HOW TO GET TO BENIDORM FROM ALICANTE AIRPORT
Benidorm is located on the Northern Costa Blanca in Spain and the nearest airport to the resort is Alicante Airport which is just over approximately sixty kilometres or forty miles away.
Most of the tourists who have booked vacations to Benidorm do choose Alicante Airport as their gateway to the Costa Blanca. On arrival at Alicante Airport you can then make your way to Benidorm by one of the following ways.
Benidorm is one of the few remaining resorts on the Costa Blanca where you can book all inclusive and packaged holidays to, and if you have booked one of these holidays then a return transfer will be included in the price of your holiday.
Benidorm is a great place for a package holiday or a last-minute weekend break. If you are unsure of its location you can find out more on our where is Benidorm page.
Most visitors to Benidorm Spain will no doubt be arriving at Alicante Airport – So having arrived at Alicante airport how do you get to Benidorm and how do you find the cheapest way of getting to your Benidorm accommodation from Alicante Airport?
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HOW TO FLY TO BENIDORM – NEAREST AIRPORTS TO BENIDORM
International airports near Benidorm, Spain.
60 km: Alicante Airport (ALC)
148 km: Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV)
154 km: Valencia Airport (VLC)
Unless you are coming for longer periods of time or love driving most people book flights to Benidorm if they want to come on vacation. Note that Benidorm itself does not have an airport but the major international airport at Alicante is not far away and there are many options for getting to Benidorm quite easily and reasonably priced – see our Benidorm transfers page for detailed options.
It can sometimes work out cheaper to travel by car if you have a large family it can save you money as opposed to expensive air fares.
With petrol, tolls and an overnight stay it costs between four and five hundred pounds return. Cheap flights can be had from as little as eighty pounds return. The flights always look cheaper on the internet but when you are adding up all the taxes, the extra suitcase, priority boarding, transits, car hire etc yes it all adds up.
Benidorm Costa Blanca is approximately a two hour flight from any U.K. international airport. When booking a flight to Benidorm there are three airports that you can fly into. Alicante is the nearest one, approximately an hour travel time between the two. Valencia is approximately an hour and a half away by car, and Murcia two hours away by car.
One of the main attractions is of course the Benidorm weather.
British Airways at this moment in time no longer flies to Alicante or Valencia, but then you have the choice of booking flights with Thomsonfly, Ryan Air, Easyjet, and Monarch. They occasionally have sales, and the further ahead in time you can book the cheaper the flight will be.
With all the new regulations it is sometimes difficult to keep up with all the new developments. Carrying liquids in hand luggage is still taboo unless it is in small containers. Passengers have to print up their own boarding cards unless they want to pay thirty pounds one way extra, off course you will also have to find a printer abroad to print up your return boarding card. Hand luggage restrictions are of course always an issue as Ryan Air will measure your luggage just before boarding and it is heart breaking seeing passengers then having to check in their luggage – of course at an extra charge!
Be sure to weigh everything before you travel!
These are questions we are asked the most and will answer below:
- How much does it cost for the taxi fare from Alicante to Benidorm?
- How to get from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
- How much is a bus from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
- How long does it take to get from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
- Are there cheap transfers from Alicante to Benidorm?
- How far is Murcia airport to Benidorm?
- How far is Valencia airport to Benidorm?
- What are the bus service times from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
- Buses from Alicante to Benidorm?
- How far is it from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
- Which airport would you fly to if going to Benidorm?
- Is there a bus service from Murcia airport to Benidorm?
- What is the cheapest option to get from Alicante to Benidorm?
- Are there shuttle transfers from Alicante to Benidorm?
- Do you have a Alicante airport to Benidorm bus timetable?
- Can I get a bus from Alicante airport to Benidorm at night?
The nearest Benidorm airport is Alicante airport which is 59 km to the south and it takes approximately 45 minutes to get from Alicante airport to Benidorm.
Another good Benidorm airport is San Javier Murcia Airport which is 143 km South of Benidorm with an approximate journey time of 87 minutes. There are far fewer flights although low-cost carrier Ryanair fly into Murcia.
It is also possible to reach Benidorm by flying into Valencia Airport which is 152 km to the north and with the transfer time of 94 minutes.
The transfer time from Alicante Airport to Benidorm is only 45 minutes drive. There are plenty of airport transfer option such as airport taxis, shuttle buses and pucblic transport bus.
Well there are four ways of airport transfers from Alicante to Benidorm:
Taxi to Benidorm
We are frequently asked how much does it cost to get a taxi from Alicante airport to Benidorm?
Taxi from Alicante Airport to Benidorm: The journey time is forty five minutes and costs roughly €75. This is the fastest and most convenient way to get to Benidorm and also the most expensive. You can try and fix the fare with the driver prior to departure from Alicante airport. Taxis are waiting outside the arrivals hall as you exit the terminal building.
Getting a taxi from Alicante airport to Benidorm is a convenient option because there are unlimited airport taxis at all times of the day (and night) directly outside the doors of the arrivals terminal at Alicante airport. You won’t have to wait around as you would with a bus and it will take you directly outside your hotel or your apartment in Benidorm.
Tip – Before you set off, check with your taxi driver exactly how much the fare will be because it can vary depending on the time of day you travel. If it is late at night the fare is likely to be more, as would also be the case on public holidays which are known as fiestas in Spain.
If there is a large group of you note that most taxis can only carry four people in one taxi. In this case we recommend pre-booking a shuttlebus to Benidorm.
Private Shuttle Bus to Benidorm
Private Transfer from Alicante Airport to Benidorm: Shuttle companies such as Costa Blanca Transfers, Shuttle Direct, Blue Skies and Resort Hoppa offer a service which one can pre book to suit the size of the party and is especially popular for hen and stag parties or groups of friends visiting the resort for a weekend.
This kind of transfer is much like a taxi service with the exception that the transfer is pre booked with the option of using the shuttle service as well on the day of departure.
Journey times are also forty five minutes with a very similar cost of €80. It pays to shop around and compare prices with the various shuttle service companies.
Pre-booking a shuttle bus from Alicante airport to Benidorm will get you a much cheaper rate than taking a taxi on arrival. As with a taxi to Benidorm, a private shuttle bus takes you directly to your Benidorm hotel or apartments in Benidorm.
Slight downsides could be that the airport shuttle may also have other people going to other Benidorm hotels so it may not be as quick or direct as a taxi. This is known as a shared shuttlebus and the cost would be £8 per person one way. Compare this to a private shuttlebus from Alicante to Benidorm where you are the only passengers and you will be paying £30 per passenger one way.
A private shuttlebus airport transfer from Murcia airport to Benidorm would cost £72 per person one way.
A private shuttlebus airport transfer from Valencia airport to Benidorm would cost £102 per person one way.
Public Bus to Benidorm From Alicante Airport
Bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm : The good news is that there is a bus service running regularly from Alicante Airport to Benidorm. Priced at €8 each way with the ALSA bus company the journey time is forty-five minutes and the bus stops at the Avenida Europa 8 in Benidorm.
There are thirteen daily services from Alicante Airport starting at 8:00 in the morning and again at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00 and 23:00.
From Benidorm there are also thirteen daily services departing from 07:00 in the morning and then again at 09:00.10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00.
Alternatively you can catch the C6 bus to the Alicante City Centre for €1.15 which stops at the Calle Pintor Lorenzo Casanova 26 and take the bus from here to Benidorm. Depending on what time of day you travel a one way ticket will cost €4.10 or a return ticket €7.85 and the journey time is 45-55 minutes.
The first bus departing from downtown Alicante is at 04:30 and the last bus at 00:25 while from Benidorm the first bus is at 02:30 and the last bus at 23:30. This is also the cheapest way to get to Benidorm.
Do also consider the fact that when you arrive in Benidorm your hotel or apartment is likely to be some way from the bus terminal, meaning you probably will then need to get into a taxi. If you have lots of luggage you may struggle and the bus is generally very busy.
Benidorm Car Hire From Alicante Airport
Car Hire at Alicante Airport: One of the more popular ways to get from Alicante Airport to Benidorm. All the major car companies are represented at Alicante Airport and one can compare companies to get the cheapest quote. Car hire companies include Atesa, Auriga, Avis, Centauro, Europcar, Europa, Gold Car, Hertz, Record, Sixt and Sol Mar.
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Costs of hiring a car are dependent on the time of year, model and duration of the rental period.
The journey time of course would also be approximately forty-five minutes. One can choose to pre book car hire which is a smart thing to do especially during the busy tourist season or organise the car hire after arriving at Alicante Airport.
Hiring a car from Alicante airport to get you to Benidorm is a great idea if you also want to explore the fantastic Costa Blanca area of Spain. Car hire from Alicante airport is very cheap so it could be a good option even if you don’t intend to use the car much. Our page on Costa Blanca tourist information will be a big help if you are looking to explore.
Train from Alicante Airport to Benidorm
There is currently no train station at Alicante Airport, but you could catch either a taxi or the bus to the train station in the Alicante City Centre and then catch a train to Benidorm. Catching a train from Alicante to Benidorm is a little more time consuming and the journey time to Benidorm is approximately an hour and twenty minutes from the Alicante City Centre. A one way train ticket from Alicante to Benidorm costs €3.35 and return €5.70.
Benidorm Transfers Summary
How to get to Benidorm on the Northern Costa Blanca.
Benidorm is quite a compact resort with a very good transport system. You can easily walk from rented accommodations to the beaches of the Playa Levante and the Playa Poniente as well as all the shops, supermarkets, banks, post office and all the bars, restaurants and night clubs.
The theme parks of Aqualandia, Mundomar, Terra Mitica and Terra Natura are accessible by bus as well. Buses run regularly all over the resort and beyond at just over €1 per journey regardless of distance.
Car hire is an added bonus if one wants to explore the neighbouring resorts of Altea, Albir, Calpe and Villajoyosa. My personal favourite way to get to Benidorm if I haven’t hired a car would be to catch the bus, the ASLA bus service for €8 each way from Alicante Airport, although it isn’t quite the cheapest, it is still very cheap and very hassle free.
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