How to get from Alicante Airport to Calpe
Arrival into Calpe by air will bring you into one of six largest airport in Spain, Alicante´s International Airport, known as El Altet (ALC), which is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region.
Allow at least 60 minutes for the 77 km journey by taxi from Alicante airport to Calpe depending on traffic conditions.
Most travelers will arrive at Alicante airport, the nearest airport to Calpe, just over 77kms away. Although you can get to Calpe from Valencia airport and from San Javier airport (Murcia). Calpe is about 133 kms away from Valencia airport and 167 kms from Murcia airport.
Please allow extra time to go through security and customs at the airports. There are long queues at passport control, it takes around 40-60 minutes to clear customs and collect luggage, especially in summer season.
Alicante Airport (ALC)
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.
In March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.
Traveling to and from Alicante Airport
Alicante airport is well connected and has various forms of transportation. Choice of connections to and from Alicante airport include Public Buses, Private Transfer Services , Combine Bus-Train, Taxi, and Car Hire.
Some services have to be pre-booked, some services can be sought at the airport and some services offer both options, often saving you money if pre-booked. Check before traveling.
Alicante Airport to Calpe by Road: Private Transfer
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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.
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Alicante Airport to Calpe by Train (Combine Bus – Train)
Alicante airport does not have any train connection whatsoever. The only way to get on a train to Calpe is via Alicante downtown.
Alicante Airport is connected by the C-6 bus route (estimated travel to Alicante:30 minutes) to the different Train-tram and tram routes of Alicante’s TRAM Metropolitano, linking the city centre with towns on the Costa Blanca, including Calpe (estimated travel to Calpe: 121 minutes approx. ,check the website for timetables and prices).
For Calpe you need to take the tram at the station Alicante-Luceros , get the line 1 to Benidorm (72 minutes approx.), change at Benidorm (Timeout 13 minutes approx.) and get the line 9 to Denia, stop in Calpe (85 minutes approx. to arrive to Calpe).
However, be sure to confirm that the direction of the train more or less coincides with your destination. The front of the train, and the platform indicator, will show the ultimate destination of the train.
The tram stops are well signposted and each stop gives information about all the tram destinations.
Although the Tram train is a nice alternative because it offers more chances for sightseeing, I would like to inform you about the principal disadvantages of using this option.
- Alicante Airport to Alicante ́s TRAM Metropolitano : 30 minutes by bus connection
- 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.
- Alicante ́s TRAM Metropolitano to Benidorm : 75 minutes
- Change at Benidorm (Timeout 13 minutes) and get the line to Calpe (85 minutes)
If your accommodation is a bit away from a Tram station, be sure to find the information on a bus route that takes you to your destination or prepare to call a taxi .
Travel time at least 4 hours if connections are instant with no waiting for trains to arrive. Sometimes this journey can be significantly longer.
For the savvy conscious tourist however, the relative low cost of the combine Bus-Tram compared with other methods of travel means that they will take the tram for any day-trips, to get around the Costa Blanca area cheaply.
Further information visit http://www.tramalicante.es
Alicante Airport to Calpe by Road: Bus
The ALSA bus company offers you the connecting service between Alicante airport and Calpe. The journey takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and 2 hours depending if the travel is directly or with stops.
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: You take the Alicante Airport bus to Benidorm to get to Calpe via Benidorm. Change at Benidorm (Timeout 20 minutes) and get the bus to Calpe.
On most routes buses are frequent during normal daytime hours, with them becoming less frequent during afternoon, and no routes from 17:15 till 07:45 hrs.
Further information visit : http://www.alsa.es/en
Also, the budget-conscious will find that the bus offers a cheaper alternative, even if it is a slower journey, although compared to using the tram, this is a much quicker way to get to Calpe from Alicante airport.
The other alternative is to get a bus direct to Calpe via downtown Alicante. The Alicante Airport is connected to Alicante bus station by the C-6 bus route (estimated travel to Alicante:30 minutes, stop is at Calle Pintor Lorenzo Casanova, right beside the bus station).
At the Alicante bus station you can board your bus to Calpe , please check the website for stops in Calpe. The fare is around 7.25 € one-way, per person and the journey takes about 1 hour 40 minutes and 2 hours.
Note that on depending on the location of your accommodation in Calpe, surely you will have to call a taxi to reach it.
Alicante Airport to Calpe by Road: Taxis
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 60 minutes. During peak travel periods and holidays please consider that you may incur in longer distance routes and frequent traffic congestions.
Fares between Alicante Airport and Calpe start from 95,00 € with ordinary 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.
There are also several models of taxis but all take a maximum of 4 passengers. If you are a group of 5 people you have to order 2 taxis, the price increase to 190 € (38 € per person), remember to ask for a fixed price.
Alicante Airport to Calpe by Road: Car Hire
Car Hire/Car Rental
Another way to get from Alicante airport to Calpe is through car hire .
There are many places you can find an affordable car to hire in Alicante airport.
Bookings, to and from, the Alicante airport can be made online as well, using the online booking platforms by Centauro ,Avis, Hertz, and many more.
If you book in advance, you will obtain lower rates and wider fleet choices. You can collect and drop your rental car at Alicante airport.
Most car hire companies require a valid driver’s license and a passport for ID, as well as a credit card for the deposit requested.
As always, check the fine print on your rental agreement and always drive safely. Be very sure to check all the inclusive being offered for the price on quote, specially the insurance conditions.
For sure not the cheapest form of transfer from Alicante airport to Calpe , but a rental car will get you directly to your hotel or apartment.
Getting from the airport to Calpe, by car, is very straightforward. Take the AP-7 (toll road) and get off at exits 63 and 64. Both are for Calpe.