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Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Alicante Airport
International Airport Alicante (Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche) is the third biggest airport in Spain. Annually it receives more than 10 million passengers, having, however, only one terminal. From this airport tourists travel not only to Alicante but also to other towns in the east of the country: Benidorm (Costa Blanca), Torrevieja, Calpe, Denia, Campello, Valencia.
How to Get from Alicante Airport to Alicante City Center or the other way round
The airport is located 13 km away from the center. There are only three ways to get there:
- by bus. The stop is located on the second floor of the terminal (Level 2). The route you need is С-6 going to Plaza Puerta del Mar (the square in the center of Alicante). Buses go daily from 06:40 to 23:00 every 20–25 minutes. Tickets can be bought directly from the bus driver;
- taxi service at Alicante Airport, which can be taken on the spot or ordered via the app;
- transfer, booked online in advance.
From the airport it is also possible to get to Elche, Murcia, Torrevieja, Benidorm, Denia by bus. If you are arriving in Alicante at night, you will only be able to get to your hotel by transfer or taxi.
Transfers from Alicante Airport vs. Taxi, taken on the spot or ordered via the app
Advantages of a private transfer
You can order it in your native language. The majority of local taxi drivers speak only Spanish. Even if a taxi driver speaks English, his/her pronunciation is indistinct or he/she is not willing to speak a foreign language at all. In case of transfer, Kiwitaxi booking form is available in several languages in addition to English. Besides, a 24-hour English-speaking support will answer any questions concerning your booking.
You will not lose time and money. Experienced taxi drivers in Spain often use the following trick to charge extra money from a tourist: while you are trying to explain your route or destination in your average Spanish (if any), a driver will be asking you again and again in return, pretending he/she does not understand you. In the meanwhile, the meter will be on and you will have lost several extra euros by the moment he gets you.
You are always sure about the prices. Even accredited taxi drivers have a way to discreetly increase the final sum for the trip: they turn the meter on at a higher rate and give a receipt like nothing’s wrong.
Disadvantages of a private transfer
Minimum 16 euro more expensive. Any taxi from Alicante Airport to the downtown will cost 19–25 euro. The transfer price on the same route starts from 41 euro.
It is cheaper only when travelling to Benidorm. A taxi trip cost to Benidorm will make 70–87 euro depending on time of day and distance to your hotel. A price on private transfer from Alicante Airport is fixed — 70 euro.
Transfers from Alicante Airport vs. Buses
Advantages of a private transfer
You can get twice as fast to your hotel by transfer. Bus trip will take at least 40 minutes, including waiting time.
You will not spend the night at the airport. It is not possible to leave the air hub from 23:00 to 06:40 by bus. But our service can bring you to your hotel at any time of day.
Disadvantage of a private transfer
Much more expensive. One bus ticket to Alicante costs 3,85 euro.