Alicante Airport (ALC)
Located to the south-west of the Costa Blanca town of Alicante in south-east Spain, Alicante Airport (ALC) was originally named El Altet and is the gateway to this region and the Costa Blanca. Alicante Airport currently sees close to ten million annual passengers and 80,000 aircraft movements, most of which arrive on international flights with mainly charter airlines.
Alicante Airport stands in the city of Elx and within the Elche municipality, close to Santa Pola and the Mediterranean coastline itself. The busy A-7 and N-332 motorways lie next to the airport, while Alicante city centre is just 9 km / 6 miles to the north-east. The most popular destinations include Barcelona, London, Madrid and Mallorca.
The main mode of transport from the airport to Alicante, Murcia and the coast's beaches are buses and taxis. Scheduled buses run every hour to Alicante central bus station, while other services connect the Plaza del Mar, Paseo del Soto, Avenida de Europa and Avenida Catedrático Soler, and further afield, Murcia and Benidorm. Hotel and resort shuttles serve those on package holidays, while taxis are readily available, linking Alicante Airport with popular destinations, such as Calpe, Denia, Santa Pola and Torrevieja.
About Alicante Tourism
The ancient and attractive city of Alicante is the Costa Blanca's main city and is characterised by historic buildings, pretty boulevards, pristine beaches and perfect weather. Many of the main restaurants in Alicante are clustered around the marina area, along with bars, while for shopping, pay a visit to the colourful local markets held around the main Esplanada area during the summer months.
Each year, thousands of tourists fly into Alicante Airport (ALC) for the coastline alone, with around 15 km / 9 miles of exceptional beachfront. The main beach is Playa de San Juan, where bathing and water sports are the main theme. The Old Town features the intriguing Santa Barbara Castle, the 14th century St. Mary's Church and a whole host of eateries.
Alicante Airport (ALC):|
|Address: 03071 Highway A7, Alicante, Spain|
|Airport Code: ALC
Tel: +34 96 691 9000
Fax: +34 96 691 9354