In 2018, Alicante-Elche Airport registered a little over 95,000 flights and just under 14 million passengers. The fully renovated airport got a brand new terminal in 2011. Alicante Airport can handle up to 20 million passengers every year and has no problem whatsoever with the current volume. The airport has been operating since 1967 and is located at 9 km of the capital with the same name. It is the fifth largest Spanish airport. About 90% of the flights in Alicante are international flights. 

The distance between Alicante Airport and Altea is 70 km, so you in under an hour, you are 'home' in Spain.

Adress El Altet - 03195 El Altet
GPS 38.3459963, -0.4906855 


·       Many Stadman International customers have meanwhile bought their own car with Spanish license plate and park it at one of the many specialized long-term parking areas in the airport area. A shuttle bus takes you to the airport, while your car, is safely left behind in guarded parking until you return to Spain.

·       You can easily rent a car from the airport and return it upon departure. Well-known rental companies are Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, and Avis but  Goldcar and Centauro are reliable possibilities as well. The offices are located in the arrivals hall and are usually open from around 7 a.m. to midnight. Online booking and checking of opening hours are recommended.

·       There’s also the option of taking a taxi to get to Altea. The signs in the airport arrivals hall swiftly guide you to the taxi rank. The official taxis of Radio Taxi Elche are recognizable by their green line over the length of the taxi and the city arm of Elche on the door. More info about fares can be found through

·       You can also organize transport through one of the many private shuttle companies that provide shared or private airport transport. Every company has different conditions and rates, but it is often significantly cheaper than taking a taxi. Online booking is necessary.


VALENCIA - Valencia Airport, about 8 km away from the provincial capital with the same name, specializes mainly in international air traffic, with Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France as the countries bringing in the largest number of passengers. The national air traffic represents about a quarter of the total volume and the three destinations with most passengers are Palma de Mallorca, Madrid and Ibiza. In 2018, the airport registered a little over 75,000 flights and just under 8 million passengers. The airport is about 140 km or about one and a half hours drive from Altea.

Adress Carretera Aeropuerto s/n.  46940 Manises
GPS 39.4917054, -0.4733929

MURCIA - The Aeropuerto Internacional Región de Murcia is a small-scale airport and an interesting alternative to Alicante airport. Located at 163 km from Altea and about a little over an hour and a half drive, it is an acceptable option, that often proves to be cheaper in terms of plane tickets. 

Adress Avda. de España 101. 30154 Valladolises y Lo Jurado
GPS 37.973003, -1.17337

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