The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Alicante to Barcelona will cost around $ 81 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 62.
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Of the 3 train that leave Alicante for Barcelona every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 407 km distance in an average of 5h 12m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 5h 5m .
The slowest train will take 5h 21m 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.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
5 hours 11 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$38|
|Trains depart from:||Alicante|
|Trains arrive in:||Barcelona|
Operated by Renfe Operadora, the national railway company of Spain, trains from Alicante to Barcelona run on a daily basis. As this is regarded as a long-distance route, direct services are spaced out throughout each day, with an average of two departures in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Regular indirect services, which require a change at Madrid, depart every one to two hours, depending on the time of day. The average journey time between Alicante and Barcelona is between five and six hours.
The train station in Alicante is located near to the center of the city in Avenida de la Estación. It has rail connections with a number of locations in the Alicante and Murcia suburban areas. In terms of public transport, one of the most convenient ways of reaching the train station is by bus. The city has a new bus terminus located near to the harbour and there are a number of local routes which service the train station.
One of the most popular city break destinations in Spain, Barcelona has much to offer visitors. Famed for its distinct architecture and rich history, Barcelona also boasts a wealth of bars and restaurants which ensure the atmosphere is always lively. Trains from Alicante terminate at Barcelona Sants, the main rail terminus in the city. Public transport options for onward travel from Barcelona Sants include bus and metro services. Regular local bus services which link the station to the city center run throughout the day. The Sants Estació metro station is situated adjacent to Barcelona Sants and is served by lines L3 and L5 of the Barcelona Metro network.