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

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Train  •  4h 30m

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

30€ - 45€

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Rideshare  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Alicante 515.3 km

29€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Alicante 530 / ...

29€ - 60€

Drive  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Alicante 521.5 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Alicante  •  3h 16m

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

33€ - 174€

Fly to Valencia, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valencia (VLC) BCN - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino

44€ - 156€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Alicante is to rideshare which costs 29€ and takes 6h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Alicante is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 3h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Alicante. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Alicante-Termino. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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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 4h 30m and costs 30€ - 45€.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Barcelona to Alicante bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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Barcelona to Alicante train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alicante is to train which takes 4h 30m and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 60€ and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 3h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 406.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino every 3 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 45€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Barcelona Sants to Alicante every 3 hours. Tickets cost 29€ - 45€ and the journey takes 8h 15m. 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€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
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 Barcelona-Sants to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Alicante
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
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€ - 60€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
29€
Book at
blablacar.es

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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 to Alicante bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Alicante station.

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Barcelona to Alicante train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Alicante-Termino station.

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

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

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There are 2170+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at 87€ 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 25 min and costs .

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