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There are 4 ways to get from Valencia to Alicante by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal R / ...

$21 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Alicante Ouibus

$7 - $35

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Alicante 104.4 miles

$11 - $13

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Alicante 106.9 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Alicante is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Alicante is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Alicante. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Alacant-Terminal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Alicante is 125 km. The road distance is 171.1 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 18€ - 28€.

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The train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal takes 2 h 2 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Valencia to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Valencia Estacio del Nord station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Alicante is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs 18€ - 28€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 29€ and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 78.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Alicante every 2 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Alicante hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Ouibus also services this route once daily.

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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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
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 Valencia to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Valence - bus station to Alicante - Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Alicante is 171 km. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Valencia to Alicante.

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There are 1883+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia and Alicante. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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