Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 25 Jan

Cheapest

£44

Average

£50

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 Barcelona to Alicante will cost around £ 50 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.

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15:00Barcelona Sants5h27 20:27Alicante-Terminal
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£441One-way
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12:00Barcelona Sants5h28 17:28Alicante-Terminal
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£441One-way
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16:10Barcelona Sants4h37 20:47Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
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18:15Barcelona Sants4h34 22:49Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
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08:15Barcelona Sants4h37 12:52Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way

Train schedule Barcelona to Alicante

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08:15Barcelona Sants4h37 12:52Alicante-Terminal
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10:15Barcelona Sants4h34 14:49Alicante-Terminal
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12:00Barcelona Sants5h28 17:28Alicante-Terminal
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15:00Barcelona Sants5h27 20:27Alicante-Terminal
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16:10Barcelona Sants4h37 20:47Alicante-Terminal
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18:15Barcelona Sants4h34 22:49Alicante-Terminal
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Tue
25 Jan
£44Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£40Air Europa
Wed
26 Jan
£29Renfe Euromed
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£47Air Europa
Thu
27 Jan
£44Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£45Vueling
Fri
28 Jan
£44Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£40Air Europa
Sat
29 Jan
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£40Air Europa
Sun
30 Jan
£44Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£47Air Europa
Mon
31 Jan
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£40Air Europa
Tue
1 Feb
£29Renfe Euromed
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£38Vueling
Wed
2 Feb
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£33Air Europa
Thu
3 Feb
£35Renfe Euromed
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£30Vueling
Fri
4 Feb
£44Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£42Vueling
Sat
5 Feb
£23Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£38Vueling
Sun
6 Feb
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£42Vueling
Mon
7 Feb
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£34Vueling
Tue
8 Feb
£23Renfe Euromed
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Wed
9 Feb
£23Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£33Air Europa
Thu
10 Feb
£23Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£26Vueling
Fri
11 Feb
£39Renfe Intercity
£42Alsa
£34Vueling
Sat
12 Feb
£20Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£30Vueling
Sun
13 Feb
£29Renfe Euromed
£42Alsa
£34Vueling

Fastest train times from Barcelona to Alicante

Showing times and prices for 25 Jan

Fastest Journey

4 h 34 m

Average

4 h 52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

407 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Barcelona for Alicante every day 6 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 52 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 34 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 28 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.

Fastest
18:15Barcelona Sants4h34 22:49Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
Fastest
10:15Barcelona Sants4h34 14:49Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Fastest
16:10Barcelona Sants4h37 20:47Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
2nd Fastest
08:15Barcelona Sants4h37 12:52Alicante-Terminal
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£531One-way
15:00Barcelona Sants5h27 20:27Alicante-Terminal
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£441One-way

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£41 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Alicante cover the 252 miles (406 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 34 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £41, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £29. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train providers: Renfe trains Barcelona to Alicante

Find the best trains to Alicante from Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Renfe from £29. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Renfe

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 Barcelona to Alicante 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 between Barcelona and Alicante:

    • 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 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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    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Alicante

    Travel by train 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.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap trains between Barcelona and Alicante cost?

    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Alicante from Barcelona to cost as little as £29  in the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket from Barcelona to Alicante?

    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Barcelona to Alicante is £41  one way.

    How far is it from Barcelona to Alicante by train?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Alicante from Barcelona via train to be approximately 252 miles (406 km).

    How long is the train from Barcelona to Alicante?

    While the time it takes to travel 252 miles (406 km) between Barcelona and Alicante can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Barcelona to Alicante is on average 4 h 34 min.

    What station does the Barcelona to Alicante train leave from? Which Alicante train station do I come into from Barcelona?

    When taking a train from Barcelona, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. When you arrive in Alicante, your train can arrive in train stations including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel.

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Barcelona Sants   to Alicante-Terminal.

    Where do I find the Barcelona train station to Alicante? Where is the Alicante train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Alicante-Terminal and need to travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the train station to the city centre in Alicante.

    Which train providers can get me from Barcelona to Alicante?

    For the best Barcelona to Alicante train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Barcelona and Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Are there any Barcelona to Alicante direct train services?

    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Barcelona to Alicante, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Euromed  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    How many train services are there to Alicante from Barcelona a day?

    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Alicante is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from Barcelona to Alicante? What time is the last train from Barcelona to Alicante?

    The earliest train for this trip departs from Barcelona at 09: 15. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 17: 15. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Barcelona to Alicante and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    When should I purchase Barcelona Alicante train tickets to score the best deals?

    The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Alicante is on average £41 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Alicante from Barcelona available a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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    ParkingParking
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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