Alicante Airport Buses
If it is your first time to Alicante airport, or if you have not been to the new NAT Terminal before, catching a bus can be a little confusing. Alicante has an enormous bus park that is located on the lower floor (level -2), and it is well signposted, but this park is only for charter buses or buses operated by tour operators. Buses in this park are operated by Shuttledirect, Resorthoppa, Beni Connect, Holiday Taxis, Bestresortcare, Travel Republik, A2B, Jumbo Transfers and Jet2 to name a few.
If you are looking for a local & interurban bus that can take you to Alicante, Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, Elche, Murcia or other destinations on the Costa Blanca, you must follow the signs to the departures floor on level 2. Companies like Alsa, Subus, Autocares Costa Azul and Autocares Baile operate theses buses.
Where to Catch Local or Interurban Buses
After you have collected your luggage and passed customs, you will find yourself on Level 0. To get to the bus stop, walk straight to the elevators and take go UP to the departures floor, which is Level 2. Ignore the sign for 'Bus' to level -2, as this will take you to the charter buses.
On level 2, make your way to the far end of the terminal and then exit the building. The bus stop will then be in front of you.
Popular Bus Routes
- Alicante Airport to Elche (Line 1A) - This route takes you from the airport to the centre of Elche and stops at Torrellano, the industrial park and a few other places in the city. Tickets cost €1.50 (€0.95 for Senior citizens) and the bus operates between 07:10 to 22:10. You can find out more information here.
- Alicante Airport to Arenales del Sol (Line 1B) - This route has two directions, so ensure you get on the bus that is going in the correct direction. It will take you from the airport to Torrellano and Elche in one direction, and to Playa El Altet and Arenales del Sol in the other direction. Tickets cost €1.50 (€0.95 for Senior citizens) and the route operates between 05:30 to 00:05. You can find out more information here.
- Alicante Airport to Alicante Centre (Line C6) - This route takes you from the airport to the city centre and stops at the train station, the TRAM station and a few other important places. If you want to connect to the TRAM, get off at 'Plaza de los Luceros' (or 'Alfonso X El Sabio' ) stop. Tickets cost €3.85 (€0.95 for Senior citizens) and the route operates every 20 minutes between 05:00 to 24:00. You can find out more information here.
- Alicante Airport to Benidorm or Calpe - There is a direct bus operated by Alsa connecting the airport with Benidorm and Calpe bus stations. Tickets cost €9.45 with the route operating between 08:00 and 23:00. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Benidorm and 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Calpe. You can buy tickets or find out the timetable on the Alsa Website.
- Alicante Airport to Murcia – This non-stop bus is operated by Alsa. Tickets cost €5.22 and the route operates between 07:15 and 21:45. The journey time is approximately 55 minutes. You can buy tickets or find out the timetable on the Alsa Website.
- Alicante Airport to Santa Pola - This route takes you from the airport to Santa Pola and stops at Playa de El Altet, Arenales del Sol and Gran Alacant. Tickets cost €2.45 and the bus operates every 2 hours between 09:25 and 19:25. You can buy tickets or find out the timetable on the Autocares Baile Website.
- Alicante Airport to Torrevieja - This is a directly route operated by Autocares Costa Azul. Tickets cost €6.92 and the bus operates every 2 hours between 08:00 and 20:00. You can buy tickets or find out the timetable on the Autocares Costa Azul Website.
The routes above are some of the most popular passengers take. If you are looking for other routes, Alsa is the most likely company to provide alternatives. You can check out their website at www.alsa.es to view all the routes they offer.
It is not necessary (and not possible for some routes) to buy a ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased as you enter the bus, so there is no need to buy tickets in advance. We would also not recommended it, because if your flight were to be delayed, you may have to buy a second ticket.
If you do not think a bus is the best form of transport for your needs, there are other forms of transport available. Have a look at the following links for more forms of transportation from the airport: