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

Prices from
€385
Travel time
37h

Traveling by train from Malmö to Alicante is an unforgettable journey. It’s a 3 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Hamburg, Lyon, and Barcelona on the way.

Prices from
€385

Day 1

Malmö Sweden
Hamburg Germany

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Lyon France
Lyon

Spend 1 night in Lyon

Day 3

Lyon France
France
France
Barcelona Spain
Barcelona Spain
Alicante Spain

Day 4

Alicante

Arrive at your final destination, Alicante.

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Leaving from Malmö Sweden
Going to Alicante Spain

Good to know when traveling from Malmö to Alicante

Onboard catering & food

Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.

Is there wifi on the train?

There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train. And fortunately most long-distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard.

Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If having wifi is very important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the train number (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

For EU residents

Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.

First and second class

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a few, standardized, alternatives when choosing class? We agree. However, the train operators themselves choose what they call their different class options, which means they tend to be called things like "Sparpreis", "Super Flex Premium" and sometimes just "Seat". This is not ideal and we are working actively to standardize how ticket options are listed on All Aboard.

Which option you choose to travel with is entirely up to you. The more expensive options usually mean better comfort. If you feel unsure about what applies to each class option, you can check it out on the train operators' websites, or in their terms and conditions.