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There are 7 ways to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  4h 47m

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

€37 - €44

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Alicante to Barcelone 512.2 km

€29

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Barcelona N1131

€31 - €63

Bus via Tarragona  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Port Aventura World N1131
  2. Take the bus from Port Aventura - Hotel Caribe to Barcelona - Francesc Macià

Drive  •  5h 9m

  1. Drive from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona 516.9 km

€50 - €75

Fly from Alicante  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN

€37 - €101

Train to Valencia, fly  •  4h 49m

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

€47 - €124

Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Alicante and Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is around 4h 58m and covers a distance of around 540 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 32m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Tmb, the Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona service departs from Alicante-Termino and arrives in Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona. Typically 42 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 58m
Fastest journey time:
4h 32m
Services per week:
42
Cheapest price:
€37
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:25
Last service departs at:
18:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona train, subway and walk schedules

Alicante → Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona
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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is to rideshare which costs €29 and takes 6h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is to fly which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Alicante and arriving at Còrsega - Aribau via Estació del Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Alicante-Termino and arriving at Hospital Clínic via Sants Estació. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Alicante and Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is 407 km. The road distance is 516.9 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €35 - €45.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona, including transfers.

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Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Alicante-Termino station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €35 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €65 and takes 9h 25m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €110 and takes 3h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 406.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Alicante-Termino to Barcelona-Sants every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Alicante to Barcelona 5 times a day. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 8h 55m. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Algiers
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
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 Alicante-Termino to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Bus from Alicante to Port Aventura World
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Port Aventura - Hotel Caribe to Barcelona - Francesc Macià
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Alicante to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona is 517 km. It takes approximately 5h 9m to drive from Alicante to Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona.

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

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There are 1723+ hotels available in Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Alicante and Principal B&Bcn, Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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