Alicante to Barcelona Train Tickets



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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
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 cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare

No discounts. Prices may vary depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a cancellation fee applies.
Ticket Classes


Standard class with deluxe-comfort reclining seats and fold-down tables


First class with deluxe reclining leather seats plus a la carte restaurant dining and bar service at your seat.
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
  • 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
Additional Details

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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