How to travel to Alicante, Spain
Alicante Spain: How to travel to Alicante
Alicante has excellent connections with other cities in Spain and Europe. Although there are many ways to get Alicante, here we detail a few of them for you.
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Getting Alicante Spain
Flights from and to many cities in Europe, cheap flights, Alicante is very well connected by plane.
Arrival at the Alicante airport (El Altet airport)
Distance: The Alicante airport is located 11 km from Alicante 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.
Alicante airport telephone number: + 34 966 91 90 00.
There are buses every 40 minutes (from 7:00am to 11:00pm) from Alicante 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, Bilbao 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 Aena.
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 Aena.
Bus from Alicante airport to Alicante city center
There are buses every 40 minutes (from 7:00am to 11:00pm) from Alicante airport to the center of Alicante (Bus stop at the exit of the terminal; the bus goes till the Plaza del Mar – last stop).
Estación de Autobuses
AVENIDA DE LORING S/N
TEL 965 13 01 04
There are bus line companies with regular international lines connecting Alicante with Germany, Belgium, the UK, Holland, France, Switzerland, Poland, and Russia...
ALSA INTERNACIONAL, (you can check the itineraries to Alicante, the timetable and you can purchase tickets)
You can consult the buses companies operating from/to the Alicante Bus Station.
- Alicante has three train stations: Renfe station is the main train station in Alicante, for national and international connections. F
- GV train station for local and coastal destinations, with train from Alicante to Benidorm, Denia, Xativa...
- Murcia train station.
National and International connections by train-Alicante- Renfe Station
Check train's timetable and prices from and to Alicante on the INTERNET SITE of RENFE: 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.
Alicante train station is located in the center of the city - Avenida de Salamanca, 1. (5 –7 minutes on foot from Zador Spanish language school).
Coastal train connections from Alicante to Benidorm or Denia
FGV Alicante train station is at the end of the Postiguet Beach.
You can use this train to go to other cities and villages in Alicante province: there are train to Benidorm, Denia.
Jus for visiting Alicante province you can use "tourist trains":
Limón Express Train: Benidorm-Gata de Gorgos, Tel.: 96 680 31 03
Trensnochador Train: Alicante-Altea (July-August, from 21 pm to 5 am), Tel.: 96 526 27 31
Trenet Senderista, combining train and trekking activities: Tel.: 96 587 85 15 / 629 91 48 28
Tourist train from Alicante to Dènia railway (valid for weekends), Tel.: 96 526 92 95 / 96 526 27 31
Should you decide to drive to Alicante, go to the Michelin Guide website to see the route.
Toll motorway (A-7) from the French border to Alicante.
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Here you have the phone numbers to order a taxi (24 hours) in Alicante:
Radio Taxi Alicante: 96 525 25 11
Tele Taxi Alicante: 96 510 16 11
Euro Taxi for handicapped in Alicante:
Tel.: 96 5910574
Mobil: 607 323911
Taxi from Alicante airport - Taxi rank is 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 € 25.
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).
If you take a taxi to go to Zador Spanish Language School, remember the Alicante Spanish school is at 14, AVENIDA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN, near the corner of the Alfonso X el Sabio Street, between the Central Marketplace (number 35) and the city’s Principal Theatre (number 13).
You can take the taxi to the Central Market (Mercado Central), stop there and just cross Alfonso el Sabio street to take Avenida de la Constitución.