How to get from Alicante to Torrevieja
Spain certainly has no shortage of sunny, Mediterranean beach resort towns. And one such gem is Torrevieja. Set in Spain’s Alicante region and on the Costa Blanca coastline, this seaside resort town is a firm favourite for many travellers seeking some fun in the sun!
If you are visiting soon or thinking of booking a trip, then you’d probably be flying into the closest airport, Alicante, the regions capital city.
If this is the case and if you are wondering exactly how to travel from Alicante to Torrevieja, then look no further.
In this guide I will outline all the various modes of transport available to you, whether by bus, car, taxi or private transfer.
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Alicante Torrevieja Bus
Journey Duration: 1 Hour
When searching online, you may be forgiven for thinking that there is no coach service connecting Alicante to Torrevieja by bus. But, despite a clear lack of clear info online, I’m here to tell you that there is in fact a bus connecting these two destinations.
The bus from Alicante to Torrevieja that takes exactly an hour is operated by the Costazul company (part of the Avanza company that also offer a range of other route networks across Spain).
Bus – Alicante Torrevieja
When leaving from Alicante, there are two services available. One being directly from the Airport and the other being from Alicante city centre.
Departing from Alicante Airport, Coastazul operate around 12 daily departures starting from 08:00 am in the morning and operating throughout the day until the last departure at 22:00 pm at night.
Currently a one-way ticket costs €7.00.
From the city centre terminal, this bus service offers around 9 daily departures with a one-way ticket costing €4.65.
Important: It is very important to note, according to the Costazul website, the only way to purchase the tickets for the Airport to Torrevieja bus is to do so online.
Torrevieja Alicante Bus
Upon the return, the Torrevieja to Alicante bus schedule offers around the same amount of daily departures, but only with slightly different departure times.
The Airport service kicks off at 07:00 am in the morning from Torrevieja, with the last departing bus at 21:00 pm at night. Whereas departures from the city centre start at 07:15 am up until 21:00 pm at night.
Again, the ticket price is €7.00 for a one-way from the airport and €4.65 from the city centre.
Even if booking a return, there is no discount or benefit to do so, ticket prices work on a one-way fare basis.
Alicante Bus Terminal
The Alicante to Torrevieja bus that leaves from the Alicante-Elche airport and heads direct to Torrevieja has no stops on route. At Alicante airport the bus stops are generally located just outside the departures hall. But if you do get lost, the airport info kiosk will be able to guide you to the correct bus stop.
From the city centre the buses depart from the Loring-Estación Autobuses situated in Avenida de Loring, Alicante. This service has 12 stops along its route but also takes around 1 hour to complete.
Torrevieja Bus Station
Arrivals and departures into and out of Torrevieja takes place to the Torrevieja bus station that is located in Calle Patricio Zammit, Torrevieja, and is situated pretty much in the city centre.
Alicante to Torrevieja Train
Journey Duration: No service
At present, there is no Alicante to Torrevieja train service. Thus, the best way to travel by public transport between these two cities, is to make use of the bus service as outlined above.
Driving from Alicante to Torrevieja by car
Journey Duration: Just under 1 Hour
If you want a greater sense of freedom, being able to explore the region at your own leisure, then renting a car for the duration of your stay would make the most sense. With the distance from Alicante to Torrevieja being roughly between 50 – 68 kilometres (depending on the route taken), the journey should take you just under an hour to travel by car.
On this particular route, there are a few different options you may decide on in terms of highways / roads to take. Keep in mind that Spanish highways have both tolled (paid) and free motorways. Normally it’s pretty easy to spot which are tolled roads, given that they usually have a P in the name. Example, the AP-7 highway is one of the routes you may travel on between Torrevieja and Alicante. Roads that are named only with an A and a number, example the A-70 are usually free.
Have a look at this Spanish road map, that I thought was pretty awesome for determining which route to take as they mark out which roads should be free and which are tolled. Very handy to keep on hand whilst road tripping in Spain!
Renting a car
If you are looking for a recommendation on where to book your car rental, then I can confidently suggest you check out RentalCars.com. They are a comparative site that shows you availability and rates from several different providers based on your search criteria and requirements. Meaning that you can easily compare rates and the different provider’s terms all in one simple to use website. You can also book directly on the site, which, when we’ve used them ourselves in the past, was fairly straightforward and seamless to do.
Alicante Airport to Torrevieja
Are you flying into Alicante airport and wanting to travel directly onwards to Torrevieja?
Below I will outline the different modes of travel you can take from the airport directly, without having to first go into the city centre.
Bus from Alicante Airport to Torrevieja:
As already pointed out above, you can catch the Costazul bus service from the airport as a direct trip to Torrevieja. A return one-way ticket costs €7.00 and there are several daily departures in operation.
Read up on the Bus section above for more information on this Alicante airport to Torrevieja bus service.
Train from Alicante Airport to Torrevieja:
As I’ve clarified ealier, there is currently no train service that connects Alicante with Torrevieja. As such, the best alternative is to make use of the bus service or to travel by car, taxi or private transfer as outlined in this guide.
Taxi from Alicante Airport to Torrevieja:
Another way to travel would be to take a taxi from Alicante to Torrevieja, directly from the airport.
As a guideline, Alicante’s airport website gives a range of pricing that you can expect to pay for this trip. They estimate that it should cost between €52 – €60 for this trip (excluding tolls).
This is only an estimate and not a guaranteed price, but should give you a rough indication to work from.
Private Transfer from Alicante Airport to Torrevieja:
Lastly, taking a private Alicante to Torrevieja transfer may be another route to consider.
If you prefer having the peace of mind, knowing that you’ll have your driver wait at the arrival’s hall for you, usher you to the car and then transfer you to Torrevieja, then this option is for you!
Suntransfers is a popular online transfer site through whom you can book this trip. They currently quote just over €50 which includes the meet & greet at the airport and a door to door service for up to 4 passengers with luggage.
They have great customer & trustworthiness reviews online.
In saying this, it’s worth noting that Suntransfers do not operate the actual services themselves. Rather, they act as an aggregator, linking you up with local suppliers who will fulfil the transfer.
Where to stay & What to do in Torrevieja
Are you still needing to book your accommodation for your stay in either Alicante or Torrevieja?
Why not add on additional activities or tours to round out your holiday experience in Spain? Click through to the following GetYourGuide links to view a range of available tours & activities in both Torrevieja and Alicante.
Have you visited Torrevieja before? If you have, I would love to hear your suggestions or advice on what you think the best mode of travel would be.
Please go ahead and comment in the comments section below with you thoughts or suggestions. Or add any info that I may have missed out on in this transport guide.