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Alicante–Elche Airport is an international airport in Spain. It's located around 9 km southwest from the downtown area of Alicante. The traveller traffic in 2018 was 14 million passengers.


03195 L'Altet, Alicante, Spain

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time: Alicante Airport transfer

A key factor to know when a route has a connecting flight is the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in the airport. It is a good idea to be aware of this before booking any flight. When claiming for compensation for a missed connection, a traveller should know the MCT. Below you can see the MCT in Alicante–Elche Airport for connecting flights.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 45 min.
  • Between international flights: 45 min.

Alicante–Elche Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the areas or separate buildings which enable passengers to transfer between ground transport and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from an aircraft. It's essential to know which terminal you are leaving from or transferring through, as terminals in larger airports could be far away from each other and travellers require additional time to get to the right one. In Alicante–Elche Airport there is just 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – EasyJet, Aeroflot, Lauda, Scandinavian Airlines and others

Transport: Alicante Airport to Alicante & nearby

It might be a challenge to find the most comfortable way to reach the city centre when travelling to a destination for the first time. Public transportation is not always available directly from the airport and taxis can be expensive. It is recommended to consider all transport options ahead of travelling so you can plan your trip respectively.

You can find updated information and connections of public transport here.

Alicante Airport bus

  • Line C6
    Direction: to the city centre of Alicante
    Travel time (approx.): 20 min.
    Operating hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
  • Line 1A
    Direction: to the city centre of Elche
    Travel time (approx.): 50 min.
    Operating hours: 07:10 AM - 09:10 PM, daily

Alicante Airport tram

  • Route L1
    Direction: Benidorm
    Travel time (approx.): 70 min. to the final destination
    Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from starts from 1.35 EUR

Alicante Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: in front of the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to the city centre of Alicante
    Approximate price: 20 EUR

Where to have a rest in Alicante–Elche Airport

You can face a long layover between flights, for instance if you have a flight delay or your next flight leaves the following day. In such cases, it is good to note the places in the airport where you can have a good break or spend time before your flight.

Alicante Airport lounge

Airport lounges provide passengers with the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable setting and provide services such as food and beverages, WIFI, spaces to unwind in and showers.

  • Costa Blanca VIP Lounge
    Location: Departures, between Gates B and C
    Opening hours: April-October: 06:00 AM - 12:00 AM, November-March: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Price: 33 EUR

Hotels near Alicante Airport

Sometimes if the lounges are not relaxing enough for sleep, or your flight departs the next day, you may find it necessary to stay for the night in a hotel close to the airport. Some airports have hotels inside, while in others you might need to leave the airport vicinity to reach a nearby hotel. We have handpicked a selection of hotel possibilities in case you opt to stay overnight before your flight.

  • Meseguer Hotel
    Price: from 36 EUR per night
    Address: Elche Alicante ES, Av. de Cartagena, 3, 03195 L'Altet, Spain
    Contact: 34965687062
    Website: click
  • ibis Alicante Hotel
    Price: from 43 EUR per night
    Address: Calle Bélgica, Avinguda d'Elx, 3A, 03008 Alacant, Alicante, Spain
    Contact: 34965108040
    Website: click
  • B&B Alicante Hotel
    Price: from 49 EUR per night
    Address: Calle Bélgica, 1, 03008 Alicante, Spain
    Contact: 34966011000
    Website: click

Alicante Airport cafes & restaurants

The last thing you want during your trip is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whatever you are looking for, whether it’s a quick snack for the plane, a place for coffee before an early flight, or a spot to take a rest and sit down during a layover, we have a selection of choices to fit your needs.

Click here for a comprehensive description of places to eat in Alicante Airport.

  • Lavazza
    Description: coffee shop
    Location: Departures, Level 2 and public area
    Opening hours: Departures: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, public area: 06:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches and salads
    Location: Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 05:00 AM - 09:30 PM, daily
  • Exploring the World
    Description: tapas, baguettes, bakery, and San Miguel beer selection
    Location: Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: Departures, several locations on Levels 2 and 3
  • Food Market
    Description: food court
    Location: Departures, Level 2
    Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Alicante–Elche Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir buying to the last minute, or you simply have time to pass before your flight, it's worth visiting the airport shops. To find the top shops for your needs, take a look at the guide below.

Click here for a comprehensive list of shops.

  • Alicante and Express
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: several locations on Levels 0 and 2
  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
    Location: several locations in Departures area
  • Weekend by MaxMara
    Description: practical fashion store
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • InMotion
    Description: electronics and travel accessories
    Location: Departures, Level 2
  • LOL Kids
    Description: clothes and toys for children
    Location: Departures, Level 2

Alicante Airport car hire

Sometimes you need to travel by car, or it may be the most pleasurable transport for your trip. This list of car rental companies will enable you to select the most suitable option for your journey.

  • Sixt
    Location: Arrivals
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 01:00 AM, daily
    Contact: 34871180192
  • Centauro
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: 34966360360
  • VictoriaCars
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 24 hrs., daily
    Contact: 34965683771
  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: 34902377337
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily
    Contact: 34902109808

Other Alicante-Elche Airport services

Below are some airport facilities that you might also need while in the airport.

  • Farmacia (Pharmacy)
    Location: Arrivals, Level 0
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: 34965689543
  • Lost & Found
    Location: Arrivals, Level 0
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Contact: +34 966 919 444, email:
  • Meeting Rooms
    Contact: +34 966 919 210, email:
  • Children's play areas
    Location: several locations on Levels 0 and 2

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