How to get from Alicante to Barcelona

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from Alicante to Barcelona

You can get from Alicante to Barcelona by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Alicante to Barcelona on 09 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00Alicante Elche Airport1h10 08:10Barcelona El Prat Airport
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16:30Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante7h30 00:00Barcelona
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17:15Alicante Elche Airport1h10 18:25Barcelona El Prat Airport
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12:15Alicante Elche Airport1h10 13:25Barcelona El Prat Airport
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15:00Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante6h45 21:45Barcelona
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Travel Information to Barcelona from Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£44 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £44 • 6 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe Euromed

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 252 miles between Alicante and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £44. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe Euromed among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Alicante to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Alicante to Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona 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 Alicante to Barcelona.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Alicante and Barcelona. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Alicante to Barcelona is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £44 compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A coach is about £18 less than a flight, which costs on average £61 for this journey.

A coach is generally £9 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £52 from Alicante to Barcelona.

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Alicante is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

The distance between Alicante and Barcelona is around 252 miles.

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Barcelona is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Alicante to Barcelona as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Alicante to Barcelona:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses and tend to arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights most often depart from Alicante at Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains from Alicante to Barcelona most often leave from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Alicante to Barcelona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can get you to Barcelona by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Alicante to Barcelona for £44 on Omio.
  • Vueling can take you to Barcelona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Alicante to Barcelona for £61.
  • Renfe Euromed can get you to Barcelona by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Euromed from Alicante to Barcelona for £52 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Alicante to Barcelona with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 2 direct coaches per day with Alsa.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with Vueling.
  • You'll find 5 direct trains per day with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Euromed.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Barcelona as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Alicante and Barcelona.

Looking to extend your trip from Alicante to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Alicante to Barcelona usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Paris or Valencia from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Alicante to Barcelona, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £61 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £52 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Alicante to Barcelona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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