Alicante, Valencia and the Costa Blanca

Including the Costa Blanca

By Plane

Alicante’s airport is relatively close to the  beaches in Costa Blanca, such as Benidorm. Alicante and Valencia both have regular flights to and from the UK and Ireland. Murcia San Javier’s Airport may be an alternative, specially for the southern beaches.

By Train

Trains coming from Madrid (Altaria), which takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes, and Barcelona and València (Euromed). It also has a picturesque (and slow) train coming from Dénia and going by the coast until Alicante. This is the so-called TRAM system. The tracks have been electrified, with ultra-modern cars, from Alicante to Benidorm. Between Benidorm and Denia, the line is still served by the old diesel train cars, a quaint but somewhat noisy mode of transportation from a bygone era.

By Bus

Many buses come from almost every big city in Spain. The main bus station is located in the centre of Alicante.

By Car

Use the AP-7 highway if you come from the coast (Valencia or Barcelona). There is also a motorway coming from Madrid and another from Murcia. If you decide to rent a car, make sure you pre-book a car seat. For tips on driving in Spain, see general information and for car seat laws, click here.