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Travel to and within Alicante

Alicante’s international airport is called El Altet and is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of the city.

Vueling and Iberia connect the airport with destinations throughout Spain, including Barcelona and Madrid.  There are also direct flights to El Altet from London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend airports, as well as various other European cities with airlines such as Easyjet, Ryanair, Jet2, Air Lingus, Air Berlin, Monarch, British Airways and Norwegian.


Bus

El Altet has an Airport to Alicante City bus line. The bus to the city center is Centro Ciudad <> Aeropuerto and runs multiple times during the day (every 20-25 minutes). A single ticket on the Line C-6 bus is €2.90 for a one-way trip (approximately US $3.00). There is an option to purchase a 10-trip ticket for €12 (approximately US $14). The trip from the airport to the city center takes about 30 minutes depending on the time of day.


Taxi

A taxi from El Altet to the city center is approximately €18 (approximately US $20) and takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the time of day.

The trip from the airport to the Melia Hotel is approximately €25 (US $30) and takes between 15-20 minutes depending on the time of day.


Train

The Renfe is Spain’s national rail network. Renfe offers multiple daily connections to Alicante from Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and other smaller cities in the region. Renfe trains arrive at Alicante’s main train station, Estación de Madrid on Avenida de Salamanca. Alicante’s airport does not have a train station or stop.

From Madrid Chamartin/Madrid Atocha, the trip to Alicante is between 2 hours 20 minutes (fast train). A ticket for coach seating is approximately €50 (US $55) and first-class is approximately €100 (US $110).

From Barcelona Sants, the trip to Alicante is approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes. A ticket for coach seating is approximately €60 (US $65) and first-class is approximately €100 (US $110).

Alicante is connected to major cities around Spain via two main roadways. E-15 travels from Paris to the French Riviera and down the eastern coast of Spain continuing along the southern coast to Gibraltar. A-31 is one of the Spain's highway system's spokes extending from Madrid and terminating at Alicante on the coast.

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