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How to get from Alicante Airport to Altea

Altea is a charming town located on the eastern coast of Spain, in the province of Alicante. Known for its picturesque whitewashed houses, narrow cobbled streets, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, Altea is a great destination for visitors of all ages and interests.

So when travelling to Altea, you will be landing at Alicante International Airport, and you have three transport options: a taxi, a shared shuttle or a bus. A taxi from Alicante Airport to Altea is the fastest and easiest choice. Taxis and private transfers are comfortable and offer 24/7 door-to-door services, getting you to your Altea accommodation in only 45 minutes. Furthermore, shared shuttle buses are available and take around 1 hour to reach Altea. Alternatively, for those on a budget, you can take a bus; however, you must get to Alicante’s city centre before taking the bus to Altea, which takes a total travel time of around 2 hours.

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Comparison of the options

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Bus €12 120min 07:00–18:30

How to get from Alicante Airport to Altea by taxi

Taking a taxi from Alicante Airport to Altea is the fastest and most convenient option. Taxis are direct, available 24/7 and take around 45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

How much is a taxi from Alicante Airport to Altea?

Alicante taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your destination. You can expect to pay around €80 for your transfer from Alicante Airport to Altea, although that’s not a fixed price. Please note that night surcharges apply from 22:00 to 06:00, bringing your fare to €100 or higher.

If you prefer travelling at a competitive fixed rate with a local English-speaking driver, you can pre-book your personalised airport transfer with Welcome.



Trip Duration

45 Min.

*Rates may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Alicante International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxis are available at the designated taxi rank outside the arrivals terminal at Alicante International Airport.


Taking a taxi or private transfer to Altea from Alicante Airport is a safe, comfortable and hassle-free option, especially for those travelling with children or who want to save time on public transportation. Knowing that your personal belongings and loved ones are safe, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your trip.

Editor’s Note

Most taxis in Alicante accept bank card payments, although confirming with the driver beforehand is always a good idea.

Useful Tips

Be aware that a night surcharge will be applied when travelling between 22:00 to 06:00.
Tipping is not mandatory in Alicante; however, it is appreciated. Most travellers round up the fare to the nearest euro as a token of appreciation.
Ensure that the taximeter has been switched on, reset and set to the correct tariff.

How to get from Alicante Airport to Altea by shuttle

Shared shuttle services are available from Alicante Airport to Altea and are a cheaper way to get to your destination. The shuttles involve multiple stops, thus a slightly longer travel time of around 1 hour. Moreover, you will need to book your shuttle in advance.

How much is a transfer from Alicante airport to Altea by shared shuttle?

A one-way ticket on the Beniconnect shuttle bus costs €19 and includes one piece of luggage weighing up to 20 kg. You can purchase your ticket in advance on the company website.



Trip Duration

1 hour

Only pre-booked tickets are accepted on the shared shuttle bus.

Value for Money

Shared shuttles operate following airplane arrival times, with no more than 30 minutes between two planes.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

The shuttle pickup points are located outside the Alicante International Airport terminal. The shuttle company will provide the exact location at the time of booking.


Taking a shared shuttle from Alicante Airport to Altea is convenient and cost-effective, especially when travelling on a budget. Moreover, shared shuttles operate on a schedule, so you can book your shuttle in advance and avoid any wait times at the airport. However, if you are travelling in a group of 4 people, taking a taxi is the same price as the bus – a more convenient option as shuttle buses don’t offer door-to-door services.

Editor’s Note

One piece of luggage is included per passenger, weighing up to 20 kg (80X120X120).

Useful Tips

The shuttle bus only accepts booked tickets; ensure you secure your seat in advance via the company website.
Shared shuttles run according to airplane's arrival times, with a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes between two flights.
There are no more than 6 stops when taking the shuttle bus.

How to get from Alicante Airport to Altea by bus

For a budget-friendly option, travellers can take the Alsa bus. While there is no direct bus from Alicante Airport to Altea, you can take a taxi or bus from Alicante Airport to the city centre. Depending on how you get to Alicante, also known as “Estacion de Autobuses”, your travel time can vary between 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours, excluding waiting times.

How much is the bus from Alicante to Altea?

A one-way bus ticket from Alicante bus station to Altea costs €6. You can purchase your ticket on the bus website or directly at the station.



Trip Duration

2 hours

There are only 3 buses from Alicante to Altea on weekdays and 5 buses on weekends.

Value for Money

The bus is available from Monday to Friday from 07:15 to 18:30 and from 07:00 to 17:00 on the weekends.

Where do I get the bus from?

If you plan to take the bus from Alicante Airport to Alicante’s central bus station, you can find the airport’s bus station outside the arrivals hall, on the ground floor. The “Estación de Alicante-Terminal” station is located in the city centre, on Avenida Salamanca.


Taking the bus is a great cost-savvy option for your transfer from Alicante Airport to Altea. Buses from Alicante city centre are direct, comfortable and full of fantastic amenities. However, keep in mind that there are only 3 bus trips during the week, and once you reach Altea, you will need to find an alternative way to get to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

The bus from Alicante bus station to Altea is direct and takes 1 hour 25 minutes.

Useful Tips

Alsa buses are very modern, comfortable and offer amenities such as Wi-Fi, entertainment, footrests and WCs.
Discounted tickets are available for senior citizens, children and groups.
Pets and bicycles are allowed on the bus.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Alicante. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Alicante Airport to Altea?

There are three transportation options to get from Alicante Airport to Altea; you can take a taxi or private transfer, which takes 45 minutes, a shared shuttle which takes 1 hour, or a bus which takes 2 hours.

How far is Altea from Alicante Airport?

Alicante Airport is located 56 km south of Altea, they are both along the coast.

How much is a taxi from Alicante Airport to Altea?

Taxis in Alicante calculate fares using a taximeter, with price differences for day and night trips. Your transfer from Alicante Airport to Altea should cost around €80 during the day and €100 at night, traffic-dependant.

However, if you prefer travelling at a fixed rate with no hidden fees, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a direct bus from Alicante Airport to Altea?

Unfortunately, there are no direct bus routes from Alicante airport to Altea; you must first make your way to Alicante’s bus terminal in the city centre before taking the Alsa bus to Altea; from there, your travel time will be around 1 hour 25 minutes.

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