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The city of Alicante is the gateway to the Costa Blanca – the popular stretch of coast which runs north-east from Alicante to Cap de la Nau. That Costa strip is brash and busy, but still worth a visit for its golden beaches. Alicante itself is an antidote to the Costa resorts. The city is restrained, stylish and a fine place to relax – although the large number of Segways is a reminder that Alicante is firmly on the tourist trail. You’ll find the city's name often rendered as Alacant in the local Valencian dialect of Catalan. The main railway station Is simply called Alacant Terminal, though many locals just call it 'Renfe' – that's the name of Spain's national rail operator.

Spain’s high-speed rail network was extended to reach Alicante in summer 2013, so the fastest services from Alicante now take little more than two hours to reach Madrid. The pace of trains running up the east coast from Alicante is less rushed. Reckon on 90 minutes to Valencia and five hours (or more) to Barcelona. This east coast route is served by comfortable but slowish Euromed or Talgo trains. There are good regional rail links (with some routes operated by Cercanías local trains) from Alicante to the nearby cities of Xàtiva, Murcia, Lorca, Cartagena and the lovely coastal town of Águilas. And if you just cannot resist the lure of Benidorm with its abundance of sun, sea and sand, there is a useful local tram that links Alicante with the Costa Blanca resorts. A new high-speed line from Alicante to Almería (in Andalucía) is on the drawing board, but the first trains on this key interregional route are unlikely to run until 2023.

While in Alicante make time to explore the old town and climb up to the Castillo de Santa Bárbara. To escape the heat of the city in summer, consider a boat trip out to tranquil Tabarca island, ideally early in the morning before the crowds arrive.

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Madrid to Alicante by train

from $24.55

Avg 0 changes 2hr 9m

Paris to Alicante by train

from $59.06

Avg 1 change 12hr 28m

Barcelona to Alicante by train

from $21.90

Avg 0 changes 4hr 55m

Valencia to Alicante by train

from $13.94

Avg 0 changes 1hr 35m

Murcia to Alicante by train

from $9.29

Avg 0 changes 1hr 7m

Albacete to Alicante by train

from $15.93

Avg 0 changes 48m

London to Alicante by train

from $212.35

Avg 2 changes 21hr 56m

Córdoba to Alicante by train

from $47.11

Avg 1 change 4hr 20m

Málaga to Alicante by train

from $70.34

Avg 1 change 5hr 44m

Seville to Alicante by train

from $70.34

Avg 1 change 4hr 54m

Ciudad Real to Alicante by train

from $48.44

Avg 0 changes 3hr 48m

Castellón de la Plana to Alicante by train

from $16.59

Avg 0 changes 2hr 28m

Salou to Alicante by train

from $29.20

Avg 0 changes 4hr 12m

Toulouse to Alicante by train

from $82.95

Avg 1 change 9hr 21m

Cartagena to Alicante by train

from $11.94

Avg 0 changes 2hr 7m

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Tarragona to Alicante by train

from $19.91

Avg 0 changes 4hr

Xativa to Alicante by train

from $15.93

Avg 0 changes 1hr 6m

Alcázar de San Juan to Alicante by train

from $39.81

Avg 0 changes 2hr 38m

Benicàssim to Alicante by train

from $21.23

Avg 0 changes 2hr 44m

Montpellier to Alicante by train

from $68.35

Avg 1 change 8hr 55m

Nîmes to Alicante by train

from $149.31

Avg 1 change 9hr 27m

Santander to Alicante by train

from $56.40

Avg 0 changes 8hr 5m

Perpignan to Alicante by train

from $116.79

Avg 1 change 7hr 17m

Cuenca to Alicante by train

from $19.24

Avg 0 changes 1hr 27m

Zaragoza to Alicante by train

from $55.74

Avg 0 changes 7hr 3m

Marseille to Alicante by train

from $83.61

Avg 1 change 10hr 29m

Lyon to Alicante by train

from $95.56

Avg 2 changes 11hr 21m

Narbonne to Alicante by train

from $93.56

Avg 1 change 7hr 56m

Irun to Alicante by train

from $53.09

Avg 1 change 9hr 14m

Valladolid to Alicante by train

from $39.81

Avg 0 changes 4hr 46m

Villena to Alicante by train

from $5.31

Avg 0 changes 36m

Valence to Alicante by train

from $171.20

Avg 1 change 10hr 13m

Avignon to Alicante by train

from $147.98

Avg 1 change 9hr 49m

León to Alicante by train

from $43.80

Avg 0 changes 6hr

Bilbao to Alicante by train

from $49.77

Avg 1 change 8hr 22m

Lille to Alicante by train

from $110.82

Avg 2 changes 14hr 22m

Elda-Petrer to Alicante by train

from $9.95

Avg 0 changes 25m

Palencia to Alicante by train

from $41.81

Avg 0 changes 5hr 16m

Girona to Alicante by train

from $42.47

Avg 1 change 5hr 44m

Antequera to Alicante by train

from $91.57

Avg 1 change 5hr 2m

Brussels to Alicante by train

from $131.39

Avg 2 changes 14hr 52m

Ourense to Alicante by train

from $29.20

Avg 1 change 8hr 7m

Bordeaux to Alicante by train

from $83.61

Avg 2 changes 12hr

Santiago de Compostela to Alicante by train

from $59.72

Avg 1 change 8hr 52m

San Sebastián to Alicante by train

from $53.09

Avg 1 change 8hr 24m

Gijón to Alicante by train

from $43.80

Avg 0 changes 8hr 36m

Pamplona to Alicante by train

from $53.75

Avg 1 change 6hr 1m

Orihuela-Miguel Hernandez to Alicante by train

from $7.96

Avg 0 changes 50m

Callosa de Segura to Alicante by train

from $7.96

Avg 0 changes 49m

Granada to Alicante by train

from $97.55

Avg 2 changes 8hr 27m

Pontevedra to Alicante by train

from $74.98

Avg 1 change 10hr 16m

Nice to Alicante by train

from $127.41

Avg 2 changes 15hr 8m

Geneva to Alicante by train

from $195.76

Avg 2 changes 13hr 57m

Rennes to Alicante by train

from $200.40

Avg 2 changes 15hr

Zamora to Alicante by train

from $67.02

Avg 1 change 4hr 59m

Cádiz to Alicante by train

from $82.95

Avg 1 change 6hr 52m

Algeciras to Alicante by train

from $86.27

Avg 1 change 8hr 31m

Pont Rousseau to Alicante by train

from $188.46

Avg 3 changes 22hr 40m

Charleroi Sud to Alicante by train

from $145.99

Avg 3 changes 16hr 9m

Oviedo-Llamaquique to Alicante by train

from $127.41

Avg 2 changes 14hr 49m

Lleida Pirineus to Alicante by train

from $80.96

Avg 1 change 4hr 43m

Almería to Alicante by train

from $60.39

Avg 1 change 9hr 39m

Balsicas-Mar Menor to Alicante by train

from $32.52

Avg 0 changes 1hr 49m

Lorca to Alicante by train

from $17.92

Avg 0 changes 2hr 24m

Jerez de la Frontera to Alicante by train

from $93.56

Avg 1 change 6hr 8m

Burgos to Alicante by train

from $53.09

Avg 1 change 5hr 46m

Aranjuez to Alicante by train

from $53.75

Avg 1 change 3hr 39m

Logroño to Alicante by train

from $62.38

Avg 1 change 6hr 53m

Benicarlo-Peñiscola to Alicante by train

from $19.24

Avg 0 changes 3hr 10m

Milan to Alicante by train

from $360.46

Avg 2 changes 23hr 22m

A Coruña to Alicante by train

from $81.62

Avg 1 change 9hr 56m

Toledo to Alicante by train

from $47.78

Avg 1 change 3hr 9m

Vigo to Alicante by train

from $38.49

Avg 2 changes 11hr 54m

Teruel to Alicante by train

from $42.47

Avg 0 changes 4hr 37m

Jaen to Alicante by train

from $55.74

Avg 1 change 5hr 18m

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