One of the easiest ways to get to know the beautiful city of Alicante is on Alicante's very own tourist bus. Started in 2007, the Alicante Tourist Bus, or the Alicante Turibus as it is known, is great for getting around Alicante quickly and seeing as much of this beautiful city as possible during your stay. Operating on a hop on, hop off basis, this is a fantastic way to get around Alicante for a one off cost. If travelling by bus from Gran Alacant, when you arrive at Alicante bus station there is an information desk just inside the front doors where you can get a free leaflet that details the timetables and routes for the Alicante Turibus plus a very good map of the main city centre. The Alicante Turibus pulls in just outside the main front door of the bus station. When you go back to the bus station for your return to Gran Alacant there is a departures display just in front of the bus lanes to the right of the front doors. Here you can easily identify the times and lane for the Baile bus back to Gran Alacant.
Running every 60 minutes, the Alicante Turibus is the easiest way of getting to know Alicante. With the Alicante Turibus you can get on and off as many times as you like during the day and with multilingual audio in 6 different languages you can be sure not to miss out on anything Alicante has to offer!
With full day prices in 2018 of just 5 Euros for children (4-12 years) and 10 Euros for adults (7 Euros for pensioners), the Alicante Turibus is a very cost effective way of discovering all that Alicante has to offer people on holiday in Alicante. The Alicante Turibus runs every 60 minutes 7 days a week from 10.00 - 18.00.
The Alicante Turibus has 10 stops throughout Alicante, allowing the visitor to hop on and off at various points of interest in Alicante.
1. Plaza del Mar in Alicante
Situated next to one of the best beaches in Alicante, Postiguet, is where the first stop is for the Alicante Turibus.
Departures on the hour from 10.00-18.00
2. MARQ - The Archaeological Museum in Alicante
The famous Archaeological Museum in Alicante houses many exhibitions and catalogues of the vast and diverse history of Alicante.
Departures 5 minutes past the hour from 10.05-18.05
3. Santa Barbara Castle - Alicante
Alicantes most famous castle which dominates the Alicante skyline and is one of Europes largest medieval fortresses and completely covers the top of the Mount Benacantil.
Departures 15 minutes past the hour from 10.15-18.15
4. Central Market - Alicante
Back on the bus to the Mercado Central, or Central Market, in Alicante which is huge 2 floor, typical Spanish market bursting with local produce. Fish and meat on one floor and fruit and vegetables on the other, it is also air-conditioned during the hot summers in Alicante! In addition, behind the Mercado Central in Alicante is a casual square full of flower sellers - an ideal place to take a rest, have a coffee and people watch!
Departures 20 minutes past the hour from 10.20-18.20
5. Plaza de los Luceros - Alicante
The Plaza de los Luceros is one of the most famous plazas in Alicante. Designed by Daniel Banuls, the circular plaza with a dramatic fountain as a centrepiece, contains four white horses and is beautifully lit as night falls in Alicante.
Departures 25 minutes past the hour from 10.25-18.25
6. Avda Frederico Soto. El Corte Ingles - Alicante
El Corte Ingles is Spains only department store chain and, as such is well worth a visit. The one on Avda Frederico Soto has 7 floors of outlets selling electronics, bathroom furniture, lamps, bedroom furniture, towels, sheets etc, home wears and furnishings books, CDs etc.
Departures 30 minutes past the hour from 10.30-18.30
7. Avda Maisonnave. El Corte Ingles - Alicante
This branch of El Corte Ingles has 10 floors selling clothing, fashion, baby equipment, jewellery, travel and sports equipment and houses a giant supermarket on the Lower Ground Floor . Again, shop till you drop in Alicante!
Departures 35 minutes past the hour from 10.35-18.35
8. Estacion Autobuses - Alicante Bus Station The new bus terminal in Alicante
Departures 40 minutes past the hour from 10.40-18.40
9. Avda Conde Vallellano - Alicante
Another super avenue in Alicante to take a walk, looking at the various shops or for a spot of lunch.
Departures 45 minutes past the hour from 10.45-18.45
10. Volvo Zone And Cruise Port - Alicante
The final stop of the Turibus in Alicante is at the Cruise Port back near Alicante Marina and Postiguet beach. Alicante is becoming more and more popular as a stop off port for cruise ships.
Departures 50 minutes past the hour from 10.50-18.50
So when on holiday in Alicante, remember to use the Alicante Turibus to see the most that Alicante has to offer! Have a look at our full portfolio of holiday villas in and holiday apartments in Alicante today!