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Alicante to Barcelona Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Alicante to Barcelona Train Tickets

Be sure to include a trip from Alicante to Barcelona by train during your next visit to Spain. Upon boarding a Renfe Euromed or Talgo high-speed train, you’ll follow the Mediterranean Sea coastline in comfort and style, and at a speed of up to 220 km/h! Along the way, sit back and relax as you’re treated to a variety of friendly onboard services.

From Alicante, the journey by train takes you to the world-renowned city of Barcelona, capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. Popular among tourists for its intricate architecture and extensive art galleries, Barcelona is also noted for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics. The Picasso Museum, Sagrada Familia church and Columbus Monument are only a few of the many attractions this city has to offer.

With a Renfe e-ticket, traveling from Alicante to Barcelona by train is a breeze! Purchase your e-ticket here and we’ll send it to you by email. Then, simply print it out at home and you’re set to go, seat reservation included.

Journey details

Trains depart every hour during peak times and every 2 to 3 hours otherwise, with 8 total departures daily.

Travel time
4 hours and 49 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Alicante Terminal and Barcelona Sants

Train features
Renfe Euromed and Talgo high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 220km/h and 200km/h respectively

Renfe E-ticket fares

  • Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare
    The least expensive option, offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Promo+ Fare
    Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 30% cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 20% cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

  • Turista
    Standard class with comfortable, quality seats; access to the cafeteria car for coffee, tea, lunch or hot meals.
  • Preferente
    First class with deluxe, ample seats; spacious, well-lit coaches; dining and bar service at your seat.

Renfe E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 13 save up to 40% off the base fare. Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth discount
    Youths under 26 years of age save up to 25% off the base fare. To be eligible for this discount, youth passengers must carry one of the following cards: a Carné Joven Euro<26 issued by autonomous regions in Spain and by the corresponding organizations in countries associated with the EYCA institution, a ISTC GO 25 Card issued by UNESCO or a Rail Plus Junior Card issued abroad.
  • Senior discount
    Seniors over the age of 60 save up to 40% off the base fare from Monday to Thursday and 25% off from Friday to Sunday. To be eligible for this discount, senior passengers must carry a Dorada Card, which is valid for one year and can be requested at Renfe stations, ticket offices and travel agencies for 5,05 Euros (price subject to change).

Train services and amenities

  • Comfortable, reclining seats with footrests
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Individual reading lights
  • Audio and video channels
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Access to newspapers/magazines
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities

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Seat reservations
Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket as a PDF document, which you can print at home and is valid for travel from Alicante to Barcelona by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free transfer ticket to Barcelona Airport from Sants train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the station, go to a Renfe ticket machine and simply enter the 5 digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” which is located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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