The most convenient way to get to Benicassim from Alicante is to hire a car. It’s a 273km drive, or approx 2.5 hours. The drive is relatively easy, the hardest bit being getting out of Alicante airport and onto the main road, after that it’s basically one long motorway until you get to the sign-posts for Benicassim. You arrive in the city centre within 10 minutes of leaving the motorway so it’s dead easy. Alicante airport has plenty of car hire options to choose from, we went with Hertz last time we were there, Citeroen Berlingo, 5 guys, no problemo. By the way if you’re planning on making a bit of a road trip out of the journey to Benicassim then you could always stop of in Benidorm for a bit of spanish, or should that be cockney culture (or not as the case may be), whether you decide to stop off or not then the drive is a pleasant one with plenty of service station en route, about half of the drive follows directly alongside the coast so you can soak in the fresh sea breeze (assuming you’ve got the windows down or are driving a convertible). Check and compare car hire prices from Alicante airport to Benicassim here.
Map shows direct route from Alicante to Beni (print directions)
The airport is about 10km from Alicante city centre. Regular buses run from the airport, or you can always grab a taxi if you’re pushed for time (or if there’s a few of you to split the cost between). From here you can get one of the super efficient Renfe spanish trains, these beauties are fast, timely and not too expensive. Train tickets with the main Spanish rail operators go on sale about 3 months before the date of travel, check back here for more information. As a guide one way tickets between Alicante and Benicassim in 2009 cost about 30EUR (standard class) or 45EUR (first class), I had to buy a first class ticket as the standards had sold out by the time I got around to buying so be warned! You can view train prices today.
Buses and private transfers
If you’re travelling in a group of 3 or less then it might be more economical to get to Benicassim by bus or coach.
Are you mad? It’s 273km away, if you’re walking then you’re on your own. However, walking home after the festival could be a way to burn off all that booze, that is if you haven’t danced it off already!