Alicante Tram System
Initially 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. Nowadays the Alicante tram system is a modern and efficient mode of urban and surrounding travel that is run by Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) with 5 stops surrounding the city and further destinations to some of Alicante's neighbouring towns and cities.
Alicante Tram System Lines
Line 1 – This is a popular line that starts from near the Central Market and is a limited stop service to Benidorm that takes approximately 70 minutes.
Line 2 – This is a handy line running from the city centre to Alicante General Hospital, the University and residential neighbourhood of San Vicente del Raspeig.
Line 3 – Also starting from the Central Market, this line runs to the seaside town of El Campello and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Line 4 – This is the tram to hop on for those wishing to spend the day at San Juan Beach and runs from Alicante city centre to Av. de les Nacions in the residential area of San Juan.
Line 9 – This is a great tram line for exploring the coastal towns of north Costa Blanca that starts in Benidorm and travels through Altea, Calpe and Teluda before ending in Denía. To get this line, Alicante passengers simply take the Line 1 tram to Benidorm and transfer to Line 9.
Night Line – Also run by FGV and called Tramnochador, this is a handy night train service that is run during peak summer from July to mid September on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, transporting passengers from Alicante to San Juan, El Campello and Benidorm. There are two trains to Benidorm and two back to Alicante, one leaving Alicante at 23:25 and the other at 00:55. The return trains from Benidorm leave at 00:53 and 02:23 and each journey takes around 70 minutes each way.
Please Note: The above stops listed for each of the Alicante tram system lines are only the main ones, there are a number of other stops along each route, making it possible to explore most of the city and surrounding areas by tram. Times are approximate and may be subject to change.