One of the big advantages Gran Alacant has over many beach communities on the Costa Blanca is the proximity to the airport. Not so close that you can hear the planes! But in less than 15 minutes you are at the terminal.
While there are some lovely spots down the coast, buying further south can mean a 30-minute drive or more before you reach your holiday property. In the peak season of August, this commute can more than double.
Most of us only have a limited amount of vacation time. Ask yourself: do you really want to be burning up precious hours getting to and from the airport? Wouldn’t that time be better spent on the beach or catching up with family or even having a couple of cañas with friends?
This is why Gran Alacant is such an attractive destination: a short flight from home, a 15-minute drive, unpack that suitcase and you are in business. Traveling with kids is way easier when you know you aren’t facing a long drive after bundling them onto a crowded airplane. And if your party is not flying in together, it is an easy thing to run back to the airport and collect any late arrivals.
Gran Alacant-ALC airport travel guide
There are numerous rental car companies operating at Alicante-Elche airport. Gran Alacant Properties works exclusively with New System Rent a Car. For your convenience, you can collect or drop off the car at the airport or at our office in Gran Alacant. Insurance and a second driver are included in the price. Ask us about rates!
The airport lies within the town limits of Elche so the taxis at the airport are Elche taxis. The taxis are metered and the trip to Gran Alacant should be about 20-25 euros. TIP: since the drivers are not Santa Pola taxis, they don’t tend to know Gran Alacant very well. You will need to direct them to your holiday home. If you are new to Gran Alacant, be sure to ask for detailed directions to provide your taxi driver. Otherwise, you could find yourself going in circles looking for Calle Canarias!
For the return trip, you will need to book a Santa Pola taxi. We like Elvis Taxi +34 965 088 398 or +34 677 50 80 17. Elvis is courteous and professional and he knows Gran Alacant well. He uses WhatsApp so you can message and call him for free if you are also a user.
The local bus company, Autocares Baile, offers bus service to and from the airport. Buses depart from the upper deck of the airport and stop at the Gran Alacant Centro Comercial. The fare is 2.45 € per person and you can purchase on board. Be sure to have euros!
Another option is to book an airport transfer. You can do this online in advance of your trip. This can be super convenient if you are arriving very late or early or if you are traveling with kids or if you just don’t want to deal with finding a taxi or waiting for the bus.
This article is provided by Gran Alacant Properties S. L. for informational purposes only. All schedule and pricing information is deemed good but not guaranteed. Always confirm.