How to get from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

Alicante Airport is currently the sixth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals. Alicante airport ranks sixth in the Spanish airport network due to affluent passengers, behind Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Gran Canaria, ranking among the 50 busiest airports in Europe.

Alicante airport is situated 9 kilometers southwest of the capital, in the municipality of
Elche.

Alicante and the Costa Blanca are recognized worldwide for the quality of life that can be enjoyed on their land. The Costa Blanca is full of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for enjoying the Mediterranean. Come to Alicante and also enjoys good weather, good food and a range of activities to do during your vacation.

Allow at least 45 minutes for the 63 km journey by cab from Alicante Airport to Benidorm depending on the time of day.

Further information visit: http://www.aena.es

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1. Private transfers from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

Want to get from Alicante Airport to Benidorm through a speedy and comfortable journey? At Transfer4u we provide you with a reliable service with all the guarantees of security and maximum
punctuality.

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Transfer4u is a leading provider of private transfers from Alicante airport to Benidorm and vice versa. We offer a range of quality vehicles, accommodating parties of 1 to 8; 9 to 15; professional drivers; friendly and efficient office staff and competitive prices with no hidden fees.

Transfer4u is Benidorm based company specializing in Airports and Train terminal transfers.

Our company differs from the rest since:

  • All our transfer services are via motorway, in order to save you time

Public and private transportation usually provide their service driving their clients through minor highways, which takes more time because of the longer distance and frequent traffic congestions. You will not share your transfer with other passengers, to make your journey more confortable.

  • Meet & Greet Service

We welcome all our customers inside the airport (Holding name board by the arrival gates). Greeting service is included in the prices and there is no extra cost for this service.

  • Free waiting time

We won’t make a bad situation worse. If a passenger flight is delayed, or its held in for any reason, Transfer4u ensures consistency at no extra charge.

  • Free Child seat (when necessary)

We don’t charge for baby or child seat.

  UK reservation number: +44 121 285 1778   

Our comfortable vehicles for your transfer from Alicante to Benidorm and retourn

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Opel Vivaro Minivan or similar MPV7

Fresh looks, advanced technology and elegant design. The perfect vehicle for everyone who appreciates great spaciousness, style and comfort. Ideal for transportation of a small group of 7 passengers, traveling with XL suitcases.

Capacity: 7 passengers.

Available seats for children and babies (on request and free of charge).

Driver meets you personally.

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Ford Tourneo Custom MPV Minivan or similar MPV8 VIP service

Modern top of the range cars such as the new Tourneo of authentic Custom VIP service, equipped with free Wi Fi (on request) and outlets to charge your electronic devices. Allergy-friendly interior. Enjoy all of your journeys in first class.

Capacity: 8 passengers

Free Wi Fi (on request)

Available seats for children and babies (on request and free of charge)

Driver meets you personally.

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The main advantages of the Private transfer are that:

  • The journey time is between 60 and 70 minutes depending on traffic conditions
  • Not shared transfer
  • Door to door

Finally, if you are traveling with a group of up to five you might find that Transfer4u is cheaper than a taxi and more comfortable.

However the private hire is often the fastest way to cover a large amount of ground.
For further information contact us.

  • 5 up 7 persons
  • €86
    per journey
  • + Free Wi-Fi on request
  • + Multivan Vehicle
  • Book
  • 8 persons
  • €106
    per journey
  • + Vip Service
  • + Special amenities on request
  • Book

 

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2. Connecting between Alicante Airport to Benidorm by Bus

If you’re on a tight budget and if you are not in any hurry to start enjoying your holidays, ALSA Coach offers you the connecting service between Alicante airport and Benidorm, at a lower cost but it takes a bit longer, you need to adapt to their timetable and you can buy tickets only upon seats availability.
The only direct public transport link between the Airport and Alicante is by road, via ALSA coaches, there is no direct rail link. Check the website for timetables to see if there is a bus service that suits your needs at your time arrival.

Allow the necessary time to purchase your ticket, tag your baggage (if necessary), locate the departure gate, and secure your place in queue at the departure gate. During peak travel periods and holidays please anticipate terminals and coaches will be busier than normal and we suggest arriving between forty five (45) minutes to one (1) hour prior to departure, where possible.

Traveler information:

  • Luggage: Travelers are entitled to carry one single suitcase weighting up to 30 Kgs, free
    of charge, unless when otherwise stated concerning international lines (25 Kg). In case it
    needs to be checked in, the company will supply the corresponding slip.
  • Tickets: You can purchase your ticket online, calling 902 42 22 42, at Alsa’s point of sales,
    and in the bus itself. The fare is around 9.45 € one-way, per person.
  • Stops: Located in front of the arrivals and departures zones.
  • Route: Airport to Benidorm : please check the website for destination points in Benidorm.

Note that depending on the location of your accommodation in Benidorm you will have to call a taxi to reach it.

Further information visit : http://www.alsa.es/en

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3. Connecting between Alicante Airport to Benidorm by Train

Traveling by train: it is a longer journey and you have to change at several points to arrive at your
destination.

There is no direct rail service, to go by rail you must go to Alicante, bus or taxi – then train.
On your arrival to Benidorm you have to call a taxi to reach your accommodation.

Summary:

  • Alicante Airport to Alicante´s TRAM Metropolitano : 30 minutes
  • Alicante´s TRAM Metropolitano to Benidorm : 75 minutes
  • Benidorm to the accommodation by taxi
  • Travel time at least 2 hours if connections are instant with no waiting for trains to arrive. Sometimes this journey can be significantly longer.

Obviously this is rarely going to be a sensible option given the alternative of the road route,
and involves steps and escalators, so if you have baggage or children this might not be
practical.

Allow the necessary time to purchase your ticket, tag your baggage (if necessary), locate the departure gate, and secure your place in queue at the departure gate. During peak travel periods and holidays please anticipate terminals and trains will be busier than normal and we suggest arriving between forty five (45) minutes to one (1) hour prior to departure, where possible.

Further information visit http://www.tramalicante.es

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4. Connecting between Alicante Airport to Benidorm by shuttle

Another option to get from Alicante Airport to Benidorm is by the standard Shuttle bus service. You must book in advance, but this journey can be significantly longer as presumably the bus is waiting for the passengers with hold luggage and similarly timed flights.

It is may be the cheapest route if you travel alone, but you can spend 2-3 hours on a shuttle and in case the shuttle cannot reach your accommodation, you have to order a taxi or prepared to walk to your
hotel.

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5. Connecting between Alicante Airport to Benidorm by taxi

The official airport taxi service is assigned to Radio Taxi Elche. They can be identified by a
green stripe running the length of the vehicle and the coat of arms of the city of Elche on
the doors.

Without traffic congestion the fastest transfer can be achieved in around 45 minutes. During peak travel periods and holidays please consider that you may incurr in longer distance routes and frequent traffic congestions.

Fares to and from the airport include a supplement of 4.25 euros. The ordinary rate applies from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 to 22:00, and Saturday from 6:00 to 15:00. The special rate applies from Monday to Friday, from 22:00 to 6:00, Saturday from 15:00, Sunday and public holidays.

Standard Taxi Fares between Alicante Airport and Benidorm start from 67,00€ with ordinary rates and 74,00€ with special rates, and this is just for a standard saloon car (pretty small vehicle) and often there are hidden charges, such as Meet & Greet fees, driver waiting charges and additional car parking fees, etc. so check before booking – larger vehicles cost extra, and the advertised “Saloon” car are often not suitable for a family of 4 and several large suitcases… a Minivan will often cost about 50% more, but it will be worth the expense if you have more than 3 suitcases.

NOTE: It is not standard for Private Taxi, Car Service, Limo or Minicab drivers to accept
cards in their vehicles. So if you don’t pay by card in advance, you will almost certainly
have to change money into euros and pay cash if you want to pay on the day.

Be careful with hidden costs such as:

– Surcharges for paying by anything other than cash.
– Car parking, which can go up sharply after a small ‘free’ period.
– ‘Meet and greet’ charges.
– Waiting time (remember the average traveller will take 45-60 minutes to clear customs)
many companies start charging after 30 minutes – Not enough luggage capacity requiring an upgrade or extra car.
– Rescheduling your pick up if your flight is delayed or when your flight is cancelled.

Things to look out for when booking a ride online:
Also check you have a full Spain address before you book – many websites have no real
contact details!
Lastly check they have a contact telephone number.

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Summary

What is the best way to get to Alicante airport and viceversa ? Well, if you compare fares and
journey times for rail, bus, and coach services the decision is pretty much, most of the time, a difference of 20 euros or less.

If your budget would allow, choosing a private taxi transfer, 45 mins door to door for
8 of you without the hassle (and we check arrival times so no worry).

In most cases, for not much more than 26,50 Euros each return you can avoid the transfer hassle and we don’t think 13,25 Euros each way per person in a private car for 8 persons is bad at all, do you?

 

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