Travelers can travel to the province of Alicante and Benidorm by rail, road and air, though its strategic coastal
position makes it possible to dock at any of its harbours and use the railway network that criss-crosses the region.
Most holidaymakers prefer to travel to Benidorm by air arriving at nearby Alicante International Airport (ALC) that is
within easy reach to Benidorm.
Alicante International Airport (Airport Code: ALC) is the nearest airport to Benidorm. The airport is located about
10 km. from Alicante and about 60 km from Benidorm. There are numerous scheduled and charter flights from all leading
Spanish and European cities. While the busiest domestic links are those with Madrid, Barcelona, Mallorca, Las Palmas,
Tenerife, Seville, Malaga and Bilbao, European flights tend to concentrate on destinations such as London, Paris,
Brussels, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, among others.
The Madrid-Albacete-Alicante motorway is the principal route to Alicante from points in the country’s interior.
From the north, the easiest approach is via Valencia along the Mediterranean Highway (AP-7), which links the region
with the heart of Europe and is a firm favourite with Benidorm-bound coach services.
Best access from the Province of Murcia to the south is via the N-340. There is a fourth major road, the N-332 motorway,
which takes in towns and villages lying along the coast.
While the Port of Alicante berths a good number of Mediterranean cruise liners, a regular ferry service plies between
Denia, in the north of the province, and the Balearic Isles. Numerous marinas and yacht basins act as a port of call
for tourists sailing aboard their own craft.
Trains from the Renfe (Spanish Rail) station in Alicante connect up with points around Spain and the rest of Europe.
There is a daily scheduled service to Madrid and Barcelona. Within the province, many other towns and cities, such as
Elche, Villena and Orihuela are connected by rail. Tourists are recommended to take the Limón Exprés (Lemon Express),
while for the younger set there is the Trensnochador, a way of going discothèque-hopping without running the risk of
a traffic accident.
Alicante boasts the most comprehensive and best equipped network of hotel and holiday accommodation in the entire
Valencian Region. There are hotels covering a wide range of categories. Lodging availability varies very little from
high to low season, since tourist resorts such as Benidorm have become year-round vacation centres, and the city of
Alicante itself is a privileged incentive-scheme, conference and convention venue.
In addition, there is also a very varied choice of camp sites and holiday flats. As regards places to eat out, there are
more than enough to satisfy every kind of person and pocket.