Alicante-Elche Airport

Holidaymakers and business travellers to Alicante City really don't have far to go to reach their accomodation as Alicante-Elche Airport is just 11 kilometres from the central district and the majority of the city's hotels. Also referred to as Alicante International Airport, it is the 6th busiest in Spain and services the majority of the Costa Blanca along with the smaller Murcia-San Javier Airport further to the south. The airport receives flights from the majority of Europe's cities and airlines including many budget favourites such as EasyJet, Monarch and Ryanair.

Alicante-Elche Airport

To best cover the outer lying parking facilities, visitors travelling to and from the airport can choose either the N-332 coastal road or a combination of the N-332 and N-340 to reach the city. For those that don't have access to a personal vehicle, Alicante-Elche Airport has a number of car hire companies located within the terminal, regular taxis outside the terminal doors and an efficient bus service that travels into Alicante City as well as a variety of other destinations such as Benidorm.

Alicante-Elche Airport Services

Car Rental – For the best choice of vehicle and to save time upon arrival, visitors should always book their car rental well in advance, especially when travelling during the peak summer months of July and August. Although you may find one or two representatives from independent hire companies touting for business, the terminal's resident hire companies are all reputable international firms such as Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz and Centauro.

Taxi Firms – Again, as with car hire companies, you may see a variety of different taxi firms touting for business outside the terminal but it is always best to stick with the airports resident taxi firm, Radio Taxi Elche in case of any problems that may arise. They run a modern fleet of taxi's including 7 seater people carriers and vehicles with wheelchair access. Most drivers speak decent English and the fare to Alicante City is around 20€.

City Bus – The Alicante City bus (C-6) arrives and leaves from outside departures on level 2, is regular and efficient, and by far the cheapest form of transport at less than 4€ for a single ticket. Further city buses travel to Elche and Arenales del Sol, as well as a selection of intercity buses to Benidorm, Calpe, Santa Pola, Torrevieja and Murcia.

Car Parking – The general car park at Alicante-Elche Airport for dropping an picking up passengers is conveniently located just outside the terminal and offers covered parking spaces. The long stay car park also offers covered spaces and is a few minutes drive from the airport. Passengers wishing to be on their way as quickly as possible after arrival can use the handy collection service offered in the express car park and there is also a first class parking facility situated on the 4th floor of the general car park.

Alicante-Elche Airport Facilities

Passengers and the general public are well catered for at Alicante-Elche Airport and the modern facilities within the terminal include comfortable seating areas, clean ablutions with baby changing rooms, a main information desk with a left luggage service, currency exchange and ATM's. There are a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, both within the public areas and after passport control where passengers will also find three duty free shops.

VIP Lounge – Located in the third floor boarding area, passengers either holding a business class ticket or club card from associated airlines can relax and enjoy the services of the Sala Ifach VIP Lounge. The facilities of the lounge are also available to passengers travelling economy, for a fee payable by credit card at the lounge's reception desk. This is a good option for passenger who have a lengthy wait for their flight or wish to conduct a bit of business during their wait. Price per adult (11 years and over) is 28.70€ and for children (6 – 10 years) is 13.80€. Children under 6 years can enter for free.

VIP Lounge Facilities

  • Reception and customer services
  • Catering
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Air traffic information
  • Telephone and fax facilities
  • Television
  • Computer terminals
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games for children
  • Disabled access
  • Animals allowed on request
  • Two rooms for meetings

Please Note: Any prices quoted may be subject to change.

Alicante Tram System

nitially made up of horse drawn carriages, the Alicante tram system was first introduced in 1893 and after swapping to diesel powered engines in the early 1900's it went on to be electrified in the early 1920's and saw further expansion over the following years.