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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: easyJet
29 % of flights booked on the route from London to Alicante are booked with easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways.
easyJet
13 %
Ryanair
10 %
British Airways
6 %
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: Tuesday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Tuesday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 36 % more expensive.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
02h 40min
09h 35min
10h 10min
£34
£53
£144
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London to Alicante are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
02h 40min, from £34
41 %
1 stopover Barcelona El Prat
09h 20min, from £70
15 %
1 stopover Madrid Barajas
13h 45min, from £85
12 %

Travel Tips

Flight to Alicante: local flair and festivals

Visit Alicante at any time of the year for fun local festivals and gorgeous weather. Explore the city on foot or head to the nearby beaches to bask in the sun.

The best time to visit Alicante

As far as weather goes, there is no best time to visit Alicante. With it's mild winters and hot summers, this city is a beautiful place to visit all year round. The peak travel season tends to be in July and August. Head to Alicante between April 21 and 24 for The Moors and Christians Festival (Moros y Cristianos). This festival reenacts the 12th century battles between Arabs and Christians. Visit Alicante from June 20 to 24 to witness the St. John's bonfires. These celebrations mark the start of summer with fireworks and paper mache monuments that are burned on 24th June.

Important information prior to booking

Head slightly out of town for less crowded beaches. The popular local food is a regional favourite known as Paella. The cost of living in Alicante is about 30 percent lower than in London. Restaurant prices are also typically about 45 percent lower. Alicante is in a time zone that is UK time plus 1 hour. The airport in Alicante is also used by tourists visiting Torrevieja, Benidorm and other area beach resorts. Be sure to visit car-free Tabarca Island, a small walled town surrounded by a nature reserve.

Local travel tips

The airport bus to central Alicante costs approximately € 3.80 and takes around 20 minutes, with buses arriving every 20 minutes. Local buses leave from the terminal building departures area in the airport and head to Alicante, Benidorm, Torrevieja or Murcia. A taxi ride to central Alicante costs about € 25. Alicante has a reliable bus network. Trams also go to important destinations in Alicante and along the Costa Blanca. Single tickets for Zone 1 cost about  € 1.35. A 10-trip, rechargeable card costs about € 7.60 plus € 2 for the card itself. Central Alicante is also easy to explore by foot. Taxis are less expensive than in London but not a whole lot faster than public transport.

Hotel rooms cost from around € 40 per person per night and hostels cost from about € 15 per person per night in shared rooms.

Flight information London - Alicante
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London - Alicante
  • Flight duration: min. 02:20 / max. 02:35
  • Distance: 1472 km
  • Flights per week: 53
  • Return flight duration: min. 02:20 / max. 02:50
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