If you want to catch a local bus to one of the nearby resorts then you need to go up one level to the departure floor (level2) and go out of the exit at the far end where you will see stops to Alicante, and other popular resorts. You can check out the timetables and fares by clicking on the links to the bus companies provided below.
There is a very large bus parking area outside the lower floor -2 but this is where the charter buses and tour operator ones stop.
Although the airport is only 9km south-east of the city it is best to allow around 30-40 minutes for the journey plus waiting time.
There is a bus station and Tren-Tram in Alicante where you can get connections to other resorts along the coast and inland which do not have direct connections with the airport.
I have listed the timetables for the main routes below, but still check with the bus companies as they are subject to unscheduled changes.
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The C6 bus links to TRAM Metropolitano (Tren-Tram) which connects to Costa Blanca resorts.
Runs into the centre of Alicante every day at 20 minute intervals from 05:30 to 24:00.
You can buy a ticket on the bus: €2,70 single fare: €11,50 for a ten journey ticket.
For more details visit www.subus.es
This is a direct bus line from Alicante Airport to Benidorm Bus Station on Avenida Europa which runs every hour from 08:00 until 17:00, and then a two hourly intervals to 23:00.
The journey time is around 50 minutes.You can buy your ticket on the bus for €8,30 per single trip and €16,60 return.
General telephone number: +34 902 422 242 or visit www.alsa.es
There is a new express non-stop bus service from Alicante Airport to Torrevieja. The 65km route follows the CV-905 and the A-7 motorway inland and takes about 40 minutes.
The service runs 365 days a year with 6 return trips a day leaving Alicante Airport every two hours from 10:00-20:00
You an buy your ticket on the bus at cost of €6,79 for a single journey.
Telephone: +34 965 710 146 or visit www.costazul.net.
Line 1A runs directly into Elche and Alicante city centre. If you are heading south towards Mar Menor it will probably provide better onward connections. The service operates daily at hourly intervals Monday-Friday from 07:10-22.10 (07:00-21:00 every two hours on weekends and holidays).
Tickets can be purchased on the bus: single fare €1,45: senior citizens €0,95: 20 journey tickets €24,00
More details at www.subus.es
Bus route 1B runs from the airport to Torrellano and Elche, in one direction, and to coastal resorts Playa El Altet and Arenales del Sol in the other direction.
It operates Mondays to Fridays at hourly intervals from 06:55 to 10:55 and from 10:55 to 16:55 every two hours then from 16:55 to 22:55 every hour.
At weekend and holidays it runs every hour hours from 0 6:55 to 18:55.
Tickets can be brought on the bus at a cost of: single fare €1,45: senior citizens €0,95: 20 journey tickets €24,00
You can find more details at www.subus.es
This is a non-stop bus service which runs directly from into Murcia city centre.
The journey takes about 55 minutes and operates: Mondays to Fridays at two hourly intervals from 07:15 to 19:15 and 20:15./ Saturdays every two hours from 09:15-17:15 and Sundays every two hours from 09:15 to 20:15.
Single ticket €4,79. Return €8,62.
General information and bookings telephone number: +34 902 422 242 or visit www.alsa.es
The journey to the coastal village of Santa Pola takes about 30 minutes and costs €2,20 single fare (€2,35 at weekends).
Timetable: Daily at 9:05, 15:30, 19:25 and 21:25.
Telephone number: +34 965 413 499 or visit Autocares Baile