Getting around Benidorm
Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, navigating a new city can be intimidating. We hope the following information will help to point you in the right direction.
If you want to fully experience Benidorm, one of the best ways to do so is by walking around the city. The small size of Benidorm makes it easy to explore on foot, with many pedestrian-friendly streets and paths to follow. For example, a leisurely walk from Old Town to Rincon de Loix along the Levante beach promenade will only take about 30 minutes. If you go in the opposite direction and walk down the Poniente promenade, it will take about 40 minutes to reach La Cala which is at the far end of the beach.
Explore further with a bike, E-bike, moped, or segway
If you want to venture beyond the city center and see more of what Benidorm has to offer, consider renting a bike, E-bike, moped, or segway. These modes of transportation are perfect for exploring the beautiful beaches and countryside that surround Benidorm.
Rental options for segways and scooters include €10 per hour or a 90-minute city tour for €29. E-bike rentals are also available for half a day for €20 and a full day for €25. 125cc moped rentals start at €45 for one day and go up to €160 for a week-long rental. Two helmets are included with all mope rentals.
For your convenience, our sister company, Benidorm Top Trips, located at the British indoor market in the Rincon de Loix area, can help you with the rental process. Simply visit their location and they will assist you in finding the right option for your needs.
Benidorm has an efficient and convenient public transportation system that makes it easy to get around town. The local bus network covers a wide area and offers frequent departures from multiple stops throughout the city. A standard ticket for the local buses costs €1.55 per person and is valid for any number of stops. Timetables and a list of the buses that stop at each bus stop can be found at the bus stops, making it easy to plan your journey.
The public transportation system in Benidorm offers a variety of tickets and passes for different types of travelers.
Single tickets are available for one-time use and come in three categories: day times (sold between 6:00 AM and 11:59 PM), night times (sold between 12:00 AM and 5:59 AM), and special (for the special services lines 30 and 31, and for travelers without a valid transport ticket who want to continue their journey).
The TarjetaBus card is a reusable card for frequent users that can be purchased and topped up on buses. It allows users to make multiple trips within a 45-minute period from initial validation at a reduced price, including transfers to other lines.
Tourist cards are available for 24-hour or 72-hour periods and allow unlimited trips and destinations, including the sightseeing panoramic double-decker bus (lines 30 and 31), the trip to Waterfalls/Fountains of the Algar (bus line 18), and the trip to Guadalest (bus line 16). These cards can be purchased on lines 16, 18, 30, or 31.
The Eco Card is a personal card for frequent users with intensive use and is valid for 30-day periods from the first use. It allows unlimited trips, lines, and destinations and can be recharged for successive 30-day periods.
Personal cards and passes are also available for specific groups, including the Tarjeta Oro (Gold Card) for seniors, large families, and people with disabilities, and the Tarjeta Azul (Blue Card) for students and young people. These cards have similar functions to the Tarjeta Bus card but offer reduced prices.
Single tickets and the TarjetaBus card can be purchased on buses, while the Gold Card and Blue Card can be purchased at town halls. The Benidorm Card (valid for 1 or 3 days) can only be purchased on bus lines 20 and 30. Please be aware that you are still obliged to wear a mask on all public transport in Benidorm.
For detailed information on fares, you can follow this link.
Getting around by Taxi
Taxis are also readily available throughout Benidorm and can take you wherever you need to go. A typical 5 km trip will cost about €8, while the fare to Alicante Airport is usually between €60 and €70. You can book a taxi by calling +34 96 586 26 26 (they speak English) or book online here.
Another option is to rent a car for as little as 8 EUR per day. This will allow you to explore the city and surrounding area at your own pace and convenience. Benidorm’s roads are modern and well-maintained, and the E-15 Costa Blanca motorway runs along the coast and connects to several nearby towns. Click here to search for car hire in Benidorm.