Benidorm - Essential Information
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Passport/Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Best Time to Visit

One of the initial attractions of Benidorm was its location, on the Mediterranean coast, opposite a beautiful bay which is split into two by the rocky tip of the old castle and facing south. All the other sides were protected from the cold Northern winds of Levante and the cold northern winds by mountain ranges, so the microclimate, especially in spring, winter or autumn, is very mild, with considerably higher temperatures than along the rest of the coast. The sea water is also warm enough to bathe all year round. If you are looking for the warmest time to visit Benidorm, then the hottest months are August, July and September when temperatures reach up to around 30°C. Travel in spring and autumn to Benidorm is enjoyable too, with average temperatures of 20°C.
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Airport

Alicante-Elche Airport is located near the city of Alicante only 60 km. from Benidorm. There is a regular bus service (www.alsa.es) which offers the possibility to travel quickly, comfortably and economically from Alicante airport to Benidorm bus station and vice versa. It takes 45 minutes to get to Benidorm and then it will continue to the town Calpe, so look for the bus "Benidorm-Calpe" at the airport. Tickets can be bought from alsa.es, self-services ticket machines, Alsa app, laCaixa cashpoint machines, Alsa sales points or when boarding the bus. You can also take the train the Alicante TRAM that connects Alicante city centre with Benidorm (route L1. Alicante (Luceros)-Benidorm). Trains run every 30 minutes and the journey takes 70 minutes. The C6 bus line connects the airport with the stations in Alicante city centre and from there TRAM lines 1 to Benidorm depart. Taxi stands are situated outside both Arrivals and Departures. If you need information about the taxi service, head over to the information desk in Arrival hall. You can also book shuttle transfer service, such as Beniconnect transfer: www.beniconnect.com, +34 965 850 790 There are several car rental companies at the airport such as Hertz, Goldcar Rental, Sixt, Record Go, Europcar and Avis.
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Public Transport

Benidorm is located in the Valencia Region and in the province of Alicante, 38km from Alicante and 106 km from Valencia. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and has excellent connection with the rest of Spain and other countries for easy access. By road, Benidorm is well situated on the Mediterranean coast right by the AP7 motorway and the national road N332 which connect the Mediterranean coastline from north to south, so that visitors travelling by car or scheduled bus service can reach the resort with ease. There are connections with most national and European cities. Train connections are also available via the city of Alicante. The nearest airport is Alicante International airport, just 60 km away served by numerous airlines daily. There are also ports in Alicante, Altea and Villajoyosa should one wish to reach Benidorm by boat. When travelling within the city there is the local bus run by Llorente Bus. When it comes to tickets there are several options to choose from such as single ticket, tourist cards of 24 hours and 72 hours. Tickets can be bought on the bus, in the town halls, Benidorm Card 1 Day or 3 Days only in the bus lines 20 or 30.
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