HOW MUCH DOES parking at Alicante airport cost? It's one of the regularly occurring questions asked online locally, with visitors to the South Costa Blanca keen to work out their budgets for forthcoming stays and summer holidays.
But it's not just holidaymakers that want to know the current prices of airport parking. International residents, whether they be living here full-time or part-time, often have the need to leave their car at the airport for varying periods of time throughout the year.
Fortunately, a veritable array of local businesses have stepped in to fill the void, specialising in short-stay and long-term airport parking, with many of the companies offering better prices than you'll find on the airport concourse.
We've collated previous customer recommendations from the La Zenia Community Facebook Group, to bring you the most recommended alternative off-site airport parking services.
Parking at Alicante airport, how much does it cost?
Parking at Alicante airport is managed by AENA, a Spanish Government-owned airport and logistics management company. The cost of parking one car in the long-stay general car park at Alicante airport for a week in August costs €39. The price is valid for arrivals booking in advance, and the price increases to €68 without pre-booked reservation.
Two weeks of on-site parking in August costs €56 for pre-booked cars and €140 for arrivals without a reservation in place. Two weeks of low-season airport parking in November cost the same, and prices don't tend to vary throughout the year.
Pre-booked prices for one month start at €116 and long-stay parking at Alicante airport for three months will cost €360. Discounts may be available for AENA Club cardholders or those with a promotional discount code.
Long-stay parking prices at Murcia International airport are somewhat cheaper, with a pre-booked week costing €30, a fortnight costing €42, a month costing €117, and for three months the charge would amount to €422.
Simply for comparison, parking your car at Alicante airport's P1 general parking long-stay car park for an entire year would cost €1,440 if booked and paid for in advance, and the cost for parking without reservation or pre-payment is positively eye-watering.
Star Parking Alicante
Star Parking Alicante offer a choice of open or covered off-site airport parking, free exterior car washing, secure long-term vehicle storage, and unlimited meet and greets for customers that take out an annual parking contract.
A 12-month airport parking plan costs €280 or €480 for car owners that prefer to specify undercover parking. The company offers off-site secure indoor parking at Alicante airport for €790 per year per car, and arranges ITV tests for an additional cost.
Specialising in long-term parking of all types and sizes of vehicles including vans, campervans, and motorhomes, Star Parking Alicante offers online booking, a website in English, Spanish, and Russian; and a parking service that operates 24-hours a day.
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Plane Parking S.L
Plane Parking provides short-term and long-term parking solutions for both Alicante Airport and the newer Región de Murcia International Airport in Corvera, with a combined 50,000 metres of secure parking space for travellers and residents.
Uniquely, they are the only airport parking company to offer a dual-parking contract to frequent visitors, giving their customers the choice of flying into Alicante or Murcia airports. For a nominal additional charge, they´ll even transfer your vehicle for you.
Emma wrote “No question, been with them 3 years never once let us down! All of the team very nice too.” Plane Parking offers annual airport parking plans from €325 (€425 per year for both airports), unlimited pick-ups and drop-offs, and online booking.
Long-term annual parking prices at Alicante airport
EuroParking Alicante Airport
EuroParking offers a basic long-term airport parking service for just €285 per year with the option to upgrade to unlimited transfers for an additional €25, and a shuttle bus service with a dedicated meeting point next to Costa Coffee just outside Alicante airport´s main terminal building.
Their meet and greet service costs €325 per year with an annual contract, and contracted parking prices for indoor covered spaces start at €750 a year, rising to €790 annually including a monthly meet and greet service.
The company provides 2,500 secure parking spaces, charging stations for hybrid or battery electric vehicles, car-washing and ITV services, and a website with online booking and management of your vehicle while you´re away.
Top Gear parking specialises in long-term parking at Alicante airport, with packages for frequent travellers and homeowners on the Costa Blanca. All packages include pick-up and drop-off at the terminal and unlimited transfers.
Prices start at €300 per annum for “meet and greet” outside parking, and €625 for indoor parking in individual covered parking spaces. All annual contract plans also include complimentary exterior washing of your car.
The company offers online booking, a complete 24-hour a-day service, and a host of optional extras such as pre-ITV services. Lorraine reported, “We have used Top Gear parking for 5 years, they bring our car into the airport for us.”
Ecoparking Alicante provides off-site short-stay and long-stay parking solutions billed as “The cheapest and smartest option for parking at Alicante airport”. Yearly parking contract prices start from just 250€ with unlimited transfers included.
With a 24-hour round-the-clock service and an advertised transfer time of just one minute between their secure compound and Alicante airport's main terminal, they offer one of the fastest ways to make sure your inbound and outbound journeys go smoothly.
Their website offers online booking in English, German and Spanish, with parking prices for a one-week stay from €26, and just €47 for a two-week holiday at any time of year.
One of Umbrella Parking´s unique features is the ability to park your own car and take your car keys with you when you leave your vehicle. Owners have the certainty of knowing exactly where their car is and that nobody else can drive it in their absence.
Long-term parking prices start at €270 per year for open-air car parking, €470 per annum for covered parking, and €550 per year for indoor parking. Short-term parking prices start at 12€ for 2 days or €24 for one complete week.
The company offers outdoor, indoor, and covered outdoor parking for private cars, and uncovered open-air parking for larger vehicles such as motorhomes. Their website offers online booking and management in English, French, German and Spanish.
Short-stay Alicante airport parking for holidays and weekend breaks
Seguro Parking, Alicante and Murcia airport
Specialising in short-stay and long-stay car parking, Seguro Parking offer services for residents and holidaymakers at locations adjacent to both Alicante airport and Murcia-Corvera airport too.
Short-stay parking for one-week costs €38 and two weeks costs €53. Long-term contracted parking prices for a year cost €339 at either airport and a dual contract for both airports costs €425 per annum with a nominal €10 car transfer fee.
The company offers secure insured vehicle storage, the ability to offer the same service for larger vehicles, online booking, and a website in English, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish.
Monster Parking provide off-site parking for arrivals at Alicante airport with an airport shuttle bus service between their offices and the main terminal building. Services are offered from 06:00 until 00:00 seven days a week.
Contracted annual parking prices start at €250 per year for outdoor parking and €450 per year for covered secure parking. Short-term parking costs start at €14 for a one week stay in August or €25 for two weeks. Charges don't vary throughout the year.
The company offers an English language website with online booking and additional services aimed at frequent visitors and residents, such as arranging ITV inspections and pre-delivery car washing.
Providing airport car parking for Alicante airport, Claus Parking offer short-stay parking from €20 per week or €40 for fourteen days. Indoor parking prices cost €45 per week or €65 for a complete fortnight stay.
Long-term parking with an annual contract costs €295 per annum for standard-sized cars and MPVs, and €650 for an annual plan with indoor parking. All contracted plans include an unlimited number of transfers to and from the airport.
Short-stay parking is charged per day and includes a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Their website offers online booking in English, German, Dutch, Russian, and Spanish languages.
Alicante Airport Bernies Car Parking
Bernies Car Parking offers indoor and outdoor parking for vehicles at Alicante airport. Short-stay parking costs €35 per week or €40 for two weeks, or €50 per week and €75 per fortnight for indoor parking.
Annual parking contract plans start from €280 per annum for outside uncovered parking and €780 for indoor parking. Covered carport parking costs €450 per year, and the company offers secure indoor parking for campervans and motorhomes.
Bernies Car Parking offers optional maintenance services for car owners, comprehensive delivery and collection of your vehicle from the airport, online booking, and a website in English, German, French, Norwegian, and Swedish.
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