National and international transport
ALSA manages the most extensive national network of scheduled bus services, bringing together practically all of the autonomous communities of the Iberian Peninsula. It offers a wide range of timetables and differentiated services, such as Standard, Supra, and Premium.
In Europe, it operates an extensive network of intra-European connections through 65 authorised international routes which link Spain to most of the European Union and North Africa. It is also present in Portugal, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany, and is a member of Eurolines.
Characteristics defining how ALSA operates national and international transport:
- A modern fleet of coaches which is constantly being renewed.
- The immediate incorporation of new technologies for passenger services.
- The provision of high-quality services.
ALSA's commitment to the mobility requirements of its customers extends to the management of local and regional coach transport services, which is at the heart of its activities.
ALSA's regional services network includes numerous intercity service concessions throughout the regions of Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Castile-Leon, La Rioja, Madrid, Castile-La Mancha, Catalonia, Aragon, Navarre, Valencia, Murcia, and Andalusia
Many of these services are carried out in rural areas with low-density populations and which are difficult to access, thus providing a public service that ensures mobility and access to quality transport for all citizens, regardless of where they live.
ALSA also plays an important role in the area of work and school transport.
Additionally, faced with the consolidation of new metropolitan areas, it also participates, in line with the regulating bodies, in the development of Regional Transport Consortia, which provide specific mobility solutions to these areas.
Urban and metropolitan transport
ALSA is the largest private bus operator in Spain.
It specialises in the design of urban and regional transport systems, managing a total of 20 networks in different cities and metropolitan areas in Spain, as well as the cities of Marrakesh, Agadir, and Tangier (Morocco).
The new ways of urban living, which bring greater mobility requirements, demand efficient, high-quality public transport in order to solve the problem of congestion in our cities and to make them more inhabitable for everybody.
ALSA also provides solutions tailored to local authorities, placing special emphasis on:
- Technological innovation (SAE, contact-free payment systems).
- Respect for the environment.
- Public transport accessibility.
This approach seeks to conceptualise urban transport in a way that results in solutions for cities and benefits for citizens in terms of quality of life.
Furthermore, ALSA manages the tourist bus services in the cities of: Madrid, Toledo, San Sebastián, Barcelona, and Marrakesh.
Discretionary and tourist transportation
ALSA specialises in providing discretionary services (car hire) and organising the transportation arrangements for large events.
It also has a luxury car rental service (including drivers) and it manages scenic tourist bus operations in various Spanish cities.
In the area of rail transport, ALSA's "ALSA Rail" program is part of the company's initial steps towards operating railway activities which also include the designing of tram and light rail projects, conventional and automatic metros, and peri-urban and commuter railways.
As an operator, it is involved in the management of the Pinar de Chamartín-Sanchinarro-Las Tablas (ML1) light rail line which, integrated within the Madrid metro network, connects this new urban development in the north of Madrid to the metro network.
It also manages the Bulnes Funicular Railway, a transport system which solves the problem of access to Picos de Europa National Park (Asturias) whilst at the same time protecting the Environment.