by Victor Sesma
Victor Sesma is an Alicantinian living in London. He is a Software Engineer who likes writing about the city he was born.
The coach or bus station in Alicante offers national and international routes to more than 200 destinations. Where can I buy tickets? What destinations and routes are available?
Alicante’s Coach Station is located at Lugar Muelle de Poniente sn – 03003. Alicante. It has more than 200 national and international routes offered by more than 15 companies. It is open 24h. There are several ways to buy bus tickets:
The coach station is a modern and relatively new building. Some coach operators have automatic machines or counters to buy the tickets inside the station but other operators allow only online purchases. If you want to know more about the bus service in Alicante check the article by clicking this sentence.
The station is located near the motorway exit, which makes the routes faster. At the same time, it is near the city centre, the train station and the Tram station (around 15 min walk).
It operates many national and international routes including towns in Costa Blanca and countries across Europe and Africa.
There is a taxi stop in front of the station. There are usually taxi drivers waiting to offer rides to travellers at any time. In the event of taxis not being available, another option is to use the Spanish Uber-like app called Cabify, or the traditional taxi’s app called PideTaxi.
The easiest way to check if the coach route you are looking for is available and buy the tickets is to use a comparison tool such as movelia.es. This website will show the results for three of the main coach operators in the station: Alsa, Subus and Lycar. The tickets to Benidorm, Murcia, Valencia or Malaga can be bought there.
The following table is a listing of a few main routes, fares and alternative transport if any:
|Destination||Coach Fare||Time||Alternative Transport|
|Madrid||19:35€-47.83€||4:50h-5:05h||Renfe Train (AVE), Plane|
|Barcelona||48.30€||7:15h-9:25h||Renfe Train, Plane|
** If your route is Alicante-Torrevieja the tickets can only be bought at the operator’s website: costazul.net
There is a number of services offered at Alicante’s coach station. Some of them might be useful even if you are not travelling by bus:
There is a number of ways to get to the bus station by private or public transport depending on where are you coming from. The address of the Alicante Bus Station is: Muelle de Pte., s/n, 03003 Alicante
There are two ways to get from or from the airport to the coach station: Taxi/Cabify or the Alicante airport bus line C6. Cabify is a taxi alternative, similar to Uber. You can download the app from your phone’s store.
The taxis can be found at the doors of both the airport and the coach station. The bus line is called C-6. This article explains how to get from Alicante Airport to the city centre. The same bus, line C-6, has a stop at the coach station.
There are several bus lines stopping at Alicante Coach Station:
C6 Alicante Airport Bus, 06 to Juan XII, 24 to San Vicente and the Tuiristic Bus Alicante.
The Tram station is a bit further from the coach station. The path is downhill and should take you ~15 minutes to complete. The distance is 0.8 mi (1.3km) If you prefer to get there by public transport bus line 06 will drop you at the coach station.
The easiest way to reach the station is using a satnav such as Google Maps. The station is at Muelle de Pte., s/n, 03003 Alicante.
It is situated nearby the harbour, 1 mi (1.5km) away from the beach El Postiguet direction to the airport. There are some parking spots where you can drop off or pick up passengers. If you need to leave the car there are several on-street parking areas where paying a fee might be necessary. There is some indoor public parking in the area.
The easiest way is using a routes comparison tool such as movelia.es
The coach is usually the cheapest way to travel. Depending on when and where you need to go the train or plane might be a better option. Always compare the prices before purchasing.
The station has screens with the arrival/departure times. You can use their website (only in Spanish) for checking arrival and departure times from a particular city.
You can call the station by phone: +34 965 13 07 00, write them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online form at their website: estacionalicante.es