The different options available at Alicante Elche Airport range from Buses from $1.77 (€1.50) or trains from $1.60 (€1.35), express buses from $4.55 (€3.85), to private drivers from $39.
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Getting to Alicante Elche Airport
The main airport servicing the city of Alicante and surrounding cities counts with the following means of transportation available to travelers arriving there. Taxi services are available and provided by local taxi company with easily identifiable vehicles (green stripe and the city's coat of arms). services are available everyday of the year from the airport to the centre of Alicante and Elche. Also, Alicante Tram, managed by offers train services along the Costa Blanca.
The company has an information desk in the arrivals hall of the airport, opening from 09:00 to 01:00.
There are two types of rates:
- Ordinary Rate (Monday to Friday, from 6am to 10pm and Saturday from 6am to 3pm) starting rate is $1.83 (€1.55), plus $1.08 (€0.91) per km and $22.76 (€19.26) waiting time
- Special Rate (Monday to Friday, from 10pm to 6am and Saturday from 3pm, Sunday and public holidays) minimum fare is $2.13 (€1.80) plus $1.26 (€1.07) per km. $26.27 (€22.23) waiting time.
All the services are subject to an airport supplement of $5.02 (€4.25).
There are three public bus lines connecting the airport with the centre of Alicante and Elche. Line C6 (Alicante-Airport), 1A (Elche-Airport) and 1B (Elche-Airport). All three lines run evey day of the year, connecting the airport to the city every 20 minutes and the airport to Elche and Arenales every 60 minutes.
Bus stops are located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2).
One way ticket start at $1.77 (€1,50) for route 1A and 1B and $4.55 (€3.85) for route C.
Route L1 connects Alicante with Benidorm. Journey takes 70 minutes and trains run every 30 minutes. In Benidorm passengers may continue their journey to Altea, Calp, Benissa, Teulada, Gata de Gorgos and Denia by changing to line L9.
Single ticket starts at $1.60 (€1,35) for 1 zone, $2.95 (€2,50) for 2 zones, $4.43 (€3,75) for 3 zones, $5.73 (€4,85) for 4 zones, $7.15 (€6,05) for 5 zones, $8.45 (€7,15) for 6 zones.
The Comfort Option, A Professional Chauffeur
Prebooked through , a professional driver from local partner My Transfers waits for you at the arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it for an hour after your plane lands allowing you to quickly find your ride and skip the lines.
On a private sedan for up to 4 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $39 and on a private van for up to 7 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $57.
The Speedy Option
Avoid the lines, the negotiation of prices, the determining of your destination, opt for a pre-booked pre-paid professional driver which remains the fastest most convenient way to leave the airport. A professional driver waits for you with a sign with your name on it for an hour after your plane lands directly at the Arrivals Area thus eliminating the need to figure out where to go.
Prebooked through , with local partner My Transfers, a private sedan for up to 4 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $39 and a private van for up to 7 passengers with 1 piece of luggage each from $57.
If you are on a tight budget, C-6 public bus will be the best option. The bus runs from the Terminal to the centre of Alicante, every day of the year, every 20 minutes. It stops at the railway station and other key points in the city. One way ticket costs $4.55 (€3.85).
Common Destinations From This Airport
Benidorm and Calpe
Benidorm, also known as "New York of the Mediterranean" is characterized by its row of skyscrapers, the town has a promenade with a great variety of restaurants, as well as beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Tourists visiting Calpe will enjoy the sea and the views of the Peñón de Ifach, one of the symbols of the city.
Bus Airport-Benidorm-Calpe directly connects the airport with the Benidorm and Calpe bus stations. It takes 45 minutes to get to Benidorm 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Calpe. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2). Single fare is $11.58 (€9,80) and round trip $21.98 (€18,60).
Jávea and Denia
A mountain separates Denia from Jávea. Enjoyment is guaranteed in these towns, from lying down and relaxing on the sand to seeking some adventure and tasting local cuisine.
Bus Airport-Jávea-Denia connects the airport with the villages of Jávea and Denia, stopping at Benissa, Teulada y Benitachell. It takes 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to Jávea and 2 hour and 45 minutes to get to Denia. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2). Single fare is approximately $18.32 (€15,50) to Jávea and $20.09 (€17) to Denia.
Its landscape and ecological diversity together with its monuments, gastronomy, beaches and Mediterranean climate, make Murcia a bright and cheerful place to visit.
Bus Airport-Murcia runs directly from the airport to the city of Murcia, without stopping on the way. The journey takes about 55 minutes. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2). Single fare is $6.34 (€5,36) and round trip $11.41(€9,65).
Santa Pola and San Vicente del Raspeig
Its beaches, the Island of Tabarca, the sun, the sea and its gastronomy make these two towns a natural and sports paradise on the Costa Blanca, Alicante
Bus Santa Pola-Airport-San Vicente del Raspeig runs from the airport to the coastal village of Santa Pola and San Vicente del Raspeig, stopping at Playa de El Altet, Arenales del Sol and Gran Alacant. The journey to Santa Pola takes about 30 minutes. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2).
This fishing village, has been for a long time a benchmark in Spain as a summer resort. Its famous pink lagoon, it is a unique natural phenomenon visited by local and international tourists.
Bus Airport-Torrevieja runs directly from the airport to the holiday resort of Torrevieja without stopping. The journey takes about 40 minutes. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2). Single fare is $20.09 (€7).
Industrial and mining city, which has the most important port in the region, surprises visitors with its beauty and monumentality.
Bus Airport-Cartagena connects the airport with the city of Cartagena with stops in locations such as San Pedro del Pinatar, San Javier, Los Alcazares, La Manga del Mar Menor or Torre Pacheco. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes. Bus stop is located at departures (bus dock, floor -2) and arrivals (departures roadway, floor 2).
Are Rideshare & TaxiApps Readily Available at ALC?
Available On-Demand Providers
Rideshare & Taxi Pickup Instructions
For passengers leaving the airport, taxi pickup is at the arrivals roadway and for those arriving at the airport is the departures roadway.
Alicante Elche Airport Key Information
ALC is located at 9 kilometres to the southwest of the capital, in the municipality of Elche.
The airport is the 5th busiest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca region, as well as the Valencian Community and the Murcia region.
It is home for Air Nostrum, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and Vueling. Passenger traffic has increased significantly in the last decade, in 2019 it set its new consecutive record at 15 million passengers.
Terminals & Airlines @ Each Terminal
Alicante Elche Airport counts with one passenger terminal building: also known as Terminal NAT (New Terminal Area) or "New Terminal". This is the only terminal currently in service.
Terminals 1 and 2 are connected through an interior passageway but both are currently closed to the public since the opening of Terminal N in 2011.
Alicante Elche Airport Services
Stores and Restaurants
In addition to Alicante´s Duty-Free shops, you'll find multiple options of shops in different categories such as Fashion and Accessories (Desigual, Parfois, Weekend by MaxMara, The Fashion Place), Tobacconist's and lottery (Estanco), Pharmacy (Farmacia), Press and convenience (PV 21, The Market, WHSmith), and Jewellery and watches (Swarovski, Vidal & Vidal).
A selection of cafes, restaurants, and fast-food solutions are available at Alicante-Elche Airport, Cafe shops include (Starbucks, Caffè di Fiore Speed, Costa Coffee, Santa Gloria), for Beer, wine and tapas you can try Enrique Tomás Experience, Exploring the World or Pub Carlsberg. Fast Food options include Burger King, Subway-Lavazza and if you prefer a sitting restaurant, La Pausa on the second floor is a perfect choice.
The are a few options of parking at ALC.
- General car park P1: Located just metres from terminal N. Rates: First minute: $0.71 (€0.599925). From minute 2 to 30: $0.024 (€0.020687) per minute. From minute 31 to 60: $0.043 (€0.035994) per minute. From minute 61: $0.044 (€0.037636) per minute. Daily maximum until the fourth day: $22.46 (€19). Daily maximum until the fifth day: $17.73 (€15).
- First-Class car park: Located on the fourth floor of general parking. Rates: First minute: $0.84 (€0.707458). From minute 2 to minute 30: $0.029 (€0.024395) per minute. From minute 31 to minute 60: $0.050 (€0.042446) per minute. From minute 61: $0.053 (€0.044805) per minute. Daily maximum: $24.82 (€21).
- Long-stay car park: Official car park a few minutes from the terminal. Rates: Day 1: $16.55 (€14). Day 2: $13 (€11). From day 3 to 5: $9.46 (€8)/day. Days 8 and 12: $11.82 (€10)/day. From the 8th, maximum per week is $59.10 (€50).
- Express car park: Located in departures next to the terminal building. The ideal option for easily dropping off or picking up passengers, as there is a bonus for stays of less than 10 minutes. It is free for stays of less than 10 minutes. More than 10 minutes, the first minute: $2.26 (€1,912,500). From minute 2 to minute 30: $0.060 (€0.050591) per minute. Daily maximum: $68.55 (€58).
For more information, call the phone number +34 630 439 702.
Alicante-Elche airport offers its guests two VIP lounges at the Passenger Terminal NAT.
Sala Costa Blanca
Located on the third floor boarding area on P1, this lounge is available to Schengen and non-Schengen flights and opens daily from 6:00am to 10:00pm.
Holders of airline business class tickets from associated airlines and associated club cards may use the lounge as well as other passengers after payment of the corresponding fee in cash or by card. This lounge offers Refreshments, Office space, TV, Wi-Fi, press and magazines, and more. Access is restricted to 4 hours and starts at $41.25 (€34.90) and children from 6 to 10 years at $18.97(€16.05).
Located on the third floor boarding area on P3, opens from November to March, from 5am to 21pm and from April to October opens 24 hours daily.
Passengers with business class ticket are free to enter, as are passengers with special passes including the British Airways Frequent Flyer card, Club Europe card and a Priority Lounge card. All other passengers are welcome to enter for a fee. Access is restricted to 4 hours and starts at $41.25 (€34.90) and children from 6 to 10 years at $18.97(€16.05).
The airport baggage storage is run by . This is a paid service, available Monday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 pm and for pick up, Monday to Sunday from 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM. The company charges $4.96 (€4.20) per item for using the service under 2 hours, $8.27 (€7) for stowing one item less than 24 hours or $8.27 (€7) per item for every additional 24 hours period. Stowing bags more than a week will entail an additional charge of $5.91 (€5) per item per day.
Prices for items whose dimension exceeds 210cm (width + length + height) are: 0-2hours: $7.45 (€6.30) / 2-24hours: $12.41 (€10.50) / +24hours: $12.41 (€10.50) / +7 days: $8.69 (€7.35).
Passengers can choose when to pick up the packages or if they prefer the company can send the items to any address provided.
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