Favourite airline: KLM
34 % of flights on the route Cardiff – Alicante are booked with KLM.
KLM
34 %
Vueling Airlines
12 %
TUI Airways
3 %
Tip: book 1 day before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 1 day before travel. Save up to 52 %.
1 days before departure
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £13.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 25min
27h 55min
10h 45min
£138
£125
£199
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Amsterdam, making up 49 % of bookings.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
27h 55min, from £125
49 %
Direct flights
02h 25min, from £138
22 %
2 stopovers Paris - Charles de Gaulle Amsterdam Schiphol
21h 00min, from £227
10 %

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. If you are unable to find a cheap flight from Cardiff to Alicante, try looking for Bristol to Alicante.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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