Airport Guide to Alicante (ALC)

Airport Name

Alicante Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 11km (7 miles) south of Alicante.

Terminals

1

IATA Code

ALC

Telephone

+34 (0)96 691 9000 / 9100 / 9310

Airport Overview

Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Alicante International is an ideal gateway to Spain’s pristine coast. The country’s sixth-busiest airport underwent major renovations in March 2011, including the construction of a new terminal large enough to handle 20 million travellers annually.

The sun-drenched airport offers plenty to do for passengers waiting to board. Between retail shopping and Internet surfing in the VIP lounge, grab a bite at the delightful tapas bar or pose with friends and family in newly installed photo booths.

Flights to Alicante Airport arrive daily from Madrid, Barcelona and other hubs, primarily across Europe. Approximately ten million passengers access the gateway to the Costa Blanca each year. The unparalleled beach resorts attract both low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, easyJet and Air Berlin, as well as full-service airlines such as Iberia.

Alicante’s modern architecture and spacious layout create an aesthetic as refreshing as the holiday you’re bound to have in Spain.

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Terminal Transfer

Terminal 2 (home to Ryanair) is adjacent to Terminal 1 (where easyJet is based), just a five-minute walk from one to the other.

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Getting into Town

Train: There's no train from the airport and taxi fares to the train station in Alicante run to about €22. If you're going to Benidorm budget between €70 and €85 for the taxi fare.

Bus: To catch a bus to Alicante, Benidorm, Murcia or other areas on the Costa Blanca, head out of the Arrivals building, cross the first street and stay left. At bus stop 30 you'll find the "official" coaches. There's an Airport-Alicante City line that runs throughout the day and costs about €3. It's not fast, takes about 40 minutes to the centre (a journey of 8km / 5 miles) but the service is friendly. They depart about every 20 minutes so you'll be able to judge by the queue how long you might have to wait. There are plenty of Shuttle buses too that provide transfers to the popular resorts. If you're travelling on a package, your airport transfer will be covered.

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Car Parking

The parking garage is located opposite the main terminal building; the maximum height for vehicles to park here is 2.10 meters. Cars above 2.10 meters in height need to be parked at the open air car park, situated opposite the old terminal buildings.

The short-term car parking at the garage has a relatively complicated pricing system: it’s calculated per minute. Half an hour costs €0.70, while an hour runs €2.22. It gets pricey if you're thinking of parking your car long-term – up to four days cost €18.30 per day, so you should consider parking off-site. There are several cheaper alternatives to parking at the airport. Other providers are located nearby and offer shuttle service to the terminals.

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Information Desks

The staff at Alicante is considered friendly and helpful. There's a Tourist Information Office on P1 (Arrivals).

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: There is lost property at the airport and left-luggage offices through individual airlines in the baggage reclaim zone.

Conference and business: Meeting rooms for hire are available for receptions, conferences, press conferences and business meetings. Check out the terminal’s Internet access points – they’re stocked with printers and mobile phone chargers for your convenience.

Other facilities: The new terminal at Alicante offers a wide range of amenities, including a VIP lounge (Sala Vip - Salon IFACH), vending machines, first aid facilities, Internet access points, a pharmacy, an estanco, and 14 cardiac recovery points.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi access is available throughout Alicante’s airport terminal via Telefónica de España, though unfortunately it’s not free. Check Telefónica’s website for the latest in access rates.

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    All major car rental companies, including Auriga Crown Car Hire, Avis, Centauro, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, National Atesa, Record Rent a Car, Sixt, Solmar and Rent-A-Car have booths located in the arrival area of the airport. Pick up your car at the parking garage opposite the terminal building, where you will also need to return your car. There is a separate entry to the garage for rental cars only.

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