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.
When travelling by plane it is important to know how to go from the airport to our final destination. There are several ways to go from Alicante airport to Alicante city centre and the cheapest one is by bus. Actually, it is a quick and good service. After reading this article you will have a better idea of how to go by bus using the regular shuttle.
Alicante’s buses are divided into two colours: blue and red. All red buses operate within the municipality of Alicante city hall. Blue buses go further to transport people into other municipalities. The airport is in
Alicante Airport bus C6 stops on the 2nd floor of Alicante Airport. Note that all buses stop at level 2. This is the top level at the airport, the same as departures. There are lifts right outside the arrivals door that are very convenient to get to the bus stop. There are also mechanical ramps or traditional stairs to use.
The price for one single trip to or from Alicante airport is 3.85€. Card and cash payments are permitted. Contactless, chip and magnetic debit or credit cards are accepted.
For frequent travellers to the airport, there is also available a bundle of 10 trips for 12€. The chip travel card cost 2€. To buy the travel card ask the driver on the bus, this is the only place to buy and recharge the bundle for the airport bus line C6.
Some of the bus stops in Alicante are: Plaza de los Luceros, Alfonso el Sabio and the train station. All those are very convenient locations as you can commute to Renfe’s trains, Tram, the European EUIPO office or other bus services very easily.
Here is a list of all the stops the C-6 Alicante Airport Bus does. Click on the address link to open the Google Maps address.
|Direction||Bus Stop Address||Connections/Points of Interest|
|Alicante to Airport||Plaza Puerta del Mar I||TRAM L5, Postiguet Beach,Melia Hotel|
|Alicante to Airport||Vazquez de Mella–Marq Museum||TRAM Marq lines L1, L2, L3, L4|
|Alicante to Airport||Alfonso El Sabio, 12||TRAM Mercado lines L1, L2, L3, L4|
|Alicante to Airport||Plaza de Los Luceros, 17||TRAM Luceros lines L1, L2, L4, L4|
|Alicante to Airport||Salamanca – Train Station||Alicante Train Station (Mad, Bcn…)|
|Alicante to Airport||Oscar Espla, 3||–|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche – Federico Mayo I||–|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche – Parque del Mar||–|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche 92, Cercanias||San Gabriel Train Station Cercanias|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche – Euipo I||EUIPO Office Alicante|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche – Agua Amarga I||–|
|Airport Stop ✈️||Alicante Airport||Alicante Airport|
|Airport to Alicante||Avenida Elche – Agua Amarga II||–|
|Airport to Alicante||Avenida Elche – Euipo II||EUIPO Office Alicante|
|Airport to Alicante||San Gabriel – Cercanias||San Gabriel Train Station Cercanias|
|Airport to Alicante||Avenida Elche – Federico Mayo V||–|
|Airport to Alicante||Loring – Coach Station||Alicante Coach Station|
|Airport to Alicante||Plaza Puerta del Mar I||Final Stop*|
* Trips from Alicante Airport to Alicante can continue to Estacion de Tren (train station) on the same ticket
The bus operates 24h.
|Bus Service||Time (24h format)|
|First bus from Alicante Center||6:20h|
|Last Bus from Alicante Center||22:20h|
|First Bus from Alicante Airport||7:00h|
|Last Bus from Alicante Airport||22:30h|
|Bus Service||Time (24h format)|
|First bus from Alicante Center||23:20h|
|Last Bus from Alicante Center||5:20h|
|First Bus from Alicante Airport||23:00h|
|Last Bus from Alicante Airport||6:00h|
Press here to download the official C6 Alicante Airport bus schedule. The bus frequency is one bus every 20 minutes in both directions, to Alicante airport from Alicante city centre and to Alicante from the airport.
Here is the valid timetable at the time this article is updated but remember to always double-check on the official website:
A one-way trip costs 3.85€. A 10-trip bundle card costs 12€. Only contactless and bundle cards are accepted.
The distance between Alicante and Alicante Airport is 11km (7.8 mi). The journey takes about 15 minutes by car and from 20 to 30 min by bus.
Take the bus C6. It stops on floor 2 at the airport and in Alicante city centre (departures floor). Another option is to take a taxi or pre-book the ride with a transfer company.
If you have any questions about how to go from Alicante airport to Alicante city centre by shuttle bus or you have any experience with the service, share them in the comments and we will do our best to help.