If you are not the lucky owner of such luxurious yacths, you may find this tip useful. Otherwise, you will find your find to Alicante.
There is a busy airport in L'Altet that receives mainly charter flights from UK, Germany and other Northern European countries. There are also regular flights to the main Spanish cities. There are good train and bus connexions to the main cities in Spain.
Alicante has also an active port with the only ferry line between Spain and Algeria (Oran).
If you are in neighboring town, yes its worth the distance, take the train. For more information on schedules: http://www.renfe.es/ingles/
If you are planning to stay at the Uni residence (which is common) you can take the city bus right into town and even into San Juan for the beach. As for anything else, your legs serve well :) Its a friendly town, either way, don't go walking alone, you simply never know.
For any Bus inquiries please contact the central bus station in Alicante(C/ Portugarl, 17) Telephone: 96-5130700
By bus to Downtown Alicante from the Airport is approx 600 pesetas ($6 CAN)
Cab is not too expensive, if...
Cab is not too expensive, if you are not planing to go very far , you can walk the whole main strip in about 2hrs max!!Plus it keeps you healthy and you take in all that fresh air!
There are buses around though aswell.
Train from Madrid
Train. The Altaria, a fast efficient service operates to and from Madid running every 2 hours. The coaches are very comfortable, with TV and a choice of music channels. It is fairly inexpensive at $40 per single journey. For more information and bookings, see the internet link below for the Spanish rail company.
Alicante's international airport is well connected with foreign countryes, specially with the UK (there are many flights from London and other British cities). If not, you can fly to Madrid, Barcelona or another Spanish airport to reach Alicante's one. By train is also possible (www.renfe.es) to arrive in Alicante and finally (why not!) by boat. Many cruise ships arrives to the harbour. It's possible to arrive by car baut is a long trip through the highway (from France or even from Portugal across many spanish regions).······· PHOTO: this is the ancient castle of 'Santa Barbara', in the 'Benacantil' Hill. From some pesrspectives, for many peope is possible to see an arabian's face. as i said before, in this castle Christians fought against Muslims when the Peninsule was invaded several centuries ago by Arabians.
Air - from the UK flights are...
Air - from the UK flights are available from most airports as Alicante is the natural destination for Benidorm and the Costa.
I can recommend Monarch Airlines out of Luton (or London Luton to confuse tourists!) and their Gold Crown Service. Not as cheap as charter or Go! but you get a decent seat (not too cramped) and a meal onboard.
Walking, buses and trains! All straightforward.
Motorcycle - I have been to...
Motorcycle - I have been to this area several times by motorcycle.
From the UK it's a long haul of about 1500kms and so the journey down has to be part of the holiday and not extra to oit. But that's why we are motorcycle tourers!
To cut down on the riding and the costs of overnight stops and fuel, both French Railways (SNCF)and Belgian Railways (SNCB) have a weekly motorrail service to Narbonne in south-west France. Both services are traceable though Yahoo! search engines.
I've used SNCF from Calais and from Paris several times and although it does cost marginally more than the combined overnight hotel/food/fuel of riding all the way, it does get you there overnight whilst you sleep! More time in your destination!
Motorcycle - if you came down on it, then you'd be plain dumb to leave it at your hotel (or wherever) and use public transport.
You can park anywhere you like unlike police-state Britain where can hardly find a motorcycle parking space and the streets are covered in yellow 'no parking' lines!!!!
For me, the only way was to...
For me, the only way was to take a flight.
Lots of people drive there themselves, even from Norway. That's usually a three days drive for a family, but I met some people that never spend more than two days driving from Norway... Using a plane takes you almost all the way, and rental cars are often used from the airfield. I recommend having access to a car if you want to do more than explore the gorgeous beaches. Even without any transportation you won't get bored though...
this train services the whole coast from Alacant to Denia. The entire journey takes about 2 1/2 hours. You can see so much stuff from the train! Even that big wooden bull all sat on top of the hill - they have postcards with him on it. The ride can be really exhilirating (i.e. it can scare the crap out of you) at times, too, because you're right on the edge of a huge cliff and the train is bouncing around and tilting at all angles.
Alicante has an international...
Alicante has an international Airport, well served by road and rail. There is also an international port with daily sailings to the north African coast.
The road network around Alicante is superb, hiring a car is very cost effective. All the main tourist areas have car parking facilities which never seem to be full.
Alicante has an international airport located in El Altet. This is of course is the easiest and fastest way to travel to Alicante.
The tramway has been extended from Alicante railway station to run to the harbour where there is also a shopping area and cinema.
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Alicante airport. Your first glimpse of Spain.
Alicante Airport is only 15 minutes from Alicante itself by taxi which in 2001 only cost €11.
Our hotel was very good in calling a taxi for us when we were due to return home.
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If you want to explore other parts of Spain one way to do it is by train. From the Alicante train station you have connections to all the major cities of Spain.
The TAM is the bus company that carries out the public transport in Alicante. Busses are very frequent and they take you everywhere.
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