Public transport on the Costa Blanca - Buses and Trains and Planes
Public transport on the Costa Blanca is fairly efficient - where you can find it. The larger towns are fortunate to have their own municipal transport but if you live in one of the villages you can expect no more than one or two buses per day.
The plus side is that all the buses are new and air conditioned, which is essential in the heat of the long summers as the roads are narrow and winding and so journey times are long.
You can get a current timetable by contacting the company head office on the numbers below.
Autobuses Urbanos (Town Buses) -
Llorente Bus, C/ Castellon, Poligono Industrial de Finestrat - 96 585 43 22
Autobuses de Linea (Regional Buses) -
Grupo Alsa (Enatcar-Ubesa), Avda. Jaime I, Aptos. Valencia II
Av. Europa, (Centro Comercial La Noria) - 902 42 22 42
Bilmanbus, C/ Lepanto - 96 586 15 58
Jimenez, C/ Lepanto - 96 586 15 58
Lineas Internationales de Autobuses (International Buses) -
Grupo Alsa (Eurolines), Av. Europa - 902 42 22 42
Iberbus-Linebus, C/ Portugal - 96 522 93 36/96 522 95 04
Trains run fairly frequently between Denia and Alicante, taking a really picturesque route along the coastline, so if you feel like a day out, this may be an interesting option for you. A special old fashioned sight seeing train called the Lemon Express that runs between Benidorm and Gata is very popular with foreigners. There is also a night service between Altea and Alicante during the months of July and August for those of you wishing to enjoy a night out in the city. In the outlying areas there a no manned stations. If you want to catch the train you simply stand on the station platform and put out your hand when the train comes along - remembering, of course, to bring it in before the train reaches you!!! You can buy your ticket from the ticket officer on the train.
Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), C/ Estacion - 96 585 18 95
Renfe, Avda. Salamanca - 902 24 02 02
Since the tourist boom of the 1960's, Spain has had airline links to the rest of Europe and the larger world from all of its main airports. El Altet in Alicante is the main airport servicing the Costa Blanca, although there are airports in Valencia to the north and San Javier further south which are now being used more frequently due to the increase in holidaymakers to this part of the world. If you would like information on arrivals or departures, please ring the telephone number below.
Aeropuerto de El Altet (Alicante)
National and International flight information - 96 691 94 00