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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) by plane, tram, train, bus or car

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Fly, tram  •  2h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante (ALC) BCN - ALC
  2. Take the tram from MARQ Castillo to Costa Blanca

€23 - €78

4 alternative options

Train  •  6h 24m

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

€37 - €54

Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Alicante N1134 / ...

€32 - €62

Bus via Benidorm  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Benidorm

€43 - €66

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) 492 km

€45 - €75

Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) by train, walk and tram

The journey time between Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Costa Blanca (Station) is around 6h 19m and covers a distance of around 561 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 59m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe Viajeros and Alicante Metro Tram, the Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) service departs from Aeroport and arrives in Costa Blanca. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 19m
Fastest journey time:
5h 59m
Journey distance:
561 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€37
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:08
Last service departs at:
07:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) train, walk and tram schedules

Barcelona Airport (BCN) → Costa Blanca (Station)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Costa Blanca (Station) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Costa Blanca (Station) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Costa Blanca (Station) is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) is to fly and tram which costs €22 - €80 and takes 2h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) is to fly and tram which takes 2h 24m and costs €22 - €80.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station). However, there are services departing from Aeroport - Terminal T2-A B and arriving at Costa Blanca - Milán I via Mossèn Amadeu Oller - Gran Via, Barcelona and Maisonnave 33. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station). However, there are services departing from Aeroport and arriving at Costa Blanca via Barcelona-Sants and Alicante - Luceros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Costa Blanca (Station) is 388 km. The road distance is 492 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) without a car is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station), including transfers.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) is to train which takes 6h 24m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €65 and takes 9h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station).
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  • Distance: 388.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain and Costa Blanca (Station), Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino every 4 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Alicante twice daily. Tickets cost €25 - €31 and the journey takes 6h 35m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Barcelona/Sants to Alicante
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Benidorm
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
alsa.com

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

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Alicante station.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Alicante-Termino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station) is 492 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Costa Blanca (Station).

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Air Europa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 304+ hotels available in Costa Blanca (Station). Prices start at €87 per night.

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