Alicante Airport Guide

Alicante AirportAlicante Airport is nine kilometers southwest of Alicante on the east coast of Spain. It is the entrance gateway to Costa Blanca, an important tourist destination. The airport processes a majority of international flights. In 2004, 8.5 million passengers traveled through Alicante Airport.

The airport was recently opened, it was opened in 1967, still then under the name ‘El Altet’. The new airport replaced the old airport ‘La Rabassa’. Since the opening the airport has been regularly expanded, the last large renovation was in 1996.

Local Transport


Alicante Airport has no train connection.

Car and bus

From Alicante, the airport is accessible via the highway (Autovia) Alicante-Murcia, the N-332 also goes to the airport. From Benidorm you take highway (Autopista) A-7. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated on each road.

You see many buses at Alicante Airport, but nearly all of them are rented buses. The only bus line (C-6) to Alicante has a stop in front of the Arrivals Hall and leaves every 40 minutes, at least according to the schedule. A bus ride to the center of Alicante takes 40 minutes and costs €1.00. There are also bus services to Benidorm and Murcia at the same bus stop, but these leave less frequently.


Taxis go much faster to Alicante (15-20 minutes).

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies operating at Alicante Airport: Avis, Atesa, Auriga, Centauro, Europcar, Europa Car, Hertz, Sol-Mar and Record Rent-a-Car.

Airport Parking

Parking is possible opposite the terminal, there are garages in the surrounding area of the airport, that are a cheaper option, most of these garages offer a free shuttle service to the airport.


Shops and Restaurants

Costa Blanca Plaza is the shopping and hospitality area of the airport. You can find eight cafes and four restaurants. There are also three Duty Free shops and a few very nice gift shops.


Check your baggage thoroughly when it comes from the baggage band, the baggage handlers at Alicante Airport are not always benevolent. You can make complaints at the counter by the baggage belts. That is also the counter where you can claim misplaced baggage. You cannot store baggage at the airport.


There is a general information counter by the check-in counters. There is also a counter in the Arrivals Hall, but this is only open when it is very busy. Tourist information is available at the Valencia Tourism Bureau on the ground floor.


Alicante Airport has no conference facilities, for this you should go to Holiday Inn Alicante-Playa de San Juan, six kilometers from Alicante. There is an Ifach VIP-Lounge on the first level of the Departures Hall with telephone, fax and internet facilities, this lounge is only accessible for Business Class passengers.

Disabled Facilities

Disabled passengers can be dropped off right in front of the entrance of the terminal. Special parking places are also right by the entrance, and the airport has wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and exits. Wheelchairs are also available.

Other Services

You can find a pharmacy on the ground floor of the terminal, but the pharmacy is only open from 10:00–12:00 and from 16:00–20:00. There is a 24 hour First Aid post. There is a money exchange office on both the ground floor and the first level, there are also ATM’s. The airport police is available at.



Alicante Airport
03071 Alicante

Telephone, Fax, Email

Telephone: +34(0)96 691 9000 of 9100
Fax: +34(0)96 691 9354

Airport Codes

IATA airport code: ALC
ICAO airport code: LEAL


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