How to get from Alicante Airport to Benidorm
There are two possible travel options from Alicante airport to the town of Benidorm; taxis and the suburban Alsa bus. Taxis are available at the airport throughout the day, while the Alsa bus to Benidorm is available from 06:00 to 23:00. The Alicante airport taxi ride to Benidorm usually takes around 40 minutes with light traffic, while the Alsa bus from Alicante airport to Benidorm usually takes around 50 minutes.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €70|| 40min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €18.90|| 45min|| 06:00–23:00|
How to get from Alicante airport to Benidorm by taxi
All legally operating taxis at Alicante airport are obliged to be white and carry the classic black and yellow taxi rooftop sign. Like in most airports, the taxi rank at Alicante airport operates 24/7 along with many private taxi providers. Fares to Benidorm are usually fixed and the total trip, under normal traffic conditions, takes around 40 minutes.
Taxi fare from Alicante airport to Benidorm
Taxi fares to towns near Alicante, such as Benidorm, are usually offered as fixed price deals by both private taxi companies and regular local taxi drivers. The total price for a regular Alicante airport taxi trip, up to 4 passengers, is around €70 to €80 depending on the provider and the time of the day. Factors such as, extra luggage along with larger vehicles will further affect the price of the trip.
A taxi ride from Alicante to Benidorm is by far the fastest and most comfortable travel option. Even though the Alsa bus is quite fast as well, the instant availability of a taxi compared to the pre-scheduled bus hours, makes the taxi option much more dependable, especially after a long and tiring flight.
Try to avoid unlicensed drivers that will approach you as you exit the airport because they are known to overcharge travelers.
In case you do not have a booked taxi driver and there is a queue at the taxi rank, the taxi information desk inside the airport can help you hire a private taxi.
It is advised to always ask for a receipt at the end of the trip, to be able to call the driver in case you forget any items in the vehicle.
How to get from Alicante airport to Benidorm by bus
The Alsa intercity buses offer transportation to various popular destinations from the airport, such as Benidorm. The bus to Benidorm is available from 06:00 until 23:00 daily. The trip under normal traffic conditions should take no more than 50 minutes. Finally, the price for a regular one way ticket is €9.45.
How much is the bus from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
Tickets can be bought online or inside the bus.
The adult ticket price for a regular one-way trip is €9.45. Further discounts apply, such as:
Children aged 0-3: 100% OFF
Children aged 4-12: 30% OFF
Disabled people >32%: 15% OFF
Waiting time is 1-2 hours.
The Alsa airport to Benidorm bus is available from 06:00 to 23:00, 365 days a year.
Where do I get it from?
The bus to Benidorm can be found at the Alsa bus stops at Alicante airport, outside the arrivals terminal. Ask any airport staff member for directions in case you cannot orient properly.
Although the Alsa bus to Benidorm is sporadically available throughout the day, it could be worth waiting for some time since the trip duration is only 10 minutes longer than with a taxi for just a fraction of the price. Moreover, there is plenty of space for people's luggage as it is an intercity bus.
Try to book online your ticket in advance to guarantee a place at the bus. Tickets can also be bought through the ALSA app.
Taking the bus to Benidorm you are allowed to check 2 bags weighing up to 30 kg (66 lbs) overall. However, drivers are usually very flexible with the luggage regulations.
You can cancel or change your pre-booked ticket up to two hours before your bus departure.