Cheap Flights to Alicante

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When is the best time to fly to Alicante?

Peak Season:

Alicante is a year-round destination which means you can book your flight tickets for any period and find cheap prices. It is most popular from May to October. The weather is mainly warm and sunny and normally the place is full of great parties. The 12th of October is a National Day where all the Spanish are also on holiday. You can usually find the cheapest flights to Alicante by either booking well in advance or purchasing your flight tickets for May or October, as this is when the peak season is either just starting or just coming to an end.

Off Season:

The winter months (December to February) and spring time (from March to May) typically have fewer crowds meaning you can normally find cheap flights to Alicante for these periods. The upside of this time of year, other than grabbing a cheap flight, are reduced hotel rates. The downside is a lot of the bars, restaurants and attractions tend to be closed. Whenever you decide to go you should pay a visit to the castle on Santa Barbara hill, on top of Mount Benacantil to get amazing views of the city.

When is the best time to book a flight to Alicante?

This varies depending on what airport you are flying from and how strict you are on the dates you travel. At certain times of the year its possible to get the cheapest flights to Alicante by booking just three or four weeks before you intend to travel. That said, if you want to book flights to Alicante during peak season, you're going to pay a premium. By booking a few months earlier you're almost certain to find the cheapest tickets. Sit on the right side of the plane if you can. On a clear day, the last 40 minutes or so gives stunning views of reservoirs, mountains and landscapes.

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How long is the flight to Alicante?

Flights from London to Alicante - 2 hours 30 minutes

lights from Manchester to Alicante - 2 hours 50 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Alicante - 2 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Alicante - 3 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Alicante?

There are many different airlines that travel to Alicante, the main five are Aer Lingus, KLM, Jet2, Swiss and Iberia. All of them offer competitive prices meaning you can compare them all to find the cheapest flights to Alicante. You can also find flights that combine flights with Iberia and British Airways, which normally means your flight tickets are cheaper.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is only 9km from the city centre so it doesn't take long to travel there after landing. Every hour you can catch a bus which goes directly to the centre from the airport at around €1 per person. Failing that a taxi will set you back on average about €14-€18 so if you miss the bus and don't want to hang around this might be a convenient option for you. Another option is to book a minibus before you travel to collect you from the airport. This is a great option if there are a few of you travelling as the cost won't seem at steep. From the centre you can travel on trams, trains and buses to reach different areas of Alicante. For example the coast of Costa Blanco boasts a fantastic 15 hole golf course.

Alicante insider information

Alicante is known for its restaurants, its party scene and its beaches, however it also has some great museums that should be visited such as MUBAG, which showcases some of the best work from the Alicante area.

A delicacy in Alicante is turrones, a kind of nougat made of honey and almonds, and it's certainly not to be missed whilst on your vacation.

If you put the party scene to one side, Alicante is full of amazing beaches. Costa Blanco (translated to white coast) offers an amazing place to catch some rays and enjoy the sun.

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How much do things cost in Alicante?

Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.89
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2.15
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 1.76
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.02
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 51.60
Pair of jeans
£ 66.67
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.06
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.89
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.91
Bottle of wine
£ 2.11
Large bottle of water
£ 0.31
How much does a beer cost in Alicante?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1

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More information about Alicante

  • Be sure to visit the Castle of Santa Barbara at the top of Mount Benacantil, which has fantastic views out over the city
  • Alicante Airport is located 9 kilometres from the city, allowing you to get to the sights soon after landing
  • If you’re in Alicante over the Summer Solstice, party through the night at the famous Bonfires of Saint John
  • Spend your evenings in Alicante’s lively nightclubs, particularly those around El Puerto which are open until late
  • Explore Alicante’s stunning churches including the Iglesia de Santa Maria, and vast Catedral de San Nicolás de Bari
  • Chill out in the scenic El Palmeral Park that’s also located on the Mount, or take a walk along one of the many trails
  • Alicante is a holiday destination in the southwest of Spain, full of entertainment for young and old alike
  • Golf fans will love the fifteen fabulous and well-maintained 18-hole courses that are scattered along the Costa Blanco
  • Direct flights to Alicante operate frequently with major airlines including Ryanair, easyJet and Aer Lingus
  • Bask on Alicante’s popular white sandy beaches and the numerous others that stretch along the Costa Blanco

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