Stretching from Alicante to Denia, the Costa Brave tram line is a great way to travel and explore.

Rather than pay for car hire and navigate the coastal roads, you can sit back and enjoy the views while you travel. The trams are frequent and inexpensive, with stops at many places along the coast.

It is worth noting that not all of the stations are central to the towns they serve, and that to reach the correct platform for your journey you may have to walk across the tracks.

Crossing at Altea station

If you don’t speak any Spanish, then you can select the language you want to use on the ticket machines – the cost of the ticket depends on how far away your destination is.

Ticket machine

If you want to check times or buy your tickets from the ticket office, then you can of course do this. If you’re getting on the train at a small station where there isn’t a ticket office, then the trams themselves have a ticket machine on board.

Ticket office, Benidorm

The tickets look like this –

– and you need to scan them as you go through the barriers. If you’re not sure how to do this, then just hang back and watch what the other passengers are doing.

Happy travels!

My top tips for using the tram

Don’t worry about the language barrier, you can buy tickets at a machine, which has a choice of language settings.

If you’re starting your journey in Alicante, Benidorm or Denia it’s a good idea to get to the station a little early – these are stations where the tram begins its journey and it’s often waiting at the station for a few minutes before the departure time.

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