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Tips on Alicante Airport

January 2, 2009

If you are heading to Alicante or even to the lively resorts of Benidorm or Torrevieja, then sooner or later you are going to find yourself at Alicante Airport.

Here are just a few tips which could make your journey all the more enjoyable.

After having collected your luggage you will have to choose your mode of transport. The cheapest (around 0.90 Euro) way to get to downtown Alicante is by way of the C-6 Alicante Airport Bus (Bus Stop 30) which stops across the road from the arrivals terminal. The bus normally arrives every 45 minutes and journey time is around 40 minutes. While there is also a direct bus service to Benidorm (Bus Stop 29 – 30), other transport options include hiring a car at one of Alicante Airport’s car rental desks (Avis, Europa, Hertz, etc.) or taking an airport taxi.

In the event of your baggage getting lost when you arrive at the Airport, head to the lost luggage counter and fill out a standard form (available in English) and remember to tell the staff where you are staying so that your luggage can be delivered to you. Also ask for a “survival package” which should see you through till your luggage arrives.

There can also be the rare occasion when your luggage could have got damaged (wheels, handles, etc.), in which case remember to take it to the luggage claim desk (near the luggage claim belt), where you will get a form which you need to send to your airline.

One final note for those checking-in at Alicante Airport; since the airport is small, things can get a bit hectic and it is better to check-in at least 90 minutes before departure time (during summer). Happy travels for 2009.

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