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Travel from Alicante city centre to Alicante Terminal train station

Alicante is a port city and capital of Alicante province in Spain. The city is famous for its beaches and the old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz. Alicante has a good rail, air, and road transport network, contributing to its role as Madrid’s commercial port. It is popular for its exports like raisins and wine. Trains to Alicante arrive at Alicante Terminal, the busiest train station in Alicante.

The train time to Alicante will depend on your departure city. Renfe is the main train provider at the station. Trains from Alicante have destinations around Spain and the rest of Europe, with popular ones being Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Murcia, and Sevilla. Visit Omio for train schedules to these popular destinations. Our magazine, Omio The Window Seat, also has all the information you need regarding your train journey from Alicante. Alicante Terminal is close to the city centre and accessible via bus or taxi. You can also walk to the station.

How far is it from Alicante city centre to Alicante Terminal train station?

The road distance between Alicante city centre and the train station is 0.8 miles (1.4 km). You can travel from Alicante city centre to Alicante Terminal train station by bus or taxi. The main bus provider for this route is Vectalia-Grupo SuBus, operating about three different buses for the route namely; Line 24, Line A, and Turi. Line A is the only direct bus operating from Alicante city centre to the station completing the journey in about 3min. The other two buses take longer to complete the trip, about 6min, because they make two stops before arriving at the station. Taxis take about 3min to complete the journey from the city centre to Alicante Terminal. Walking to the station from Alicante city centre is also an option, taking about 17min.

What is the best way to get to Alicante Terminal train station from Alicante city centre?

The recommended public transit to travel from Alicante city centre to Alicante Terminal is the bus. Vectalia-Grupo SuBus operates Line 24 and Turi bus from Federico Soto 1 in the city centre to Alicante Terminal. The buses depart from the city centre every 10min and take about 6min to get to Alicante Terminal. These buses will make two stops at Oscar Espla 3 and Oscar Espla 33 before making the final stop at Alicante-Estacion Central de Autobuses. Alternatively, you can take a direct Line A bus by Vectalia-Grupo SuBus, which has a departure frequency of 30min. This bus departs from Conde de Vallellano-Rambla station and has Oscar Espla 2 as the final destination, taking less than 5min to make the trip. Alicante Terminal is 3min away from Oscar Espla 2 on foot.

Where is the airport in Alicante and how to get there?

Alicante-Elche Airport is the only airport in Alicante. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) from south-west of Alicante and about 9 miles (14 km) from Alicante Terminal. Line C-6 Vuelta is the bus transit line that operates between the airport and Alicante Terminal. It is operated by Vectalia-Grupo SuBus and departs after every 30min. ALSA also provides buses for this route, with five buses operating each day. The journey by bus from the station to the airport takes about 15min on average. The fastest way of getting to the Alicante Airport is by taking a taxi from Alicante Terminal, which takes about 10min to the airport.

How accessible is Alicante train station for those with limited mobility?

Alicante Terminal ensures that travellers with limited mobility have a convenient transit through the station. Ramps are available throughout the station and connect to the vestibules and platforms. All platforms have lifts so that disabled passengers don't have to worry about using the stairs. The platforms also have yellow stripes on the edges and proximity bands for passengers with visual impairment. Between the platforms, non-slip rubber steps have been installed to avoid accidental falls at the station. The toilets have also been adapted for people with disabilities. A parking lot reserved for the disabled is also available.

The station has also invested in new auditory and visual information systems like induction loops for passengers with auditory and visual impairments. Adif provides assistance and attention services to passengers with limited mobility who go through Alicante Terminal. These services are available from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day of the week.

Travel from Alicante city centre to Alicante Terminal train station: seafront of Alicante

Alicante Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Alicante Terminal

Passengers travelling from Alicante can book night trains from Alicante Terminal. The ticket offices are open from 5:15 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. all days of the week, so you can always book your night train before the office closes. The disabled care offices are also open until midnight to help disabled passengers travelling on night trains on and off their trains.

Travelling by train in Alicante : sustainable travel

You contribute to sustainable travel when you travel by train to and from Alicante Terminal. Trains have a less negative impact on the environment next to walking and cycling. They consume less fuel than cars thanks to regenerative brakes that recover energy every time the train stops. Trains carry more passengers reducing the number of cars on the road and their resulting carbon footprint. Moreover, electric trains have now replaced diesel trains. The former has reduced carbon emissions by 50% as electric trains use renewable energy for fuel and have a lower carbon footprint.

Local tips: Alicante train station points of interest

Alicante Terminal train station boasts a range of modern facilities for all your needs at the station. You can hire a car when you arrive at Alicante Terminal to help you take control of your time in the city. Several cafés and bars are also on-site if you want a refreshing drink or a meal at the station. Waiting areas are available at the station and equipped with free Wi-Fi and comfortable seats. You can also grab a Spanish souvenir from the available stores at the station during your transfer. Toilets and parking are present, with free parking available for up to one day. There is also plenty to keep you busy near the station.

  • Visit the well-laid-out Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art for culturally diverse and multifaceted art exhibitions
  • Enjoy a bullfighting show or a concert at one of the most important open spaces in the city, Alicante Bullring
  • Sample various cheese, meats, and seafood at the Central Market just near the station
  • Head out shopping for fashion items like clothing, sportswear, and shoes at El Corte Ingles
  • Try out food from Calle Castanos, the most popular restaurant near the station

What to do in Alicante

Alicante is a popular destination city in Spain among tourists. Here, you will find a combination of cultural attractions and leisure activities to keep you busy throughout your time in the city. The white sandy beaches in Alicante attract beach lovers from all over the world. You will have plenty of things to do along the expansive shoreline of Playa de San Juan, such as sunbathing, playing water sports, and swimming. You can go scuba diving in the calm waters of Cabo de las Huertas. Tourists should also not miss out on the city beach of Playa del Postiguet. The city has many inviting stores and stylish restaurants that will wow shopping addicts and food lovers.

The beautiful grounds of Plaza de Gabriel Miro provide a peaceful atmosphere with scenic views away from the hustle of the city. Enjoy a relaxing stroll at the waterfront promenade from Plaza Puerta del Mar to Parque de Canalejas. Learn about the fascinating history of the ancient halls of Castillo de Santa Barbara while in Alicante. You can also explore the Roman, Greek, and Iberian antique collections at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante.

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