The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Alicante is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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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.
|Distance||252 miles (406 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h|
|Average train ticket price||$67 (€59)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity or Renfe|
Trains from Barcelona to Alicante cover the 252 miles (406 km) long trip taking on average 5 h with our travel partners like Renfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity or Renfe. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $67 (€59), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $63 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.
You can travel by train from Barcelona to Alicante with Renfe for as low as $63 (€56). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
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 Barcelona to Alicante 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 in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Renfe offering both domestic and international train routes in Spain. There are usually 8 direct trains traveling from Barcelona to Alicante per day. All Barcelona to Alicante trains are operated by Renfe, depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Alicante-Terminal train station. The first Barcelona to Alicante train departs at 7:00 a.m., while the last train of the day leaves Barcelona at 6:00 p.m.
Average prices for Renfe trains from Barcelona to Alicante when you book in advance
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Barcelona to Alicante Trains: General Information
Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Barcelona to Alicante train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.
Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Barcelona to Alicante trains decrease the further you book in advance:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona. When arriving in Alicante, you can end your trip in train stations like Alicante-Terminal and Universidad de Alicante.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Alicante-Terminal, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.
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