ALSA is the biggest coach company in Spain and the market leader regarding national passenger transport services. Looking back on more than 100 years of experience, the company now provides coach trips in its home country Spain, but also in other European nations including Portugal, France, Belgium and Germany. Some bus lines in North Africa are also part of the low-cost coach provider’s portfolio. In 2005, ALSA has become part of the British National Express Group. Operating more than 2,700 coaches, ALSA conveys roughly 265 million passengers per year. At the moment, the coach company serves bus stops in 1408 cities and boasts a total of 7112 intercity coach connections.
Insider Tips: On ALSA coaches children under 4 years of age are allowed to travel for free. Young customers up to 12 years benefit from a 30 % discount. Families and groups (5 to 20 passengers) can take advantage of reduced rates on ALSA services as well, with discounts ranging from 20 to 30 %. Members of the Club Busplus have the possibility to collect points, which can be exchanged for tickets at a later point in time. High luxury coach travel is offered on ALSA Premium lines with selected bus routes being operated between Madrid and Bilbao as well as Madrid and Granada amongst others. Apart from a variety of snacks, one of the main offers included in the premium service is a free-of-charge babysitting option for single passengers under the age of 4. Access to a media centre as well as WiFi, USB plugs and electric sockets are available as well.
Information on ALSA on-board features and services
- WiFi on Board
- Credit card fees may arise
- Compartments for hand-luggage
- Luggage transportation
- Discount for those with disabilities
- Discount for frequent passengers / members
- Specific seat selection
- Bike storage
- Bulky luggage transportation
- Pets allowed