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.
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.
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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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
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.
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.