Transportation to and from Alicante Airport


What is the distance from Alicante Airport to the centre of Alicante and Benidorm?

Alicante Airport is situated in the municipality of Elche. The distance to the centre of Alicante (Plaza de los Luceros) is 11 kilometres / 6.8 miles, travel time is 15 minutes. The distance to Benidorm is 58 kilometres / 36 miles, the journey time is 40 minutes.

From ALC Airport to Alicante City centre by Car
11 km
15 min

Public transport

PLEASE NOTE: Alicante Airport has no railway or metro station, but offers many bus connections. The bus stops at the airport can be found on the second floor in front of the Departures Hall Floor 2, from the Arrivals hall Floor 0 you should go right. You can reach the bus stops via the exits on the side of the Burger King restaurant.

Bus to Alicante

Transportation to and from Alicante Airport is well organized by SuBus, they offer a bus service to and from Alicante (Route C-6). All days of the year SuBus line C-6 departs every 20 minutes from the airport to the centre of Alicante. The buses run from 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours, at night a bus runs every hour between Alicante Airport and the city. Travel time is 20 to 30 minutes, depending on where you need to be. The most centrally located bus stops in the city are #5 Estación de Autobuses, #6 Plaza Puerta del Mar, #7 Vázquez de Mella – Tram Station, #8 Av. Alfonso El Sabio, #9 Plaza de Los Luceros and #10 Av. Salamanca. The journey time to bus stop #5 at the bus station of Alicante is 20 minutes. Travel time to bus stop #10 at Alicante railway station is 30 minutes. Among tourists, bus stops Plaza Puerta del Mar and Plaza de Los Luceros are the most popular for getting off and on the bus.

Bus tickets and tram
A ticket for a single journey costs € 3.85 per person and is available from the bus driver, contactless payment is possible as well. Besides, it is possible to purchase a ticket from an employee at the bus stop. You can buy a 10-journey ticket priced at € 12.00 + € 2.00 for the rechargeable card, which can only be used on SuBus line C-6. If you want to make a return trip on the airport route with two or more people, this will be more economical than buying individual tickets. The bus departs outside the Departures hall on the second floor. At bus stop #7 Vázquez de Mella, Estación Marq – Castillo you can change to the tram. Line 1 of TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante will take you in 1 hour and 8 minutes from tram station Marq – Castillo to Benidorm, from where you can transfer to tram line 9 to Altea, Calpe and Dénia on the Costa Blanca. Please consult website and timetable SuBus line C-6 and website TRAM d’Alacant for more information.

Bus to Elche and Arenales del Sol

The beautiful city of Elche and the popular resort of Arenales del Sol are also directly accessible by bus from Alicante Airport. Bus line 1A runs every 60 minutes from Monday to Friday between Alicante Airport and Elche, tickets cost € 1.50 per person. Bus line 1B runs every hour between Elche and Arenales del Sol via Alicante Airport and L’Altet from Monday to Friday. The journey time to Elche is 40 minutes, to Arenales it’s only a 20-minute drive. The price for a ticket is € 1.50 to Elche, € 1.45 to El Altet and € 1.90 to Arenales del Sol, people older than 65 years get a discount. At weekends and on public holidays you have fewer travel options, then it is better to take a taxi. Please consult timetable SuBus line 1A and timetable SuBus line 1B for more information.

Bus services

Alsa to Benidorm, Calpe and Murcia

Every hour a bus of bus company Alsa departs from the airport to Benidorm, often called the Manhattan of the Mediterranean. A journey to the popular seaside resort Benidorm takes 45 to 50 minutes. The stops in Benidorm are located at the central bus station and bus station Avd. Europa, the second is centrally located in Benidorm. Tickets can be purchased online through the website or on board, from the bus driver. You can find the prices below.

Alsa also offers bus transportation to and from Calpe (1 hour and 30 minutes) and Murcia (1 hour), travel time depends on the time of day. The direct buses to Calpe and Murcia run several times a day, it is smart to check the Alsa website for the current departure times. Please consult website and timetable Alsa for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 9.80 € 18.60
Children, 4 up to 11 years € 6.90 € 13.80

Car sharing

There is no car sharing service available at the airport. If you are planning to rent a car in Alicante, take a look at our car rental tips and see the full list of car rental companies at Alicante Airport!


Alicante: Live Flamenco Show and Tapas Dinner Combo

€ 84

Experience the most typical activities of Spain with a combo tapas dinner of delicious Spanish food in the heart of Alicante's old town, and the sensual rhythms of flamenco dance and music at a live performance in a traditional "tablao."

From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

€ 65

Discover the scenic beauty of the village of Guadalest and its fortress, mountains and surrounding alley on a day trip from Alicante. Get spectacular views of the Costa Blanca. Then, swim in the crystal-clear spring pools of the Algar Waterfalls.

From Benidorm: Afternoon Trip to Algar Waterfalls

€ 19.50

The village of Algar is a holiday must. There is something for everyone at this beautiful paradise. The waterfalls are a peaceful place, where you can just sit and relax or take a swim.


Alicante: Tandem Paraglide Flight

€ 95

Discover what it feels like to fly like a bird on a tandem paraglide flight in Alicante with an experienced pilot. Soar majestically through the skies surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

Alicante: Evening Tapas Tour

€ 55

Get off the usual tourist trail and experience everyday life in Alicante on a food tasting tour of 3 of the best tapas bars in the city. Sample authentic cuisine loved by the locals, and benefit from the expert knowledge of your experienced tour guide.

Foodie Walking Tour

€ 39

Visit Alicante’s Central Market where we will taste our way through the local gastronomic culture. After experience the city like a local by visiting one of Alicante’s great tapas bars where you will be able to enjoy a tapas and a drink of your choice.

Tours and transport

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

€ 58

Visit a beautiful winery in one of the best wine-producing areas of the Alicante region and take a tour of the cellars and holding tanks. Learn about the wine making process before a tasting of different wines produced at the winery.

Alicante Charming Villages Tour: Villajoyosa and Altea

€ 65

Visit 2 of the most charming villages of the Costa Blanca and Mediterranean Sea on a 5-hour sightseeing tour of Villajoyosa and Altea from Alicante. Wander the colorful streets of Villajoyosa, and explore the whitewashed lanes of Altea at leisure.

From Alicante: Guadalest Valley and Algar Waterfalls Tour

€ 65

Discover the scenic beauty of the village of Guadalest and its fortress, mountains and surrounding alley on a day trip from Alicante. Get spectacular views of the Costa Blanca. Then, swim in the crystal-clear spring pools of the Algar Waterfalls.


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