Alicante to Benidorm – City & Airport Transfers, Bus, Tram, Taxi and Prices

Alicante and Benidorm are two very different cities that complement each other perfectly. Luckily, they are very well connected so commuting from Alicante to Benidorm is very easy.

Alicante from a plane

Alicante and Benidorm are 45km (28mi) away from each other. The fastest way to go is by car which takes 37 minutes. The cheapest way to go is by TRAM train for 2,80€ and it takes 1h and 55min. Travel cards are also available for a cheaper fare. The distance from Alicante Airport to Benidorm is 58.5km (36mi) which is a 41 min drive. The cheapest way to go is by a combination of bus and TRAM which will take below 3h in total and cost 6.65€. Coach (9.80€), transfers (from 63€) and taxis (from 77€) are available too.

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Alicante to Benidorm

There are 4 different ways to go from Alicant to Benidorm: TRAM train, Coach/Bus, Taxi/Cabify or by private car. Let’s explore the details for each of them and find out what is the most convenient for you.

Alicante – Benidorm by TRAM Train

Alicante’s TRAM is a mix between underground/metro, overground tram and light train.

The TRAM Line from Alicante to Benidorm is TRAM Line 1. Check the timetable from Alicante to Benidorm in this other article.

Alicante to Benidorm TRAM moves through 2 different TRAM zones: A and B therefore the price is 2,80€. The commute takes 1h and 55m as there are many stops on the way. So the TRAM is not the fastest option but it is the cheapest and also the most beautiful.

TRAM train waiting at Luceros Station in Alicante

Most of the routes go across tracks, tunnels and bridges that were built more than a century ago. Everything has been upgraded, secured or rebuilt but the original tracing has remained.

You often will have views of the sea, cliffs and beaches.

If you want to know the TRAM Line 1 schedule, travel card prices and other information click here to go to the Alicante TRAM article with all the information to use the service.

To go from Alicante train station to Benidorm it is necessary to commute from the train station to the closes Tram station in Luceros. It is a 6 min walk.

Walk from Alicante Train Station to Luceros TRAM station

Alicante to Benidorm TRAM pros:

Alicante to Benidorm TRAM crons:

  • It is slow as it has to get/drop off passengers at many stops

Alicante to Benidorm by Coach/Bus

Alicante city has a coach station that services coaches to Benidorm.

It doesn’t take a long time to get to Benidorm by coach, just slightly more time than by car: just below 50 minutes.

The coach company offering Alicante-Benidorm is Alsa.

The tickets can be bought online at alsa.es or in the machines at the coach station. The price is 4.80€ and they have 10 trips travel cards for 21€ (2.10€ per trip). There is also an Alsa app for Android and Apple.

Note that only a very few buses start at Alicante and end at Benidorm but the Alicante-Benidorm bus route is part of a longer trip. For example, many buses go from Alicante to Denia, or Malaga to Barcelona, etc.

So be aware of not missing your Benidorm stop!

Here is the complete timetable from the Estacion de Autobuses website (in Spanish):

Coach LineFromToWeek DaysDepartureArrivalDuration
Almeria-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH23:3000:1545min
Almeria-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH01:4502:1530min
Algeciras-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH04:4505:3045min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRF06:1507:151h
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormSU07:0007:4545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormSU07:1508:151h
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF07:1508:201h 5min
Sevilla-ValenciaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH08:3009:1545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF09:0010:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormSU09:0010:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH10:0010:4545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF11:0012:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormSU11:0012:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH12:0012:4545min
Alicante-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH12:4513:3045min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF13:0013:4545min
Alicante-Callosa EnsarriaAlicanteBenidormMTWRF12:3014:051h 35min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormU13:0014:051h 5min
Almeria-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH13:4514:3550min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormS14:0015:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF14:1515:201h 5min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRFS15:0015:4545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormU15:0016:051h 5min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormLMXJV15:1516:151h
Malaga-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormLMXJVSDF16:3017:1545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormD17:0118:051h 4min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH17:3018:1545min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormU17:0018:201h 20min
Alicante-Valencia pueblosAlicanteBenidormMTWRF18:3019:351h 5min
Alicante-Valencia AP7AlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH19:0019:4545min
Almeria-ValenciaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH19:3520:2045min
Alicante-DeniaAlicanteBenidormSU20:0020:4545min
Alicante-BenidormAlicanteBenidormMTWRF21:1521:5540min
Malaga-BarcelonaAlicanteBenidormMTWRFSU-BH21:4522:3045min
Schedule Alicante-Benidorm Alsa Train. Always double-check the bus time at Alsa.es

Alicante’s coach station is in between the cargo harbour and the marina, downhill Avenida Oscar Espla. A long street that starts next to Alicante’s train station. The address is: Muelle Poniente, s/n, 03003 Alicante, Spain.

Please, note that as the buses are usually on-route when they stop at Alicante they can’t guarantee extreme punctuality as the TRAM does. While the TRAM trains are virtually always on time the Alicante to Benidorm bus might be delayed every now and then.

Alicante to Benidorm Coach/Bus pros:

  • It is as fast as a car. The trip takes less than 50 minutes.
  • It is a good value for the money. It cost 4.80€ and there are travel cards that take the price down to 2.10€.

Alicante to Bendirom Coach/Bus cons:

  • The busses tend to be not as punctual as the trains as most are already on the route and might accumulate delays
  • The coach station is a bit far from the city centre. 13 min away walking from the train station, 16 min walk from the TRAM station

Alicante to Bendiorm By Taxi or Cabify

Note that in Alicante, Uber does not operate but there is an alternative app called Cabify. Traditional taxis can be ordered using the Cabify app, called on the street, booked by phone or using their own app: PideTaxi for Android or PideTaxi for iOS.

The traditional taxis are white in Alicante. Have some linear stickers and wear the distinctive occupied/empty green light on the roof.

Regulated taxis are usually a bit cheaper than Cabify. Also, Cabify prices can fluctuate depending on the demand.

Taxis waiting for customers at Alicante Train Station Stop

Furthermore, it is important to note that Cabify offers service in Alicante but does not have service in Benidorm. This means that you can order a Cabify in Alicante and travel to Benidorm but it is not possible to book a Cabify in Benidorm. You can not go from Benidorm to Alicante by Cabify.

Similarly, taxi companies are different in both Alicante and Benidorm. If you use the app PideTaxi, this will be transparent for you. PideTaxi will choose the taxi company for you. But if you want to call the taxi company:

Here is a list of prices of taxis from Alicante Luceros to Benidorm Poniente Beach. Note the drive takes about 40min:

RouteTraditional TaxiCabify
Alicante Luceros-Benidorm Poniente Beach62.00€82.69€
Bendiorm Poniente Beach – Alicante Luceros61.20€Not available
Taxi Price for Alicante-Bendiorm and Benidorm-Alicante

Alicante to Benidorm Taxi/Cabify pros:

  • Very comfortable door-to-door route
  • Fast commute as driving is the less time-consuming connection between Alicante and Benidorm in about 40 min
  • Can travel several people together and share costs
  • Cabify can be booked through an app
  • Taxis can be booked by an app, on the street and on the website

Benidorm to Alicante Taxi/Cabify cons:

  • It is expensive. A taxi from Alicante to Benidorm cost 62.00€
  • Cabify is even more expensive. A Cabify from Alicante to Bendiorm cost 82.69€
  • At certain peak times, it might be difficult to find available Cabify/Taxis

Alicante to Benidorm By Car

The privet car is one of the fastest and more convenient ways to go from Alicante to Benidorm. Alicante has many rent a car company that you can use on your holidays if you don’t own a car in Alicante.

There are two main routes for driving from Alicante to Benidorm:

  • Using the free motorway AP-7. It takes about 37 min
  • Through the national single-carriageway road N-332 and takes about 42 min
Alicante to Benidorm by Car

Both roads’ routes, the free motorway and the national single-carriageway are next to other and the distance from Alicante to Benidorm is 45km (28mi) in both cases.

The single-carriageway can be more scenery in some of the sections but the motorway is definitely faster. A few years ago the motorway was a toll road but that changed in January 2020.

The cost of driving the distance of 45km from Benidorm to Alicante on a petrol car that uses 6L/100km is 5.46€ with the fuel at 1.77€/L.

Remember the general national speed limit in Spain is 120 km/h and the single-carriageway road limit is 90km/h. But always respect the limits in the actual road signs.

Alicante to Benidorm By Car pros:

  • Driving yourself is usually faster as it means waiting less time for other means of transport to start the journey, eg. waiting for the taxi or bus
  • You get to choose the route you want to drive to, for example, using the more scenery single carriage driveway road instead of the motorway
  • If you own a car it is cheaper to operate it rather than use any other type of transport

Alicante to Benidorm By Car cons:

  • Driving yourself might be a delight, neutral but also a hustle depending on each’s driver personality
  • If you don’t own a car, renting can be a hustle and sometimes expensive, even though Alicante has excellent rental car prices compared to other cities
  • To park a car in Benidorm can be both quite difficult and expensive. Especially during summer and the busy season. You will need to plan this ahead. Also, parking prices can offset higher prices on other transports

Alicante Airport to Benidorm

When travelling from Alicante airport to Benidorm the public transport TRAM option is more difficult to use as you will need to travel to Alicante city centre first.

Even with this inconvenience, there are some other ways to go from Alicante to Benidorm. The best one will depend on your budget and time.

Planes at Alicante Airport

Despite the lack of a train station in Alicante airport, there is a coach/bus station as well as taxis, private taxi transfer companies, car rental companies at the airport and a pick-up/drop-off zone for private cars at Alicante airport.

Let’s go to see all your options for going to Benidorm from Alicante Airport.

Alicante Airport to Benidorm By Bus+TRAM Train

There is no train station at Alicante Airport. So to get the TRAM train from Alicante to Benidorm you need to commute first from Alicante Airport to Luceros TRAM Station.

The cheapest way to travel from the airport to Alicante TRAM train station in Luceros is by bus line C6. It costs 3.85€ that you can pay by card or cash. It takes about 25-30 min to reach the TRAM station and there is a bus every 20 min approx.

The first bus stop with a connection to the TRAM is Vazquez de Mella. But, two stops later, at Plaza de Los Luceros, 17, is the Luceros TRAM station. If you are not familiar with the TRAM de Alicante service it might be wise to wait and take off the bus at Luceros station.

Luceros TRAM Station in Alicante

Luceros TRAM station is the first and main stop in Alicante and the TRAM’s personnel is usually available to help people with their tickets and travel cards. At Mercado and Marq the staff is not always available to attend to the public.

The total cost of going from Alicante airport to Benidorm by bus plus TRAM is 6.65€.

As you probably know, the price is calculated by adding the price of the bus line C6 from Alicante Airport to Alicante city centre -3.85€- to the price of the TRAM from Alicante to Benidorm -to travel two zones costs 2,80€-.

The travelling time using the bus + TRAM to go from Alicante to Benidorm is 1h and 40m. But the total trip time will be longer as you need to add the time to wait for the C6 bus (up to 20 min) and allow time to enter the Tram station, pay for the ticket and get the next train to Benidorm (up to 30 min wait).

The recommendation would be, if you decide to use this commute Bus+TRAM allow, at least, 2h30m to complete the journey from Alicante to Benidorm.

A way to make the journey a bit quicker without going to the roof on the budget is to use a taxi to the TRAM train station and then take the TRAM service. This option is a bit more expensive but less than using a taxi all the way to Benidorm.

Alicante to Benidorm By Bus+TRAM pros:

  • The trip is very cheap
  • The TRAM and even the bus trips are scenery
  • The TRAM trains are comfortable and have A/C for heat and cold

Alicante to Benidorm By Bus+TRAM cons:

  • It takes ages. Allowing 2h and 30min to complete the trip in the case scenario where you have to wait 20min for the bus to Alicante and 30min for the TRAM
  • You have to change from the bus to the TRAM train

Alicante Airport to Benidorm By Coach/Bus

This is probably the most cost-effective way to travel from Alicante Airport and Benidorm.

It costs 9.80€ and takes 45min to 1h. Alicante Airport has a coach station so you don’t have to commute first to Alicante. There is service running from as early as 8 am to as late as 21h. But always check the time first on Alsa’s website or on their Android or iPhone apps.

Alicante Airport’s coach station is on level -2 and there are different numbered bus stops. To know where the bus to Benidorm stops check the paper info in the post underneath the number.

Alicante Airport Bus Station
Alicante Airport Bus Station Docks

The service is a direct bus from Alicante Airport to Benidorm so there are no stops until arriving at Benidorm. The bus uses the motorway (not the single-carriageway curvy road) so it is faster and more comfortable.

Alicante to Benidorm By coach/bus pros:

  • The ride takes about 45min to 1h so it is one of the quickest means of transport, just a bit slower than the taxi/car
  • It cost 9.80€ is just a bit more expensive than TRAM
  • It is a direct service so no stops in between the airport and Benidorm

Alicante to Benidorm By coach/bus cons:

  • There might be some waiting time until the next bus departs
  • Sharing transport might not be as comfortable as private transport
  • Not all flights arrival times are between the bus scedhule

Alicante Airport to Benidorm Transfer Service

Another convenient way to travel to Benidorm is by hiring a transfer service. It is similar to what is called minicabs in the UK.

The service is regulated and the drivers must have a licence to operate. There are many companies offering the service and a search such as “transfer to Benidorm” should give plenty of results.

For example, this company has good references for the transfer from Alicante Airport to Benidorm, and drivers can speak English. The fee is around 70€. The driver will wait for you in the pick-up/drop-off area at the airport. They have different types of vehicles including vans for up to 8 passengers. So you know, alicanteabout.com will make a small amount of money if you use this link.

Another recommendation is Radio Taxi Elche, a taxi and minicab equivalent service where the driver will wait for you holding a paper with your name on arrival. Their service to Benidorm starts at 63€. They have different types of vehicles, including cars for people with limited mobility and vans for up to 8 passengers. The disadvantage is that the drivers might not speak English.

Alicante to Benidorm By transfer service pros:

  • as quick as the private car
  • can hire a driver that speaks English
  • door-to-door service, from Alicante airport to your destination in Benidorm
  • The driver has information about the flight and can wait in case of delays
  • It is a private transport to share with who you want
  • There are van services for up to 8 passengers

Alicante to Benidorm By transfer service cons:

  • It can be expensive
  • you need to plan it and book in advance

Alicante Airport to Benidorm By Taxi

If you didn’t have time to book your transfer there is no need to panic. Alicante Airpot has a taxi stop at ground level, the same ground where the arrival hall is.

A taxi from Alicante airport to Benidorm costs around 77€. There is no need to book the taxi in advance, just wait in the queue and get the first taxi available. Pre-booked transfer options might be cheaper, starting at 63€. The drive takes from 35min to 1h.

Drivers might not speak English but you will find it easy to show them the address on your phone or written on paper.

All taxis must allow payments by cash or card.

Alicante to Benidorm By taxi pros:

  • No need to plan, just get the first taxi available
  • No need to share the taxi with other passengers
  • Door-to-door service from the airport to your destination in Benidorm
  • Can pay by card or cash

Alicante to Benidorm By taxi cons:

  • It is the most expensive transport
  • It might happen that there is a queue for getting the next available taxi

Alicante Airport to Benidorm by Car

Another good option to go to Benidorm is by car.

Alicante Airport has a few companies offering car rentals to travellers. There are also long-stay parking lots if you own a car and want to keep it in the airport during your trip.

Alicante Airport has a drop-off/pick-up space for private cars for free:

The distance between Alicante Airport and Benidorm is 58km or 35mi and takes from 35min to 1h to travel, depending on traffic.

There are two different routes you can use:

  • The motorway A-70 and AP-7 to Benidorm, are both of them free.
  • The dual carriageway N-332 to Benidorm. More scenery but way slower.
Diffrent routes from Alicante Airport to Benidorm

The most recommended route is using the motorway as it is faster and only use the slower road if you want to enjoy the views.

The cost of driving the distance of 58km (36mi) from Alicante airport to Benidorm on a petrol car that uses 6L/100km is 6.83 with the fuel at 1.77€/L.

Note that parking in Benidorm might be a bit complicated and expensive, especially during summer and the busy season.

Alicante to Benidorm By private car pros:

  • it is as fast as the taxi/transfer
  • You can choose what route you want to follow to Benidorm
  • no need to share with anyone
  • if renting a car, the staff will usually wait if the flight has been delayed
  • It is cheap if you own a car

Alicante to Benidorm By private car cons:

  • parking in Benidorm is not always easy and can be expensive
  • you must drive yourself, for some people this is an advantage, for other people, this can be a hustle
  • If you are renting the car, it might be a hustle and you need to plan it in advance

FAQ:

How much is a taxi from Alicante to Benidorm?

The taxi cost from 60€ to 65€
A Cabify cost around 85€, depending on the service demand

How do you get to Benidorm from Alicante?

There are 4 ways to go from Alicante to Benidorm:
– By TRAM Train: It is the cheapest costing 2.80€ but also the slowest taking 1:55h
– Coach/Bus: It is fast, around 55min and cheap; costing 4.80€
– Taxi or Cabify: It is fast but expensive. Cost from 60€ to 85€ and takes about 40 min
– Car: It is the fastest way to go, about 40min. And cheap if you own the car; it can cost anything between 3€ to 7€ depending on the car and petrol prices

Benidorm Airport

The airport for Benidorm is called Alicante-Elche airport in Alicante’s province. The distance between Alicante airport and Benidorm is 58.6km or 36 min.

How much is a tram from Alicante to Benidorm?

The TRAM train from Alicante to Benidorm cost 2.80€ a single trip as you are moving from Zone A to Zone B. There are return tickets and travel cards available to reduce the fare, click here for more info.

How much is a bus from Alicante to Benidorm?

The coach from Alicante to Benidorm is operated by Alsa.es and costs 4.80€.

Uber Alicante Airport to Benidorm

Since there is no Uber in Alicante, you can use a transfer company, book a Cabify, a taxi or a coach for going from the airport to Benidorm.
If you want to save money use the coach.
If you want a comfortable trip book a transfer company with your flight number so they wait for you in arrivals at the airport.