Trains to Alicante Find train times and tickets

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. You’ll find the name often rendered as Alacant in the local Valencian dialect of Catalan.

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 slower. Reckon on two hours to Valencia and five hours to Barcelona. There are good regional rail links (with some routes operated by Cercanías local trains) from Alicante to the nearby cities of Xátiva, 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.

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Travel to Alicante by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe

Paris to Alicante by train

from £40.00

Avg 1 change 12hr 28m

Madrid to Alicante by train

from £17.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 9m

Barcelona to Alicante by train

from £14.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 55m

Valencia to Alicante by train

from £9.50

Avg 0 changes 1hr 35m

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