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How to get from Alicante Airport to City Centre

When you arrive at Alicante Airport - Elche Airport (ALC), you may choose between two main transportation methods to the city centre of Alicante. The first, and most popular travel option, is an Alicante airport taxi since it's the fastest way to reach the city centre. The second and least preferred option is the C-6 bus line. Taxis can be found at the airport rank around the clock, along with the C6 bus, which operates from 06:00 to 23:30.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €21 15min 24/7
Bus €7.70 25min 06:00–23:30

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How to get from Alicante airport to the city centre by taxi

Due to the shear amount tourists of visiting the city of Alicante every year, Alicante airport is a host to numerous taxi service operators, offering great deals to any group of people. Regardless of the operator, all licensed Alicante airport taxis must be white and carry the distinctive black and yellow taxi rooftop sign. The average price to the city of Alicante should be €21, while the trip under normal traffic conditions takes around 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Alicante airport to the city centre

The average taxi fare for a regular 4 passenger taxi from the airport to the city centre of Alicante is €21. The price is calculated by adding up the initial airport fare of €4.25 and further €1/km for the remainder of your journey. The price can further be affected by the amount of luggage you carry and time of the day. Private taxi operators usually offer fixed prices to the city centre of Alicante.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM ALC - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€ 21
€ 23
15 min
FROM ALC - TO CITY CENTRE
€ 21
€ 23
15 min
FROM ALC - TO BENIDORM
€ 70
€ 80
40 min
FROM ALC - TORREVIEJA
€ 50
€ 60
35 min
FROM ALC - TO CALP
€ 85
€ 95
50 min

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Convenience

In addition to the fact that taxis are the fastest option to the city centre of Alicante, fares are quite affordable as well, especially when traveling with a group of friends, since the divided cost per person is quite similar to the bus ticket price.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that the taximeter is properly reset when you enter a taxi. The driver is obliged to follow the fastest route unless instructed otherwise.

Useful Tips

Guide dogs, wheelchairs and baby buggies do not affect the price of the trip. Moreover, drivers are obliged to assist people with special needs.
There is an additional surcharge of 15% after 20:00 on weekdays, after 15:00 on Saturdays and on holidays.

How to get from Alicante airport to the city centre by bus

The C-6 bus line is the only public transport connecting Alicante airport to the city centre. The line operates all day, all year round and buses depart every 30 minutes. The total trip to the central Luceros station takes around 25 minutes, while the price for a regular one way ticket is €3.85.

How much is the bus from Alicante airport to the city centre?

The price for a one way bus ticket is €3.85. Tickets can be bought inside the bus.

Cost

€3.85

Trip Duration

25 Min.

Waiting time is 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The C-6 bus line is available all day, 365 days a year.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop for the C6 bus line is located on the second floor, right outside the main building, on your left hand side as you exit the airport.

Convenience

The C-6 bus line is quite convenient since it is available all day long. Moreover, the trip to the city centre takes only 10 more minutes than by taxi. The Luceros station offers further train connections to popular destinations. However, if you arrive late at night, you would have to choose a taxi for your onward journey from the airport.

Editor’s Note

The C-6 bus runs every 30 minutes between 06:00 and 23:30

Useful Tips

Always keep an eye on your personal belongings because the C-6 bus can be quite crowded. It is also advised to just wait for the next available bus, if you do not get a seat on the first one.
Always keep your ticket until the end of your destination in case of an inspection.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Alicante airport to the city centre?

The average taxi fare from Alicante airport to the city centre is €21. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the final price.

How much is a bus ticket from Alicante airport to the city centre?

Regular one-way bus tickets cost €3.85 for adults. Tickets can be purchased inside the bus.

How far is it from Alicante airport to the city centre?

The total distance from Alicante airport to the city centre is 12 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 15 minutes.

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