When is the best time to book cheap flights to Alicante?
To get the best deal on flights from the UK to Alicante, it’s advisable to book at least five weeks in advance.
When is the cheapest time to visit Alicante?
The cheapest months to visit Alicante are January and February. Peak season is May to October, so this tends to be the most expensive time to visit. To find cheap flights to Alicante, try searching by month.
When is Alicante weather best?
Alicante enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild winters, so there isn’t really a bad time to go. June, July and August see average temperatures of around 27-29oC, but during December to February this dips to 12-14oC. While the summer months offer the best weather for sunbathing, this is also when beaches are at their most crowded. It’s generally best to visit Alicante in May, September or October, when it’s still warm but tourist numbers have trailed off. Alicante experiences little rain through the year.
Which airlines fly to Alicante?
British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian, TUI Airways and Ryanair all fly direct from the UK to Alicante.
How many airports does Alicante have?
Alicante has one airport. Known as both Alicante-Elche Airport and simply Alicante Airport, it’s located nine kilometres southwest of Alicante and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca region. In 2011 the two old terminals were knocked down and replaced with one new terminal building.
How do I get from Alicante Airport into Alicante?
Aerobus Alicante is a shuttle bus service connecting Alicate Airport to the city centre. Line C6 Alicante–Airport leaves every 20 minutes between 5am and midnight and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic. A one-way trip costs €3.85.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi – there are ranks located outside both the Arrivals and Departures areas of the terminal building. Official taxis are identifiable by a green stripe running the length of the vehicle and the coat of arms of the city of Elche on the doors. There’s a flat fare for trips from Alicante Airport to the city centre, which includes a €4.25 airport surcharge. From 6am-10pm Monday to Friday and 6am-3pm on Saturday, the flat rate is €19. At all other times the rate is €21.
Many hotels will also offer their own Alicante Airport transfers.
What are the top things to do in Alicante?
Most Alicante holidays centre on the beach. Beaches in Alicante are numerous and varied, with San Juan Playa and Playa del Postiguet being two of the most popular. Alternatively, you could take a boat to Tabarca Island, 50 minutes offshore, where the water is crystal clear – perfect for snorkelling and diving. Other things to do in Alicante include hiking up to Santa Barbara Castle or taking a stroll around Alicante Old Town. Alicante nightlife is legendary so be sure to check out its extensive range of bars and restaurants.
Do I need a visa to fly to Alicante?
British passport holders don’t need a visa to fly to Spain or any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel.