On this page you can see the Alicante airport map and a useful Alicante airport guide with basic information, at the foot of the page you will find a group of links with detailed maps of all cities with airports in Spain, where you can view the map of your destination airport with diverse views, satellite and street view or take a virtual tour around.
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Alicante Airport is located 9km southwest of the centre of Alicante, in the district of Elche, on the Costa Blanca. It is between the A7 motorway and the N332 national road, and can be accessed from either. Access signs are written in Spanish and Valencian, with car hire Alicante Airport clearly signed in English "Car Rental". If you are driving directly to the terminal, look out for these signs:
FOR ARRIVALS – Spanish LLEGADAS / Valencian ARRIBADES
FOR DEPARTURES – Spanish: SALIDAS / Valencian EIXIDES
The two old terminal buildings at Alicante Airport have closed down and were replaced in March 2011 by an open and light new much larger one, to cope with the increase in tourism, business and economy to around 10 millions passengers using the airport each year. The main percentage of these travel from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.
There is a range of transport available from Alicante Airport; car hire Alicante, transfers, taxi, bus and train. The airport has easy access to the nearby motorway and national road system, making driving easy onward to Alicante, Benidorm, Calpe, Torrevieja and Murcia. There are two petrol stations close to the airport.
Alicante Airport - Tel: (+34) 966 919 100 / 966 919 000
AENA Flights and general information: (+34) 902 404 704
Lost Property Alicante Airport: Tel: (+34) 966 919 223 / Fax: (+34) 966 659 218
Simplify your trip by reserving ahead and collect your car directly from Alicante Airport when you arrive, with no complications. Book cheap car hire Alicante, for a full and complete service for business or leisure, with a huge range of cars. Families may be interested in large people carriers for spacious comfort for kids and cases; or those rushing off to a business meeting may prefer a nippy little city car. Use our simple search options at the top of the page to find the best offers currently available for car hire at Alicante Airport from all the car hire companies operating there. Alicante Airport car hire companies are mainly based within the terminal, a few metres to the right of the Arrivals exit door; smaller companies have offices in the parking area.
Reserve your car hire Alicante Airport in advance to guarantee the best prices.
Alicante Airport Transfer Service runs from Alicante Airport to Costa Blanca hotels and apartments and into the city. Reserve ahead to guarantee no delays at the airport, friendly drivers will take you and your fellow travellers directly to the door of your destination, while you can relax and plan your holiday.
If you are travelling in the summer, the queue for public transport can be very long and sometimes up to an hour's wait. You can head straight for your hotel, rather than losing valuable time in tiring queues.
The following airlines, in alphabetical order, fly directly from Alicante Airport to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Aer Lingus - Belfast, Dublin
BMI Baby – Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands
Easyjet – Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stanstead, Manchester, Newcastle, Southend
FlyBe – Exeter, Southampton
Jet2.com – Belfast, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle.
Monarch Airlines – Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester
Ryanair – Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Stanstead, Manchester, East Midlands.
If you are meeting a flight at Alicante Airport, before you set off check online live flight time arrival and delay information. There is ample car parking available, with close access to the terminal.
If you are arriving on a flight to Alicante Airport, the Baggage Claim area, Passport Control and Exit are clearly marked in the new and well lit Terminal building. There is only one Arrivals exit door, so if you are meeting someone at Alicante Airport, they will be easy to find. Alicante car hire collection points, bus and taxi ranks are all clearly displayed. The major car hire Alicante Airport companies are easily found a few metres to the right of the Arrivals exit; others are based in the parking area.
If you are departing from Alicante Airport or dropping someone off, you can check live departure pages for flight departure time and delay information. Allow plenty of time at Alicante Airport prior to your scheduled departure time, especially during the summer high season, as it is a popular and busy airport and queues at security and passport control can be inevitable. Check screens at the airport to see from which gate your flight is departing and ensure that you are through passport control at least 45 minutes before flight departure time.
There are various transport options for your onward journey from Alicante Airport to nearby Alicante, Benidorm, Torrevieja, Murcia or other destinations in Spain. The most convenient are the Alicante car hire service or Alicante Transfer service, which can both be reserved in advance to avoid waiting in queues upon arrival for buses or taxis, and you can get away quickly to start your trip.
The bus parking area outside Lower Floor 2 at Alicante Airport is for Charter and Tour Operator buses only. No local area buses go from this area. Local buses travel to Alicante, Benidorm, Denia, Santa Pola, Torrevieja, Murcia and Elche from the Upper Level 2 at Alicante Airport, located at the end of the terminal at Departures level.
There can often be queues for these buses and they get very packed, especially with so many people carrying luggage. Families with small children and suitcases may find the journey by bus quite difficult. Choosing a car hire Alicante Airport service or Alicante Airport Transfer is a better option, you can travel directly to your hotel rather than wasting your holiday waiting in the queues.
If you are travelling during high season, particularly during summertime and the busy tourist season, options such as the car hire Alicante Airport and Alicante Airport Transfer service are highly recommended, as queues for public city transport buses are long, and the Spanish sun can be very strong. Save your time and energy to enjoy your Alicante trip rather than waste it in queues at the airport.
Upon arrival at Alicante Airport if you choose to go by taxi, follow the signs to the taxi rank just outside the terminal building at Level 0, Arrivals area.
The taxi fares from Alicante Airport may vary, so be sure to ask for a quote before setting off in the taxi, rather than getting a nasty surprise at the other end. Additional supplements are charged for large suitcases, entry or exit to the airport, weekends and public holidays and night travel.
During the tourist season, there are often long queues at the Alicante Airport taxi ranks, to avoid these queues, we recommend considering either the car hire Alicante Airport or the private Alicante Airport Transfer service directly to your journey's end. They are the ideal way to save your time and energy, after a tiring flight, to start off your stress free holiday in the easiest way.
Information about Passenger Services
Passenger Services at Alicante Airport include: Banks, Currency Exchange, VIP Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Internet WiFi zone, Tourist Information, Luggage.
Facility, Lost Luggage department, and several restaurants and shops.
Alicante Airport offers assistance to passengers with special needs and mobility issues. If you are travelling in a wheelchair, please advise your airline prior to travel so that assistance can be arranged in advance.
Murcia Airport (MJV) – 82km from Alicante Airport
Valencia Airport (VLC) – 178km from Alicante Airport
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