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Benidorm is a coastal town and does not have any airport but all the visitors who come to visit the city arrives at Alicante International Airport which is about 50 km away from Benidorm city. Alicante airport is served by a number of the airline from rest of the European cities by low cost and scheduled airlines. Benidorm being a popular beach town in Spain is visited by millions of tourist all round the year. And the best mode to reach here is via flights and airlines. Alicante Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. Most of the tourists arriving here are from Germany, UK, Ireland, and Netherlands. Here are things you need to know about Benidorm Aiport.
1. How to Reach Airport
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Alicante airport can be easily reached via local buses, taxis, and private cars on automobile road N-338. It is located about 48 km from Benidorm and is easily accessible by roads. There is no train to the airport so you have to take either taxi or cab to reach there.
- Benidorm – Alicante Airport:Avenida de Europa – Avenida Rey Jaime – Alicante Airport
2. Parking at Airport
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Parking in an airport can accommodate about 4140 vehicles at once at built in 6 levels. You can easily find a space to park your car at the parking spot. For bikes and other two wheelers, there is no area meant for them so you can park your vehicles normally at one of the parking spots inside the parking building of the airport. The airport offers both short and long-term parking services. You can park your car at the airport for the length of time that you want and at a fee specified on their website.
- From minute 0 to 30:0.02337 EUR
- From minute 31 to 60 : 0.03701 EUR
- After minute 61 : 0.03008 EUR
- Max. daily until 4 days : 18.30 EUR / day
- Max. daily starting day 5 : 14.65 EUR /
3. Rent / Hire Car From Airport
Hiring a car or taxi at the airport is very easy as there are a number of companies offering taxi for rent at the arrival terminal of the airport. Some of the major car companies there are National Atesa, Auriga Crown , Avis, Record Rent A Car, Europcar, Centauro, Sixt and many others. If you are arriving in groups than hiring these taxi is the best way to explore the Costa Blanca area. You can easily visit various tourist destination in the area and nearby by these cars.
4. Eating at the Airport
Is your flight late ?or are you hungry to take a quick bite before taking the flight. Don’t worry since there are a number of good restaurants and cafes located inside the airport which can help you with that. You can sit with you companions and gossip while you wait for you delayed flights. If you are not so hungry you can take a quick bite of snack and ice cream at the cafes. You can also get take way packed meals for your journey.
5. Buying Gifts and Shopping At Airport
Flying to Barcelona and there's a Smiths at Alicante airport pic.twitter.com/iEBnpdTjPy
— Derek Appleton (@DerekInTorre) May 10, 2016
Visiting this beautiful town without taking a gift or doing some shopping means that you have incomplete holidays. Shopping or taking a memorable item from the place you visit is an important part of the journey which will remind you of the times you spent there. There are gifts shops and various other shopping stores from where you can amazing souvenirs which you can carry home with you. Clothes and books stores are also located at the airport.
6. VIP Lounge at the Airport
A few glasses of Rioja to wind down in the airport… @aena #Alicante #VIP #Rioja pic.twitter.com/qa4Od2UPrY
— Philip Docherty (@Philipdocherty) August 27, 2015
VIP lounges are the best place where you can either relax or wait for your flights while having some great varieties of refreshments. The VIP lounge at the airport gives you amazing views of the airport and its surrounding areas. The interiors of the lounge are taken good care which gives the vibe of serenity and warmth. There is also internet option at the lounge for some minimal charges.
7. New Terminal
The new terminal of the airport was started on 23 March 2011 which is about six times larger than that of terminals 1 & 2 combined. Every flight operation of the airport was moved to this terminal as the terminal was started. Some of the features of this new terminal are 40 gates, about 96 check in desks. Both the former terminal are now closed and all the arriving and departing flights operate from this terminal only.
8. International Destinations From Airport
The airport is one of the busiest airports in the country with millions of passengers from Europe every year. The airport is served by various international airlines and many national too. The United Kingdom is the top destination with the most number of arrivals in the airport while Barcelona and Madrid in Spain are the top local place from where the most passengers visit this coastal area. Some top destinations where a number of flights connects are the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Polan, Russia, Finland and many others.
9. Currency Exchange
Pero que grandes, Felipe Reyes y nuestro conductor Alexander de @lucentumautos en @ALC_Airport pic.twitter.com/STbQOdpf98
— Lucentum Autos S.L. (@lucentumautos) May 31, 2016
Tourist coming out of Europe need not worry about currency exchange since there are a number of items and other companies located at the airport that will give you the best rates for the exchange. This is a great thing for those travelers who did not have enough time to change the currency prior reaching here. Exchanging the money is the one of the must do things in order to enjoy and shop more without any problems. While departing too you can exchange the loose changes if you have any and don’t want to take home.
10. Lost Luggage
Have you lost your luggage at the airport or the airlines? Then don’t worry the lost luggage facility is there on the ground floor of the airport where you can fill up the form with all the necessary details and your luggage will reach you at your doorsteps. You will get it at your doorsteps and you don’t have to do things for that. The staff is really helpful at the airport and they will do everything possible to make sure you get your things back.
Since Benidorm doesn’t have an airport, Alicante Airport is the only airport and best way to get going tp other destination or reach Benidorm from rest of the world. There are od number facilities and services available at the airport which is meant to make you travel comfortable.
Have a good trip and travel!