There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Alicante by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Dublin to Alicante  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Alicante (ALC) DUB - ALC

$56 - $438

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Fly Dublin to Murcia, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Murcia (MJV) DUB - MJV
  2. Take the bus from Pilar de la Horadada to Alicante

$85 - $645

Fly Dublin to Valencia, train  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Valencia (VLC) DUB - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$82 - $402

Bus to Belfast (Aldergrove), fly to Alicante  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Alicante (ALC) BFS - ALC

$82 - $170

Car ferry, train  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal Em / ...

$354 - $482

Car ferry, train, bus Starbus  •  38 h 39 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Alicante

$389 - $583

Bus and ferry, bus  •  45 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Alicante

$234 - $265

Car ferry, train, bus ALSA  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison(F) Ic
  3. Take the train from Lison(F) to Rennes
  4. Take the bus from Rennes to Alicante

$174 - $295

Car ferry, drive  •  36 h 13 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Alicante

$261 - $419

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Alicante is to fly which costs 45€ - 380€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Alicante is to fly which costs 45€ - 380€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Alicante via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 52 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Alicante is 1724 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Alicante without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 37 h 40 min and costs 300€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Dublin to Alicante, including transfers.

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Dublin to Alicante bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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Dublin to Alicante bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Alicante station.

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Alicante is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 10:50 PM in Dublin and 11:50 PM in Alicante.

Aer Lingus, Vueling Airlines, Transavia France and Ryanair offer flights from Dublin Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 1895+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 1077.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Alicante, Spain?

Aer Lingus, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Dublin to Alicante hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $1,200
Flights from Dublin to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Murcia via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Valencia via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Alicante
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,400
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Cherbourg to Lison(F)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Lison(F) to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Bus operators
Autocars Costa Azul
Phone
+34 (0) 965710449
Email
info@costazul.net
Website
costazul.net
Bus from Pilar de la Horadada to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
costazul.net
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Alicante
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150
Schedules at
starbus.es
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 Rennes to Alicante
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$118
Passenger
$42
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $44
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $44
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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