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Driving in Alicante

If we are getting to Alicante, and your planning include car hire Alicante, then you may be wondering about how is driving in Alicante and the traffic density in the city as well as some references in Alicante when driving. Traffic in Alicante is the typical traffic we would find in a medium sized city, however during summer months there use to be more vehicles on the road as Alicante is a very popular destination in Europe and Spain, nearby beaches substantially increase their population and access to commercial areas or other points may be a little bit crowded during peak hours.

Driving in Alicante

Driving to Alicante and accesses

Alicante is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain. From the A-7 (traffic from Europe, Catalonia, Valencia ...) or from the highway,  Madrid and central Spain, the traffic to Alicante is distributed to the whole province (Benidorm, Torrevieja, etc.).  It must be noted the high traffic that usually affects the A-7 on its way to Alicante.

Alicante traffic and city traffic

Traffic in the city of Alicante is not usually a problem except during the hours when people get out of work, school or the typical shopping hours. The roads linking the beaches in Alicante city use not to have traffic jams.

Driving reference in Alicante

La explanada de España is one of the most emblematic places in Alicante. In the past it was a problematic spot for driving in Alicante, actually  there is much less traffic, as it is much better connected. The Esplanade of Spain is also a good reference axis for orientation in the center of Alicante, as most of the streets are connected to it.

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