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.
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