Aeropuerto Internacional de Alicante,
General Information telephone: 44 902 404 704
To get to Alicante Airport by car, drivers should take the airport slip-road from the Autovia Alicante-Murcia or the national N-340 road. The best route to take from Benidorm is along the Autopista A-7. All roads are well signposted and the airport has a large drop off point in front of the entrance to the departure building.
Alicante Airport lies 5.6 miles outside the city of Alicante itself. A direct bus link runs every twenty minutes taking passengers to the golden sandy beaches and turquoise seas of this bustling coastal resort. The journey usually takes about forty minutes to reach the "Plaza Puerta del Mar", where a fine selection of great value hotels can be found at the picturesque harbour-front. There are also direct bus links to other stunning locations in the sun drenched Costa Blanca.
Taxis & Car Hire
The development of the new terminal in Alicante Airport will bring with it the arrival of trams and trains. Until this is completed, visitors can visit one of the many car hire companies that operate from the airport such as Auriga, Avis, Centauro, Europcar and Goldcar Rental. There are also likely to be a large number of taxis waiting outside the airport. A direct trip to Alicante train station should cost around twenty Euros, whilst the journey to Benidorm will set you back about eighty Euros.
Parking is well provided for, with a good selection of long term and short term facilities located around the airport buildings. The short term car park is well positioned across the road from the main terminal, offering easy access to the arrivals and departures areas. Longer term parking is offered from a number of independent providers slightly further out, many of whom can arrange shuttles to the airport.
Travellers from Alicante will be sure to find room amongst the 1900 short term spaces and many more independently run long term car parks, meaning you can be sure of the safety of your vehicle. Visitors should beware of leaving their car in the short term car parks for too long though, as prices can be high. The longer term independent car parks surrounding the airport represent better value for money with some quoting prices of 35 EUR a week or 70 EUR for a month. Alicante International Airport also offers good disabled access and the official car park has a number of designated spaces..
The airport currently has two terminals, but plans are in place for a third, increasing the number of budget flights that service the region. Alicante Airport has all the amenities you would expect from a top international holiday destination. Cash machines and bureaux de change facilities in the main terminal mean you can easily get hold of some currency on arrival. There are also two tourist information desks to make sure you get the most out of your holiday. The airport also boasts lost property offices, a post office, a 24-hour first aid service and a pharmacy.
An excellent selection of shops, including three duty free stores, a tobacconist, music shop, sports shop and newsagent, mean the whole family will find something to do while you wait for your flight home. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can relax with a farewell drink before leaving your Spanish holiday in the sun.
Alicante offers good disabled facilities, giving everyone access to the amazing holidays on offer in this stunning part of Spain. The well designed buildings have all of the ramps, lifts and disabled toilets you would expect from a major European airport. There is also a disabled drop-off point in the car park as well as designated parking spaces. Wheelchairs are available on request, so any passengers in need of special assistance are recommended to telephone their airline before flying.