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.
Table of Contents
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:
- 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
- Restaurants (McDonald’s, Burger King)
- Coffee shops
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.
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.
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.
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 €.
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
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.
The closest hotel is ~3 kilometres from the airport: Hotel Areca Alicante-Elche (4*) offers free Wi-Fi and parking; laundry service.
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).
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.