Alicante has excellent connections with other cities in Spain and Europe.
How to get Alicante Spain
To come by plane to Alicante
Arrival at the Alicante airport (El Altet airport)
Distance: The airport is located 11 km from the city by the N-332 road.
There are domestic and international flights connect Alicante to the main European and Spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, etc). Both regular and charter flights available.
Flight information : http://www.aena.es
Telephone number: + 34 966 91 90 00.
There are buses every 40 minutes (from 7:00am to 11:00pm) from the airport to the center of Alicante (Bus stop at the exit of the terminal; the bus goes till the Plaza del Mar – last stop).
It takes about 30 min by taxi from the airport to the town centre.
Arrival at Valencia airport (Manises airport)
Distance: 182 km from Alicante by highway.
Flights from and to: Brussels, Bordeaux, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Milan, Porto, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, Barcelona, Bulbar and other Spanish cities. Airlines: Iberia, Spanair, Alitalia, Air France, British Airways...
Airport telephone: 96 159 85 00 Ctra. del Aeropuerto s/n 46940 Manises (Valencia).
From Madrid airport (Barajas) to Alicante airport
Flights to and from cities all around the world. Daily flights from Madrid to Alicante departing from Terminal 2. You can check flights and schedules on Iberia: http://www.iberia.es
From Barcelona airport (El Prat) to Alicante airport
Flights to and from cities all around the world. Daily flights from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante departing from Terminal B.
You can check flights and schedules on Iberia: http://www.iberia.es
To come by train to Alicante
Check the timetable and prices on the INTERNET SITE of RENFE: www.renfe.es: http://www.renfe.es/
You can also call: +34 902 240 202 for booking and information on prices and destinations, and +34 93 490 11 22 for international information.
From Madrid (Atocha train station) to Alicante:many trains daily. It takes about 3 hours 30 minutes.
From Barcelona (Sants train station; address Pl. Països Catalans, s/n) to Alicante: many trains daily. It takes about 4 h 30 min.
In Alicante, the train station is located in the center of the city - Avenida de Salamanca, 1. (5 –7 minutes on foot from Zador school of Spanish).
Alicante, to come by bus
From Valencia: By toll motorway. There are different bus line companies:
UBESA: address: C/ Portugal, 17 - 03003 Alicante. Tel.: 902 42 22 42 Fax: 96 592 88 54 Line: Alicante — Benidorm —Valencia / Alicante — Valencia
GROUP — ALSA: http://www.alsa.es/horarios/
From Barcelona: By toll motorway. There are different bus line companies:
ALSA: From the Sants train station (the airport is connected by trains and buses).
Other companies: VIACARSA, Tel.: 34 932 326 106.
From Madrid: by motorway. Bus line company: Continental Auto: http://www.continental-auto.es/continental/index.php
International lines:There are bus line companies with regular international lines connecting Alicante with Germany, Belgium, the UK, Holland, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Russia... See:
ALSA INTERNACIONAL :http://www.alsa.es/info-orporativa/inf_ruta1_mapa_internacionales.html (you can check the itineraries, the timetable and you can purchase tickets)
LINEBUS C/ Portugal, 17 03003 Alicante Telf.: 902 42 22 42 Fax: 96 592 88 54 Itinerary: France - Belgium - Holland - England-Morocco -Switzerland - Germany - Italy- Andorra
STAR BUS Alicante; Telf.: 616 47 14 90 Itinerary: Belgium-Holland.
EUROLINES address: C/ Portugal, 17 ALICANTE Tel.:902.33.53.33 Itinerary: Connections with Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, France, Italy, England, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland.
:You can also contact the bus station in Alicante, situated on calle Portugal, 17 Tel.: 96 592 98 02 Fax: 96 592 01 12 .
To come to Alicante by car
Should you decide to drive here, go to the Michelin Guide website : http://www.viamichelin.com/, to see the route.
Toll motorway (A-7) from the French border. Click on the map to have more information, maps,
No-toll motorway Madrid-Alicante.
To come to Alicante by boat
There are several passenger lines that call on the ports of Alicante and Valencia.
Port of Alicante: Port Authority - Muelle de Poniente nº 11 03001 Alicante
Tel. 965 130 095 F ax 965 130 034 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicante Port Web Site: http://www.puertoalicante.com
Port of Valencia: Port Authority: Muelle de la Aduana s/n 46024 Valencia
Tel. 96 393 95 92 Fax 96 393 95 99 e-mail: email@example.com
Valencia Port We Site: http://valenciaport.com
To order a taxi
Here you have the phone numbers to order a taxi (24 hours):
Radio Taxi: 96 525 25 11 Tele Taxi: 96 510 16 11
Euro Taxi for handicapped
Tel.: 96 5910574
Mobil: 607 323911
At the airport - There is a large taxi rank outside the terminal building. Taxis work on a queue system so choose the taxi at the front of the queue. Taxis are white and of a very high standard. The approximate fare to Alicante is about € 20.
If you take a taxi at your arrival, you can practise your Spanish by talking to a taxi driver (Usually taxi drivers are very helpful).