Trains, Denia to Alicante

Local Train Service, Alicante to Denia

One of the reasons that people like to come to Benidorm is that there is always so much to do. Having said that, if you feel the need to “stretch your wings” a little, and explore more of the coastal strip of the Costa Blanca, nothing could be easier thanks to our train/tram services.

Benidorm’s train station is located at the top of Avenida de Beniardá and, although a good 15-20 minutes walk inland from the beach,  is easily accessed from the tourist side of town on bus number 1 for the standard fare of 1.50€ each way.

New Benidorm Intermodal Stop -  Located next to the Benidorm bus station goes into serviceDisco Benidorm stop will be closed down. So trains will cease to stop at Disco Benidorm and will now stop at Benidorm Intermodal. Certain L1 trains will continue their journey from the BENIDORM station to the Benidorm Intermodal station. Please check timetables

The trains in the Denia direction (line 9) leave Benidorm hourly starting at 06.36, and the journey takes just over an hour. The time of the return trains from Denia to Benidorm are at 4 minutes past each hour with the last train leaving Denia at 20.26.

TRAM d'Alacant notices on September 2018
Temporary interruption of the rail service on the Calp-Dénia section , this service is carried out by bus . 

News Updates 7th November 2019

TRAM line 9, known as the 'Trenet de la Marina', will not reach the towns of Benissa, Teulada, Gata de Gorgos and Dénia foreseeably until 2022, almost two years after the due date of June 2018. Its completion is linked to the construction of the new Pont del Quisi in Benissa, an infrastructure that from Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) believe that it will not be finished until in a little more than two years.

After the study, three options were considered: build it 15 meters away from the original, do it 50 meters away or, the third proposal which was chosen build a new concrete bridge parallel to the old one.The cost of the new infrastructure stands at twelve million euros


The trams to Alicante (line 1) leave every half hour starting at 06.35 with the journey taking around 75 minutes. The last tram leaves Alicante to return to Benidorm at 22.11.

The trams on line 1 do not stop at any of the stations between El Campello and Lucentum. If you would like to get off at any of these stations along the beach you need to change at El Campello onto line 3.

And the good news it’s cheap! Return tickets whether to Denia or Alicante, are the same price of just 6.40€ return.

Also, you can get a Bono 10 card which gives you 10 journeys for €14 for 2 zones (covers Benidorm to El Campello) or for €21 for 3 zones (covers Benidorm to Alicante). You can share the 10 journeys between different people. There is a one off charge of €2 for the card then you can top it up as often as you want.

There are 4 tram stations in Alicante and which one you get off at depends what you want to do.

SANGUETA - the best station if you want to go to the beach, marina and Esplanada. It is about 10 minutes walk along by the beach. The branch line (4L) down to the beach at Puerta del Mar was closed down in 2013 so Sangueta is now the nearest station to the beach.

MARQ-CASTILLO if you want to go to Castillo Santa Barbara. This is also the stop to get off to visit the acclaimed archaeological museum - a great place to visit on a wet day!

MERCADO for the area around the indoor market or a walk down the Rambla to Esplanada.

LUCEROS - the end of the line (so no worry about missing your stop) - is best for shopping etc. This is right in the centre of the city.

Line 1: Luceros (Alicante) - Benidorm

The line 1 of the TRAM connects the central Plaza de Los Luceros with Benidorm. The total length of the route is 43 km. In this line the 4100 units circulate, they are trains that reach 100km / h and that combine sections in tram regime and others with railway platform. In Benidorm there is a link with the L9 line with final destination Denia.

The Alicante - Benidorm connection has a total of 20 intermediate stations. From Luceros you reach El Campello quite quickly and from there numerous stops occur before arriving in Benidorm.

The connection Benidorm - Alicante is one of the most used transport methods. From the Benidorm stop located at Crta. Estació , the tram of line 1 leaves every half hour approximately. The full tour until arriving in Alicante lasts approximately one hour and is done along the coast, overlooking the beach during much of the trip.

Now the worst thing about the trams and trains……

Line 2: Luceros (Alicante) - Sant Vicent del Raspeig

The line 2 TRAM is the most commonly used alicantinos and connects the Plaza de los Luceros the center of San Vicent del Raspeig line. It travels a total of 9 km. It completes in about 25 minutes. The step frequencies are approximately 8 minutes at rush hour. The trains are 4200 units, designed to circulate in urban environments, which reach 70 km / h.

On its way it passes through the Market, the Marq, the Pla neighborhood, the general hospital, Virgen del Remedio, Ciudad Jardín and Universidad.

Line 3: Luceros (Alicante) - El Campello

The line 3 TRAM connects Alicante with El Campello in a path that runs parallel to the coast, passing through San Juan and Muchavista. The route has 14.5 km. They are completed in about 25 minutes. It has a frequency of 20 minutes at rush hour and 30 minutes.

Line 4: Luceros (Alicante) - San Juan Beach

The Line 4 of the TRAM connects the city center with the districts of the albufereta, Barrio de las Huertas and Playa San Juan. The trains are 4200 units, since it is an entirely urban route line. Its passing frequency is about 30 minutes.

Line 5: Puerta del Mar - Plaza de La Coruña

TRAM Line 5 connects the waterfront of the city of Alicante, with Albufereta Beach, San Juan Beach and Cabo de las Huertas. It has its stop in front of Playa del Postiguet, at Puerta del Mar.

This new line has a connection at the Lucentum stop with L1 and L3, and at Sangueta stop with L1, L3 and L4.

In principle it will work from June to October, as a reinforcement to Line 4 during the summer period. Depending on the demand and use during these summer months the rest of the year will last.

Line 9: Benidorm - Denia

The line 9 connects Benidorm with the capital of Alta, Denia Marina. Its frequency is one train every hour. 

Zones Map

There are a total of 6 zones:

 AREA A: Luceros - Poble Espanyol (metropolitan)
 ZONE B: Pla Barraques - Coastal Pastor
 AREA C: La Vila - Camí Coves
 ZONE D: Terra Mitica - Olla Altea
 ZONE E: Altea - Benissa
 ZONE F: Benissa - Denia


Things to note:

Inside the tram are illuminated signs which indicate the next stop, there is usually also a verbal announcement, a good chance to improve your pronunciation of Spanish towns.

When on the tram, signal to the driver you wish the tram to stop at the next stop - Press the button on the door - note the button and a sign in the carriage illuminate when this has been done.

Pressing the same button will open the doors when the tram has stopped.

On the tram - no smoking and no animals allowed. Do not travel without a shirt on.

You can buy your return ticket at Benidorm station ticket office. There are machines on the trams but they are not very easy to understand. There is an on the spot fine of €50 for not having a ticket.

The single ticket is for immediate use. You must validate it within 30 minutes from the moment of purchase.

You cannot use the “transfer” option to make a trip in the opposite direction with the same ticket.

It is important to retain your tram ticket for the duration of your journey. You will need to scan it at the end of our journey to exit the turnstiles at Alicante Luceros, Mercado or MARQ stations.

Toll-free number for information and Customer Service ( 900 72 04 72).

They don’t have toilets!  So perhaps it’s a good idea not to have 15 pints of beer before you set off!  Have fun!




0 # Top 10 things to do in ALICANTE – Benidorm Seriously 2017-06-19 13:32
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0 # admin 2017-08-30 20:58

The strike affects all the lines in service of FGV in Alicante and in different time slots

The Tram will offer minimum services of 60 percent during the strikes convened for August 31 and the first three days of September.

The call for a strike is promoted by the Semaf union and only affects the driving staff of the different lines of Ferrocarrils of the Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) in Alicante, so that alterations to the service affect Lines 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 of the Tram d'Alacant.

The announced stoppages will take place this Thursday in the time slot between 8.30 and 10.30, 13.00 and 16.00, 18.30 and 20.30 and 23.00 and 24.00.

This Friday has been called between 24.00 and 1.00 hours, 8.30 and 10.30, 13.00 and 16.00, 18.30 and 20.30 and 23.00 and 24.00 hours; Saturday 2 between 24.00 and 1.00 hours and Sunday between 18.00 and 21.00 hours.

The schedule of announced stoppages will also affect the days 8, 18, 20, 22, 29 and 30 of September. The General Directorate of Labor of the Generalitat Valenciana has ruled, as minimum essential services, that 60 per cent of ordinary regular traffic of trains and trams during stoppages is to be produced.

FGV regrets the inconvenience caused by these measures, resulting from the strikes convened by this union and reminds all users that more information can be obtained on the information telephone 900 72 04 72 and on the website
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0 # Josh Smith 2018-08-18 13:29
Think it took us about 2 hours from Benidorm to Denia in March just under an hour on tram to Calpe then an hour in bus to Denia however when we went it was International ladies day so there was a limited bus service. Denia is very nice
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0 # Peter Garland 2019-02-23 17:48
Is the connecting bus from Calpe to Denia and the return easily and clearly signposted?
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-02-23 17:58
Yes it will be clearly marked
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0 # JANE MORRIS 2019-05-08 19:54
i am staying at the villasol campsite in benidorm whats the best was to get to the train station to go to alicante
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0 # Jill Shail 2019-05-08 21:35
Quickest and easiest way would be by taxi. You can get the no 1 bus but you will need to walk into Town to get it.
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0 # Jane Morris 2019-05-09 01:33
So does that mean a taxi to the train station x
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0 # Tracy Ann 2019-05-09 01:46
Taxi or bus
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0 # Jane Morris 2019-05-09 02:08
Thank you
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