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Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from London Gatwick to Alicante

Favourite airline: easyJet
The majority of passengers on the route London Gatwick – Alicante prefer to fly with easyJet.
easyJet
14 %
British Airways
10 %
Ryanair
7 %
Tip: book 6 weeks before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 6 weeks before travel. Save up to 31 %.
43 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Wednesday
The cheapest day to fly on this route is Wednesday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Flights with a stopover are on average £30.00 more expensive than direct flights.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 30min
09h 20min
21h 20min
£40
£70
£155
The favourite connection is non-stop
47 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Alicante are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 30min, from £40
47 %
1 stopover Barcelona El Prat
09h 20min, from £70
24 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
13h 45min, from £85
14 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Alicante

Visit Alicante Year Round

The historic port city of Alicante, Spain, is an excellent destination whenever you plan to get away. The weather in winter is mild and the long, warm summers provide sun, sea and sand weather. The peak season for the area is July and August but you are guaranteed a wonderful, relaxing stay at any time.

Highlights of the area

Alicante is known for its history and culture. The amazing Moors and Christian Festival, held April 21st until the 24th, reenacts the historic battle. Another legendary attraction, the Saint John's bonfires, marks the beginning of the summer season. Beginning on June 20th and culminating on the 24th with fireworks displays and burning paper mache figures make for an exciting and festive time.

 

Planning your vacation

While Alicante's San Juan de Alicante beach is fabulous and very popular, nearby Guardamar del Segura beach is another exquisite stretch of fine, golden sand. This beach is just south of Alicante and features a pine tree forest wind break for walkers. Also close by is Albir beach, rated as a Blue Flag location with shallow water, a separate children's section and a seaside promenade. Another pleasant aspect of taking a holiday in this area is the cost of living. Currently, it is about 30% lower than London. Dining out runs about 45% less than what you would usually pay for an excellent meal. Remember to experience Paella, an authentic dish of Spain's east coast. Enjoy this delicious dish of rice, meat and seafood with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean as a backdrop.

Tips about this locale

Keep in mind that there is a one hour time difference in Alicante, so set your clocks forward. Local transportation includes taxis from the airport to city centre for approximately 25 euros. Buses are another option for travelling from the airport and also serve routes to Benidorm, Murcia and other Costa Blanca resorts. The bus fares are generally less than 4 euro.

Alicante's centre is a small area, meaning that you can easily stroll through it. For exploring  areas further afield, public transportation is the most efficient way to travel. The bus services are extremely well organised and reasonably priced, a discount card is available to make travel even more affordable. Taxis are not that much faster than the buses, which are on a 20-minute schedule. Both hotel and hostel accommodation is available in Alicante and the surrounding area. A night in 4 star and above lodgings costs about 40 euro upwards per person. The amenities and services available are first class. Hostels with shared rooms are in the 15 euro range.

Flight information London Gatwick - Alicante
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Gatwick - Alicante
  • Flight duration: min. 02:20 / max. 02:35
  • Distance: 1433 km
  • Flights per week: 35
  • Return flight duration: min. 02:20 / max. 02:45
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