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The Orihuela Costa tourist train, or “Orihuela Tren Turístico” will run local transport services along the coastline all summer, offering a fun way to experience the sights and sounds of the region.
It will operate two road-going locomotives, with each train pulling two carriages with covered seating to protect passengers from the sun with daily services throughout the summer from 9am to 9pm.
Scheduled stops include Playa Flamenca beach, La Zenia beach, Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, the port and beaches of Campoamor, and the renowned Cabo Roig strip.
With a travel time of just 55 minutes each way, the Orihuela Costa tourist train provides a great way of exploring the local area even in the height of summer, as the movement of the vehicle provides a cooling sea breeze even on the stillest of days.
A ticket for the trains costs €3.00 per person, with discounts available for children and families, and a ticket is valid for travel for the entire day.
There are two routes, they seem to cross over at Avenida Las Adelfas in Campoamor. I would be very interested to hear if anyone has been on it, or if you go on it in the future. We are intending to do it some day, but too busy with guests etc. at the moment. We are going to try to catch it at the Boulevard and then go all the way around.
Enjoy your break. If you do try the train, please let us know about it.
Timetables for the Tourist train are available from the information kiosk situated in the main square of Zenia Boulevard. The train service is due to run every day from 1st June until 30th September.
The first red route train commences at 09.00 from near to the Restaurante Montepiedra playa, Campoamor and is a 2 hourly frequency with the last train departing at 19.00. This route terminates at Playa Flamenca near to the post office.
The first blue route train commences at 10.00 from near to the post office at Playa Flamenca and is also a 2 hourly frequency with the last train departing at 20.00. This route terminates at Campoamor near to the Restaurante Montepiedra playa.
On Saturdays, presumably because of Playa Flamenca market, the red route trains from 09.00 to 13.00 inclusive will terminate at Zenia Boulevard.
Similarly on Saturday, the blue route trains between 10.00 to 14.00 inclusive will commence service from Zenia Boulevard and not Playa Flamenca.
There are 17 stops in total on each route with the first red route train due at Zenia Boulevard at 09.42 and every 2 hours until 19.42.
The first blue route train is due at Zenia Boulevard at 10.10 and every 2 hours until 20.10 apart from Saturday as outlined above.
A ticket will be valid for the whole day and prices are ...
Children up to 12 years old 2.50€
Over 65 year old 2.50€
Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children) 10€
I've not tried it yet but have seen it trundling around the streets and it seems like a fun way to get around.
No not really that sounds like fun too
Can't believe I missed those two when I read the timetable Caz.
Spotted the train from Playa Flamenca pulling up at the Orihuela Costa Resort hotel earlier. It was due there at 12.20 but the time was 12.41. Usual Spanish timekeeping
I can't wait to try it out, but it won't be until next week now. Any idea where it stops at the Boulevard?
If you know where Surfers Bar is, down facing the sea, then the post office is just up the road from there. Sorry I'm rubbish at directions.
Mrs P and I had a stroll down to Playa Flamenca for breakfast this morning and to check if the 10.00 train departure was on time. As I suspected, there is only one train operating both routes. This was confirmed by the driver. We watched as the train from Campoamor arrived at 10.00 and departed 5 minutes later with half a dozen passengers. The actual stop is where the X is on this map, not where it shows it on the timetable map. Only 100 metres difference but the train wouldn't be visible to you if you were stood where the stop shows on the timetable map.