Alicante Airport Guide (ALC)
Code: ALCNo. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +34Timezone: GMT +2:00
03071 Alicante, Spain
Alicante Airport is located 9km (5 miles) south of Alicante.
90 240 4704 or 91 321 1000.
Alicante Airport is a key gateway to the popular Costa Blanca region of Spain, making it among Spain’s busiest airports. Our Alicante Airport guide includes contact details and information on facilities, transport and accommodation options.
A new terminal complex opened in 2011, and the previous two separate terminals were closed. However, plans are in place to 'resurrect' these by 2014, following completion of a connecting hall.
Aena information desks are located at the check-in area and in the departures area. The Valencia Tourism Agency (tel: 96 691 9367) has an information desk in Arrivals.
From Alicante, take the Alicante-Murcia route and leave at the airport junction; alternatively, take the national road N-340 to Alicante Airport. From Benidorm, take the A-7 southwards.
Bus: The C6 public bus service operated by Subús (www.subus.es) runs every 20 minutes to/from Alicante central bus station (journey time: approximately 20 minutes; fare: €2.70). Other services run to Benidorm and Murcia. All buses depart from opposite the arrivals hall.
Taxi: Taxis are available in front of the arrivals hall at Alicante Airport (journey time to Alicante: 15-20 minutes; fare: from €20). Further taxi information (tel: 96 542 7777) is available.
Payphones are located throughout the terminal. Paid-for Wi-Fi access is available and there are also internet kiosks at various locations within the main building.
There are several bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as a fast-food outlet and ice cream parlour. The majority of these outlets are located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Alicante Airport offers various shops; these include newsagents, a tobacconist's, gift and jewellery shops, a music and electronics retailer store and a sports outlet. There are also three duty-free shops for passengers leaving the EU.
There are lost property offices on the ground floor. There is no left-luggage facility at Alicante Airport.
There is a meeting room for hire on the terminal's ground floor and a VIP lounge (tel: (96) 919 149) offering internet access and café facilities. More extensive meeting and conference facilities are available at the region's hotels – the nearest such facilities are at the Hotel Areca (tel: (96) 568 5477; www.hotelareca.es), about 2km (1.6 miles) from the airport.
There is a designated area outside the terminal building for dropping-off disabled passengers. There are also designated parking spaces for disabled passengers in the airport car park opposite the terminal building. Alicante Airport also has lifts, ramps and disabled toilets; wheelchairs are available on request and it is advised to pre-arrange the provision and collection of a wheelchair before arriving at the airport. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel
Parking is available in two car parks, with a total capacity of 3,000 spaces. One car park is located opposite the terminal building and the other next to it; long- and short-term parking rates are available in both.
Car hire is available from Avis, Centauro, Europcar, Goldcar Rental, Hertz, National Atesa, Record Go and Sixt.
There are no on-site hotels at Alicante Airport, the nearest being about 2km (1.6 miles) from the terminal. However, a wide choice of accommodation of all types can be found in the surrounding area. Our Alicante Airport guide includes the following accommodation options: