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Alicante Airport Arrivals

Alicante Airport takes the number 5 spot for the busiest airports in Spain with 15 million passengers every year and served by 40 different airlines. Make sure that your airport experience is as easy as possible with our guide to Alicante Airport Arrivals.

Arrivals at Alicante Airport - FAQs

How far is Alicante Airport from town?

Alicante Airport is around 7.4m/12km from the city centre.

Can you pick up at arrivals Alicante Airport?

The Departures Express parking is located next to the terminal building and allows up to 10 minutes of free parking, perfect for a quick pick-up or drop-off. If you need more time you'll have to look at booking airport parking.

Is there duty free in Alicante arrivals?

There is indeed, just after Baggage Claim on Level 0 you'll find the duty-free shop which is open from 7am - 10pm.

Alicante Airport Arrivals Overview

With just one terminal thankfully Alicante Airport is relatively easy to navigate, but it still helps to know what you can expect in the Arrivals Hall.

Once you've touched down you'll enter the terminal either via an air bridge or a transfer shuttle, but once you're in the main terminal it's a simple trip to Passport Control and then Baggage Claim, if you're arriving from a Schengen country you can skip security and go straight to collecting your luggage.

The building is very well sign-posted so you shouldn't have any trouble navigating the arrivals area, if you do the staff will be happy to help.

Alicante Airport Travel Information

Alicante Airport is served by 2 bus services connecting it to a variety of locations, all buses pick-up and drop off from outside the departures area, and have air-conditioning and free WiFi to make your trip nice and comfortable. You can buy your tickets when you board the bus, but we'd suggest making sure you have exact change or smaller notes as the drivers may struggle with bigger bills.

Bus Routes/Operators

Destination/Route Bus Company
Alicante City/C6 Vectalia Alicante
Elche/1A Vectalia Alicante
Arenales del Sol/1B Vectalia Alicante
Benidorm Alsa
Murcia Alsa
Calpe Alsa
Torrevieja Alsa


You can pre-book a taxi to meet you at Alicante Airport if you'd prefer a more private method of transport, as well as knowing that your cab will be waiting, pre-booking means avoiding the standard additional charge that many taxi companies charge for getting to the airport. Below you can see some approximate prices for taxi trips to nearby locations based on 2023 prices.

Destination Taxi (1-4 People) Minivan (5-7 People) Minibus (8-13 People)
Calpe €106 €159 €199
Benidorm €81 €112 €143
Torrevieja €75 €107 €118
Javea €151 €215 €250
Altea €105 €129 €154
Denia €167 €179 €217
Teulada €132 €162 €186
Playa de San Juan €60 €74 €93
Alicante City €45 €63 €87
Santa Pola €62 €77 €100

The taxi ranks are on level 0 next to the arrivals area.


An Alicante Airport Transfer can be a great way to save some money when you arrive at Alicante Airport. Transfers offer a door to door service without breaking the bank and can make your trip much simpler.

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