Alicante - Essential Information

Alicante-Elche International Airport

Alicante’s international airport is situated 11 kilometres south of the city and is called “Alicante-Elche”. It is one of the most important airports in the country, with direct flights to 11 destinations in Spain, around 124 airports in Europe and the north of Africa, flying to a total of more than 20 different countries. The cheapest way to get into the centre is by urban bus C-6. A single ticket costs €3,85. The bus departs every 20 minutes and it takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic. A taxi costs around €18 with a journey time around 10 to 15 minutes.
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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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Public Transport

HOW TO GET TO ALICANTE The city of Alicante can be accessed by land, sea and air. Motorways, dual carriageways and roads connect it to the main cities of Spain and Europe. The city has a new bus terminal located beside the marina. The International Airport of Alicante-Elche, situated 10 minutes from the city centre, is one of the main means of accessing the city for visitors arriving into Alicante, from both Spain and abroad. The train is another comfortable form of travelling to the capital of the Costa Blanca. The station is situated in the very heart of the city. There is also a high-speed connection (AVE), linking Madrid and Alicante in 2 hours. PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN AND FROM ALICANTE Visiting the city on foot is comfortable and practical, since the distances are short and it is easy to walk from one end of the city to the other. Nevertheless, Alicante has a public transport network connecting the most important points in the city and the province by bus. As well as within the city, you can also use the tram to get to the city´s metropolitan area and the main towns of interest along the north coast of the Costa Blanca: Campello, Benidorm, Altea and Denia amongst others. The city also has a tourist bus service (TURIBUS) that follows a route with stops at the places of interest. Passengers can get on and off the bus as many times as they wish over the course of a day. There is a multilingual audio system equipped with digital sound in 6 languages and it also has an access platform for people with reduced mobility. Coach Station: +34 965 130 700 / www.estacionalicante.es Railway Station: +34 912 320 320 / www.renfe.es Tram: +34 900 720 472 / www.fgv.es
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