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There are 4 ways to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona by tram, plane, train, bus or car

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Tram, fly  •  3 h 55 min

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

$43 - $195

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Barcelona

$36 - $62

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 40 min

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

$61 - $77

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Costa Blanca to Barcelona 316.6 miles

$55 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona is to tram and fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Costa Blanca to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from C. Blanca - Mtro. Jose Garberi and arriving at Barcelona via Alicante. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 39 min.

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The distance between Costa Blanca and Barcelona is 400 km. The road distance is 506.6 km.

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The best way to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 50€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Costa Blanca to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Alicante station.

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The best way to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona is to train which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 50€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 39 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Costa Blanca to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Costa Blanca, Valencia, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Costa Blanca to Barcelona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Costa Blanca to Barcelona 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Alicante Metro Tram
Phone
961 924 000
Website
tramalicante.es
Tram from Costa Blanca to Alicante - Luceros
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
tramalicante.es
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 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 Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Costa Blanca to Barcelona is 507 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Costa Blanca to Barcelona.

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

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There are 3443+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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