L1 tram between Benidorm and Alicante
Tram L1, running between Alicante and Benidorm (with several stops in between) is a popular regional route. We made use of this tram during our stay in Alicante in October 2013 when we travelled (via a stop in Benidorm) to the town of Altea.
We caught the tram from Alicante's Mercado station. We purchased tickets from a manned kiosk inside the station building and scanned them to access the turnstiles that led to the platform. We didn't need to validate the tickets, but they were checked by a conductor on board the tram.
Our whole journey from Alicante to Altea (consisting of 4 travel zones) cost €8.25 return per person, but I understand that the journey between Alicante and Benidorm (consisting of just 3 travel zones) costs €6.40 return per person.
We departed from Alicante at 1:43pm on a Sunday afternoon and arrived in Benidorm around 1 hour and 10 minutes later at 2:55pm.
The tram station in Benidorm isn't particularly conveniently located; it is a good 15-20 minutes walk inland from the beach.
On the return journey, we caught the 7:35pm tram back to Alicante, arriving back at Alicante Mercado station at 8:50pm.
Note: It is important to retain your tram ticket for the duration of your journey. We needed to scan it at the end of our journey to exit the turnstiles at Alicante Mercado station.
L9 tram between Benidorm and Altea
The L9 tram runs between Benidorm and Denia, calling at Altea (amongst several other places) en route.
We made use of this tram while travelling between Alicante and Altea in October 2013. Our journey involved catching the L1 tram from Alicante to Benidorm (1 hour 10 minutes journey) and then the L9 tram from Benidorm to Altea (15 minutes journey).
Our entire journey cost €8.25 return. I understand from looking at the company's website (http://www.tramalicante.es/wordpress_en/?page_id=109) that the journey between Benidorm and Altea costs €1.35 each way or €2.30 return.
We caught the tram at Benidorm at 4:35pm and arrived in Altea at 4:50pm. On our return journey, we caught the tram at Altea at 7:08pm and arrived in Benidorm at 7:23pm.
The tram station in Benidorm is not particularly conveniently located; it is 15-20 minutes walk inland from the beach.
The tram station in Altea is just a couple of minutes walk from the seafront. From there, it is a steep uphill climb to Altea's old town.
Sierra Cortina, El Balcon bus service
Hi there, i have an apartment in El Balcon Sierra Cortina, it is 3 years since we have been there due to the economic climate (we live in UK) and i was wondering if the bus service to Benidorm and La Cala Finestrat, Terra Mittica & Terra Natura is any better ? We are hoping to rent out the apartment and we are aware that not everyone wants to drive so, i am hoping that the bus service is good for people to use .
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The new Tram service is running between Alicante and Benidorm. In the near future the tram will also go to Altea. Later it will even go to Alicante airport an Benidorm's Theme Parc's. In less than an hour you go from Benidorm to Alicante and vice versa. Trams are running every 30 minutes and you can see on the electronic info board at every stop when the tram will arrive.
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ALTET airport in ALICANTE to BENIDORM
From the ALTET airport of Alicante to BENIDORM
Direct bus service offered by the ALSA company
Just outside the airport is the bus stop
buses leave 10,30 - 14,30 - 17,30 - 21,30
Duration of the trip to Benidorm1 hour and a quarter aprox.
Ticket costs 7 Euros
Bus stop in Benidorm is situated in Avenida de Europa Nº 8
A taxi should cost aprox. 55 Euros.
Coming by air
The fastest and most easy way to go to Benidorm is of course by plane. From the most important cities of Europe direct flights to Alicante are available. From the airport to Benidorm taxis and busses are available.
I use Resort Hopper.com
They operate a good service for £14.85 return.
They pick you up at alicante and take you to your hotel.
And when you are leaving they pick you up at hotel and take you to Departures at Alicante .
the only thing you have to do is phone them a couple of days before your holidays ends and confirm your place on the coach.
I have been with them once before and they were very good.
Benidorm is about 1 hour from alicante Airport so you would be charged a fortune for a taxi.
Im in Benidorm myself in May.
BENIDORM'S BUS TIMETABLES FROM DRIVERS!
Doesn't seem to be many people answering anything on this forum does there? :(
We've asked questions about transport and golf but no-one seem to be looking.
Think you'll find the No. 10 to Altea and return is still running up to 10.30 at night. However if you take just a short trip on a bus during the day you can always ask the bus driver. They *should* be carrying timetables ('horarios') with them. Very colourful (and very clear) timetables of most of the buses. (Wish they did this kind of thing in U.K.) Altea is lovely - hubby and I went for the day by No. 10 bus in January of this year. We get stuck not having a car (can't take the MotorHome everywhere at the drop of a hat). Hope this helps. We'll be over there ourselves end of this month :)
The bono bus
The bono bus or bus card is the easiest and cheepest way to get around Benidorm. The bono bus cost €18,20 and you can use it 20 times. Its easier for you, you never have to search for money, and also easier for the driver, he or she doest have to change your money all the time. This makes bus driving more faster and cheaper. The bono bus is available at all the busses. The bonobus has now the format of a credit card and you can reload it on the bus.
Between Benidorm and Denia the Costa Blanca Expres is running. It is an easy way to discover other places in the region. .To go from Benidorm to Denia takes just a bit more than an hour. Trains run almost every hour.
Busses Avanza Llorente
The bus service is very good in Benidorm. Its not very expensive, to get around easier and faster and if you don't like to search for your money all of the time, buy a BONOBUS. With a BONOBUS you can take the bus 20 times. It costs 18,20 €. Busses are very frequent and very important most of the time on time. Some examples Bus2 Rincon to levante, bus 41 New busstation, Parc elx , Gran Bali to La Cala de Finestrat every 10 min. Others like bus 8 and 11 every 20min. Bus 10 Altea every 15 min. Bus 22 is for terra mitica. Bus 12 every 15 min, if you like to go shopping at Carrefour, Mercadona, LIDL, plus and shopping center La Marina with more than 120 shops, also 9 cinemas. Bars, restaurants and a childrens paradise on top of the building with a magnificent view over La cala de Finestrat. Bus 12 also passes at the Finestrat beach.
taxis are good value in benidorm.
the taxi meter DOESN´T start at Zero - but then they don´t add a charge at the end of the journey either - so you can see how much the journey is costing you as you go along.
Drivers will give you a receipt if you need one - just ask.
You should try to find a TAXI RANK (PARADA DE TAXI) as drivers aren´t supposed to stop in certain places if you try to hail them (they aren´t ignoring you).
There are taxi ranks all over benidorm.
Make sure you get in a REAL TAXI. These are WHITE with a BLUE stripe from front to back and they will have a taxi sign on top of the car. Taxis will also have a badge inside from Benidorm council (ayuntamiento) and a Number painted on the side and back of the car
Taxis are numbered 1-226 etc.
(If you are staying in certain areas of La Cala you may see taxis with Finestrat or Villajoyosa on them - these are okay and legal)
NEVER EVER GET INTO AN ILLEGAL TAXI IN BENIDORM - IT´S JUST NOT WORTH THE RISK
the local buses are great
the local buses are great. it´s only one euro per person per journey (70p sterling)
you can also buy a "bono bus" and get 20 journeys for much less money. this is an electronic card that you can "recharge" and normally they feature a scene of benidorm or the surrounding area printed on them - you can collect these.
Quite often booking your flights and accomodation online, transfers to and from the airport and hotel are not included. I have come across this for the first time so I have had to find through the interneta bus service. I have written this tip before my journey so I will of course advise what happened!
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The Limon Express
Benidorm railway staion is the starting point for the 'Limon Express',
I recommend booking in advance or, if you are part of a package holiday, your tour rep. will do this for you if they havn't got a scheduled trip from the hotel anyway.
This is a tour train that runs to Denia and back with balcony ended carriages like in the wild west albeit with a diesel on the front. The train is equiped with a bar on board in the Cafe car.
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