Getting Around Alicante

NOTE: The wearing of masks are no longer required when using public transportation.

Castillo de Santa Bárbara

Castillo de Santa Bárbara is perched on top of Mount Benacantil (166 metres high), and is one of Spain’s largest mediaeval fortresses, with a sweeping view of the bay.

You have 3 options on how to get to the top.

  • Walk up (hike uphill – about an hour)
  • spend €2.40 and ride the elevator (Ascensor al Castillo de Santa Bárbara)
  • spend €1.45 and ride the shuttle bus to the top.

City Maps and Transportation Services

Useful and Important Information

Here is your go-to-list of emergency numbers, hospitals, consuls and embassies, main shopping centres and more.

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Map of Alicante

A detailed street map with monuments, museums, gardens, leisure centers, places of interest, sports, transport stations, parking, metro plan, streets, and much more.

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Tram Routes

Alicante has 3 fare zones and 6 TRAM lines. This makes the use of public transport easier and more convenient. Here you will find the routes and links on how to travel in and outside the city.

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Tram Prices and Schedules

Alicante’s Public Transit card allows you to transfer between bus and/or tram lines within a 60-minute timeframe.

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Bus Routes

Alicante has a variety of local buses (lineas urbanas) that connect the city centre and its surroundings. TAM is the transport system and Vectalia is the public transportation provider in Alicante.

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Runs every 60 minutes and is the easiest way of getting to know Alicante. You can get on and off as many times as you like during the day and includes multilingual audio in 6 different languages.

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Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport (ALC), aka Alicante-Elche Airport, is the 5th largest airport in Spain. It is the gateway to the Costa Blanca region; serves Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia.

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Alicante Train Station

The main railway station is also known as the RENFE station. It is conveniently located in the center of town connecing it to local public transit services including the C6 bus that connects to the airport.

Find your way around the station

Estación de Autobuses de Alicante

Located close to the Alicante Harbour, the Alicante Bus Station offers connections to all over Spain as well as other parts of Europe.

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