Alicante Airport is located on the Costa Blanca, in the area of El Altet. Which is approx 9 KM from Alicante centre. In April 2011 Alicante opened its brand spanking new airport to handle the increase in passengers.
Alicante Airport is now a grand operation and is a pleasant upgrade on the previous airport. Alicante is an extremely popular destination and travellers arrive from all over the world. The new terminal has been opened in order to handle the ever increasing number of passengers and to offer a more modern entrance into one of the most beautiful regions of Spain. The airport is extremely busy over the summer months, when the promise of hot sunshine, lazy beaches and sizzling cocktails pull in the tourists!
Telephone support: (0034) 902 404 704 / (0034) 91 321 10 00
The Airport has stunning modern architecture and it is pleasant, clean and comfortable.
You exit your plane via a moveable walkway. Depending on where you exit from there is quite a walk from the plane through to the area that you collect your baggage.
These photos taken in August 2011 show that we had quite a walk!
The one thing I will say about our first visit to the new Airport is that it was absolutely spotless, which I hope comes across in these photos.
TIP: There is quite a walk from the plane to the baggage collection point. There is NOT a toilet between the two points. When you reach the baggage collection point there are toilets at one end of the baggage collection hall and another set of toliets right at the other end. My advice is to go before you get off the plane!
The final stairs before we reached the baggage collection area.
There are a large number of baggage collection carousels and in August 2011 we waited one hour for our baggage. Be Prepared!
In the baggage collection area there are shops, flight information points and toilets.
Click on bus timetable to enlarge
As you exit the baggage collection area there are some information points about the Alicante airport taxis and Alicante airport buses.
If you click on the image on the left hand side you will be taken to a larger image where you can see the timetable more clearly. Please note that this is from August 2011 and is not kept up to date. Please see the ALSA website for up to date information.
There were also some discount vouchers being handed out for Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Aqua Natura - if they are there when you pass through then do remember to pick them up if you are planning on visiting these attractions.
Once through the doors you are in the main Arrivals area. Here is where you can access your car hire or relatives, friends can collect you. Do pre-book your car, it is worth it!
Tourist InformationThe Tourist Information booth is situated right outside the Arrivals point. When we arrived in the evening the Information booth was closed. There was however a small Information stand situated to the left of the Arrivals.
This image is a guide to which floor you need to go to in order to get your car, bus or taxi.
The Airport is conveniently situated next to the main roads the A7, A31 and the N340. Once you have collected your baggage you will find that in a few minutes you can be on these roads, making your way North or South, exploring the delights of Spain.
Please note, if you are travelling North on the motorway from Alicante (if for example you are travelling towards Valencia) the following information is relevant to you.
Many of the junctions between Alicante and Benidorm have had their numbers changed and may not correspond to your map. Our tip is to stay on the AP7 for Valencia and you will be fine! Your exit will be clearly signposted, it is just the numbers that have changed!
|Alicante airport code||ALC|
|Time Zone||+1.00 hour ahead of U.K. time|
|Telephone:||0034 902 404 704 or 0034 966 919 000|
Organising your transfer is extremely important to ensure your holiday starts off on the right foot! Whenever we arrive at the airport the children have usually driven me to distraction, we are all tired, frazzled and just want to get to our destination as quickly and safely as possible! I always make sure therefore, that I have organised our transfer to our holiday apartment well in advance.
There are several transfer options available at the Airport and I run through them with you and hopefully your transfer from Alicante airport to your destination will be as smooth as possible ;-)
Once you have arrived at the Airport, you can travel on from here by;
Alicante Car Hire
Alicante Airport Taxi
Alicante Airport Private Transfers
Alicante Airport Bus
Full details of the on-site and off-site car parking options can be found at Alicante Airport Parking
In todays current climate, most of us want to make sure that our holiday is as competitively priced as possible. More and more travellers are booking their holiday independently and one of the main areas we can look to reduce our costs is booking a cheap flight.
We have put together a section on cheap flights to help you get the best deal!
Alicante Airport Flight Arrivals and Departures
See live streaming of the Alicante Flight Arrivals and Departure information on this page.
If you have chosen Alicante Airport as your gateway to the Costa Blanca, we hope that you have a wonderful time!
Further Information on Alicante Airport
Alicante Airport Private Transfer
Alicante Airport Buses
Alicante Airport Taxis
Alicante Airport Parking
Alicante Airport Arrivals and Departures
Alicante Airport Facilities
Alicante Terminal 1
Alicante Terminal 2
Alicante Airport Reduced Mobility
Information for Parents
Airline Directory for Alicante Airport