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.
Your Guide to Alicante [By an Alicantinian]
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 to Alicante city centre or to the airport 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.
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.
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.
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|
|Shared Both Ways||Plaza Puerta del Mar I||TRAM L5, Postiguet Beach,Melia Hotel|
|Shared Both Ways||Vazquez de Mella||TRAM Marq lines L1, L2, L3, L4|
|Shared Both Ways||Alfonso El Sabio, 12||TRAM Mercado lines L1, L2, L3, L4|
|Shared Both Ways||Plaza de Los Luceros, 17||TRAM Luceros lines L1, L2, L4, L4|
|Shared Both Ways||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 Gran Via Sur||–|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche 92, Cercanias||San Gabriel Train Station Cercanias|
|Alicante to Airport||Avenida Elche, 109||Aluminium Factory|
|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||Avenida Elche – Cercanias||San Gabriel Train Station Cercanias|
|Airport to Alicante||Avenida Elche – Federico Mayo V||–|
|Airport to Alicante||Loring – Bus Station||Alicante Coach Station|
The bus operates from 5:00 in the morning to 0:00 at night; every 20min:
|Bus Service||Time (24h format)|
|Last Bus from Alicante Center||23:20h|
|Last Bus from Alicante Airport||00:00h|
|First bus from Alicante Center||5:00h|
|First Bus from Alicante Airport||5:40h|
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 trips bundle card costs 12€. Only contactless and bundle cards are accepted.
The distance between Alicante and Alicante Airport is 11km (7.8mi). 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 w will do our best to help.