Alicante Airport Spain

Alicante Airport

IATA Code: ALC
ICAO Code: LEAL
Number of passengers: 15.000.000

Alicante Airport (ALC), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport (because it is located in the municipality of Elche) is the 5th busiest airport in Spain. According to the number of passengers, ALC airport serves about 15 million passengers per year. The international airport is situated only 9 kilometres from the city of Alicante. Passenger traffic and aircraft movements have increased significantly in the past 20 years, as more and more airlines began to fly into Alicante. Therefore, almost 80 per cent of all flights are international, mostly arriving from the UK, Norway, Netherlands and Germany. Besides seasonal flights, there are also regular flights throughout the year. To get all the information about Alicante airport, keep reading our airport guide.

Alicante Airport airlines

More than a dozen different airlines are offering daily departures to ALC airport. As mentioned above, flights are available from the UK (Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport), Germany (Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport), Italy (Malpensa Airport, Rome Fiumicino Airport) and other European countries. 

Below are listed the most important airlines offering departures and arrivals to and from Alicante Airport:

  • Ryanair
  • EasyJet
  • Jet2.com
  • TUI
  • Volotea
  • Vueling
  • Wizz Air
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • British Airways
  • Iberia Regional

Alicante Airport facilities

There are several amenities available at the airport, which can be useful while you’re waiting for your flight or if you’re on a layover. Below are listed some of the services offered by Alicante Elche Airport:

  • WiFi service
  • Luggage storage
  • Children area
  • Smoking area
  • Duty-free shops
  • ATMs
  • Restaurants (McDonald’s, Burger King)
  • Coffee shops
 Alicante Elche Airport interior
Alicante Elche Airport interior

How to get from Alicante Airport to Alicante and Elche

There are several ways of travelling between Alicante Elche Airport and the surrounding towns, most notably Alicante city and Elche. Below we have listed the most convenient ways of getting there.

Local Bus

Alicante – bus line C6 operated by Subus runs regularly to and from Alicante (to Loring-Estación bus station).

  • The departure area is located on the second floor
  • The first bus departs from the airport at 0:00 and the last one at 23:00 (check the timetable here)
  • The price of a one-way ticket is about 4€

Elche – bus line 1A and 1B; also depart from the second floor of the airport.

  • Timetable for bus line 1A can be found here
  • Timetable for bus line 1B can be found here
  • The price of a single ticket is about 1.5€

Getting from Alicante Airport to Benidorm is possible via shuttle bus. The ticket starts at 8€ and the journey lasts about an hour. Buses depart every hour from 8:00 to 23:00h.

Train

There is a train station near Alicante Airport, called Railway station Renfe Torrellano, which can get you to Alicante city. To get there, you can take the already mentioned bus line C6 that stops at Renfe train station. Make sure to tell the bus driver to inform you about which bus stop you should exit.

Taxi services

If you have a lot of luggage on you, the official airport taxi services are at your disposal 24/7 at the Arrivals terminal. The price of the taxi is approximately 19-21 €.

Transfer

If your hotel is not easily reached by foot from the bus station, book a door-to-door transfer. Drivers usually wait for you outside the Arrivals terminal with your name sign, even if your plane is late.

Car hire at Alicante airport

If public transportation from the airport is not your cup of tea, you can always use car hire to get to and from Alicante airport. Car rental is available and several companies are offering their services directly on-site (Goldcar, Dickmans, Drivalia, Hertz are just a few of them). If you want to make it even easier for yourself and use a cheaper car rental service, you can book it online and in advance.

Renting a bus at Alicante airport

If you are travelling in a large group and wish to explore the region, you should consider renting a bus before your arrival. Contact a bus rental agency at least a couple of weeks in advance to arrange all the details like meeting and pick-up points at the airport.

Alicante Airport accommodation

Aliante Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

It won’t be a problem since the local bus lines 1A, 1B and 6 operate regularly every 20-30 minutes to Alicante/Elche. But in case you miss them all, you can always be sure that taxis will wait outside the airport.

I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

The closest hotel is ~3 kilometres from the airport: Hotel Areca Alicante-Elche (4*) offers free Wi-Fi and parking; laundry service.

I would like to spend one day in Alicante in between flights. Is this possible?

Of course. The best way to do that is to take the local bus which will take you directly from the airport to the bus station located in the centre. Unfortunately, there are no luggage storage facilities at the airport, however, the bus station has luggage lockers (3.20€ for normal, 4.70€ for large).

I am continuing my journey outside Alicante. Are there any bus lines from the airport to other cities?

If you wish to visit other, major cities, check the popular routes like Alicante – Murcia or Alicante – Seville. You can see other routes from Alicante on getbybus.com.

Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

Yes, there are several ATMs located at level 2 of the passenger terminal. You can find an exchange office on the ground floor, but we advise having euros on you before your flight.

  34Comments

  1. Kim   •  

    Is their a bus from Albox to alicante Thursday March 23 my flight is at 11.20 Am?

    • Antonija Bosanac   •  

      Dear Kim,
      Unfortunately we don’t have any departures from Albox available in our system at the moment.
      There are direct bus lines to Elche and Benidorm, available through local bus lines.
      Try and check the connection with Albox at your accommodation, but if there are no direct lines, you should consider booking a transfer.
      Kindest regards,
      GBB Team

  2. Jan   •  

    Hi, can u get the shuttle bus direct from alicante airport to Benidorm?
    Thankyou

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Jan,

      There is a direct shuttle bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm, as it is mentioned in the article above where You can find all the requested information.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. Carol Brandreth   •  

    Approximately how long does the line 6 bus take to get from the airport to the Renfre station in a Alicante!

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Carol,

      It takes approximately 26 minutes to reach Renfe Station from Alicante Airport.

      Best regards,
      Maja, GBB Team

  4. michael   •  

    Can I take a large suitcase on a train from alicante to valencia

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Michael,

      What I suggest is that You contact directly the train company as they will definitely be able to give You more information.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Joanna   •  

    What’s the taxi fare from Alicante airport t the train station?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Joanna,

      Average taxi fare is around €20, but you can take bus line C6 from the airport to the train station and the ticket costs €3.85 which is a much cheaper option.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. Mitrea George   •  

    Hi what bus need to take for hotel Leuka in aeroport? ?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Mitrea,

      You can take bus C6 to Loring-Estación Autobuses and then switch to line 6, 22 or 24.

      Best regards
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Laurence   •  

    Hi, is it possible to get a bus from Alicante airport to Quesada

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Laurence,

      Unfortunately, there is no bus from Alicante Airport to Quesada, so you should probably hire a taxi.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Lou   •  

    Will I be able to reach Alicante airport for 5.50 am on public transport from Alicante city centre?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Lou,

      You can take bus from Alicante (Plaza Puerta del Mar) at 04:20 or 05:20.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Ber   •  

    Does the C6 pick up at train station on way to Alicante airport. How long does that journey take?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Ber,

      The C6 bus stops at train station, the bus stop is called Salamanca – Adif. The journey to train station takes around 30 minutes.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  10. Izabela Vizin John   •  

    Hello,could you please tell me if there is a bus from Alicante airport to Alicante Hills?Also,is there a bus or train going from Alicante Hills to Almoradi and Novelda?
    Many thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Izabela,

      You can go by C6 bus and exit at Elche – Agua Amarga II and walk additional 10 mins or transfer to bus 27 at Elche-Cercanias station and exit at Elche – Euipo I.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  11. Dilruba   •  

    hello, how can I get from the Alicante airport to City Sea Views Apartment Alicante? Is there any train stations/tram/bus stops near by that’ll allow me to get close to the hotel? Or how much would the taxi service be?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Dilruba,

      There’s no direct link from the airport, but you can first reach Loring-Estación Autobuses bus station. From there take buses 6 or 24 and exit at Oscar Esplá 35 bus stop. Then continue with buses 21 or 22 and exit at Villajoyosa 2 – Estación de la Marina. It is the closest bus stop to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  12. Julie   •  

    Hi what stop on the c6 do I need to hotel maya. And how far walking to hotel please

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Julie,

      You need to exit at the last stop of bus C6 (Plaza Puerta del Mar), walk 1 min to Juan Bautista Lafora bus stop and take bus line 2 to Denia – Canónigo Penalva. Once you get out of the bus, you will have another 1 min walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Lauren   •  

    Is there a bus that would go from Luceros to the Airport at 7:45ish on a Wednesday?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Loren,

      Buses from Alicante Airport to Alicante run only to Loring-Estacion bus station in Alicante. You can reach the bus station by bus line 6 from Plaza de Los Luceros.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. STUART NORTH   •  

    Hi, We need to get to address,Calle Tarifa, 4 1D, Alacant, Comunidad Valenciana from the c6 bus which stop do we need to get off at? thanks.

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Stuart,

      Get off at Plaza Puerta del Mar, walk down the stairs to bus stop Juan Bautista Lafora 2 and from there take line 02, 21 or 22 to Rambla Méndez Núñez 16. It is the closest stop to the address you need.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  15. MARK   •  

    WHAT BUS DO I NEED
    FROM ALICANTI AIRPORT TO GRAN ALICANT

    AND BACK AGAIN PLEASE

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Mark,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have that information. Please try to consult the airport staff at the info desk at Alicante Airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. Frank   •  

    Can u get a bus, taxi or shuttle or taxi to Cabo Roig from Alicante airport?
    How much will these options cost.
    Thanks
    Frank

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Frank,

      There’s a bus service from Alicante bus station to Cabo Roig every day (up to 6 departures) and one-way ticket costs around €5. For more info, we suggest to consult directly the info desk at the bus station. How to reach the bus station from Alicante Airport is already explained in the blog post 🙂

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  17. Aga   •  

    Hi! We have a flight at 6.50 a.m. so will we manage to get there by bus at 5.20 a.m. or do you recommend to take this at 4.20 a.m.? 😊

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Aga,

      It’s always better to get a bit earlier at the airport, in case of the possible queues at the check-in desk, etc. Better safe than sorry! 🙂

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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