How to get to Alicante

Alicante By Car

You have several choices when thinking of how to get to Alicante. If you’re driving, the city is located on the Autopista AP-7 and the Autovia A-7, both serving the coast, while the Autovia A-31 provides a link to Madrid. If you’re driving, it will take you about two hours to drive south from Valencia, an hour and a half north from Cartagena, or about four hours from Madrid.

Alicante By Air

Alicante-Elche International Airport is one of Spain’s busiest airports. The airport is around 15 km away from Alicante city centre and would take you approximately 20 minutes to get there.  There are domestic services by Vueling Airlines and Air Nostrum from the major Spanish cities such as Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Leon, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Santiago, Seville, Tenerife and Vigo. Internationally, you can fly directly to Alicante from over 30 European cities including Amsterdam, Belfast, Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, London, Moscow, Paris and Rome. There’s also a service to Algeria and even seasonal service to Iceland.

Alicante By Train

The high-speed AVE rail service from Madrid (leaving from Puerta de Atocha Station) travels at up to 300Km/h, taking less than 2 ½ hours to cover the 400Km to arrive at Alacant Sation.  The good thing about the Alacant Station is that it is right in the heart of the Alicante city centre.  As well as walking distance from the Alicante Port.  An Altaria service, operating at up to 200Km/h provides a service to Cartagena.

Alicante by Ferry

And you can also get to Alicante by ferry. Looking at this from an alternate perspective, you can go to some interesting places by ferry. For example, ferries provide regular services to Algeria (Oran, Mostaganem, and Argel) and the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera).  If you are planning to go to Alicante from Algeria you can book your ferry ticket from Algerie Ferries.

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