Benidorm and Costa Blanca Transport


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Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Spain's Transport

 

Coach Bus Services

There is a network of Coach services between towns on the Costa Blanca.

The services are more frequent and shorter in distance than the rail services.

The bus stops are also more conveniently located in town centres. Train stations are usually located on the inland side of coastal towns.

The main operator is Alsa which is part of the UKs National Express coach company

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Coach Services from UK

National Express
run services to Spain via there Eurolines network. Includes year round services to Alicante, and Summer only service to Benidorm.
National Express


Roads

A7 Motorway

The A7 motorway runs along or near to the coast from Catalonia to Andalucia which includes the Costa blanca coast

For most of it's length it is a toll road (autopista), the free sections are toll free (autovia)

SOS points are every 5km

Main Roads N340 N332

Alternatives to the A7 motorway are the 2 main roads the N340 and N332. Besides the lower speed limit they are much slower due to the larger amount of traffic

Minor Roads

As you go inland many of the roads have torturous twists as they wind there way along hillsides giving marvelous scenic views.

Driving in Spain

See the section Driving in Spain on the car hire page

Airports

The region has 3 airports

Alicante airport Alicant airport is the most popular for the Costa Blanca
Murcia airport
Valencia airport

Flights

Travel Insurance

Don't forget your travel insurance
Our travel Insurance page gives you the opportunity of booking online with a choice of insurers

RENFE National Rail Services

RENFE is the Main Spanish Railway operator, consisting of 13,000Kms of track. The system is mainly radial, radiating from Madrid to all the regional capitol cities, and some lines from France down the Eastern Coast.

Prices vary according to the type of train e.g. fast (talgo) to slow (expres).

Alicante has 2 RENFE stations
Estacion F.C. de Madrid
Estacion de Murcia
and 1 FGV station.
Estacion de Ferrocarril
Note Most of the Costa Brava, including Benidorm is by passed by the RENFE national railway. The railway to use is the FGV - see right column

ADIF
ADIF is the Railway Infrastructure Administrators who are responcible for the maintanance of tracks, stations, communications, etc. They charge Renfe and other railway companies a fee to use the railway network.

UK to Spain by train

The Euromed

Connects Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante

Barcelona to Valencia takes under 3 hours.
Barcelona to Alicante 4hr 45min.

This line goes goes inland and byepasses Benidorm

Adult return fares to Valencia from € 53.60
Adult return fares to Alicante from € 68.80

Motorail Service

Avoid long drives using the Motorail train transportation for your car.
Size restrictions Maximum car height 1.63 M, 2.5 M

Services
Bilbao / Alicante and other services

For ferries to Bibao see P&O Ferries

Taxis

Taxis are fairly cheap and metered. Display a green light or 'libre' sign when available to hire.

Surcharges apply:
     -between 11pm to 6am.
     -Luggage
     -Trips outside the town.

A  small tip should be given.

Bus Service by Alsa

Alicante Airport to Benidorm Approx. 4 buses a day to Jaime I, and 4 buses to Av. Europa


Details Select The following for either your Departure Point and your Destination, enter date and type of journey

Aeropuerto Alicante-altet

Benidorm
Calpe
Denia
Fuengirola

Tram run by Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)

The Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)

Diesel Train

An old Diesel Train now replaced by modern Electric trams on what was the local Narrow Gauge coastal railway. 

The tram system runs from Denia in the North to Alicante in the south.

The 2 main lines are

Line 1 Alicante to Benidorm

Line 2 Benidorm to Denia

Additional lines operate in the Alicante area

 

  Alicante - Benidorm - Denia train is a private small gauge railway with an hourly service between Alicante and Benidorm, and less frequently trains to Denia.

The Alicante - Denia line runs for 93 km along the northern coast of the province of Alicante and has 9 stations and 31 halts. It is served by 13 diesel trains which operate on the regular line between Alicante and Denia and 5 trams which cover the Alicante - El Campello route, via the TRAM Metropolitano train-tram platform. Main Stations

Alicante, Albufereta, El Campello, Vila Joiosa (Villajoyosa), Benidorm, Altea, Calpe, Benissa, Teulada, Gata, Denia

Alicante Stations

2 tram stops are on the sea front near the castle
3 tram stations all underground slightly inland in the town centre


Benidorm Station
The railway station is in on the Avinguda De Beniarda, just under 2km inland of Benidorm old town

Price guide

Compared to the Uk prices for public buses & the tram are cheap.

Alicante - Benidorm Adult Single €4.85 (2016) More information Tram

The Lemon Express

The Lemon Express , a tourist train, used to run on the FGV line
This service has been withdraw

The Tramnochador

The Tramnochador a spanish nick name based on Train and Night-owl. A late train service serving the night time party goers along the coast.

Runs during the holiday high season - from 9pm to 5am between Alicante and Altea. There are 33 stations including Benidorm on this stretch

Distances in Kilometres

  Alcoi Alic-ante Beni-dorm Carta-gena Lorca Murcia Valen-cia Xabia
Alcoi   68 59 175 226 158 110 90
Alicante 68   46 104 154 86 179 89
Benidorm 59 46   150 213 145 133 45
Cartagena 175 104 150   85 60 275 195
Lorca 226 154 213 85   74 290 256
Murcia 158 86 145 60 74   224 188
Valencia 110 179 133 275 290 224   118
Xabia 90 89 45 195 256 188 118