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Alicante to Barcelona by train

The journey from Alicante to Barcelona by train is 252.9 mi and takes 5 hr 57 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:52 AM and the last at 4:50 PM. It is possible to travel from Alicante to Barcelona by train for as little as $36.74 or as much as $130.60. The best price for this journey is $36.74.

Lowest Price$36.74
Journey Duration5 hr 57 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$36.74
Highest Price$130.60
First Departure5:52 AM
Last Departure4:50 PM
Distance252.9 mi
DepartureAlicante
ArrivalBarcelona
CarriersAVLO, Renfe - IntercityMore

Alicante to Barcelona Train Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 22, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Alicante to Barcelona?

The cheapest train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona cost $36.74. On average, you can expect to spend around $62.08 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Alicante to Barcelona.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $62.08 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Alicante to Barcelona.

How long does it take to get from Alicante to Barcelona by train?

The average journey time is 5 hr 57 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 252.9 mi from Alicante to Barcelona. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Alicante to Barcelona to take longer than 5 hr 57 min. In order to get from Alicante to Barcelona faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Alicante and Barcelona will complete the journey in 5 hr 14 min. On average, it will take you about 5 hr 57 min to travel the 252.9 mi between Alicante and Barcelona.

When do the first and last departures from Alicante to Barcelona leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Alicante at 5:52 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 4:50 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Alicante and Barcelona. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Alicante to Barcelona leaving at 5:52 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 4:50 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

What are the stations on the Alicante to Barcelona route?

You will be able to leave Alicante by using stations such as Alicante Airport (ALC),Alicante, Estación de Autobuses,Alicante-Terminal,San Gabriel Apt. These connect you to stations including Barcelona Paseo de Gracia,Barcelona El Prat Airport T2,BARCELONA SANTS,Barcelona Placa de Catalunya,Barcelona Franca,Barcelona Nord,Barcelona-Clot-Arago,Barcelona-Sant Andreu Comtal in Barcelona. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Alicante or in Barcelona, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Alicante to Barcelona take place each day?

If you want to get from Alicante to Barcelona, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 8 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 7 direct journeys between Alicante and Barcelona. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 1 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Alicante to Barcelona. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Alicante to Barcelona, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Alicante to Barcelona.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $29.66 to $65.06 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 54% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Alicante to Barcelona

The cheapest Alicante - Barcelona train tickets can be found for as low as $47.38 if you’re lucky, or $58.37 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $73.60.

Find the best day to travel to Barcelona by train

When travelling to Barcelona by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

Avlo trains were introduced in 2020 as a high-speed train service operated by Renfe, Spain's national railway company, as a more affordable alternative to the high-speed train service AVE. Avlo trains, unlike the AVE, offer a single class of seating and have fewer onboard services to offer more passenger capacity. The main stations are Barcelona Sants, Madrid Atocha, and Zaragoza-Delicias.

Alvia, operated by Renfe, is a high-speed train service in Spain. With speeds of up to 250 km/h, Alvia trains, slightly slower than the 300 km/h maximum AVE trains reach, offer comfort and amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. They seamlessly connect regional stations to major cities, ensuring efficient travel. The three train models available are Class 120, Class 130, and Class 730.

Ticket types and facilities from Alicante to Barcelona

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVE and AVLO when traveling from Alicante to Barcelona.

Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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Economy Class

You can travel with the standard "economy class" ticket on Avlo trains, which refers to the standard, basic level of seating available on the train. With this ticket you have access to basic amenities such as overhead luggage racks, reading lights, restrooms.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
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Stay connected on Avlo with free WiFi via PlayRenfe. Enjoy movies, TV shows, and various reads at your fingertips.
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Every seat on Avlo is equipped with a power outlet for your convenience.
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You can bring a piece of hand luggage with no weight limit, such as a bag, backpack, or similar item, with dimensions up to 27x36x25 cm, and a piece of checked luggage with no weight limit, such as a suitcase, with dimensions up to 55x35x25 cm, without paying an additional fee on top of the ticket price you pay under the Basic fare.
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Avlo provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Reach out to Avlo for more details.
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While Avlo doesn't offer a dining service, you can find vending machines stocked with a range of drinks and snacks. Keep in mind, these machines only accept card payments.
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Travel comfortably as Avlo trains are air-conditioned.
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You may bring folding bicycles and scooters on board, as long as they adhere to the maximum dimensions for luggage: 55x35x25 cm (as a carry-on bag with no weight limit, included in the price of the Basic Fare), or 85x60x35 cm, or a maximum of 180 cm overall (as additional luggage for an extra fee). To comply with regulations, all bicycles and scooters must be folded and stored in their respective carrying cases.
Services on board AVLO and AVE from Alicante to Barcelona
Compare services on board when travelling from Alicante to Barcelona by train.
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Alicante to Barcelona CO2 Emissions by Train

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28.49kg
Bus
30.53kg
Flight
81.4kg
Car
65.12kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Alicante to Barcelona by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Alicante and Barcelona are 28.49kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Alicante and Barcelona? By taking the train between Alicante and Barcelona you will save 52.91kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.04kg compared to a bus and 36.63kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona?
A train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona is $62.08. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $36.74.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Alicante to Barcelona?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Alicante to Barcelona is $36.74. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Alicante and Barcelona by train?
Alicante to Barcelona is 252.9 mi.
How long does the train between Alicante and Barcelona take?
Alicante to Barcelona is on average 5 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 14 min.
Which companies operate from Alicante to Barcelona?
The train journey from Alicante to Barcelona is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: AVLO, Renfe - Intercity, Alvia, AVE, Renfe and Euromed.
How many train connections per day go from Alicante to Barcelona?
Alicante to Barcelona has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Alicante to Barcelona leave?
The earliest train from Alicante to Barcelona departs at 5:52 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Alicante to Barcelona depart?
The latest train from Alicante to Barcelona departs at 4:50 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Alicante to Barcelona in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $36.74 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Alicante to Barcelona?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Alicante to go to Barcelona.
What's the fastest journey time between Alicante to Barcelona by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Alicante and Barcelona is 5 hr 14 min.
Is there a direct train from Alicante to Barcelona?
Yes, there is a direct train between Alicante and Barcelona.
What are the CO2 emissions for Alicante to Barcelona by train?
The train journey from Alicante to Barcelona creates 28.49kg of CO2 emissions.

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