Alicante Airport Guide

Low Cost Alicante Airport Parking

Alicante is the sixth busiest airport in Spain, and a main gateway to the famous Costa Blanca region. The airport is only 9 km from Alicante, and also located nearby Elche, El Altet, Crevillente and Torrellano. Santa Polo is only 18 km from the airport, and Arenales del Sol lies to the east. Over nine million passengers make use of the airport each year, many of which are international from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. The airport is not as large as Malaga Airport, but has all the facilities required by arriving and departing passengers, including good parking facilities. All the parking areas are easy to reach and nearby the airport terminals.

Passengers using their own vehicles for transport will find it quite easy to drive to Alicante Airport, as it is surrounded by many major roads and highways. Some of which are the A7, N-330, N-332 and N-340. Other roads include the Autovia del Mediterraneo and the Avinguda de Illice. Motorists should just be aware that these roads can be busy during holiday periods, therefore always ensure there is enough time to reach the airport and find suitable parking.

Alicante Airport caters for both short-term and long-term parking, and there are two parking areas on the airport grounds. These two facilities are both nearby the main airport terminal, and there is no need for additional transport by shuttle bus. The facilities are also easy to navigate and secure. There is space for about 1900 vehicles in the short-term parking area.

One of the parking facilities at the airport is located directly opposite to the entrance of the terminal building, while the other lies adjacent to the terminal. Parking tariffs depend on how long you need to leave your car at the airport. Motorists will pay for each half an hour up until the first hour, and then at an hourly rate until reaching the daily maximum limit. Thereafter, a four day daily maximum will be applicable. The rates are approximately EUR 1.65 for each hour of parking, and EUR 15 for each day of parking.

Airport parking is usually paid for at cash machines located nearby the exits of the arrivals area. Simply insert your parking ticket and pay the amount due. Payments can be made in cash or by credit card, and change is available if you need to pay in cash.

There are other alternative parking areas which are located nearby if you find the parking charges at Alicante Airport too expensive. It is usually quite a bit cheaper if you use parking that is not located at the airport. They also offer services such as transport to the terminals by shuttle bus. Long-term parking areas nearby include the Roberto Torrellano (Ptda. Bacarot) (609 614 297), Claus Parking (965 68 09 41), Global Cars (966 49 03 56), Lucadi (965 68 75 10), Parking “Oskars” (965 68 52 00), Royal Parking (965 68 33 60), New Parking “El Altet” (965 97 02 97), Aupa Parking (965 68 7716), Umbrellaparking (627 608 858) and Lowcostparking (966 44 28 83).

Alicante Airport is managed by Aena, and is completely accessible by disabled and reduced mobility passengers. There are also disabled parking facilities in the nearest parking area at the airport. These spaces are specifically reserved for persons with disability and provide easy and convenient access to the terminal building. Only disabled passengers may park in these spaces, as their badge should be displayed on the vehicle. Mobility impaired passengers can also be dropped off directly outside the terminal building in the specifically marked area. The airport also provides wheelchair accessible toilets and telephones, ramps and elevators to ensure ease of mobility. Further assistance can be arranged with the passenger’s airline company. This arrangement should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the departure flight. A qualified staff member will then be available to assist the passenger through check-in, security and boarding procedures.

Other facilities at the airport include currency exchange services, cash machines, a post office and pharmacy, and a VIP Lounge which provides general business services. There are also plenty of shopping outlets with various goods for sale, including jewelry, music, gifts, clothing etc. Meals and refreshments are provided by the restaurants, cafes and bars at the airport.

Further information about Alicante parking facilities is available at the information desks within the terminal buildings. The main information point is located in the check-in area, and another is in the departures area.