The use of public transport abroad is always challenging and risky. This is influenced by several factors: the timetable, the means of transport, the place of destination which may be difficult to reach and of course the language barrier. However, many people travel to Spain by plane and decide to rent a car on site. Unfortunately, this involves additional costs and not everyone has a driving license, which in a way "forces" such people to use public transport to fully explore and enjoy their holidays on the Iberian Peninsula. In terms of infrastructure, Spain has a highly developed transport network, with both rail and road links.
The first obstacle we encounter when we leave the plane is to get to our accommodation. On the Costa Blanca, transport to the most popular places is well planned - cities such as Murcia, Torrevieja, Santa Pola or Benidorm can be reached by intercity buses. The airport-Benidorm route is 45 minutes by bus and costs less than EUR 10. Tickets to Calpe also cost about EUR 10 and the journey only takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. We will get to Javeia in 2 hours and 15 minutes only for EUR 16. Denia, the city furthest north, can be reached in 2 hours 45 minutes, for EUR 17. Torrevieja can be reached in about 30 minutes and the ticket costs EUR 7. ALSA is the most popular carrier, which takes residents and tourists to all these places. We can also easily travel in larger agglomerations such as Alicante or Benidorm. Alicante also has a very well developed tram network.
We can easily get from Alicante to the north of the Costa Blanca by a tram. The route goes along the coast. The lines run through El Campello, Villajoyosa, Benidorm, Altea, Calp and reach Denia. There are six lines: L1 from El Campello to Benidorm, L2 from Alicante to Sant Vicent Del Raspeig, L3 from Alicante to El Campello, lines L4 and L5 run along the beaches of Alicante. Line L9 is the longest route from Benidorm to Denia, through Altea, Calp, Teulada. The ticket price depends on the time of the journey. There is a possibility to buy tickets for several rides, which is advisable for those who often go to the north coast.
The train to the Costa Blanca allows us to go inland. From Alicante we can easily get to Gandia, Murcia or Valencia. However, trains in Spain are expensive and do not reach coastal towns. Therefore, the best solution is to travel by bus or tram.
We can't forget about the excellent means of transport, which is the bicycle. We can easily rent it in any city, so we don't have to travel with our own equipment. The Costa Blanca is well-known for very well adapted bicycle routes and is a real paradise for cyclists who not only do this sport on a professional level but also on a recreational basis. The routes will lead us to cities, towns, beaches and popular tourist destinations and their multitude, diversity and sophistication attract professional cyclists from around the world. Thanks to the perfect road infrastructure, long road runs are a pleasure, but also those who prefer more extreme adventures will find something for themselves in the mountains. The routes around the town of La Nucia, Finestrat and the Banyeres de Mariola are worthy of attention, the beautiful views will certainly reward our effort.