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 train station is situated in the heart of Alicante. It connects the city with short and long-distance trains, including AVE high speed to Madrid. Let’s go and find out more details.
The train station address is 1 Avenida Salamanca. 03005 Alicante. Click here for opening it on Google maps. It is situated in the centre of the city:
Renfe is a private-public company that operates most of the trains in Spain. All the medium and long-distance trains are operated by Renfe. All high-speed railways have Renfe’s AVE high-speed trains operating the lines but new companies such as AVLO and Ouigo are increasing the number of trains operating the lines. None of the new companies is operating in Alicante yet.
There are 4 ways to buy train tickets:
Inside and outside the train station there are a few services that can help you in your journey:
On the left exit at Alicante Terminal railway station (left when the trains are at your back), there is a taxi stop. There are usually taxis waiting for customers at any time trains operates.
The terminal offers services for medium and long-distance trips, including AVE high-speed trains.
One of the medium distance lines is Murcia with stops in the towns in between like Elche. The train from Alicante to Murcia is called Cercanias and prices start from 1,80€ to 7,95€ depending on the destination.
Another common route is the train from Alicante to Madrid. The cities are connected by the high-speed train called AVE that stands for Alta Velocidad Española or Spanish High Speed. Times average on 2:30 hours for 260 mi (420km).
Valencia, Barcelona and other further cities are connected with our without transfer with slightly slower long-distance trains.
Here is a list of a few of the direct trains from/to Alicante Train Station:
|Destination||Type Of Train||Time|
|Madrid||High Speed||from 2h|
|Santander||Long Distance||from 7h|
If you live in the centre it is very easy to reach the station. Getting there on foot is probably the best way to get to the station if you live less than 20 minutes away. If you are not in the centre, you live, for example in San Vicente del Raspeig or Playa de San Juan, you can use public and private services to go to the train station. Your options are Tram, bus, taxi or Cabify.
There are many bus lines stopping less than 5 minutes away from the station: 06, C-6, 22, 21, 04, 03, 04, 07 and a few other lines will drop you up close enough. Google Maps makes it easy to navigate by public transport in Alicante or you can check Vectalia’s (bus company in Alicante) website for more info. They have an app as well.
The station has a taxi stop. It is on the right side hand when you look at the front facade. Here are the ways to order a taxi:
If you want to be picked up anywhere in Alicante you can call the number +34 965 101 611 or +34 965 252 511. They will ask you for your current address where pick you up and give you an estimated time of arrival. You will then tell the driver where you want to go to estación de tren.
PideTaxi stands for ask for a taxi. This app is available on iPhone and Android phones. It offers a similar experience to Uber where you can estimate the time of your trip, see where the taxi is while you are waiting and pay by card using your smartphone. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
To get more information about the taxi in Alicante you can visit their official website here.
Tram de Alicante is a lightweight train that offers services to San Vicente del Raspeig, Universidad de Alicante, Playa de San Juan, Campello and further places like Benidorm.
The railway station of Alicante is 5 min away by foot from the “Luceros Tram Station“. All the Tram lines stop in Luceros as it is the first/last stop. To reach the train station you need to walk from Plaza de Los Luceros to the train station. It is only one street called Avenida de la Estacion. It is a walk of fewer than 5 minutes.
Sadly, Uber is not available in Alicante yet. Their website is confusing as the city is listed on one of their pages but the app won’t allow you to request the service and will show an error message: “Unfortunately, Uber is currently unavailable in your area.”
If you want a similar service you can use the taxi app PideTaxi. Read up in this Get a Taxy using the App PideTaxi.
Another option is to use the Spanish service called Cafiby. They are very similar to Uber.
Cabify is the most popular Uber-like application in Spain. It is available in more cities than Uber and works very similarly.
Cabify has been available in Alicante for a while. It allows you to see where the car is on the map, to have a preview of the route and an estimation of the price before you book.
They will usually give you a bottle of water and give you the option of choosing the radio station you want to listen to. Prices might vary in comparison with taxis. You can compare it with the app PideTaxi.
If you are using Cabify for the first time you can use this link to get a discount on your first ride. You can as well use the discount code on the app: victors2395
There are several ways to get from the train station to the airport in Alicante. The cheapest is the bus. The most expensive is the private service Cabify. Finally, the taxis are a bit cheaper than Cabify.
There are a few companies offering private transfers as well.
If you are travelling from or to the airport to the train station in Alicante the cheapest way is to take the bus Line C-6. You can check the schedule and more information on this page. The fare is 3.85€ to pay by contactless card (no cash) and there is a travel card available.
Alicante Airport has a taxi stop where you will find a cab most of the time. The taxi companies are dependent on Elche city hall as the airport is situated in the neighbouring city of Elche. They can drive you to Alicante railway station.
The fares are fixed and can be checked on the website of radio ElcheTaxi. When booking online the fare is 27€ and it is fixed. If not booked online fares might be higher.
Forgoing from the train station to the airport the company operating is Radio Taxi Alicante. I asked them the prices and here are the not-fixed rates:
Prices using the Uber-like service Cabify is around 25€. You can install their iPhone and Android app from here to get a discount or add the discount code once the app is installed using this code: victors2395
I hope this article helps with the train station in Alicante. If you have any questions or experiences you want to share, please, use the comments!