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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 Jul 29 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35AMAlicante Elche Airport1h10 09:45AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1001One-way
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03:10PMAlicante-Terminal5h30 08:40PMBarcelona Sants
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$601One-way
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07:05PMAlicante Elche Airport1h10 08:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1161One-way
09:25AMAlicante-Terminal4h30 01:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$721One-way
01:25PMAlicante-Terminal4h30 05:55PMBarcelona Sants
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$721One-way

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Wed
Jul 28
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$61Alsa
$67Air Europa
Thu
Jul 29
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$74Air Europa
Fri
Jul 30
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$70Vueling
Sat
Jul 31
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$77Air Europa
Sun
Aug 1
$48Renfe
$61Alsa
$83Air Europa
Mon
Aug 2
$56Renfe
$61Alsa
$73Air Europa
Tue
Aug 3
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$54Vueling
Wed
Aug 4
$37Renfe
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$38Vueling
Thu
Aug 5
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$39Air Europa
Fri
Aug 6
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$49Vueling
Sat
Aug 7
$37Renfe
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$49Vueling
Sun
Aug 8
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$83Air Europa
Mon
Aug 9
$42Renfe
$61Alsa
$59Vueling
Tue
Aug 10
$40Renfe
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$38Vueling
Wed
Aug 11
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$43Vueling
Thu
Aug 12
$37Renfe
$61Alsa
$43Vueling
Fri
Aug 13
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$54Vueling
Sat
Aug 14
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$38Vueling
Sun
Aug 15
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$64Vueling
Mon
Aug 16
$60Renfe
$61Alsa
$64Vueling
Tue
Aug 17
$40Renfe
$61Alsa
$39Vueling

Travel Information between Alicante and Barcelona

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$56 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $56 (€45) • 4 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $64 (€51) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, Alsa, Balearia or Renfe

Travel 252 miles (406 km) by flight, bus, ferry or train to Barcelona from Alicante. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $56 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Vueling, Alsa, Balearia or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train 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
What are the ways to get from Alicante to Barcelona?

There are 4 ways to travel from Alicante to Barcelona including taking a flight, bus, ferry or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Alicante to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to travel from Alicante to Barcelona is by taking a train with an average price of $56 (€45).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

Taking a train is usually $8 (€6) less than taking a flight to Barcelona, which costs on average $64 (€51) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a bus to Barcelona, which costs on average $65 (€52) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $60 (€48) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $116 (€93) for this route.

What is the fastest way to travel between Alicante and Barcelona?

The fastest way from Alicante to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 25 min   on average.

What is the distance between Alicante and Barcelona?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Alicante and in Barcelona?

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

  • Most travelers catch their flight from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers take a train from Alicante-Terminal to Barcelona Sants.
Which travel companies 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 to go to Barcelona by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Alicante to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $64 (€51).
  • Travel with Alsa to go to Barcelona by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Alsa Alicante to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $65 (€52).
  • Balearia can take you to Barcelona by ferry. If searching for a good deal on ferries, you can find tickets for Balearia from Alicante to Barcelona for $116 (€93).
  • Travel with Renfe for trains to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Alicante to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $56 (€45).
Is it possible to travel directly to Barcelona from Alicante?

Yes, there are direct services available from Alicante to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights per day with Vueling.
  • You can take a direct bus with Alsa with direct buses per day.
  • You can find around direct trains per day and travel with Renfe.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Barcelona as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Barcelona from Alicante.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Alicante to Barcelona?
Your trip from Alicante to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Alicante to Barcelona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!
How early should I book Alicante to Barcelona tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Alicante to Barcelona, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $64 (€51) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $65 (€52) one way for this journey.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey is costing $116 (€93) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $56 (€45) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Alicante to Barcelona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Alicante
Barcelona
Alicante-Terminal
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Refreshments
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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.

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