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from Barcelona to Alicante

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

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To get from Barcelona to Alicante on Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h10 10:05AMAlicante Elche Airport
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$771One-way
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03:00PMBarcelona Sants5h27 08:27PMAlicante-Terminal
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$571One-way
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09:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h10 10:50PMAlicante Elche Airport
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$671One-way
02:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h10 03:25PMAlicante Elche Airport
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$771One-way
06:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h10 07:50PMAlicante Elche Airport
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$891One-way

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Thu
Dec 9
$57Renfe Intercity
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$77Vueling
Fri
Dec 10
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$67Vueling
Sat
Dec 11
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$67Vueling
Sun
Dec 12
$57Renfe Intercity
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$82Air Europa
Mon
Dec 13
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$52Vueling
Tue
Dec 14
$57Renfe Intercity
$59Alsa
$47Vueling
Wed
Dec 15
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$55Air Europa
Thu
Dec 16
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$52Air Europa
Fri
Dec 17
$57Renfe Intercity
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$77Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$69Air Europa
Sun
Dec 19
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$52Air Europa
Mon
Dec 20
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$62Vueling
Tue
Dec 21
$57Renfe Intercity
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Wed
Dec 22
$69Renfe Euromed
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Thu
Dec 23
$112Renfe Euromed
$58Alsa
$142Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$115Air Europa
Sat
Dec 25
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$47Vueling
Sun
Dec 26
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$57Vueling
Mon
Dec 27
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$36Vueling
Tue
Dec 28
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$47Vueling
Wed
Dec 29
$57Renfe Intercity
$58Alsa
$47Vueling

Travel Information between Barcelona and Alicante

distanceDistance252 miles (406 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $58
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $50 (€42) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $50 (€42) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe

Travel 252 miles (406 km) by bus, flight or train to Alicante from 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 $50 (€42). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Barcelona to Alicante.

How to get from Barcelona to Alicante

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Alicante, 80,61% 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 Barcelona to Alicante 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 reach Alicante from Barcelona?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Alicante is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $50 (€42) compared to other travel options to Alicante:

A flight is generally $8 (€7) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $58 (€48) from Barcelona to Alicante.

A flight is $7 (€6) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Barcelona to Alicante costing on average $57 (€48).

What is the fastest way to get from Barcelona to Alicante?

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

Other travel options to Alicante can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 5 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 34 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Barcelona to Alicante?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Alicante is:

  • Around 5 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Alicante at Alicante, Estación de Autobuses de Alicante.
  • Flights mostly depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Alicante Elche Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Barcelona to Alicante?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Alicante, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Alsa can take you to Alicante by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Barcelona to Alicante for $58 (€48).
  • Air Europa can get you to Alicante by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Air Europa from Barcelona to Alicante for $50 (€42) on Omio.
  • Renfe can take you to Alicante by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Barcelona to Alicante for $57 (€48).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Barcelona to Alicante?

Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Alicante don't make Alicante their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Alicante are Madrid, Valencia or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Alicante to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Barcelona to Alicante online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $58 (€48) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $50 (€42) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $57 (€48) one way.

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