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Trains from Alicante to Barcelona

Travelling from Alicante to Barcelona? Choose train travel and jump on one of the daily direct services taking you from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona in under five hours. The train journey is longer than a flight, but it’s a better choice for the environment! You’ll also be transported right to the centre of Barcelona rather than the airport on the outskirts.

Spain’s national train operator is Renfe and you’ll travel on their Euromed trains on this route. Settle into the comfortable train kitted out with wide seats while you enjoy the picturesque views. Tuck into tasty snacks from the food carriage or consider booking Preferente (First Class) seats for food and drink served to your seat.

Need to learn more before booking? Scroll down and read through the FAQs for this popular route.

Alicante Terminal to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 7h 9m to travel from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 253 miles (408 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $23.41 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 25m
PriceFrom $23.41
Distance253 miles (408 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train07:25
Last train20:15
Departure stationAlicante Terminal
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Alicante Terminal to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona for Saturday Sep 18th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:25 Alacant-Terminal11:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1092 Renfe Get tickets4h 30m, direct
09:25 Alacant-Terminal13:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1112 Renfe Get tickets4h 30m, direct
11:08 Alacant-Terminal16:40 Barcelona SantsTalgo 460 Renfe Get tickets5h 32m, direct
12:40 Alacant-Terminal19:38 Barcelona SantsAVE 5123 Renfe Get tickets6h 58m, 1 change
15:10 Alacant-Terminal20:40 Barcelona SantsTalgo 264 Renfe Get tickets5h 30m, direct
17:30 Alacant-Terminal21:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1192 Renfe Get tickets4h 25m, direct
07:25 Alacant-Terminal11:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1092 Renfe Get tickets4h 30m, direct
09:25 Alacant-Terminal13:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1112 Renfe Get tickets4h 30m, direct
11:08 Alacant-Terminal16:40 Barcelona SantsTalgo 460 Renfe Get tickets5h 32m, direct
13:25 Alacant-Terminal17:55 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1152 Renfe Get tickets4h 30m, direct

Renfe and Euromed trains from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona

You can travel from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona on Renfe and Euromed trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

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Euromed is Renfe's high-speed service that travels along the Mediterranean coast. Able to travel at 155 mph (250 km/h), Euromed trains run on the Barcelona – Tarragona – Castellón – Valencia – Alicante route - also known as the "Mediterranean Corridor". With a frequency of up to 12 daily trips between these cities, Euromed trains offer two classes on board – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). Designed by Talgo, the trains that run between Barcelona and Alicante offer 63 seats in Preferente and 236 in Turista, with 11 carriages (including a food carriage) and two locomotives, which allows them to travel in both directions.

Cheap train tickets from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona starts at $23.41 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Alicante Terminal to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Alicante Terminal and Barcelona is 7 hours and 9 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Alicante Terminal and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona is 4 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona can start from as little as $23.41 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona leaves at 07:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona leaves at 20:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Alicante Terminal and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Alicante Terminal to Barcelona cover a distance of around 253 miles (408 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Alicante Terminal to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/18/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/22/2021 for travel on 05/22/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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