The international airport at Alicante called El Altet is positioned about 7 miles south of the city itself. With direct access to the main A-7 autoroute, which is well sign posted and difficult to miss. With more than seven million visitors passing through El Altet in 2002 it is one of the busiest destinations in all of Spain. Many improvements are being made especially in recent years to the main terminal building facilities, and the overall appearance of the place is both modern and spacious. Due to ever increasing passenger demand, future plans have been made for the expansion of the terminals, although the date has still to be decided.
For further flight information on the companies and flights operating out of Alicante Airport please view the Alicante Flights link in the main menu.
Both long-term and short-term choices are available in Alicante Airport car parks which are directly opposite the main terminal entrance. Costs will vary depending on the length of your stay.
Buses run from Alicante Airport to Alicante town centre run every sixty minutes all day, between 7.30 am and 10.30 pm. The ticket price is roughly 1.5 euros per passenger. It also has services to Murcia, and other popular holiday destinations.
The cab rank is positioned next to the main Airport terminal exit, with a queuing arrangement in operation. Taxis are generally of a good standard, and fares compare well to those of Britain. You can pre book many trips by clicking Alicante Airport Transfers.
There are lots of car rental companies by the exit, for further details on car hire please see the Alicante Car Hire link in the left hand menu.
Information and Help Desks
There are two information help desks at El Altet Airport. The main one is to be found at the check in area (Telephone number +34 (0)966 919100), and an alternative is located in the departures area (phone +34 (0)966 919400).
In more recent times the visitor facilities available at El Altet have been much improved. Now facilities are available for cash withdrawal, post and currency exchange. There are a reasonable selection of cafes and restaurants, with an equally good range of boutiques to empty your pockets of your remaining euros.
The VIP area is at the disposal of all business and first class travellers, and features a selection of office facilities, including telephone, fax, photocopying and wireless internet access.
Both the main car park and the set down point have places designated for the disabled visitors. The Airport building itself is fully equipped with wheelchair ramps and disabled bathrooms. Wheelchairs can be made available upon request.
Alicante Airport in the Spanish language is “Aeropuerto de Alicante” so keep an eye out for the signs on your return, you won’t want to miss the turning.