Barcelona to Alicante train

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante

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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.

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Train schedule Barcelona to Alicante

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Fastest train times from Barcelona to Alicante

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Fastest Journey

4 h 44 m


4 h 44 m

Trains per day



407 km

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

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage train duration4 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£68 (€78)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity or Renfe

Trains from Barcelona to Alicante cover the 252 miles long trip taking on average 4 h 44 min with our travel partners like Renfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity or Renfe. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £68, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Train companies: Renfe trains Barcelona to Alicante

You can travel by train between Barcelona and Alicante with Renfe for as low as £53. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.


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.

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Barcelona and Alicante for as low as £53  for the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Barcelona to Alicante train price to come in at an average of £68  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 252 miles  between Barcelona and Alicante by train.
    The train time between Barcelona and Alicante is on average 4 h 44 min  for the 252 miles long journey, but the time it takes to go from Barcelona to Alicante by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Alicante most often arrive at Alicante-Terminal and need to travel around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from this train station to the city centre.

    When taking a train from Barcelona to Alicante, you can count on Renfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity or Renfe for the best way to get you to Alicante. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Barcelona and Alicante and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, you can look for direct trains from Barcelona to Alicante with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Euromed  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Alicante is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    You can take the first train from Barcelona to Alicante at 05: 15   or take the last train from Barcelona to Alicante leaving at 16: 15. Look for the latest Barcelona Alicante train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    If you purchase a train ticket from Barcelona to Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £68 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Barcelona and Alicante are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    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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    +34 934956020
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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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