A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from London to Alicante

Trip duration
3 days
Travel time
25h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from London to Alicante by train is a great experience. It’s a 3 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Paris and Barcelona on the way.

Day 1

London United Kingdom
Paris France
Paris

Grab a quick bite while switching train stations in Paris.

Paris France
Barcelona Spain

Day 3

Barcelona

Spend 1 night in Barcelona

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Barcelona train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 3

Barcelona Spain
Alicante Spain
Alicante

Arrive at your final destination, Alicante.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Alicante.

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Leaving from London United Kingdom
Going to Alicante Spain

Good to know when traveling from London to Alicante

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

How do I receive my tickets?

Your and your fellow travellers' tickets are sent collected in an e-mail to the contact person entered in checkout. They're either delivered immediately upon purchase or in connection with your departure, but usually they'll arrive within 24 hours. This differs from operator to operator.

Before departure, it's wise to print all tickets on paper and pack in the bag. This is so that there'll never be any problems (with for example the internet connection) when it's time to show the tickets.

Haven't received an email with tickets?

If you've received a booking confirmation email, everything should be in order. If your departure is coming up and you still haven’t received any tickets, please contact us at hi@allaboard.eu and we’ll help you.

Can I charge my phone on the train?

Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?