3005 Alacant Spain
Alicante train station is located in the city centre, just a few minutes from the port. The modern building has all the facilities to be expected of a contemporary travel hub, including shops and cafes, luggage storage, ATMs and a tourist office. More than 150 trains pass through the four platforms daily, connecting the Alicante province with the rest of Spain. Government-owned RENFE trains provide regional, medium-distance and long-distance services. Madrid to Alicante can be covered between 2h20mins and 2h40mins by high-speed AVE trains. High-speed travel along the east coast is covered by Euromed — 8 to 12 services run from Barcelona to Alicante daily. Regional trains connect Cartagena to Alicante via Murcia in under 2h10mins. Arrivals can get from the station to the Old Town on the C6 public bus service. This service also connects Alicante airport to the train station.
Leaving Alicante train station on foot, it’s 10 minutes to the elegant, palm-lined Federico Soto Avenue, along the central pedestrian walkway. This leads towards the marina — a site that’s been the pivot between Spain and sea for thousands of years. The city’s distinct esplanade has been designed to mirror the waves and to honour the local custom of the leisurely evening stroll. Buzzing with pavement cafes, this is a great place to sit and enjoy a coffee or tapas with a view. From here, the city’s Old Town, referred to as ‘El Barrio’, is a 5-minute walk. The city’s epicentre is an immense ochre-coloured building dating back to the 1600s, with a modest facade belying an ornate interior. Surrounding the edifice, a maze of charming Medieval, authentic and charismatic streets need curiosity rather than a map to be discovered. Nearby, the Gothic Iglesia de Santa María del Sagrario and imposing town hall demand attention, but not more than the city’s Moorish castle, which dominates the sky line, towering over the Old Town.
Alicante is known as the gateway to the Costa Blanca and it boasts one of the most gorgeous urban beaches in Spain. Visitors seeking the sand can be at the sophisticated marina within a 20-minute walk from the station, or barefoot on Playa de Postiguet in 25 minutes. Thanks to the year-round balmy evenings, Alicante’s famous nightlife is accessible any time. Rambla de Méndez Núñez and the streets around the cathedral are home to some of the most popular bars and clubs.
Avda. Salamanca 1,
Monday to Friday: 05:45am - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 06:15am - 10:30pm