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Travelling from Barcelona to Alicante by train

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Alicante is 5 hours and 56 minutes, with around 7 trains per day. However, the fastest Euromed services operated by Renfe can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 27 minutes.

Settle into comfy seats and enjoy coastal views. There’s a food carriage on board to keep you fuelled up on the go, and you can book First Class seats for a little luxurious boost.

Getting off at Alicante Terminal train station, you’ll find yourself only a few minutes away from the city centre. Head to Playa de San Juan for some nice sunbathing or climb to Castillo de Santa Barbara to take in stunning views.

Want to learn more about travelling from Barcelona to Alicante? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante.

Barcelona to Alicante Terminal by train

It takes an average of 13h 59m to travel from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal by train, over a distance of around 253 miles (408 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal and tickets for this journey start from €19.15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 59m
PriceFrom €19.15
Distance253 miles (408 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train20:15
Last train20:15
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationAlicante Terminal
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Barcelona to Alicante Terminal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal for Tuesday 14th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
19:15 09:14 13h 59m, 2 changes

Renfe and Euromed trains from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal

You can travel from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal 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 Barcelona to Alicante Terminal

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal starts at €19.15 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 Barcelona to Alicante Terminal 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal? 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 Barcelona to Alicante Terminal take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Alicante Terminal is 13 hours and 59 minutes, with around 1 train 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 Barcelona and Alicante Terminal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal is 13 hours and 59 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal can start from as little as €19.15 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.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal. Travelling from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal leaves at 20:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal 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 Barcelona and Alicante Terminal by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal 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 Alicante Terminal to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Alicante Terminal for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/14/2021. 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 01/22/2022 for travel on 01/22/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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