Taxis at Alicante Airport are easy to find. The official company for taxis at the airport is called “Radio Taxi Elche” – their livery is a green stripe and the crest of the town of Elche on the front doors. They also have an information office in the Arrivals area of the airport. Ask for a receipt at the end of the journey and make sure that they start the meter at the beginning of your journey.
Beware of unofficial tax drivers who will try to get you to use their services!
There is a legal limit of 4 passengers in taxis at Alicante airport (and the rest of the country), remember that this includes children. If you have a larger group than this, then you will likely save money by booking a private transfer (see our page on this). Of course, if you haven’t pre-booked then you could also take 2 or more taxis although this will be quite costly.
Here is a guide to the rates charged by the official tax firm from Alicante Airport. Bear in mind that it’s good to ask for an estimate before agreeing to travel to avoid problems at the end of the journey.
There are basically 2 tarrifs – Ordinaria and Especial. The ordinary tarriff applies Monday to Friday 6am to 1pm and Saturdays from 6am to 3pm and charges €0.91/km, €19.26/hour of waiting time and €1.55 to start the journey.
The Special tarriff applies Monday – Friday 10pm – 6am, Saturdays from 3pm onwards as well as all day Sunday and public holidays and charges €1.07/km, €22.23/hour of waiting time and €1.80 to start the journey.
There is a minimum fare of €3.80 under the ordinary tariff and €4.30 under the Special tarrif. In addition all taxis that use the airport also add a supplement of €4.25.
Here are some estimates of journey costs with taxis from Alicante Airport to a few nearby towns. These do not include road tolls.
|Destination||Ordinary Tariff||Special Tariff|
|Alicante||19 €||21 €|
|Altea||74 €||83 €|
|Benidorm||67 €||74 €|
|Calpe||85 €||95 €|
|El Campello||35 €||38 €|
|Denia||114 €||130 €|
|Elche||23 €||25 €|
|Santa Pola||22 €||24 €|
|Torrevieja||52 €||60 €|
|Villajoyosa||57 €||66 €|
To make sure that you don’t miss your flight, use the taxi journey time to work out when to arrive 2 hours before your flight leaves. And leave plenty of time in case of last minute traffic or emergencies!
If you are fortunate and find a driver that speaks good English, or you speak good Spanish, you can get some useful local suggestions for things to do in the area. This would include bars, restaurants etc. They will also have suggestions on the most lively areas for nightclubs and bars etc.