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Alicante Airport (ALC)

Alicante Airport was formerly known as El Altet and was opened in May 1967. The airport got its name from the geographical region in which it was situated. Alicante airport is located in the province of Alicante, which is in the Elche municipality. Alicante-Elche took over from the older Airport La Rabassa.

Alicante Airport
Alicante Airport
There have been three renovations since the airport was created. Alicante Airport is the 5th busiest airport in Spain after Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, El Prat Barcelona Airport, Palma Airport and and Málaga–Costa Del Sol with nearly 15 million passengers. Alicante Airport located just 9km southwest of Alicante and 11km from Elche (which serves as the city center of the Mediterranean Municipality) Alicante Elche Airport serves as the main airport for the Region of Murcia and the Province of Alicante. Being one of the largest airports in Spain, it’s no wonder that Alicante Airport should have a rich history as well. It was built in the El Altet area and opened on 4th May 1967.

This is the area that gave the airport its original name i.e. El Altet which was later to be changed to Alicante airport. The Convair Metropolitan was the first commercial flight to land in the airport thus marking the beginning of the airport’s popularity. Within a very short time span Alicante Airport managed to hit the over a million traffic passengers a year mark.

Alicante airport is the fifth busiest airport in Spain with nearly 30 million  passengers.

Alicante–Elche Airport operates from 4 May 1967 and is located 15 minutes by car from the centre of Alicante .

Transportation options to and from the Alicante airport are plentiful. Taxis, shuttles and buses go back and forth. The trip from the airport takes about 25 minutes in either direction.

Airport Information

IATA airport code: ALC

ICAO airport code: LEAL

Airport type: Public


Operator: Aena

Serves: Alicante, Elche, Benidorm, Murcia and Albacete

Location: Elche (Alicante)

Focus city for:

  • Air Nostrum
  • Evelop Airlines
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Ryanair
  • Vueling

Business Facilities

Although there are no business and conference facilities at the airport at the moment, there is an Ifach VIP Lounge on Departures level 1 which offers internet access, phone, photocopying and fax services to business class passengers. Just three (3) miles from the airport is the Holiday Inn Alicante-Playa de San Juan which can cater for business and conference facilities.

Lost And Found

To search for misplaced luggage or belongings, you can contact the lost and found hotline on 966 91 94 44 or e-mail

The unit is in operation from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM, excluding holiday and national festivities.

Eating and Drinking

You can be able to spot bars and restaurants, an ice cream parlor, cafeterias and a fast food outlet when you are within the airport grounds. At the Costa Blanca Plaza, which serves as the airport’s entertainment and shopping center, you will find eight cafes and four restaurants.


Bus: If you are a first-time visitor at Alicante Airport you might find it quite difficult to figure out how to board a bus to Benidorm, Calpe, Elche, Murcia, Alicante and/or other cities within Costa Blanca. This is because the bus stop area around the airport tends to be quite confusing.

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Taxi: It is very convenient to use taxi services from the airport to your hotel or apartment since the taxi ranks are conveniently located just near the airport terminals. Charges from the airport to Alicante will cost approximately €12 or more, depending on the distance traveled.

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Car Rental: There is cutthroat competition among the various car rental companies and this has played to the advantage of the customers. The only time when the rates are high is during the summer when there is an influx of tourists.

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Alicante Airport Train:

There is currently no train service operating from the airport. For one to be able to access train services from the vicinity of the airport one has to use taxi services from the here to the Alicante central station.

Airport Parking

There are two parking lots at the airport with a total capacity of 1,500 spaces. One lot is located just opposite the terminal building and the other one is adjacent to it. They offer both long and short term parking rates.

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Money and Communications

There are various financial and communications facilities here which include ATMs, a Bureau de Change and a post office.


There are various shops here including tobacconists, a cake shop, a sport and shoe shop, a music store, three duty free shops and news agents.


Address: 03195 L’Altet, Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana, SPAIN
Opening Hours‎:24 hours

  • Telephone: +34 913 21 10 00 / +34 902 404 704
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