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4 h 44 m
4 h 44 m
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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.
|Average train duration||4 h 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||£68 (€78)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Train companies||Renfe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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