There are 6 ways to get from Alicante to Orihuela by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant Terminal to Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez C-1 / ...

$6

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Alicante to Orihuela 38 miles

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Elche
  2. Take the train from Elx-Parc to Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez C-1

Bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Orihuela

$17 - $27

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alicante to Orihuela 36.9 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Orihuela 36.9 miles

$7 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Orihuela is to train which costs 5€ and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Orihuela is to taxi which costs 45€ - 55€ and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Orihuela. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alacant Terminal and arriving at Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 58 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Orihuela is 50 km. The road distance is 59.1 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Orihuela without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs 5€.

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The train from Alacant Terminal to Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez takes 58 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Alicante to Orihuela bus services, operated by Agostense, depart from Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Orihuela.
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  • Distance: 31.1 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE) operates a train from Alicante to Orihuela every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and the journey takes 58 min. Spanish Railways (RENFE) also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Agostense operates a bus from Alicante to Orihuela 3 times a day, and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Murcia-Alicante Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant Terminal to Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
renfe.com
Train from Elx-Parc to Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Vectalia - Grupo SuBús
Phone
+34 (0) 965140936
Email
tam@subus.es
Website
vectalia.es
Bus from Alicante to Elche
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
movilidad.vectalia.es
Agostense
Phone
+34 (0) 965 28 06 57
Email
agostense@agostense.com
Website
agostense.es
Bus from Alicante to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
agostense.es
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Orihuela
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alicante to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Alicante to Orihuela
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Taxi 204 Alicante
Phone
+34 616 49 61 28
Website
alicantetaxi.es
Costa Blanca Taxi
Phone
+34 627 24 57 17
Website
costablancataxialicante.com
Aleata Tele Taxi
Phone
+34 965 10 16 11
Website
taxienalicante.com

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