When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Alicante?
Usually, the best time to find cheap flights to Alicante is in the shoulder season from April to June and from September to October. This is the best time to depart since the weather will be warm and the water temperature pleasant. Airfares on return flights will begin increasing in June and will reach their highest at the end of July/beginning of August before starting to decrease again.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Alicante?
Booking your return flights around six weeks before your desired departure date is normally the best time to find the best deals airlines have on offer. Last minute flight deals are possible to find during peak seasons but this can never be guaranteed. It’s better to book well in advance to get the best offers.
Flying to Alicante Airport (ALC)
Alicante airport is one of Spain’s largest and busiest airports, with over ten million travellers from both home and abroad passing through its gates each year. It is a large, single terminal airport situated around 13km south-west of the city itself. Netflights scours the internet to find and compare hundreds of deals so that you can save money on your flights to Alicante, whatever your budget. Direct flights are available from most major UK airports with British Airways, Norwegian Air and Iberia Airlines. It is also possible to fly indirect with these airlines. Most indirect flights will offer transfers in Madrid and this can often decrease your airfare. However, in some cases a direct flight is cheaper.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
The airport has one main terminal. The New Terminal, or NAT as it is also known, works over four floors (P-2, P0, P2 and P3) and boasts 26 departure gates. All arrivals both national and international arrive at Level P0. Here, passengers will find baggage carousels as well as car rental desks. All check-ins at ALC take place on Level P2 at one of the airport’s 96 desks. Passengers can also take advantage of the free Wi-Fi on offer, browse the duty-free shops and relax in the VIP lounges. Meeting rooms are available on Level P3.
Getting to the City from Alicante Airport (ALC)
Getting to the city from the airport is easy, with plenty of options to suit the needs of any traveller. Regular local buses run into the city and to Elche and Los Arenales del Sol for around 1,50€. Buses running to Benidorm and Murcia are also available. Taking the C6 bus will bring you to the nearest train station. Four train lines run along the White Coast, reaching various localities in the region. Taxis are identified by the green line that runs from the front to the back of the vehicle and journeys to the centre cost around 19€.
Why visit Alicante?
Whether it’s a last-minute flight booked in a fit of wanderlust or a long-planned summer escape, Alicante is an ideal holiday spot for 2019 / 2020 and beyond. With its golden, sandy beaches, palm tree lined boulevards, azure waters and grand plazas, if you are a sun seeker wanting to kick back and relax, this is the place to be. Miles of stunning beaches can be found both in the city and all along the White Coast, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Of course, that is not all. At the city’s heart is a gorgeous Old Town with narrow, winding streets and white washed buildings that sport bright blue shutters. Take to the waves and sail out to Tabarca Island for a taste of days gone by. If you would rather not trust your sea legs, take a stroll up to the old fortified castle on the hill above the city to discover the Arab and Moorish influences that make this region famous.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British travellers will not require a visa when travelling to Spain. As long as your passport declares you a British citizen with right of abode in the United Kingdom and is valid for the duration of your stay, you may enter the country. Spain uses the euro; currency exchanges and ATMs are available at the airport if needed.