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The cheapest trains from Alicante to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$61

Average

$72

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.

The average ticket from Alicante to Barcelona will cost around $ 72 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 61.

Cheapest
05:30PMAlicante-Terminal4h25 09:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$611One-way
2nd Cheapest
03:10PMAlicante-Terminal5h30 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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$681One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:08AMAlicante-Terminal5h32 04:40PMBarcelona Sants
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$681One-way
01:25PMAlicante-Terminal4h30 05:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$691One-way
09:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 01:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$821One-way

Timetable Alicante to Barcelona

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07:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 11:55AMBarcelona Sants
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09:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 01:55PMBarcelona Sants
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11:08AMAlicante-Terminal5h32 04:40PMBarcelona Sants
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01:25PMAlicante-Terminal4h30 05:55PMBarcelona Sants
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03:10PMAlicante-Terminal5h30 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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05:30PMAlicante-Terminal4h25 09:55PMBarcelona Sants
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Jun 15
$61Renfe
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Jun 16
$55Renfe
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$57Renfe
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Jun 19
$48Renfe
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$131Balearia
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$134Balearia
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Jun 21
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Jun 22
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Jun 25
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$132Balearia
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Jun 26
$42Renfe
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Jun 27
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Jun 28
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$131Balearia
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Jun 29
$42Renfe
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$79Air Europa
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Jun 30
$42Renfe
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Jul 1
$40Renfe
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The fastest trains from Alicante to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

4 h 25 m

Average

4 h 49 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.

These direct trains cover the 407 km distance in an average of 4 h 49 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 25 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 32 m 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.

Fastest
05:30PMAlicante-Terminal4h25 09:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$611One-way
2nd Fastest
09:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 01:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$821One-way
2nd Fastest
01:25PMAlicante-Terminal4h30 05:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$691One-way
2nd Fastest
07:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 11:55AMBarcelona Sants
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$821One-way
03:10PMAlicante-Terminal5h30 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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$681One-way

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Journey Summary

Alicante to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
5 hours 44 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $49
Trains depart from:Alicante
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:407 km
Train Companies:Renfe
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Train from Alicante to Barcelona with Renfe

Find the best trains between Alicante and Barcelona with Omio's travel partners Renfe from $48 (€38). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Renfe

Travel between Alicante and Barcelona with ease and comfort with Renfe, Spain’s main provider of train services covering around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international routes. When taking a Renfe train from Alicante to Barcelona, you can expect to travel 252 miles (406 km) and pay as low as $48 (€38). Check Renfe’s train schedules on Omio and score cheap tickets between Alicante and Barcelona!

Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible. 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 trip.

Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. 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.

Renfe's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Alicante and Barcelona are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

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.

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Alicante to Barcelona?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Alicante to Barcelona to cost as little as $48 (€38)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Alicante and Barcelona?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $59 (€46)  for a train ticket to Barcelona from Alicante.
How many miles is it from Alicante to Barcelona by train?
The train distance from Alicante to Barcelona is around 252 miles (406 km).
What is the Alicante to Barcelona train travel time?
The train time from Alicante to Barcelona is on average 4 h 25 min  for the 252 miles (406 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Alicante to Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Alicante and arrival train station in Barcelona?

When departing from Alicante, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Alicante-Terminal and Alicante San Gabriel. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your route in train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers book a train from Alicante-Terminal   to Barcelona Sants   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Alicante located? Where is the arrival train station in Barcelona located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Alicante-Terminal, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Alicante. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

What train companies offer a service from Alicante to Barcelona?
For the best Alicante to Barcelona train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Barcelona from Alicante to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct train from Alicante to Barcelona?
Yes, you can look for direct trains from Alicante to Barcelona with Renfe  without needing to transfer at another stop 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 route.
What are the first and last departure train times from Alicante to Barcelona?
The earliest train departing from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 5: 25 AM. The last train departing from Alicante to Barcelona leaves at 4: 38 PM. You can find the latest Alicante to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona to get the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $59 (€46) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Barcelona from Alicante are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Alicante
Barcelona
Alicante-Terminal
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
Renfe's C1 train runs a direct service connecting Alicante San Gabriel and Alicante Terminal.