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Euromed trains from Barcelona to Alicante

Travel from the heart of one sunny Spanish city to another, with daily direct services taking you from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal in under five hours. Take the train and you’ll avoid the expense and the hassle of lengthy airport transfers. Train travel is also the more eco-friendly option than taking to the skies.

Renfe, Spain’s national train operator, runs their high-speed Euromed trains on this route. 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 Preferente (First Class) seats for a little luxurious boost.

Want to find out more before you book? Scroll down and read through our FAQs for all the information you need for this route.

Barcelona to Alicante Terminal by train

It takes an average of 6h 39m to travel from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 6 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal and tickets for this journey start from €23.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 27m
Price€23.90 - €140.70
Distance254 miles (408 km)
Frequency6 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationAlicante Terminal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Barcelona to Alicante Terminal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal for dimanche 27 sept. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:15 Barcelona Sants22:42 Alacant-TerminalEuromed 1181 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, direct
21:00 Barcelona Sants13:20 Alacant-TerminalRegional Exprés 18259 Renfe Get tickets16h 20m, 3 changes
10:15 Barcelona Sants14:48 Alacant-TerminalEuromed 1101 Renfe Get tickets4h 33m, direct
12:20 Barcelona Sants17:27 Alacant-TerminalTalgo 463 Renfe Get tickets5h 07m, direct
15:16 Barcelona Sants20:20 Alacant-TerminalTalgo 165 Renfe Get tickets5h 04m, direct
16:10 Barcelona Sants20:37 Alacant-TerminalEuromed 1161 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, direct
18:15 Barcelona Sants22:42 Alacant-TerminalEuromed 1181 Renfe Get tickets4h 27m, direct
21:00 Barcelona Sants13:20 Alacant-TerminalRegional Exprés 18259 Renfe Get tickets16h 20m, 3 changes
10:15 Barcelona Sants14:48 Alacant-TerminalEuromed 1101 Renfe Get tickets4h 33m, direct
12:20 Barcelona Sants17:27 Alacant-TerminalTalgo 463 Renfe Get tickets5h 07m, direct

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 has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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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

Train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal start at €23.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €62.18.
lowest price found
from23.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price51.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price53.43
on the day
avg. single price62.18

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 6 hours and 39 minutes, with around 6 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 Barcelona and Alicante Terminal by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal is 4 hours and 27 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal can start from as little as €23.90 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 Barcelona to Alicante Terminal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Barcelona to Alicante Terminal leaves at 10:15. 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 21:00. 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 254 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Alicante Terminal for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/09/2020. 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 21/09/2020 for travel on 06/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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