Alacant-Terminal (Alacant / Alicante)


At a Glance


Terminus Station

Step Free
Onward Travel

Car Hire
Taxi Rank

Travel Information Desk

Considering Alacant-Terminal was intended to be a temporary station, which was required when the Spanish network of high speed lines reached the city, it's an impressively useful facility with a location close to the city centre.
The trains use two separate parts of the station, both of which have step-free access with the main terminal building:

  • the express and MD trains arrive at depart from vias (platforms/tracks) 1-6 and these have security check-points which have to be passed through when boarding high speed AVE and Alvia services;
  • vias (platforms/tracks) 11-14 are used by the local 'Cercanias' trains.

The access between the trains and the taxi rank is step-free, but head to the taxi rank and turn right for the street, if you want to avoid using the two short flights of stairs, which are at the main entrance/exit.

(99.99% of the images used on ShowMeTheJourney were captured during our travels, but this image was taken by Falk2 and downloaded from Wikicommons).

Onward travel

Alacant-Terminal is on the western edge of a comparatively compact city centre, the heart of the city at Plaza de los Luceros is a 5 -10 min walk along the street with the appropriate name of Avenue de la Estacion.

to Castello Santa Barbara

The main tourist attraction in Alacant/Alicante is the Castello Santa Barbara and accessing its hilltop location from the station is a two step journey:

  1. take bus/line 21, direction El Campello, from the bus stop by the station named 'Estrella' to the stop named Puerto Del Mar - which is on the harbor side;
  2. the route/line CSB goes from Puerto Del Mar up to the castle.

to Benidorm

Bendiorm isn't on the Spanish rail network, but tram line/route 1 links it with Alicante and the underground tram stop named Luceros is a 5 - 10 min walk from Alacant-Terminal.
Though the journey takes 60-70 mins and the stop in Benidorm is on the outskirts of the town.

Train service summary

  • Alabcete = up to 18 x trains per day
  • Barcelona = 4 x Euromed trains per day
  • Barcelona = 2 x IC trains per day
  • Cartegena = 2 x trains per day
  • Gijon = 1 x train per day
  • Leon = up tp 3 x trains per day
  • Madrid = up to 11 x AVE trains per day
  • Madrid = up to 3 x avlo trains per day
  • Madrid = up to 3 x Ouigo trains per day
  • Madrid = up to 2 x iryo trains per day
  • Murcia = up to 12 x Regional Express trains per day
  • Murcia = up to 6 x AVE / avlo trains per day
  • Ourense = 1 x AVE train per day
  • Santander = 1 x Alvia train per day
  • Tarragona = 2 x IC trains per day
  • Valencia = 4 x Euromed trains per day
  • Valencia = 2 x IC trains per day
  • Valencia = 3 x MD trains per day
  • Zaragoza = up to 1 x MD train per day


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