Alicante is the gateway to Costa Blanca and the place to be if you’re looking for flights to Benidorm. The theme parks, pubs and clubs of this popular resort makes it one of the most-loved destinations in Spain. What’s more, with flights to Alicante, you can discover traditional areas such as scenic Calpe and peaceful Albir too.
When you book flights to Alicante, you’re unlocking a fantastic selection of classic Spanish destinations. Whether you’re looking for buzzing nightlife or a peaceful retreat, the Costa Blanca region has you covered.
From here the resort of Benidorm, and the excitement that comes with it, is less than an hour drive away. If relaxation is on the cards, flights to Alicante put you in the perfect place to visit culture-steeped Calpe. Or, enjoy seafront-splendour when you lay your towel down in Albir.
Nestled along the Costa Blanca on Spain's south-east shoreline, Alicante is a port city that serves as a gateway to the rest of the sun-kissed region. Many pass through en route to nearby beach resorts, but explore Alicante itself and you'll find a history-filled Old Town and buzzing nightlife.
How long is the flight from the UK to Alicante?
Belfast to Alicante - 3 hours 10 minutes
Birmingham to Alicante - 2 hours 40 minutes
Edinburgh to Alicante - 3 hours 15 minutes
East Midlands to Alicante - 2 hours 45 minutes
Glasgow to Alicante - 3 hours 15 minutes
Leeds Bradford to Alicante - 2 hours 55 minutes
London Stansted to Alicante - 2 hours 40 minutes
Manchester to Alicante - 2 hours 55 minutes
Newcastle to Alicante - 3 hours 5 minutes
How many airports does Alicante have?
Alicante has one airport, known as Alicante-Elche Airport (ALC). It's the fifth largest in the country and can be found less than 13 kilometres south-west of the city.
How far is Alicante Airport from central Alicante?
Alicante Airport is less than 13 km away from Alicante city centre, which is around a 20-minute drive.
Benidorm has a great climate – very sunny in the summer and still warm in the winter. The weather matches the vibrant feel of the town. Make the most of it at Levante and Poniente, the two biggest Blue Flag beaches.
Join the fun
Benidorm’s Terra Mitica is a top theme park based on the ancient world. You’ll also love the Terra Natura animal park, where you can see tigers, elephants and rhinos up close. You can even cool off at the Aqua Natura waterpark at the same time.
A cosmopolitan city
Alicante itself is an atmospheric city well worth exploring, even if you’ve just booked flights to Benidorm. We’re talking cobbled streets filled with lantern-lit tapas bars and a lively after-dark scene by the marina. Make sure you tick off the Museum of Fine Arts and Santa Barbara Castle.
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