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There are 6 ways to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants Eur / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant Avn / ...

67€ - 112€

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Bus  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Barcelona N1131
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló d'Empúries 3 / ...

33€ - 90€

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Train via Figueras  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants Eur / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueras Re / ...

48€ - 61€

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Empuriabrava 661.5 km

60€ - 95€

Fly from Alicante, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Figueras

42€ - 134€

Train to Valencia, fly, train  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Barcelona (BCN) VLC - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Figueras

52€ - 162€

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The most affordable way to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava is to train via Figueras, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 8h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava is to drive which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 6h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Empuriabrava. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Empuriabrava - Arcs via Barcelona Nord and Castelló d'Empúries. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Alicante and Empuriabrava is 530 km. The road distance is 661.5 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava without a car is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs 65€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava, including transfers.

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Alicante to Empuriabrava bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 90€ and takes 13h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Alicante to Empuriabrava bus services, operated by Moventis, arrive at Castelló d'Empúries station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Empuriabrava.
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  • Distance: 530.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Empuriabrava, Spain?

You can take a train from Alicante to Empuriabrava via Barcelona-Sants and Figueres Vilafant in around 6h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alicante to Empuriabrava via Barcelona Nord, Castelló d'Empúries, and Castelló d'Empúries in around 13h 1m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 350€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
24€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Algiers
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 350€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueras
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Figueras
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 40€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
13€ - 17€
Promo+
18€ - 20€
Flexible
29€ - 40€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló Empúries
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Empuriabrava is 661 km. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Alicante to Empuriabrava.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Alicante Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 497+ hotels available in Empuriabrava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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