early morning departure.

 

Trains from Barcelona to Alicante: Train Journey Information


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Which train companies go from Barcelona to Alicante? The Spanish national rail operator RENFE provides direct trains from Barcelona to Alicante.

How long is the train from Barcelona to Alicante? The average journey time for the train from Barcelona to Alicante is 4 hours and 55 minutes. Although some journeys can take up to 5 hours and 58 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Barcelona to Alicante? The first direct train from Barcelona to Alicante departs from the Barcelona Sants station at 07.00 a.m. The last train to depart from Barcelona to Alicante does so at 18:00 p.m.

How often are trains from Barcelona to Alicante? Trains from Barcelona to Alicante run every hour between 10:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m, with one connection at 15:00 p.m, and then hourly again between 16:00 p.m and 18:00 p.m.

Tips for Booking Cheap Trains from Barcelona to Alicante


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How far in advance to book cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante? The best time to book trains from Barcelona to Alicante in advance is 6 weeks before departure.

When is the cheapest and most expensive time of day to catch the train from Barcelona to Alicante? The cheapest time of day to travel from Barcelona to Alicante is in the evening. The most expensive day to catch the train from Barcelona to Alicante during the peak times of 15:00 p.m to 17:00 p.m.

Train Station Info and Getting to the City Centre


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Where do trains from Barcelona to Alicante depart from? Trains From Barcelona to Alicante depart from Sants station, located on the western side of the city centre. It has its own stop on the Barcelona Metro, providing connections across the city on lines L3 and L5, with trains until midnight on weekdays and all night on Saturdays.

There are bus stops for 7 routes around the city. RENFE Cercanias local services connect the station to Barcelona airport. There is a taxi rank close to the station on Plaza Joan Peiro.

Where do trains from Barcelona to Alicante arrive at? Trains from Barcelona to Alicante arrive at the Alicante Terminal station, located on Avenida Salamanca in the city centre. There is bus stops close to the main entrance, with routes around the city centre and to the beaches. The C-6 shuttle bus offers regular connections to Alicante airport. The nearest Metro stop to the station is Luceros, about 500 metres east along Avenida de la Estacion. Taxis are usually available by the main entrance.

 


Renfe trains from Barcelona to Alicante

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Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Barcelona to Alicante. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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FAQs: Barcelona to Alicante train

FAQs: Travel by train from Barcelona to Alicante 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 Barcelona to Alicante.
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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante can start from as little as £42 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barcelona to Alicante is £69; 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 Barcelona to Alicante is 5 h 17 min   to travel the 252 mile long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Barcelona to Alicante leaves at 06: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Barcelona to Alicante leaves at 17: 15.
For the best Barcelona to Alicante train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Euromed, Renfe, Renfe (12), Renfe EUROMED or Renfe Intercity. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Barcelona and Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Alicante-Terminal, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Barcelona to Alicante is January.
You have options as you can travel to Alicante from Barcelona 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Barcelona and Alicante

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Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona 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 Barcelona for your journey to Alicante.
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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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