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)
During the Sundays in May, June and July, the Generalitat has announced that the service on all lines of the TRAM of Alicante will be free.
These measures will be applied from 6 a.m. on Sunday until 11:59 p.m.
Due to the great reception of this initiative and as a preventive measure, access to bicycles and scooters is temporarily restricted on Sundays in zone A of the TRAM of Alicante in June and July.
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.
When using the Tram Alicante website you can select the stop of origin and destination, the date and the time range in which you want to travel.
Once the fields have been filled in, the approximate duration and the ticket that will be necessary to complete the journey will be indicated, according to the area to which you want to travel. it will also tell you if it is necessary to carry out any transfers from one line to another.
L9: On Wednesday, July 13th, the train service on the Teulada - Gata section is restored. Check the new schedules of the Benidorm – Dénia section.
L9: The journey between Teulada-Dénia takes place by bus until Tuesday, July 12th included. From the 13th the bus journey takes place between Gata-Dénia.
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.
Guide Prices for 2022
Single ticket: 1.45 euros
Multi-trip voucher: 8.70 euros
Bonus 30 days: 26,10 euros
Route voucher 4/30: 15 euros
School TAM voucher: 16.50 euros
TAM jove bonus: 21,20 euros
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
Line 1: Luceros (Alicante) - Benidorm
Train service Alicante to Denia
Line 2: Luceros (Alicante) - Sant Vicent del Raspeig
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
15th March New Zones planned - The new zonal distribution allows to move from six to three zones and is working in a coordinated way to expand the TAM zone
New zonal map
The new tariff regulation includes a simplification of the zonal distribution of the TRAM d'Alacant by moving from the current six zones to three zones, plus two inter-county transition areas to avoid the rigidity of the zonical borders.
Currently, the six existing tariff zones give place to 21 possible zonal combinations and six different tariffs, depending on the number of areas traveled on a ferry. With the modification proposed, the three areas would correspond to the three districts for which the TRAM d'Alicant is circulating: L'Alacantí, Marina Baixa and Marina Alta.
With the new distribution of the TRAM d'Alacant the Zone A would cover the stops located in the municipal terms of Alicant, Sant Vicent del Raspeig and El Campello, to which the future expansion of the network would be added in the municipalities of Sant Jo An and Mutxamel.
However, until the expansion of the TAM area is completed, through the agreement with the other administrations involved, the stops of Amerador, Coveta Fumá, Cala Pitres and Venta Lanuza, belonging to the municipal term of El Campello, p they will remain integrated in Zone B.
Zone B would understand the stops of the municipalities of La Vila-joiosa, Benidorm, L'Alfàs del Pi and Altea, while Zone C would be integrated by the municipalities of Calp, Teulada, Gata de Gorgos, Benissa and Dénia.
Another novelty that presents the new structure is the inclusion of two inter-district transitions, which are established between Pla Barraques and Costera Pastor, in the south, and between Altea and Benissa in the north. Travels that take place between stops of each of these sections would have consideration for traveling made in a single area.
In the proposed model, there are only 6 possible zonal combinations depending on the trip made and, only three applicable fares: of one, two or three areas in which the 10 travel bonus will cost 8 euros, 12 euros and 20 euros, respectively very much.
Examples by municipalities
With the new zonal plan and the new fares that have been approved by the FGV Board of Directors and that will apply from the summer, for example, a person who wants to travel from the Lucentum stop in Alicante, to Benidorm or whatever to make a journey from El Albir to Dénia, it will start moving by two areas, instead of the current three. This will mean a 42% discount of the price of the Bonus 10, which will go from €21 to €12.
People wanting to travel from Sant Vicent del Raspeig to Altea will travel through the four current areas to travel for two. This will give them a 55% discount starting summer; and they will go from paying €27.20 to €12.
Travel between Gata de Gorgos and Calp will cost, starting in the summer, 42% less, taking as a reference Bono 10, as they will move through one area and not the two current areas. Similarly, people who want to move from Dénia to Benidorm or viceversa will also see how the areas they move are reduced, which will cost them a savings of 42%.