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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 Nov 30 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMAlicante Elche Airport1h10 09:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$771One-way
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03:10PMAlicante-Terminal5h30 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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$571One-way
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05:45PMAlicante Elche Airport1h10 06:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1031One-way
09:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 01:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$691One-way
01:25PMAlicante-Terminal4h30 05:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$691One-way

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Mon
Nov 29
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$58Alsa
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Tue
Nov 30
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$77Vueling
Wed
Dec 1
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$64Air Europa
Thu
Dec 2
$57Renfe Intercity
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Fri
Dec 3
$69Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$130Vueling
Sat
Dec 4
$69Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$130Vueling
Sun
Dec 5
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$51Vueling
Mon
Dec 6
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Tue
Dec 7
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Wed
Dec 8
$69Renfe
$58Alsa
$51Vueling
Thu
Dec 9
$57Renfe
$58Alsa
$36Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$47Vueling
Sat
Dec 11
$38Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$47Vueling
Sun
Dec 12
$46Renfe
$58Alsa
$45Air Europa
Mon
Dec 13
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Tue
Dec 14
$30Renfe
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Wed
Dec 15
$44Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Thu
Dec 16
$53Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$41Vueling
Fri
Dec 17
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$47Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$38Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$51Vueling
Sun
Dec 19
$38Renfe
$58Alsa
$56Air Europa

Travel Information from Alicante to Barcelona

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$52 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $52 (€43) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $52 (€43) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Alsa or Renfe

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 252 miles (406 km) from Alicante to 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $52 (€43). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Vueling, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Alicante to Barcelona.

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How to get from Alicante to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Alicante to Barcelona, 82,05% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Alicante to Barcelona and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
How do I go from Alicante to Barcelona?

There are 3 travel options from Alicante to Barcelona: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Alicante to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to travel between Alicante and Barcelona is by taking a flight with an average price of $52 (€43).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

Taking a flight is about $7 (€5) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $58 (€48) for this trip.

Taking a flight is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a train to Barcelona, which costs on average $57 (€48) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get 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.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h   of travel time.

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

What is the distance between Alicante and Barcelona?

The distance from Alicante to Barcelona is approximately 252 miles (406 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Alicante to Barcelona?

The average frequency per day from Alicante to Barcelona is:

  • Around 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Alicante and Barcelona as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Alicante and Barcelona, what are the departure and arrival points in Alicante and Barcelona?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante and tend to arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Trains mostly depart from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona Sants.
Who can get me from Alicante to Barcelona?

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:

  • Travel with Vueling for flights to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Alicante to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $52 (€43).
  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Alicante to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $58 (€48).
  • Renfe can take you to Barcelona by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Alicante to Barcelona for $57 (€48).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Alicante and Barcelona ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Alicante to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Alicante and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets from Alicante to Barcelona online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Alicante to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing $52 (€43) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost $58 (€48) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $57 (€48) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Alicante to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.