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Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

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Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

You have booked your holiday to Benidorm and are now wondering how to get here from your chosen airport…. there are quite a few options which we will go into detail about below.

Alicante Airport is Spain’s 5th busiest so it can seem a bit daunting if this is your first visit.

One of the most popular is via a specialist Transfer Company and these will have various options, a transfer can take anything between 45 mins – 2.5 hours depending on the type of transfer booked, ie speedy, shuttle or private transfer.

  1. TRANSFER COMPANIES

Standard Shuttle/bus

These you will share with others, and may have to wait for other flights to arrive, but will deliver you door to door providing road access is available.

Speedy/fast track Shuttle

These generally will have a maximum number of stops (4 on average), which cuts down on the transfer time.

Private Transfers

This means that you are the only passengers, so no waiting around and door to door service.

Recommended Companies 

ABAS – Shuttle service

Abas Costa Blanca SL are the local handling agents and transfer suppliers for many leading companies.

They are proud of their reputation of offering a professional reliable service and are continually working with our partners to offer the best customer experience possible.

Book your ABAS Shuttle Service HERE

ALICANTE PRIVATE TRANSFERS

“At Alicante Private Transfers we have over 10 years experience assisting people with their airport transfer arrangements to and from Alicante airport to all areas of the Costa Blanca. Alicante Private Transfers ensures you travel in comfort, as soon as you arrive at Alicante airport your vehicle will be waiting to take you quickly and safely to your holiday accommodation.”

  • Transfers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • 24 hour English speaking contact telephone number
  • First class professional service where all vehicles are fully licensed and insured

BOOK YOUR TRANSFER WITH ALICANTE PRIVATE TRANSFERS HERE

BENICONNECT  Shared and private transfers in Alicante Airport

Awarded by the Spanish Government “Best Transfer Company in Spain 2018”.

Beniconnect Travel Agency provides a low cost Alicante airport shuttle, taxi or private transfers serving all the resorts in the Costa Blanca such as Benidorm, Altea, Denia, Albir.

“Since its formation a few years ago, Beniconnect continue to focus upon the achievements of our goals to enhance, value and improve the quality of our products and services. Travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people.We have built our reputation on reliability, efficiency and by offering a professional and friendly service. Our express connect shuttle service is testament to that, with customers returning year after year, regularly using their service. Our Express Connect is a speedy, economical and efficient form of transport from the airport to your resort, with no need to wait for extended periods of time at the airport and a minimum of stops and drop-offs that it has proved a great success and is available year round. This service operates from Benidorm, Villajoyosa, La Cala and Albir with a maximum of 4 stops!”

“We also offer Private Transfers in Murcia and Valencia airports and private services to railway stations and ports.”

Beniconnect is a registered Travel Agent and moreover has obtained the best possible license here in Spain ensuring its customers have complete peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that all legalities regarding health and safety are adhered to under local law. Their drivers, have between them, a wealth of experience with years behind the wheel. All are uniformed and adhere to strict company policies with regards to health & safety and of course customer care.

“Beniconnect is the only company offering late bookings on request with a contact centre open every day from 9.00 hours until 20.00 hours. Beniconnect offers first class transfer services at incredibly low prices”.
Please note: We would like to inform you that we do not operate any services on Christmas Day – 25th December.

BOOK YOUR TRANSFERS WITH BENICONNECT HERE 

COSTA BLANCA TRANSFERS  Airport Cars – Hire Cars – Airport Taxis – Minibuses – Coaches

 

“We are the leading Private Airport Transfer provider from Alicante Airport. Taking clients to and from Benidorm and all resorts up and down the Costa Blanca (Spain) since 2002. We’ve had thousands of satisfied customers”.

Private Alicante Airport Transfers

  • No Deposits or Pre-Payments.
  • All our Airport Transfers are Private and exclusive to you, you will NEVER be asked to share the vehicle with anyone else.
  • All our Transfers are Private Transfers. A guaranteed 1 stop, door-to-door service.
  • Late Bookings – No problem.
  • No Cancellation charges!
  • Pay in Cash on the day, when you arrive safely at your destination.
  • Transfers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • No Multi-drop shared shuttle transfers here!
  • Child Seats provided free of charge

BOOK YOUR TRANSFERS WITH COSTA BLANCA TRANSFERS HERE 

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

Rules for travelling in a taxi – Children are permitted to travel in the rear of a taxi without a child seat as long as the taxi is only driving around urban areas, so driving from the airport a child seat would be required, you can order these when booking your transfer.

In a vehicle with more than 9 seats – If a vehicle has more than 9 passenger seats the driver is required to inform those travelling that it is a legal requirement to fasten your seat belt. Child seats are not normally required as they do not fit on the coach seats with over the lap seat belts.

When booking your transfers quite often it will ask for the ages of the children or if there is no separate box use the “Special Requirements” box normally available to state childrens ages.

IMPORTANT – DO NOT USE AN UN-LICENCED, UN-REGISTERED COMPANY

BIG cut down on Illegal Pirate Taxis

Police forces across the Costa’s are increasing the number of cars being stopped leaving the Airports. Many unlicensed operators are using the Costa Blanca ( Alicante worst hit) as a way to make fast cash and exposing you (the customer) to unnecessary risks.

Why Pay €50 for an illegal Transfer with risk of been fined & dumped at the road side & missing your flights (if return leg)

PLEASE READ THIS ITS NOT WORTH IT.

The laws for all taxi/private hire companies in Spain are extremely strict. Please be aware that there are numerous illegal companies with websites and advertising on Facebook as legitimate taxi/transfer businesses.There are also apartment owners & letting agencies offering cheap transfers, these are also illegal.

Alicante Airport, Pirates In Arrivals?

Alicante Airport strictly controls the arrivals area to weed out illegal transport pirates. Only legal companies are permitted into the airport arrivals area. Your driver will be visibly holding an AENA card which will have the name of the lead passenger on. This is a mandatory procedure highlighted by AENA, which is the Spain’s Airport Governing body. As the article opposite highlights, Spanish police have begun clamping down on illegal transport companies so please don’t fall into this trap. Vehicles will now regularly checked for Tarjeta de Transporte and if your driver can not produce this documentation, the vehicle will be impounded, you will be out of pocket and could receive a fine for allowing your self to be carried in an uninsured vehicle, We come across this story all too frequently so please avoid this horror story and book with a professional licensed company – Legal companies HERE

Alicante Airport is patrolled continuously by the Guardia Civil (Police) & government inspectors looking for illegal touts. If a transfer company asks to meet you anywhere apart from the designated area in the arrivals terminal, they will be illegal, (even if they use the excuse that this is due to building work), their vehicles will also not be insured for passenger liability cover. You should remember that if stopped by the Guardia Civil (Police) the vehicle would be confiscated immediately leaving you stranded. A vehicle that is licensed will be SP (ServicioPublico) plated by the Spanish.

Remember:
1. Without a permit, it is illegal to offer a taxi service in Spain. If in doubt before booking ask to see the companies – Tourist number which is required for shuttle services and also Agencia de Viajes Mayorista / Minorista (Travel agency number) both of these should be readily available, if in doubt do not book.

2. Insurance is another important factor as you cannot obtain cover for the transportation of passengers without a legal permit.
If they say they paid or if the owner or Villa’s give free transport, This is still illegal.

3. Without the necessary insurance cover a passenger is also running the risk in the case of an accident as they could not hope to be compensated or have Hospital bills paid for,

4. Any unfortunate passengers caught up in the process can find themselves dumped on the road with their luggage if the police stop and seize the vehicle along with a €300 Fine.

2 BUS SERVICE

ALAS BUS – This does not run 24/7 the last bus leaves the airport at 23.00 (times change for summer). 9.45€ one way 17.95€ return, there are only 2 drop off points the Bus Station (45 minutes) and El Centro at the bottom of the Avenida Europa (55 minutes), you would then have to walk or take a further taxi to your destination. Tickets can be purchased at Self services ticket machines,, laCaixa cashpoint machines, ALSA sales points – On board the bus, on line.to find Alsa bus – exit the airport on level 2. Turn right and walk to the end of all the bus stops.The bus is NOT numbered but clearly states BENIDORM on the front.  Timetable HERE

3 STANDARD TAXI

There are always plenty of taxis at the airport, as you the exit the terminal you will find a Taxi stop.  A taxi that will take about 45 minutes into Benidorm. A standard legal registered taxi will cost between 75-93€ depending upon the time of the day/night, ask the driver to confirm the price before departing.  Details HERE

4 CAR HIRE

If you prefer to  have a vehicle for the duration of your stay, you can rent a car to get from the airport to Benidorm and then you will have independence to go where and when you wish, it also gives you the opportunity to visit the surrounding area something we highly recommend.  You will find lots of information of places to visit in this section of our website – THE SURROUNDING AREA.

At your arrival you will find counters of the main rental companies, although they usually offer better offers for reservations in advance on the Internet.

BOOK YOUR RENTAL CAR IN ADVANCE HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beniconnect – excellent service , always use them , always on time , drivers always very helpful and polite 5* service

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