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It couldn’t be easier to get to and from Alicante Airport, which is just 10 kilometres (six miles) from the bustling city centre.
If you’re staying in the city of Alicante and plan to spend most of your time soaking up the urban sights, your best bet is a local bus. These leave from outside departures and run approximately every 20 minutes, taking around 40 minutes to reach downtown and costing just a few euros.
There are buses to other coastal destinations as well, including Benidorm, Denia, Torrevieja and Murcia.
If you’ve booked a package deal then your tour operator might lay on a shuttle bus for you.
Shuttledirect, Resorthoppa, Beni Connect, Holiday Taxis and a host of others all operate private shuttle services.
The taxis that line up outside arrivals will happily take you anywhere you need to go. Expect a journey to central Alicante to set you back around 20 euros, with Benidorm costing closer to 80 euros and Torrevieja between 60 and 70 euros.
Once you’re comfortably established in your resort, exploring the surrounding area is a breeze. The most charming way to get around is via the narrow gauge railway that runs from Alicante up to Denia, stopping at Villajoyosa, Benidorm, Altea and Calpe along the way.
Alternatively, take advantage of the local bus service – ask at your hotel for timetables and route maps.
Seafaring types should skip the roads and explore instead by boat.
Calpe, Altea, Benidorm and Alicante are all linked by water, and there are excursions on offer from most of the regional ports.
Cruising along the Costa Blanca, maybe stopping off for a secluded picnic on one of the tiny islands scattered along the coast, is one of the best ways to see this popular region at its most beautiful and peaceful.
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