There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Alicante by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal Em / ...

$60 - $75

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Rideshare  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Alicante 322.1 miles

$34

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Alicante

$35 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Alicante 325.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  3 h 14 min

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

$43 - $192

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Alicante. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Alacant-Terminal. Services depart every three hours, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Alicante is 407 km. The road distance is 521.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs .

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal takes 4 h 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Barcelona to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona/Sants station.

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Barcelona to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alicante is to train which takes 4 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 14 min.

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

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Barcelona to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 254.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Alicante every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Alicante once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Train operators
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.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
renfe.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 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 Barcelona/Sants to Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Book at
blablacar.es

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Barcelona to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Alicante is 522 km. It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to drive from Barcelona to Alicante.

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

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There are 1878+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Alicante. 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 Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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