Public transport in Benidorm can only be described as a great service and value for money. Although in the summer the bus routes can be rather busy and hot. Despite most buses having air conditioning, with the doors opening so many times, the hot air just gets back in – We always advise to carry a bottle of water wherever you go to prevent dehydration.
There are many urban bus routes here in Benidorm. Most lines run every 10 minutes or so. There are also routes which run out to popular nearby towns. As great as the service is please be aware that timetables are not adhered to.
You have to wave down a bus at the stop you are waiting at and indeed you have to press the stop button to ensure the bus stops at your desired stop.
All ticket prices are that of 1.50 €uro, whether you travel one stop, or the entire route.
There are different prepaid cards you can buy, and if you are using the buses frequently they can save you a bit of money, but certainly save you from finding the correct change, or even being refused on to the bus, due to the fact that drivers cannot change bank notes of large denominations.
Temporary 24 hour tourist cards (72 days or 7 days)
Cards for personal use (not valid for groups) for tourism. Valid during 24 hours, 72 hours, or 7 days, counting from the time it is first used, and without limit on the number of trips, lines or destinations, including double-decker panoramic buses (lines 30 or 31), the journey to “Guadalest” (line 16) or “Fuentes del Algar” (line 18) or “Orxeta, Sella or Relleu” (line 20). You buy this card on the bus, it cannot be topped up.
Different prepaid cards can be found here and then you just purchase the one you want from the driver.
Here is a list of the Benidorm bus routes please click on image to see timetables and a list of stops for each service
There are also two open top bus routes, the Benidorm Sightseeing bus number 31 that operates between Benidom – Albir – Altea.
And the Benidorm Sightseeing bus number 3o, that operates between Benidorm & La Cala Finestrat.
You can buy a 24 hour ticket and hop off and on where you like at selected stops.
FGV Tram – Alicante – Benidorm – Denia
There is not a main line railway station on this part of the Costa Blanca coast. However, there is a great tram service that runs all the way from Alcante to Denia. With some fantastic views to be had on every route you take. Inexpensive and with three trains an hour, it’s a great way to explore the area!
There is a station in Benidorm. But it is quite a way out from the center and does involve quite along walk. However, bus route number 1, will get you there.
Currently (as at June 2018) between Calpe & Denia the line is out of use, due to maintenance work and all stations are served by a special bus that connects with each tram at Calpe or Denia.
The FGV website is all in English so please click on the picture to be redirected to their site for all the timetables & prices etc.
Taxis In Benidorm
There are many taxi ranks to be found in Benidorm. Taxis are only allowed to carry a maximum of 4 persons & all journeys charged as per the tariff meter. All taxis accept most major credit & debit cards.