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How to save time and money if you travel from Alicante-Elche airport

Alicante-Elche Airport is one of the largest and most important in our country and is located in one of the most powerful economic areas of the Mediterranean coast. It ranks fifth in the Spanish airport network in relation to the number of flights and daily operations and has a high percentage of international passengers (90% of airport operations). In this regard, the countries that bring the largest number of passengers to the airport are: Germany, Holland and Norway. In 2018, the Alicante-Elche Airport registered a traffic of 13,981,320 passengers.

Located in the municipality of Elche, nine kilometers to the southwest of the capital of Alicante, the airport has relatively easy access whether we travel by car or by public transport. To get to the airport from the city we have several options. We can take the special Alicante-Airport bus line or the Elche-Airport line, although we must bear in mind that both charge an additional supplement compared to the rest of the lines. The price of the ticket is around 3.85 euros and the frequency of each of the lines is 20 minutes.

Road access to the Alicante-Elche airport is via the N-338 and its facilities have a good connection by road and motorway, allowing easy access to the main tourist destinations in the area such as Benidorm, Calpe, Denia, Jávea or La Sleeve of the Mar Menor.

It should be noted that Alicante is one of the most popular destinations on the Mediterranean coast and its beaches are chosen to spend the holidays by thousands of tourists every year, so finding parking in these summer dates can become a real burden. Last March, the Alicante City Council launched the works to duplicate the access road to the airport in parallel with the development of the high-speed line between Madrid and Elche, which aims to be available throughout this summer.

Bearing in mind that tourist demand in this part of the Mediterranean continues to increase exponentially, good planning regarding the best parking options offered in the vicinity of the Airport can help us save time and money to enjoy our holidays from the moment we arrive. that we leave home

If you are traveling by private vehicle, you can choose between the parking services offered by the airport itself: general parking, long-distance parking, preferential parking and express parking. Leaving the vehicle in the airport car park is a convenient and practical option, especially if your flight leaves first thing in the morning or at night. In addition, the airport car park is safe and has its own security systems allowing you to leave your car for both short and longer periods of time. In this sense, the Alicante-Elche Airport allows you to enjoy special rates.

If you travel by motorcycle, you should know that although the general airport car park does not allow motorcycle parking, it does have a free area to park them next to the long-distance car park.

However, there are alternative car parks in the vicinity of the airport that offer much more competitive prices, and some offer extra services that are not available in the official AENA car parks. These car parks offer the option of picking up your car at the airport, facilitating access and allowing you to save parking time. They also have a car wash service and make sure to guarantee a pick-up and drop-off service directly at the terminal.

Until recently, knowing the available offer of this type of car park was quite complicated. However, in recent months platforms such as Parklot have appeared that make it easier for us to compare the different parking services near airports. Continuing with the model of companies such as Rastreator or Trivago, Parklot allows you to compare car parks and select the best option, the best location and the best price for low cost parking at Alicante Airport.

They also have a free transfer service included in the price of parking and their facilities guarantee the most demanding compliance with the safety criteria for the vehicle, allowing free cancellation or change of reservation up to 24 hours before arrival. This type of service not only simplifies the planning of our vacations, but also facilitates the flow of traffic around a busy and ever-expanding airport.

Beyond acting as an important pole of attraction for international tourism, the airport is a powerful shuttle from which to plan our vacations this summer. Among the most interesting destinations from Alicante airport for this holiday season, some of the capitals and large European cities such as Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin or London stand out.

According to tourism experts, our way of traveling is expected to change substantially in the coming decades. In this sense and taking into account the development of airlines, which have been able to offer flights at affordable prices for the general public, it is expected that in just a few years airports will become authentic aerocities. In them you can do all kinds of leisure activities, go shopping, play sports, go to the movies or visit an art exhibition, with which it is intended to optimize waiting times between trips.


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