Flights from Cardiff to Alicante

Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Cardiff to Alicante

Favourite airline: KLM
93 % of bookings on this flight route are made with KLM, Vueling Airlines and Aer Lingus.
57 %
Vueling Airlines
32 %
Aer Lingus
4 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
0 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Saturday
Cheap flights on this route are operated on Saturday.
Stopover flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average £ 4.00 cheaper than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 25min
05h 40min
16h 05min
Favourite connection: via Amsterdam
Stopover flights on this route are especially popular via Amsterdam, making up 49 % of bookings.
1 stopover Amsterdam Schiphol
05h 40min, from £200
49 %
Direct flights
02h 25min, from £204
45 %
1 stopover Belfast City Belfast International
09h 15min, from £281
4 %

Useful information about the flight from Cardiff to Alicante

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.

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.

Flight information: Cardiff - Alicante

Outbound and return from £200.06
Flight duration min. 02:25
Return flight duration min. 02:30/ max. 02:35
Distance 1476 km
Flights per week 4
Departure airport Cardiff (CWL)
Arrival airport Alicante (ALC)
Destination country Spain
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