Alicante to Barcelona train

Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Feb 01

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60

Average

67

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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02:10PMAlicante-Terminal4h48 06:58PMBarcelona Sants
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601One-way
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10:29AMAlicante-Terminal6h11 04:40PMBarcelona Sants
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611One-way
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02:44PMAlicante-Terminal5h56 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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09:20AMAlicante-Terminal4h55 02:15PMBarcelona Sants
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731One-way
05:18PMAlicante-Terminal4h46 10:04PMBarcelona Sants
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Train schedule from Alicante to Barcelona

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07:20AMAlicante-Terminal4h56 12:16PMBarcelona Sants
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09:20AMAlicante-Terminal4h55 02:15PMBarcelona Sants
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02:10PMAlicante-Terminal4h48 06:58PMBarcelona Sants
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05:18PMAlicante-Terminal4h46 10:04PMBarcelona Sants
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Fastest train times from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Feb 01

Fastest Journey

4 h 46 m

Average

5 h 15 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

407 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Alicante for Barcelona every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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05:18PMAlicante-Terminal4h46 10:04PMBarcelona Sants
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731One-way
2nd Fastest
02:10PMAlicante-Terminal4h48 06:58PMBarcelona Sants
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601One-way
09:20AMAlicante-Terminal4h55 02:15PMBarcelona Sants
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731One-way
07:20AMAlicante-Terminal4h56 12:16PMBarcelona Sants
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731One-way
02:44PMAlicante-Terminal5h56 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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Overview: Train from Alicante to Barcelona

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 48 min
priceAverage train ticket price$66 (€57)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe Euromed, Renfe or Renfe Intercity

Trains from Alicante to Barcelona cover the 252 miles (406 km) long route taking on average 4 h 48 min with our travel partners like Renfe Euromed, Renfe or Renfe Intercity. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $66 (€57), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $51 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies: Renfe from Alicante to Barcelona trains

For as little as $51 (€44) you can travel by train to Barcelona from Alicante with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train company 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 travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Alicante to Barcelona 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.

    Trains from Alicante to Barcelona

    For travelers who are looking to travel along the southern coast of Spain by train from Alicante to Barcelona, there are several services that operate daily. The 325-mile (524-km) ride can take from about 4h 30min to just over 5h. Once in Barcelona, travelers will want to explore the Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gotic. The historical area is located in the center of the city and offers many cafés, restaurants, shops and other sites of interest.

     

    Which train companies travel from Alicante to Barcelona?

    There is only one train company that operates trains from Alicante to Barcelona: Renfe. Passengers researching the route will, however, be pleased to discover that the company does provide them with a range of options from which to choose—this includes throughout the week, on weekends and on national public holidays. While there are no other train companies that service the specific route, Renfe’s service offerings include a schedule of regular and reliable options throughout the day, meaning passengers can leave Alicante at a time that best suits their schedule.

     

    Renfe trains from Alicante to Barcelona

    Trains from Alicante and to Barcelona will depart from Alicante Terminal and arrive at Barcelona Sants. Throughout the week, the train services begin just after 7:30 a.m. and then run roughly every 2h until around 5:30 p.m. The schedule is similar on weekends and holidays, with the exception being the mid-day service, which is not available. The journey typically takes around 4h 30min, with a few taking about 5h 10min. All services run the intercity train type without transfers; however, travelers may find that the train will stop along the way. The Renfe ticket policy allows passengers who have booked any one of these rides to cancel or amend their booking for a fee; there are no changes allowed for tickets that have been paid for in cash. Customers are encouraged to consult the Omio website for specific details regarding changes, cancellations and any fees that may be applied.

     

    Train Alicante to Barcelona: Services on board

    The services offered by Renfe to take passengers to Barcelona provide some on-board perks for the journey, such as audio channels, on-board films and free headphones. If you are looking for refreshments along the way, all trains provide facilities to accommodate food and drink, including a buffet car and a mobile bar service. As passengers are preparing for their trip they should take note of Renfe’s travel policy, specifically regarding luggage and pets; up to three pieces of luggage are allowed per person, with the sum total of all items weighing no more than 55 pounds (25 kg). For those who are hoping to bring musical instruments or bicycles on board, ensure that the items are not larger than 33.5 x 21.5 x 13.5 in (85 x 55 x 35 cm) in size. Strollers, bicycles and other such items must be folded and contained for storing. Passengers looking to travel with a pet will find that Renfe’s policy allows customers to purchase a ticket for one domestic animal weighing less than 22 pounds (10 kg). The pet must be kept in an enclosed container. Service animals travel for free and passengers with reduced mobility can get additional support through Atendo, a free service for individuals with disabilities or who need assistance accessing the train or during transit.

     

    Alicante to Barcelona Train Time: Daily Departures

    Renfe offers a regular timetable of departures throughout the day to take passengers from Alicante to Barcelona. On weekdays, customers will find that there are six train options, with the first departure leaving Alicante Terminal around 7:30 a.m. Subsequent train times are roughly every other hour and the final departure is around 5:30 p.m. On the weekends and holidays the train services commence and conclude on the same schedule as weekday journeys; however, service is reduced to five options, with the 1:30 p.m. train time absent from the schedule.

     

    How long is the journey by train from Alicante to Barcelona?

    Renfe offers direct services and the durations tend to be consistent. The shortest route runs about 4h 25min, with no transfers and a few stops: these services operate around peak hours. The longest route, departing during off-peak hours, runs about 5h 10min—again, without transfers, but a few stops. There are no non-stop services.

     

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Alicante to Barcelona?

    Departure train station: Alicante Terminal is the departure train station in Alicante. Passengers can reach the station in 7min by walking—it’s just under 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city center. Travelers with luggage may prefer a taxi, which will loop around the park and takes about 6min. Customer service desks are available at the station.

    Arrival train station: The arrivals train station in Barcelona is the Barcelona Sants. To get to the city center, which is about 2 miles (3 km) from the train station, travelers can take a 20-minute taxi ride or hop on a city bus. Before heading into the city, take advantage of the station’s shops and cafés, or accessible restrooms.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona?

    Travelers who are researching cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona will find that there are a few ways in which passengers can affect the cost of their train ticket. For example, if a traveler has flexibility with departure time, then it is best to book one of the off-peak services that run about 30-40min longer than those operating at peak travel. Additionally, the standard tickets will always be the low cost option, no matter which service is selected; passengers will notice that added ticket flexibility incurs an additional cost. To further impact the price, travelers should look into whether or not they qualify for a number of discounts, including those for children, youths, individuals over the age of 60, large families or groups, and professionals traveling for conferences or fairs. Cheap train tickets can be secured in a number of ways and customers are encouraged to review the Omio website for a comprehensive list.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Alicante to Barcelona

    Travel Tips: Travel by train 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.
    FAQs
    Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Alicante to Barcelona to cost as little as $51 (€44)  in the next 7 days.
    If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Alicante to Barcelona train price to come in at an average of $65 (€57)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 252 miles (406 km)  between Alicante and Barcelona by train.
    The train time to Barcelona from Alicante is on average 4 h 48 min  for the 252 miles (406 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Barcelona from Alicante by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Alicante-Terminal, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Alicante. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.

    For the best Alicante to Barcelona train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe Euromed, Renfe or Renfe Intercity. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Alicante to Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Alicante to Barcelona, and you can find a direct train for this trip 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.
    The average number of trains departing Alicante for Barcelona is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Alicante to Barcelona train departs at 4: 18 PM   and the last train from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 4: 18 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Alicante to Barcelona on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Barcelona from Alicante within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $65 (€57) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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    Alicante-Terminal is the most popular Alicante railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Alicante for your trip to Barcelona.
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