Favourite airline: KLM
46 % of flights booked on the route from Cardiff to Alicante are booked with KLM, Vueling Airlines and Iberia.
38 %
Vueling Airlines
5 %
3 %
Tip: book 4 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 4 months before the flight. Pay only £110.00.
108 days before departure
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 13 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 25min
13h 55min
28h 05min
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
When booking flights from Cardiff to Alicante 44 % of travellers prefer to fly via Amsterdam.
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
13h 55min, from £131
44 %
1 stopover Dublin
17h 15min, from £174
25 %
2 stopovers Paris - Charles de Gaulle Madrid Barajas
21h 25min, from £317
12 %
Return from £131.00
Currently, flights on this route are cheapest departing on 01/03/19 and returning on 08/03/19.


Alicante, a town with something for everybody

Alicante is an old picturesque city. Visitors can explore the Santa Barbara Castle, the largest medieval fortress in Spain and the old city quarter, while the long waterfront provides a lively area of seaside fun. Family-friendly beaches, such as Postiguet, can be found both in the heart of the town and along the coast. Alicante is also well-known for its exciting nightlife and nightclubs. Visitors can escape the city bustle by taking the boat to Tabarca Island, which is car free and has no large shops or ATMs, so cash is necessary. The tiny walled town on the island is surrounded by a nature reserve.


Festivals and folklore - the best time to visit Alicante

Alicante is an all year destination, with mild winters and very hot summers. The peak season is July and August, when accommodation prices will be more expensive. Summer starts around the 20th June and is marked by bonfires celebrating St John, culminating in fireworks and the burning of large papier-mâché models on the 24th June. The Moors and Christians Festival (Moros y Cristianos) takes place between from 21st - 24th April, with spectacular re-enactments of 12th century battles between the Arabs and the Christians.


Things to know before you travel

Alicante Airport is also used by tourists heading to Benidorm, Torrevieja and other Costa Blanca resorts. Less crowded beaches can be found slightly out of the town. Valencia is the home of Paella, still very much a regional favourite. The cost of living in Alicante is around 30% lower than in London, with restaurant prices often being up to 45% lower. Spain follows Central European Summer Time/Central European time.


Useful information about the area

The airport shuttle bus runs every twenty minutes into the city centre. The 20 minute journey costs around 3.80€. Local buses also run from the airport into Alicante, as well as Benidorm, Torrevieja and Murcia etc. A taxi into Alicante costs approximately 25€. Central Alicante is compact enough to explore walking, but does have a good bus and tram network, covering the city and the Costa Blanca coastline. A single ticket for Zone 1 is around 1.35€. It is more economical to buy a rechargeable card for about 2€ and top it up with 10 journeys for about 7.60€. Taxis are less expensive than in London, but probably no quicker than public transport. Hotel prices start from around 40€ per person per night, but hostels from approximately 15€ per person per night in shared rooms can be found.