Gran Alacant will now have bus service to Elche hospital! The Valencian Community government recently announced new public transportation service for the Alicante-Santa Pola-Elche metropolitan area including a new line, Line 8 GRAN ALACANT-HOSPITAL GENERAL-ELCHE. The new bus will travel between the entrance of Gran Alacant and the Elche bus station with stops Don Pueblo, Santara Resort, the post office, Sueño Azul, Costa Hispania, Carabassi Center, the school, Gabe Market, Santa Pola bus station and the hospital in between. The bus will travel along the N-332 and CV-865.
No more changing buses at Santa Pola bus station to get to Elche. This additional service will be a huge time-saver for all our neighbours who have to visit the hospital in Elche but don’t drive. Currently, most Gran Alacant patients are referred to specialists at the Elche hospital and ambulances take patients to the hospital’s ER. Up until now the only option was to drive or go by taxi, a real problem for those of us who don’t drive or don’t have the use of a car.
The bus departs Gran Alacant at 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays. There is no weekend service.
Another new bus, Line 2B SANTA POLA-L´ALTET-ALACANT, will travel between Tamarit-Playa Lisa and Alicante train station. In between, the bus will stop at the Santa Pola bus station and then travel along Avenida de Catalanet (beach road) stopping at Cala Aljub and Playa Carabassi, Costa Hispania, Arenales del Sol, El Altet beach and El Altet.
Bus service in Gran Alacant:
- Line 2 SANTA POLA-ALACANT is a 20 kilometer long route that runs between the Santa Pola bus station and the Alicante train station with stops at the entrance of Gran Alacant and in El Altet. It travels mostly along the N-332.
- Line 2A SANTA POLA-GRAN ALACANT-ARENALS DEL SOL-L´ALTET-ALACANT is a longer route covering 30 kilometers. The bus runs between Tamarit/Playa Lisa in Santa Pola and Alicante’s train station with stops at the Santa Pola bus station the entrance of Gran Alacant, Costa Hispania, Los Arenales del Sol, El Altet beach, and El Altet.
- Line 2B SANTA POLA-L´ALTET-ALACANT
- Line 3 SANTA POLA-AEROPUERTO-UNIVERSIDAD- SANT VICENT DEL RASPEIG this 38 kilometer route travels between Santa Pola bus station to San Vicente del Raspeig with stops at the entrance of Gran Alacant, Arenales del Sol, El Altet, the airport and during exams the University of Alicante.
- Line 4 GRAN ALACANT-ARENALS DEL SOL (circular) this shuttle bus will do a 14 kilometer loop of Gran Alacant and Los Arenales del Sol. Stops include the entrance of Gran Alacant, Monte y Mar, Costa Hispania, Arenales del Sol, Panorama, Don Pueblo, Costa Hispania, Monte y Mar before returning to the entrance of Gran Alacant
- Line 8 GRAN ALACANT-HOSPITAL GENERAL-ELCHE
You can read more about the new buses here: