The average journey time by train between Alicante and Valencia is 1 hour and 43 minutes, with around 8 trains per day. However, you can get there in as little as 1 hour and 33 minutes on the fastest Euromed services operated by Renfe. As your high-speed train eats up this 78-mile (126 km) journey, you can sit back in your comfortable seat and relax, while watching the scenery flash past. You won’t even have to change, as direct trains are available on this route.
The first train of the day departs from Alicante Terminal station just before 06:30, while the last train leaves shortly before 18:00. Services leave roughly every hour during the peak times of the day, so you'll find yourself lapping up rays in the port city in no time.
Alicante Terminal is the central railway station in Alicante and is easily accessed by local buses and trams. All trains from Alicante to Valencia arrive at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia Estaciò Nord train stations, which are both in the city centre. If you want to try some tasty local food or do some shopping, have a nice 30-minute walk to the Barrio del Carmen – this old town district offers plenty of cafes, tapas bars, boutiques and souvenir shops for you to enjoy.
If we've managed to convince you, check out all train times, FAQs, and travel info below to book your train from Alicante to Valencia.
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.
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.
Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.
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 Valencia by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Alicante Terminal and Valencia is 1 hour and 44 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Alicante Terminal to Valencia is 1 hour and 33 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Alicante Terminal to Valencia can start from as little as €10.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Alicante Terminal to Valencia without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Alicante Terminal to Valencia each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Alicante Terminal to Valencia leaves at 07:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Alicante Terminal to Valencia leaves at 18:56. 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.
Trains travelling from Alicante Terminal to Valencia cover a distance of around 78 miles (126 km) during the journey.