Torrevieja Tourist Train
The Torrevieja Tourist Train is a great way for newcomers to the city to see some of the sights. Resembling an old fashioned steam train, its bright green engine compartment and carriages with their yellow trim are unmistakable. As it trundles its way along the road in front of the beachfront promenades, it adds a festive atmosphere with the driver tooting the horn and the passengers waving and cheering passersby.
Torrevieja Tourist Train
With Torrevieja becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, this year (2017) has seen the introduction of a second Torrevieja Tourist Train. Although slightly smaller, the new train compliments its big sister with bright yellow paint and green trim. Both are currently running with two passenger carriages. The larger train has an additional carriage for the really busy times. Although the trains have roofs to protect from the sun, the sides are open to allow a cooling breeze. Old fashioned carriage doors complete the overall image of a steam train.
Torrevieja Tourist Train Route
The trains leave and arrive from outside the harbour area. This is just down the hill from the Tourist Information Bureau and in front of the picturesque turquoise fountain. It runs along the road backing the city’s beach promenade. It then sweeps its way around the little cove at the beginning of Los Locos Beach. From here it heads along the beach towards La Mata. After a circuterous route around the little town of La Mata it heads back to Torrevieja. Just after Los Locos Beach the train drives through the city centre before arriving back at the harbour.
Torrevieja Tourist Train Times & Prices
The return journey including several stops for photos takes around 40 minutes. Times vary during the year. In the peak summer months it runs between 11:00 – 00:00. Price per adult is 4€. Pensioners 3€ and children under 12 years 2€. At these reasonable prices some people actually use the train as public transport between Torrevieja and La Mata. Although more expensive than a local bus ticket, it saves the walk from the beaches to the main bus terminus.
Please note: Times and prices may be subject to change.
Alicante To Pilar De La Horadada Bus
The Alicante to Pilar De La Horadada bus offers the most convenient route between Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa. Although Torrevieja is a predominantly Spanish speaking city, it does offer more holiday accommodation options than Orihuela Costa.