Accommodations and Transport


Elche is in a truly privileged location, less than 20 km from Alicante. It is in a strategic position, forming, together with other nearby towns, the southern axis of the Mediterranean Arc, a district that boasts great dynamism in both demographic and economic terms.

Elche is in an area with good land, sea, and air connections. The Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC) is located nearby and it is also close to the provincial capital’s seaportRoad connections are also good, linking it to Mediterranean tollways and the freeway to Madrid, while its rail links include a station for Spain’s AVE bullet train.

UMH campuses

Sant Joan d’Alacant sits 10 km north of Alicante. There are two bus routes from Alicante (lines 20H and 23).

Orihuela is located 30 km south of Elche. There are regular buses or trains to and from Elche and Alicante.

Altea is located 53 km north of Alicante. Arrive to Altea by either  taking a bus from the airport or from Alicante, or by riding the TRAM from Alicante.

To move from the airport to your campus, the following options are available:

By taxi: there are several taxi services operating at the Alicante-Elche Airport.

By bus: to Alicante, Altea, and Elche from the Airport.

By train: from the railway station in Alicante, Avenida de Salamanca s/n; Tel: +34 902 240 202, you can take a train to and from both Elche and Orihuela:

From the railway station in Elche, Avda. del Ferrocarril Este, 10, 03202 Elche; Tel: +34 96 545 6254, you can take a train to and from both Orihuela and Alicante.

By TRAM: To Altea from Alicante. TRAM


You can click on the links below to access more information about each accommodation program during your stay at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH).




Housing Anywhere

To book your accommodations before your arrival, Universitas Miguel Hernández recommends Housing Anywhere, the international housing platform for students and interns. Through Housing Anywhere, you can safely book your new accommodations, offered by vetted private landlords and by outgoing students. You can easily recognize the rooms offered by outgoing students thanks to the “Verified Student” VIP badge on their profile. Sign up here to receive a UMH VIP profile and priority access to the listings:–spain/umh/sign-up

For more information, contact


The largest online community for international students. It offers information and content about cities, universities, destinations, forums to meet people, and accommodations to book through the platform.

Follow the following steps: 

  1. Find student accommodations by clicking the “Verified only” option.
  2. If you need help, fill out this form


ERASMUSU is the largest student community in Europe. You can book your verified accommodations via our secure system in Elche; worldwide, you will also be able to find information about different cities and universities, interesting destinations, plus forums for meeting people.


• Have a look at our student rooms for rent by selecting “Only verified.”
• If you need assistance, write to and provide your dates, destination, and budget, or fill out the form if you want to be contacted.
• Book using this link with the promo-code, UMH30, and you will receive a 30% discount on the booking fees.

If you are a landlord and you want to offer your accommodations, click here.


For incoming students who live in Elche, the TIU Erasmus card provides a discount on the BonoBus Jove for 10 rides. For more information, you can visit the BonoBus website. If you would like to visit another city, you can do it on this website. For university tickets, click the links below.






Once students arrive at their respective campus, they should go to its campus management center (CEGECA) in order to formally enroll and to complete the Certificate of Arrival provided by their home university. Students will have to show a copy of the authorized Learning Agreement (duly signed by both parties) in addition to their national identity card (for EU citizens) or passport (non-EU citizens) in order to be identified.

If students need help during their first days at the UMH, the student delegation of each faculty will provide them with the necessary assistance.