The Alicante-Elche Airport, formerly El Altet Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in Spain and serves the city of Alicante as well as the surrounding Murcia Region. The airport has grown rapidly last decade as several low-cost airlines use Alicante-Elche Airport as a base, like Ryanair, Vueling and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Ryanair is now the leading airline at the airport, accounting for 30% of all passenger traffic.
The airport had two terminals but they are now closed down and replaced by a brand-new Terminal N, which opened in 2011. The terminal is divided into one part for flights to Non-Schengen destinations and to Schengen destinations.
The airport is located about 10 km southwest of Alicante.
Bus line C-6 connects the Alicante-Elche Airport to the city. It departs in front of the terminal at the departures level (level +2). The bus will take you in 20 minutes and for 4 euro to the city with stops at the bus station, central market, train station and more. The bus departs every 20 minutes but not at night: it operates between 6am and 11pm.
See for tickets and schedule: buses: aena.es .
Official airport taxis are waiting outside the arrival level (level 0). A taxi into the city will cost about 25 euro.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Most flights from Alicante–Elche Airport are to Brussels and to Barcelona but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Vueling. Every day there are flights to 8 destinations from Alicante–Elche Airport. Here are the most popular destinations: