Alicante local travel tips
Alicante is an ever growing city where more and more people have chosen Alicante as an ideal place in Europe to live a comfortable life in modern surroundings and with perpetual blue skies. ‘Wake up happy’ is the feeling you get when you live in Alicante, and without a doubt the most luxurious area of Alicante is the Alicante Golf Resort, located 200 meters from San Juan Beach.
Getting to Alicante is very easy with daily flights from almost every European country and accommodation is never a problem as there are a large number of holiday villas and apartments up and down the Costa Blanca, including Alicante, Benidorm, Villajoyosa, El Campello and Golf Alicante.
For many arriving in Alicante and finding accommodation, this is usually taken care of prior to arrival, but once in Alicante you may need to travel. Our Alicante travel advice will help you get to any destination, whether within Alicante or any other Spanish destination.
Alicante’s main train station is located in the center of Alicante, near the “El Corte Ingles” shopping center. Almost every major Spanish city is accessible, including Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, Valencia, and Bilbao. There are high-speed train connections on a regular basis and you can even book at the station or online at Renfe.es – address: Avda. de Salamanca, Alicante. Tel: +34 965 923 850.
If you’re looking to take a look locally, some of the best spots are just north of Alicante, and the tram is ideal for getting into virtual luxury at very affordable prices. More details can be found on their website – http://www.fgvalicante.com . Trams run every 15 or 30 minutes and tickets from Alicante to El Campello can be purchased either at the tram stop or on the tram itself if this service is not available. For just over a euro you can be at the Alicante Golf Course in 10 minutes and walk around what has become an upscale residential area of Alicante.
Within Alicante itself there is a great bus service that will take you to any part you wish to visit. Red buses are used for inland areas of Alicante, while blue buses go to nearby villages such as El Campello which is number 21. Check the following website for Alicante bus travel times – www.alicante-ayto.es/ingles/traffic_transport/transportes-tarifas-tam.html.
Alicante’s central bus station is located at “Address: Calle Portugal 17, Alicante”, and also has services to the rest of the province of Alicante, as well as national and international services. You will usually find that traveling by bus is the cheapest option to the train, but personally I would only choose this option as a last resort.
One of the best ways to travel short and long distances from Alicante is the public bus system. Alicante has a nice bus stop located in Cali Portugal – near the port. Several bus companies operate from this bus station and offer connections to many other regions of Spain. For more information regarding bus services leaving Alicante, please call +34 965 130700.
On the other hand, you may want to avoid public transportation and get a rental car directly from Alicante airport, or you can pre-arrange this online. You shouldn’t pay more than 100 euros per week, so compare prices first.
Getting a taxi in Alicante can sometimes be your only option, so make a note of this phone number that might come in handy – 965 10 16 11. There is a minimum service charge, but it’s generally not that expensive just in case of an emergency. From Alicante to the airport, you would expect to pay around 30€, which is about a 25-minute drive.