How to travel from Alicante to Barcelona

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from Alicante to Barcelona

How to get from Alicante to Barcelona by train, bus or flight.

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flight

The best way to travel from Alicante to Barcelona is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

GetJet Airlines
06:00PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
07:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$581One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
GetJet Airlines
06:00PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
07:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$581One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
GetJet Airlines
06:00PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
07:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$581One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Alsa
09:00AM6h45
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
03:45PMBarcelona
$701One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
09:00AM7h15
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
04:15PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
$701One-way
1 transfer
Alsa
09:45AM8h10
Alicante, Estación de Autobuses Nueva - Puerto de Alicante
05:55PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
$721One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
07:00AM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
08:15AMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$661One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
05:00PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
06:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$701One-way
0 transfers
Vueling
08:40PM1h15
Alicante Elche Airport (ALC)
09:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
$921One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Barcelona from Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$28 - $35
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $28 (€24) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $28 (€24) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Balearia, Vueling Airlines or Renfe Euromed

Travel 252 miles (406 km) by bus, train or flight from Alicante to Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa, Balearia, Vueling Airlines or Renfe Euromed among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Alicante to Barcelona.

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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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Alicante to Barcelona

Find the best route between Alicante and Barcelona with Air Europa, Iberia and Renfe. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

OUIGO is a low-cost train company based in France. It offers high-speed trains that run between major cities in France, as well as international destinations. The trains are divided into two types: TGV and Intercités. The TGV trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 320 km/h, while the Intercités trains are slightly slower but still offer a comfortable journey. OUIGO offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Flexi and Premium. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Flexi and Premium tickets offer more flexibility and additional benefits such as priority boarding and access to the OUIGO Lounge. Onboard, passengers can enjoy free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for OUIGO are Paris to Lyon, Paris to Marseille, and Paris to Lille.

    Alsa is the main provider of travel travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of travel with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal travel with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium travel provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other travel tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

      Air Europa is Spain's 3rd most popular airline with flights around Europe and the rest of the world and a choice between Economy or Business fares for your travel from Alicante to Barcelona.

        FAQs: Travel from Alicante to Barcelona

        FAQs: Travel 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

        There are 3 options to travel to Barcelona from Alicante including taking a bus, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Alicante is by taking a flight, which costs on average $28 (€24).

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Alicante to Barcelona:

        Taking a flight costs $7 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€30) for the same trip.

        A flight is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Alicante to Barcelona.

        Taking a flight costs $17 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $45 (€39) for the same trip.

        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 take longer:

        Bus takes 6 h 15 min on average.

        Train takes 5 h 14 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Alicante to Barcelona is:

        • 11 buses per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers catch their bus from Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant (Salidas - Estación de autobuses) and arrive in Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants.
        • Most travelers catch their flight from Alicante Elche Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
        • Most travelers catch their train from Alicante-Terminal and arrive in Barcelona.

        The following travel companies offer services from Alicante to Barcelona:

        • Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus can take you to Barcelona by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Alicante to Barcelona for $35 (€30).
        • Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Iberia, Volotea, Air Nostrum or Ryanair can take you to Barcelona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling Airlines from Alicante to Barcelona for $28 (€24).
        • Renfe Euromed, Renfe, Renfe Intercity, Renfe EUROMED, Renfe Intercity, Ouigo, AVE, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe AVLO, Renfe (3) or Renfe AVE INT can get you to Barcelona by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Intercity from Alicante to Barcelona for $45 (€39) on Omio.

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

        • You can find 7 direct buses per day to take to Barcelona with Alsa or FlixBus.

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

        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, Valencia, Seville or Zaragoza. 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!
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