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Benidorm Travel Guide

Useful information for your holiday in the Benidorm sun

Travelling to Benidorm for your holiday? We've gathered together some handy tips and hints to make your holiday as easy as possible.

Benidorm is a hugely popular destination for UK holiday-makers; most flights from UK airports take between 2 - 2.5 hours and when you land the local time will be +1 hour GMT. The closest airport to Benidorm is Alicante Airport which is around 42 minutes drive time from Benidorm.

Getting around Benidorm

One of the important things to know for your holiday is how to get around (assuming you'll be leaving the beach that is!) Below you'll find information on the public transport in Benidorm, we also offer car hire which can make getting from the airport to your hotel and then travelling around for the rest of your holiday much easier.


The buses in Benidorm are clean and run promptly so it's definitely a service that you can rely on; you can pick up a route map from most hotels. The bus service offers a variety of ticket types including a tourist pass that will give you unlimited trips for 24hrs/72hrs.


The Benidorm taxis aren't as expensive as you might think and run on meters so you wont need to worry about negotiating a price beforehand.

Emergency Services

None of us like to think that something might go wrong while you're enjoying your summer getaway, but it certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared; take a look at our travel insurance for a bit of extra protection for you and your holiday.. Thankfully not everything requires an insurance claim so if you just need some help or advice check out these useful numbers and points of reference:

British Consulate Alicante

The British Consulate in Alicante is there to assist any British nationals while they are abroad.


Edificio Espacio, Rambla Méndez Núñez 28-32, 6ª planta, 03002 Alacant, Alicante, Spain

Telephone number:

+34 965 21 60 22

Emergency numbers

As well as the general European emergency number of 112, Spain also has some more specific numbers:

  • 061 - Health and medical emergencies
  • 080 - Fire service
  • 092 - Local Police service

All information correct at time of writing.