How To Get From Alicante Airport To Benidorm And Other Popular Resorts
Option 1 - Shuttle Bus Services
With the advent of do it yourself hotel and self catering holidays, shuttle services have become one of the most popular ways of transferring from the airport to your hotel or apartment . The Alicante airport to Benidorm service provided by the shuttle operators is one of the most competitive routes in Europe and consequently prices have been kept low for many years with companies competing with each other to offer the best prices. You can find some of the most popular services below.
There are a lot of shuttle services operating out of Alicante airport, all offer more or less the same service at similar prices but I've plumped for Hoppa, formerly known as Resorthoppa because I've used them at a number of different airports and always found them to be extremely efficient and courteous. I'm not saying the others aren't but I can only speak from personal experience.
The only drawback with shuttle services are the number of hotel drop offs they need to make. If your hotel is last on the list, you could be sitting on the bus for quite a while. Resorthoppa have realised this and recently introduced a speedy shuttle service which has a maximum of four drop offs. This service is more expensive but still less than half the price of a taxi.
Holiday Taxis operate in over 100 countries and provide transport from ports and airports to more than 9000 cities worldwide. In addition to their basic shuttle services, Holiday Taxis can provide minibuses, taxi services, luxury limousines and even private helicopters!!
Holiday Taxis also claim to have one of the fastest booking systems online and also provide a 24/7 emergency service.
Rent a car at the airport for your holiday and you can forget paying for a transfer and at the same time enjoy exploring other resorts and inland villages.. Once you get the hang of driving in Spain, you'll find it a doddle. Instead of listing all the rental companies working out of Alicante airport we've supplied a link below to Affordable Car Hire, the largest UK independent leisure car rental company who list prices from all the popular suppliers.
Car Rental - From Affordable Car Hire
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Affordable Car Hire promise to offer good value for money and excellent customer care service with the added advantage of showing many special offers.
Option 3 - Alicante Airport To Benidorm Bus Service
The hourly bus service from the airport to Benidorm at € 9.45 per person each way, has got to be the cheapest way of getting to the resort. The only drawback is getting to your hotel when the bus arrives at the bus station or the Avenida Europa bus stop (the only two stops the bus makes) and sometimes having to wait for the bus to arrive at the airport (you may be lucky and the bus is already there or unlucky and have an hour to wait).
If the bus stop is near your hotel the ALSA bus is ideal, if not, it probably isn't. What you don't want, is to start your holiday by dragging suitcases around Benidorm trying to figure out where your hotel is.
You can always catch a taxi from the bus station or the bus stop in town but this defeats the object of trying to save money, a taxi from the bus station will cost you between €8 - 10 depending on where your hotel is.
Just a quick tip, most hotels are in Benidorm centre so don't get off at the bus station, wait on the bus until it continues to the centre, otherwise you'll end up having to catch a taxi.
Where's The Bus Stop At The Airport?
Make your way through the terminal and as you reach the main exit (after you've passed the crowd waiting to meet people) you'll find an escalator on the left hand side just before the main door. Go right to the top and through the revolving door. Turn right and walk to the end where the Costa Coffee bar is and you'll see the bus stop. Pay the driver as you get on. The journey takes around 45 minutes.
Alicante Airport - Benidorm Bus Timetable
Departure/Arrival Times Taken From ALSA Timetable Jan 2015
LAST PRICE CHECK APRIL 2016 €9.45 ONE WAY €17.95 RETURN
PLEASE NOTE - BEFORE THE IST OF MARCH THIS SERVICE STARTS AT 12 AM
DEPARTS ALICANTE AIRPORT
ARRIVES BENIDORM BUS STN
ARRIVES AVENIDA EUROPA
DEPARTS BENIDORM BUS STN
DEPARTS AVENIDA EUROPA
ARRIVES ALICANTE AIRPORT
*The timetable above could be subject to change by ALSA if in doubt, please click here.
Option 4 - Alicante Airport - Benidorm Taxis
If you don't mind spending between €70 - 80 euros one way, taxis are the quickest way to get to your hotel. Sharing with someone will bring the price down to a more acceptable level. The taxi rank is outside the main exit and there are always plenty on hand, try and get a price beforehand. In addition to the shuttle services mentioned above, both Hoppa (Resorthoppa) and Holiday Taxis offer competitively priced taxi services which you can pre book online.
Quick Tip - If you see couples waiting at the taxi rank, odds are they're going to Benidorm, ask them if they fancy sharing the cost with you, taxi's will accept a maximum of four people so ideal for two couples.
Booked Your Hotel Yet?
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Benidorm Self Catering Apartments
As an alternative to hotels, many people these days are opting for the cheaper alternative of self catering. There are hundreds of privately owned self catering apartments in Benidorm with some really good prices available. The list below is a data feed updated daily from property rental advertisers HomeAway.co.uk . Our site lists thousands of self catering properties all over mainland Spain, the Canary and Balearic islands. Use the menu below to choose an area.
Apartments To Rent In Benidorm - Courtesy Of Home Away.co.uk
PRINCIPADO ARENA 9C - Apartment for 8 people in Benidorm
The apartment in Benidorm has 4 bedrooms and has capacity for 8 people. The apartment is homely, has an exterior, and is 120 m². The property is located right next to the beach. It has views of the sea. The property is located 0 m from the supe...
Apartment with panoramic views of the sea and the city of Benidorm from the 34th floor of Torre Lugano, one of the highest buildings in Europe.
The apartment has a bedroom with double bed, a complete bathroom, a living-dining room where you can f...
2 bedroom apartment, centrally located and very close to the Levante Beach
Property located in the complex Gemelos 4, apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living room with sofa bed, glazed terrace with spectacular views, urbanization with pool, gardens and community parking. Prices include clean...
Magnifico studio - apartment located in 1º linea de playa de levante. Ideal for rest and in the very center of Benidorm to enjoy all the amenities and services at your height.
Studio - apartment with all comforts and a terrace of about 10m approx ...
Next to the Nautical Club of Benidorm, downtown. quiet area while close to all amenities, the apartment has two bedrooms, one bedroom with sea views and en suite, second bedroom with ocean window, toilet and shower, lounge and terrace with panoram...
1 LINE RINCON DE LOIX CARABELAS APARTMENT (Levante Beach 30 m) , English TV
1 LINE RINCON DE LOIX CARABELAS APARTMENT (Levante Beach 30 m).
Seafront apartment available in Benidorm. 30 mins from Alicante airport. Cozy, nice and well made apartment 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, sleeps 2/4 people. Situated in the Rincon...
Gemelos 26 T16 - Apartment for 4 people in Benidorm
The apartment in Benidorm has 1 bedrooms and has capacity for 4 people.
The apartment is nice, is newly constructed, and has 68 m². It has views to the garden.
The accommodation is equipped with the following things: elevator, garden, garden fu...
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Nice apartment located 50 meters from the Levante beach. 2 bedroom, 2 baths, living room, kitchen with gallery and large sunroom. Double glazed windows, marble, radiant heating and air conditioning ducts. Jacuzzi and home automation. Video interco...
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment ideally situated on the Poniente seafront, with sea views. 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, sleeps 6 with aid of a sofa bed more suited to children. One bathroom with overhead shower. Modern kitchen.
Balcony with sli...
You'll enjoy a great holiday in this apartment, fully furnished, with capacity to accommodate 2 people.
The property consists of a bedroom and a bathroom. Rooms have double beds and individual.
The beautiful, spacious living room has a sofa, din...
****** Playa de Levante Luxury Apartment *** AC ****
Apartment in first line of the Beach of Levante.
It has 2 bedrooms: one bedroom with double bed and spectacular sea views. a second bedroom with a 1. 35m bed and a bunk bed.
Large living room with 2 sofas, table for 6 people, TV and air condition...
The apartment in Benidorm has 2 bedrooms and has capacity for 4 people. The apartment is homely, has new furniture, and is 52 m². It has views of the garden. The property is located 0 m from Playa de Levante sand beach, 3 km from the golf cour...
The 4/6 estandar in Benidorm has 2 bedrooms and capacity for 6 persons.
Accommodation of 85 m² homely and is ample, It has views of the sea and the garden.
The accommodation is equipped with the following items: lift, garden, garden furniture...
With a stay at Portofino II, you'll be centrally located in Benidorm, walking distance from Benidorm City Hall and close to Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. This apartment is within close proximity of Placa del Castell and El...
Cozy apartment in Levante with wifi and pets allowed
Very nice and cozy newly renovated apartment of 75 square meters, very bright. The complex has a swimming pool and parking. Located in the eastern part, the most popular of Benidorm. With all kinds of shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, ice cream sho...
Coblanca 3 8-3 - Apartment for 6 people in Benidorm
The 2/6 in Benidorm has 2 bedrooms and capacity for 6 persons.
Accommodation of 85 m² homelike and has an exterior, It has views to the sea and to the mountain.
The accommodation is equipped with the following things: elevator, garden furniture...
Los Ranchos 22 - Apartment for 6 people in Benidorm
The 2/6 in Benidorm has 2 bedrooms and capacity for 6 persons.
Accommodation of 80 m² cozy and has an exterior, located in beach, It has views to the sea.
The accommodation is equipped with the following things: elevator, fence parcel, terrace,...
Apartment in Poniente beach, spectacular location, 150 meters from the beach. Ideal for rest and in the center of Benidorm to enjoy all amenities.
It has 1 room with two beds and a sofa bed in the living room to multiply the capacity of the accomm...
VACANZA COMPLEX(Levante Beach) Apartment on a luxury complex.
Private owned one bedroom apartments. (60sq m,size of a two bedrooms) on a luxury new modern complex.Sleep up to 6 people.We take more that 6 people by request. We have various apartments at this same complex.To see reviews check apartment ID numb...