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Different civilizations have passed through these lands, leaving their mark which can be seen in all corners of this emblematic city. All of this adds to the appeal of this modern city with a primary focus on tourism, but also a special interest in industry and commerce. Alicante, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, offers not only a great variety of services but also a wide range of cultural activities, with its museums, its festivals and its nature areas, in particular the Island of Tabarca (Mediterranean Marine Reserve).

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Alicante Airport terminal

Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport (ALC)

Alicante’s international airport is situated 11 kilometres south of the city and is called “Alicante–Elche”. It is one of the most important airports in the country, with direct flights to 11 destinations in Spain, around 124 airports in Europe and the north of Africa, flying to a total of more than 20 different countries.The cheapest way to get into the centre is by urban bus C-6. The bus departs every 20 minutes and it takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic. A taxi costs around €18 with a journey time around 10 to 15 minutes.

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Passport / Visa

Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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public transport station in Alicante

Public Transport

Visiting the city on foot is comfortable and practical, since the distances are short and it is easy to walk from one end of the city to the other. Nevertheless, Alicante has a public transport network connecting the most important points in the city and the province by bus.As well as within the city, you can also use the tram to get to the city's metropolitan area and the main towns of interest along the north coast of the Costa Blanca: Campello, Benidorm, Altea and Denia amongst others.The city also has a tourist bus service (Turibús) that follows a route with stops at the places of interest. Passengers can get on and off the bus as many times as they wish over the course of a day. There is a multilingual audio system equipped with digital sound in 6 languages and it also has an access platform for people with reduced mobility.

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Radio Tele Taxi +34 965 101 611 Área Taxi +34 965 910 591Euro Taxi +34 965 240 707

Postal Service Headquarters in Alicante

Postal Services

Unofficially known as the "Post Office Square", Plaza Gabriel Miró is the site of the recently renovated, grandiose headquarters for the Postal Service. Conveniently positioned near both the primary commercial area and the historic old town, the square stands out thanks to its ancient ficus trees, which add a unique charm.

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green pharmacy cross


All pharmacies have a list of daily duty chemists. This information is also published in all daily papers in the region.

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Country code +34Area code: 965/966You have to dial the area code even when you are in Alicante.

European power adapter


220-240 volts