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Transfer Options from Alicante Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Alicante Airport to City Centre

Alicante Airport, also known as El Altet (ALC), offers two main transportation methods to the city centre of Alicante. The first and most popular travel option are the Alicante airport taxis since they are the fastest way to 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 24/7. The average travel time with a taxi is 15 minutes and the total fare should be around 20€. Lastly, the C-6 bus takes around 25 minutes to reach the centre of Alicante and the price for a regular one way ticket is 3.85€.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €7.70 25min 24/7
Taxi €20 15min 24/7

How to get from Alicante airport to city centre by bus

The C-6 bus line is the only network connecting Alicante airport with the city centre. The network operates 24/7 all year long and buses are constantly available every 20 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 city centre?

The fare 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 20 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The C-6 bus line is available 24h 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 the right side of the exit facing the airport.

Convenience

The C-6 bus line is quite convenient since it is available 24h a day. Moreover, the trip to the city centre takes only 10 more minutes than with a taxi. The Luceros station has further train connections to popular destinations.

Editor’s Note

The availability of the C-6 bus changes every 60 minutes from 10:00pm to12:00pm.

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.

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How to get from Alicante airport to city centre by taxi

Due to the shear amount tourists visiting the city of Alicante every year, Alicante airport is a host for numerous taxi service operators offering great deals to any group of people. Regardless of the operator, all licensed Alicante airport taxis must be colored white and carry the distinctive black and yellow taxi rooftop sign. The average price to the city of Alicante should be around 20€, while the trip under normal traffic conditions takes around 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Alicante airport to city centre

The average taxi fare for a regular 4 passenger taxi vehicle from the airport to the city centre of Alicante is around 20 €. The price is mainly composed of two factors, initial airport fare - 4.25€ and further 1€/km. The price can further be affected by the amount of luggage 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
€20
€23
15 min
FROM ALC - TO CITY CENTRE
€20
€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

Convenience

In addition to the fact that taxis are the fastest option to the city centre of Alicante, the fares are quite affordable as well, especially when traveling with a group of friends since the divided cost per person does not diverge much from the bus ticket price.

Editor’s Note

Make sure that the taximeter is properly zeroed when you enter a taxi vehicle. The driver is obliged to drive you from the fastest route unless instructed otherwise.

Useful Tips

Guide dogs, wheelchairs and baby carriage 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 08:00pm on weekdays, after 03:00pm on Saturdays and on holidays.

Frequently asked questions

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

The average taxi fare from Alicante airport to the city centre is 20€. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How much is a bus ticket from Alicante airport to 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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