Alicante Elche Airport, previously known as El Altet, has been serving tourist visiting the Spanish Mediterranean since 1967. The area known as the Costa Blanca attract passengers mainly from the UK, German and the Netherlands who are arriving to soak up the sun in Alicante and in the nearby Murcia region which is easily access along the A7 motorway by rental car. Traffic to the airport has grown considerably over the last 15 years, now being serviced by Ryanair and by charter tour operators. In 2011, the airport opened a new Terminal and now handles 9 million passengers per year. Part of this growth has come from internal flights from Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca.
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Alicante airport is really busy, so have your transportation organized before you go. For your airport rental car, we always say to pre-book because you get better prices, you know what car you will get and you have less hassle when you arrive, just collect and go. There are a number of car rental providers operating from Alicante airport including; Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Centauro, Dickmanns, Drivalia, Europcar, Firefly, Goldcar, Interrent, Record, Sixt, Thrifty and Victoria Rent A Car. We compare all these company’s prices to get you the best value. All you need to do is enjoy your holiday; visit the best beaches, stop off in little fishing villages and do great day trips.
There are a number of ways of getting from Alicante airport to your holiday town; Bus, tram, rental car, and airport shuttle or taxi. There are several bus lines going from the airport to towns along the coast such as Alicante, Benidorm, Calpe and into Murcia. There is an Alicante-Elche airport tram which has routes along the Costa Blanca. The Alicante airport taxi service is officially assigned to Radio Taxi Elche (Green stripe on car and city coat of arms on the car door). Airport fares always have a €3.80 supplement; always ensure the meter is on. The other option is airport shuttle bus which run from the airport to various resorts, always book in advance; try Shuttle Direct as an option.
Alicante is located in the Valencia region of south Spain and is known as the Costa Blanca region. It is typically Mediterranean with beaches along the coast and a backdrop of mountains. It is a fun place for holidays and there is so much to do, from theme parks, sleepy beaches, swimming with sea lions in Rio Safari. For those of you with a rental car, there are a lot of towns to be explored such as Alicante itself, Altea, Benidorm (known as the party town, so maybe not for everyone), Calpe, Denia, El Campello, Elche, Guadalest, La Nucia, La Vollajoyosa, Santa Pola, Teulada and many more, or nearby Murcia which is also a really popular spot for holiday makers.