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Alicante Airport (ALC)

Welcome to Alicante International Airport! This site will help you to be informed about all kind of information regarding to Alicante Airport services and tourist information that you should know.

Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals.

Alicante airport ranks fifth in the Spanish airport network due to affluent passengers, behind Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Gran Canaria, ranking among the 50 busiest airports in Europe. It is base of the following carriers: Air Nostrum, Ryanair, Vueling, Norwegian Air and Evelop Airlines.

Alicante and the Costa Blanca are recognized worldwide for the quality of life that can be enjoyed on their land. The Costa Blanca is full of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for enjoying the Mediterranean. Come to Alicante and also enjoys good weather, good food and a range of activities to do during your vacation.


Alicante airport is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city, in the municipality of Elche, 9 kilomentres east of Elche, 160 kilometres north of Valencia city and 70 kilometres north of Murcia.


Alicante-Elche airport provides several services to all passengers as (among others):
- Banking services (ATMs)
- Free Wi-Fi connection along the terminal facilities
- Lost & found
- Lost luggage
- Assistance for Passengers with Special Needs
- Medical Assistance
- Food and Beverages
- Duty Free
- VIP Lounge
- Meeting rooms

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Drones near the airport

In Spain, is completely forbidden to fly drones near the airport (8km). Check here in order to rent a drone in Spain or to make professional drone shots



Passengers & Flights

In 2017, Alicante Airport handled more than 13.7 million passengers, a number that ranks the Alicante airport between the 50 busiest ones in Europe, following by this way the rising tendency since 2013.

The largest number of travelers is carried by the airlines: Ryanair (almost 3 million passengers), easyJet (1.4 million passengers), Vueling (over 1 million passengers) and Norwegian Air (over 900,000 passengers).




Most of these passengers are from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands.




Tourism is reflected in the percentage of international flights that this airport handles (80% of the total).



The airport has one main terminal for the passenger traffic known as NAT (Nueva Área Terminal) or The New Terminal. There are two more terminals, T1 and T2, which are closed due to the opening of the new terminal. The airport handle international and domestic flights.

NAT: The terminal building has 4 levels (P-2, P0, P2 and P3) and a total of 26 boarding gates. In front of the NAT terminal there is the parking garage and the car rental agencies. More than 40 airlines operate at Alicante airport. See more information

Address: 03195 L'Altet, Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana, SPAIN
Phone: +34 913 21 10 00 / +34 902 404 704



Phone:+34 966 919 444
E-mail: Location: Level 0. Arrivals
Opening hours: from Mon-Fri (except festivities) from 8:30 am to 14:00 pm 



- Bus: By both local and interurban buses is possible to transfer not only to downtown Alicante, also to other popular destinations within the region (Calpe, Murcia, Torrevieja, Torrellano, Guardamar and Santa Pola). Check the bus section for further information.

- Train / Tram: From Alicante Airport it is possible to transfer to either train or tram. It is, in fact, the most recommended way to get directly to downtown.

- Taxi: It is fairly easy to get to downtown Alicante from the airport within 20 minutes by taxi. Radio Taxi Elche is the main taxi company serving Alicante Airport.

- Car rental: Alicante region offers an amazing experience thanks to its sand gold beaches and its pleasant climate. Do not hesitate to hire a car at Alicante Airport through our search engine!

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