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LOS LOCOS - ALICANTE TO TORREVIEJA: AIRPORT TRAVEL GUIDE
Are you travelling to Torrevieja from the bustle of Alicante Airport? Navigating from the airport to your holiday accommodation can sometimes feel like a challenging final hurdle - especially after all of that airport hassle! Fortunately, getting to Torrevieja from Alicante airport is pretty straightforward, and there are plenty of transport options to choose from - so you can plan a "last leg" which suits you.
To help you get your Torrevieja holiday off to a great start, we've collected all the information you need to reach the town from Alicante airport, whether you prefer to drive yourself, need a budget option or want to take the scenic route...
Alicante to Torrevieja car hire
Looking for some independence during your stay in Torrevieja? Car hire is a great option, especially if you want to see more of the surrounding area during your stay. The drive from the airport to Torrevieja is just under an hour, via either the N-332 which travels South along the coast or the AP-7 which takes you a little further inland past the town of Elche.
Many of the major car hire providers can be found adjacent to the arrivals hall at Alicante airport including Firefly, Centauro, Avis, Auto Europe, Rentalcars, Hertz and Sixt. Checking out deals and booking online will help you secure the best rate from these providers, who offer lower rates outside of summer and school holidays.
For cheaper deals, you may want to venture outside the arrivals lounge. Within walking distance of the airport, you'll find VictoriaCars, RENT A CAR DENIA, OK Rent-a-Car and an array of other providers. If you're prepared to take a 5-minute taxi, you'll find other spots including Skippy Rent-a-car. Typically, car hire firms a little further afield are more affordable, but be sure to check their prices and reputations.
Pro tip: if you order a hire car with a full tank of petrol, make sure that it has a full tank, and if it doesn't then make sure that they fill it up for you.
Travelling to Torrevieja by taxi
If you prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, you may want to take a taxi to Torrevieja from Alicante airport. This journey will take just shy of an hour. Picking up a taxi at arrivals will cost around €60-70, depending on your final destination. You may be able to get a better deal if you book a taxi service or airport shuttle in advance. Torretaxis, for example, have good reviews on expat forums and charge from €45 per trip. Taxi Torrevieja quote €50 per trip, while Radio Taxi Torrevieja charge €50 by day and €55 at night.
Buses to Torrevieja from Alicante airport
Taking the bus from Alicante airport to Torrevieja is by far the most economic option. The bus runs every two hours from level 2 in the airport, costing just €7,50 per person. The buses take around 50 minutes to reach Torrevieja, with the last bus leaving the airport at 22.00hrs. You'll find all the details of the Airport BUS Servicio Express in English here.
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(Arriving at Murcia Airport instead? We've written a Murcia to Torrevieja travel guide, too!)
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