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Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport (ALC)


Alicante International Airport, located 5.6 miles (9km) southwest of Alicante on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the most popular airports for flights to Spain's coastal resorts. Newly-renovated, the airport can handle up to 20 million passengers each year, so it has no problem with the roughly 10 million who pass through annually.

Most flights to Alicante Airport connect via major Spanish airports in Madrid and Barcelona, and are operated by low-cost carriers like easyJet and Ryanair. The sunny and attractive terminal offers plenty of entertainment options ranging from duty-free shops and tapas bars to internet terminals and photo booths.


The airport is located seven miles (11km) south of Alicante.

Getting to the city

Regular buses leave every 30 minutes for the main bus station in Alicante, and taxis are available outside Arrivals. Note that most package tour operators arrange transport.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).


Tel: +34 09 66 919 000, +34 09 02 404 704.

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sol-Mar, Europcar and National. Before booking it is worth finding out if it is possible to pickup and drop off rental cars at the airport, rather than at an off-site location.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be found outside the terminal building's lower level. A surcharge is added to taxis caught late at night.


The airport has bars, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets, and several shops, including duty-free. ATMs and currency exchange facilities are also available. There is a VIP lounge which offers fax, photocopying and Internet capabilities for first- and business-class passengers. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance.


Parking at Alicante Airport is available in the car park opposite the terminal; those looking for long-term parking may want to consider cheaper off-site options with shuttle services.

Departure Tax




WiFi is available throughout the airport for a fee through Telefonica.

Business Lounges

There are internet access points with printing facilities and cell phone chargers in the terminal, and meeting rooms are available to hire.

Alicante Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.