Our Benidorm Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Spain. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need? We have all these answers plus other basic info about the best time to go, getting there, getting around, and a few useful travel tips.

    It’s all compiled in this Benidorm Travel Essentials. After reading this short and easy-to-read guide, you will be a little more prepared to start your trip in Benidorm.


    Best time to travel to Benidorm (weather-wise)

    • Benidorm has a hot semi-arid climate with mild winters and hot summers.
    • Average temperatures range from 12ºC in winter to 25ºC in summer.
    • The rainiest month of the year is October, with an average of 9 rainy days.
    • Benidorm is agreeable all-year-round, yet the best months to visit are May, June and September. You’ll avoid the throngs of July-August tourists and enjoy more affordable hotel and flight prices.

    Benidorm basics

    • Primary languages: Spanish
    • Plug types: C and F
    • Electricity: 230 V
    • Currency: Euro (€) 
    • International dialling code: +34 96
    • Emergency telephone number: 112

    Getting into the city

    Alicante International Airport

    Formerly named El Altet, Alicante–Elche Airport sits 60 km southwest of central Benidorm. It serves the famous Costa Blanca and is one of the busiest airports in Spain. There are several transfer options to reach central Benidorm:

    • A taxi, takes around 45 minutes and costs roughly €70. Taxi ranks can be found just outside the arrivals hall.
    • The Alsa bus takes around 50 minutes and costs roughly €10. The bus stop is just outside the arrivals hall. It’s the cheapest way to get to Benidorm.
    • Car rental agencies can be found in the arrivals hall.

    Getting to Benidorm by train 

    You can go by train to Alicante then by fast tram to Benidorm. Alicante sits 40 km southeast of Benidorm. It’s served by high speed trains from France. A return ticket Alicante-Benidorm costs around €7.

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    Getting around Benidorm

    Travel tips

    Benidorm is small enough to be explored on foot and the Old Town features many pedestrian streets. The 2-kilometre beachfront promenade is also a great place for a stroll. It hosts a lively scene of bars and restaurants.


    Getting around Benidorm by bus

    • Benidorm has an efficient bus service run by Llorente Bus. 
    • A single ticket costs €1.50.
    • You can also buy 24-, 48- or 72-hour bus cards respectively rated €11, €20 and €38.
    • Tickets can be purchased directly in the bus. 

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    Taking a taxi

    • In small Spanish towns, you can’t hail a taxi on the street, you have to go to a taxi rank. Taxi ranks can be found throughout Benidorm.
    • You can also call Radio Taxi Benidorm to order a taxi. Their phone numbers are +34 965 86 18 18 and +34 965 86 26 26. Note that the meter usually starts when the taxi leaves its rank to come and pick you up.
    • Benidorm taxis have a start rate of €3.25, then roughly €1 per kilometre. 
    • If you don't speak Spanish, have your address ready to show the driver. 
    • Benidorm cabs do not accept payment by credit card.

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    Cycling with Bicidorm

    • Bicidorm is Benidorm’s public bike-sharing scheme. 
    • Bike racks can easily be found all around the city.
    • Prices start from €5 for 1 day, while a full week is charged €11.

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    Start planning your trip

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