Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Spain's Transport
There is a network of Coach services between towns on the Costa Blanca.
The services are more frequent and shorter in distance than the rail services.
The bus stops are also more conveniently located in town centres. Train stations are usually located on the inland side of coastal towns.
The main operator is Alsa which is part of the UKs National Express coach company
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Coach Services from UK
run services to Spain via there Eurolines network. Includes year round services to Alicante, and Summer only service to Benidorm.
The A7 motorway runs along or near to the coast from Catalonia to Andalucia which includes the Costa blanca coast
For most of it's length it is a toll road (autopista), the free sections are toll free (autovia)
SOS points are every 5km
Main Roads N340 N332
Alternatives to the A7 motorway are the 2 main roads the N340 and N332. Besides the lower speed limit they are much slower due to the larger
amount of traffic
As you go inland many of the roads have torturous twists as they wind there way along hillsides giving marvelous scenic views.
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RENFE is the Main Spanish Railway operator, consisting of 13,000Kms of track. The system is mainly radial, radiating from Madrid to all the regional capitol cities, and some
lines from France down the Eastern Coast.
Prices vary according to the type of train e.g. fast (talgo) to slow (expres).
Alicante has 2 RENFE stations
Estacion F.C. de Madrid
Estacion de Murcia
and 1 FGV station.
Estacion de Ferrocarril
Note Most of the Costa Brava, including Benidorm is by passed by the RENFE national railway. The railway to use is the FGV - see right column
ADIF is the Railway Infrastructure Administrators who are responcible for the maintanance of tracks, stations, communications, etc. They charge Renfe and other railway companies a fee to use the railway network.
UK to Spain by train
Connects Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante
Barcelona to Valencia takes under 3 hours.
Barcelona to Alicante 4hr 45min.
This line goes goes inland and byepasses Benidorm
Adult return fares to Valencia from € 53.60
Adult return fares to Alicante from € 68.80
Avoid long drives using the Motorail train transportation for your car.
Size restrictions Maximum car height 1.63 M, 2.5 M
Bilbao / Alicante and other services
For ferries to Bibao see P&O Ferries
Taxis are fairly cheap and metered. Display a green light or 'libre' sign when available
-between 11pm to 6am.
-Trips outside the town.
A small tip should be given.
Bus Service by Alsa
Alicante Airport to Benidorm Approx. 4 buses a day
to Jaime I, and 4 buses to Av. Europa
Details Select The following for either your Departure Point and your Destination, enter date and type of journey
The Ferrocarril de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)
An old Diesel Train now replaced by modern Electric trams on what was the local Narrow Gauge coastal railway.
The tram system runs from Denia in the North to Alicante in the south.
The 2 main lines are
Line 1 Alicante to Benidorm
Line 2 Benidorm to Denia
Additional lines operate in the Alicante area
Alicante - Benidorm - Denia train is a private small gauge railway with an hourly service between Alicante and Benidorm, and less frequently trains to Denia.
The Alicante - Denia line runs for 93 km along the northern coast of the province of Alicante and has 9 stations and 31 halts. It is served by 13 diesel trains which operate on the regular line between Alicante and Denia and 5 trams which cover the Alicante - El Campello route, via the TRAM Metropolitano train-tram platform. Main Stations
Alicante, Albufereta, El Campello, Vila Joiosa (Villajoyosa), Benidorm, Altea, Calpe, Benissa, Teulada, Gata, Denia
2 tram stops are on the sea front near the castle
3 tram stations all underground slightly inland in the town centre
The railway station is in on the Avinguda De Beniarda, just under 2km inland of Benidorm old town
Compared to the Uk prices for public buses & the tram are cheap.
Alicante - Benidorm Adult Single €4.85 (2016) More information Tram
The Lemon Express , a tourist train, used to run on the FGV line
This service has been withdraw
The Tramnochador a spanish nick name based on Train and Night-owl. A late train service serving the night time
party goers along the coast.
Runs during the holiday high season - from 9pm to 5am between Alicante and Altea. There are 33 stations including Benidorm on this stretch
Distances in Kilometres