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Planning a trip to Alicante

Plaza de Luceros, Alicante
Plaza de Luceros, Alicante
Credit: Zarkos / CC BY-SA 3.0

Plan a trip to Alicante and set aside time to enjoy the top cultural attractions and entertaining leisure activities.

Make your travel plans and get ready to be swept by the stunning elegance of Alicante.

Getting There
The Internacional El Altet Airport (Alicante–Elche Airport) is around 19 km from the city. You are well-connected by daily flights from Madrid and a few flights per week from Seville and from Barcelona. Around 15 buses plying daily connect the city to the airport. Travelling by trains in Europe is economical. Reach Alicante from Valencia (in 2 hours) with more than 10 trains plying daily. Reach from Barcelona in 3-6 hours with more than 5 trains plying a day and from Madrid in 4 hours with more than 10 trains a day.
Lemon-Express Alicante
Lemon-Express Alicante, Credit: PD Photo
The terminus Calle Portugal 17 is a meeting-point of various bus lines from different coastal parts. A four-hour trip from Benidorm and Valencia is a convenient option with an hourly service. There are bus trips (5-6 hours) from Madrid. You may also drive down, south from Valencia taking the E-15 expressway. And drive northeast along N-340 and expressway from Murcia. Another way to reach the city is by plying ferries. There are ferries run by Valeria to-and-fro Ibiza taking 4-hour, and departing from Estació Marítim and Puerto de Denia.

Getting Around
There are two train stations in Alicante - the RENFE (known as Red Nacional de Los Ferrocarriles Españoles) and Valencia's FGV (Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana). The trains connect the city to destinations in Spain and Europe. The public transport in Alicante is reliable and you can travel by taxi, tram, or hire a car.

Places of Attractions
Beachlife lovers can try the Levante Beach or Poniente Beach. The parks in Alicante are beautiful, try Canalejas Park and later visit popular landmarks like Castle of Santa Barbara and Tabarca Island.

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