Airport Guide to Alicante-Elche (ALC)

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Airport Name
Alicante-Elche Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located seven miles south of Alicante.

3 (Only one is currently open)


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

Airport Overview

Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Alicante International (ALC) 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 travelers 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 10 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 vacation you’re bound to have in Spain.

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.

Getting into Town

Train: There’s no train from the airport. It’s wise to have some money set aside for taxi fare upon arrival, unless you prefer to take the bus.

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. It’s not fast, takes about 40 minutes to the center (a journey of 5 miles) but the service is friendly. They depart about every 20 minutes so you’ll be able to judge by the line how long you might have to wait. There are plenty of Shuttle buses too that provide transfers to the popular resorts. If you’re traveling on a package, your airport transfer will be covered.

Car Parking

The parking garage is located opposite the main terminal building; the maximum height for vehicles to park here is 6.8 feet. Cars above that 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. It gets pricey if you’re thinking of parking your car long-term, 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.

Information Desks

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

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 rent 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.

Shopping: Retail outlets range from pocket money prices (Aldeasa Duty Free shops, which sell chocolates, perfume, toys and alcohol) up to pricey (Desigual, Swarovski and an outlet of El Corte Inglés).

Food and drink: The airport is well stocked with something for everyone. Starbucks, a Carling pub, Burger King, Haagen-Dazs satisfies international taste buds. Aire Tapasbar offers local Mediterranean cuisine for those who aren’t ready to leave the Costa Blanca behind just yet.

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Airport Guide to Alicante-Elche (ALC) was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by cheapflights