TRAVEL - Basics on getting there

CHEAP FLIGHTS - Where to get the best deal on cheap flights, list and links to airlines flying from your nearest airport to the Costa Blanca ... Info
LOCAL CAR HIRE - We can recommend a reliable local company that provides a good service, and you can collect/return from the airport ... Info
DRIVING - If you are thinking of driving down, a scenic drive through France and Northern Spain, either by direct motorways or toll-free national roads, brings you to our part of Spain ... Info
TRAVEL INSURANCE - If you don't currently have travel insurance to cover your holiday, a booking requirement (point 26 of our Terms & Conditions), then take a look at the following .... General or Cancellation Protection
AIRPORT PARKING, HOTELS & LOUNGES - For airport parking, overnight stay before an early flight, or luxuriate in the lounge ... Info
Or, if you have a late arrival at the airport in Spain then you can stay at a nearby hotel for as little as 39 Euros for a room: go direct to their website & book on-line ... Info
AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Once there, if you don't want to drive then consider the following transfers to your accommodation - Taxi & minibus transfer or the cheaper option of Self-drive Minibus upto 9 ... Info
FERRIES - EUROTUNNEL, SEA FRANCE and P & O for fast crossings between Dover and Calais, and BRITTANY for crossings along the French coast and to Spain ... Info
TRAVEL BY TRAIN -You can travel by train directly to the resort, without having to hire a car, more details on our TRAIN>> webpage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Links to other organisations that will compliment your travel... 

The area we cover in SpainORGANISE YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS - should you fly, drive, travel by train, or even arrive by boat, it is very simple and we try to help in providing enough information for you to make that choice.


The N332 national road passes within 1-2 kilometres of all the coastal resorts we cover.
The A-7 coastal Motorway, exits 64-62, is within 1-2 kilometres of the resorts we cover.
ALICANTE (90km - 1¼ hrs), VALENCIA (120km - 1½ hrs), MURCIA (200km - 2 hrs), MADRID (400km - 3½-4 hrs) have good motorway connections to our area.
Taxi Rank - costly and not adviseable.
Taxi Pre-arranged - the local car hire firm can arrange a taxi, upto 4 persons, which is more economical. Go to Local Taxi>> for more information.
Airport Bus - the C-6 (bus stop 30) goes to central Alicante (takes about 40 mins.) where you can catch the coastal bus service, or take a taxi across town to the port to catch the coastal narrow-guage railway (below).
Shuttle Direct>> - Organise Minibus transfers from/to the airports, from any resort and any number of persons.
National railway - RENFE>> offers an excellent fast service between major cities -
MADRID - the journey Madrid/Valencia takes 3 hrs & 20 mins (stopping once) costing 41 Euros; Madrid/Alicante takes nearly 4 hrs (stopping 6 times) costing 40 Euros. It might be an idea to hire a car at Madrid and drive down, taking about 5 hrs on good motorways, saving hassle of taxis, catching trains then hiring a car. Clients have done this and not experienced any problems as well-signposted.
BARCELONA - direct to Valencia, takes 3 hrs and costs 38 Euros. 
Local railway - There isn't a local service between Alicante & Valencia linking all the resorts en-route.
There is only a narrow-gauge service ('Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana' or FGV) between Alicante (by the port) and north to Denia  - very slow and stops at numerous local stations, but very scenic as you hug the coast in some places. There is no interchange onto the national network at Denia: there is at Alicante but it is some distance across the city to the main-line station, so you would have to take a taxi to connect. If that is your chosen form of transport then see Railway Tips>> below.
There is an hourly service, operating between Alicante to Valencia, which stops at all the main resorts. You will have to get from the resort bus stop to your accommodation. Further details below at Bus Tips>>.
A five-times-daily service covering Altea, Calpe, Moraira, Teulada, Benitachell and Javea - very slow as stops everywhere.

The FGV narrow-guage coastal railway Railway Tips - You can use the slow narrow-gauge railway to Altea, Calpe, Teulada and Denia. Please note:-
It has nothing to do with the state-owned RENFE train system and does not leave from the RENFE train station (estacion de trenes) in central Alicante.
There is no train station for this or any other train at the Airport! It has its own station on the north end of the harbour area of Alicante, located at Avenida de Villajoyosa.
To get there from the airport take the C6 to the Streetcar (tram) station 'Puerta del Mar', take the tram to the port and then walk the last kilometre to the FGV train station. Or simpler still, just take a taxi to the FGV train station.
Your Trip would look like this:
Alicante Airport -> Airport Bus C6 to Alicante Streetcar Station "Puerta del Mar" -> Take Alicante Streetcar to FGV Station -> Change to Narrow Gauge Railway at FGV Station to Altea, Calpe, Teulada (for Moraira) or Denia.

Bus Tips - Buses leave the central bus station in Alicante, to stop at each resort, going upto Denia. The Airport Bus C6 will drop you right beside (just ask the driver to let you out at "estacion de autobuses") and it is quite cheap - 7 Euros to Denia for example.
Alicante Central Bus station is quite big, as buses are more common than trains in Spain.
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