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, but if you feel the need to “stretch your wings” a little, and explore the surrounding area nothing could be easier thanks to the local train services.
The trains also known as trams are operated by the local company FGV and have nothing to do with the Spanish Railway (RENFE)
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 1.55€ each way.
New Benidorm Intermodal Stop - Located next to the Benidorm bus station, 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
L9: On Friday, July 30, the service and the train stop at the Cap Negret stop in Altea are restored.
Ongoing works - Substitute bus service between Teulada and Denia - The date for completion and opening of tram Line nine (L9), which runs between Benidorm and Denia continues to be pushed back, as more defects in the old infrastructure are discovered. The opening date now is not before the end of 2023.
Train Service Alicante to Denia - Coronavirus updates
It is recommended not to travel in the busiest hours: from 7 to 9 and from 14 to 15 h.
The use of a mask is compulsory in public transport
When you are located on the platform, waiting for the arrival of the train or tram, you must occupy the empty spaces along its entire length to maintain maximum separation from other people.
Inside trains and trams, passengers must distribute themselves through the empty spaces along the entire length of the unit, keeping the safety distance from other users and leaving free access for drivers to the cabins.
The purchase of transport tickets in the stations will be made exclusively on automatic vending machines.
It is also recommended to avoid , as far as possible, sitting in front of another traveller , not occupying the central corridor to allow free interior movement to get on or off the train or tram, and washing your hands and exposed areas after using the transport service, although FGV vehicles and facilities are disinfected regularly.
Train Service Alicante to Denia - General information
|Travel Time (approx.)|
|Alicante to Benidorm||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Alicante to Altea||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Alicante to Calpe||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Alicante to Denia||3 hours 10 minutes|
( Please note: Travel times are estimates depending on connections and average waiting time between Tram line changes. )
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
Train service Alicante to Denia
Line 2: Luceros (Alicante) - Sant Vicent del Raspeig
Train service Alicante to Denia - 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.
Do not travel without a shirt on.
Animals - It is not allowed to travel with animals, except:. Assistance dogs for people with disabilities or with their training instructors. Dogs accompanying the security forces. Small pets in cages or carriers.
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!
LOST AND FOUND
If you lose something in our facilities please call our Customer Service Centre at 900 72 04 72 where you will be asked to give a brief description of the lost object. If your object has been found, we will inform you on how to get it back. Unclaimed Objects Objects found and not claimed within five weeks will be handed over to:
Alicante City Hall Lost and Found
Avda. Don Julián Besteiro, 15 03008 - Alicante Tfno. 965149969