Airfare to Alicante, Spain
Alicante might not be the biggest city in Spain but is a very popular touristy city. The Old Town is dotted with things to visit, all within walking distance. Don’t miss visiting the Castle of Santa Barbara, perched on top of Mount Benacantil. It is one of the largest Medieval fortresses in Spain. Several museums are also worth your attention. Of course, the beaches are one of the most important highlights of the city.
Try to plan your flight in mid-week. Since business travelers prefer to fly on Mondays and leisure tourists usually choose the weekends for their flights, if you want to save money, fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Typically, flights early in the morning or late at night are cheaper.
Consider flying into Madrid or Barcelona and travel to Alicante by train. Also, you could fly into a major European hub , such as London or Amsterdam, and then catch a low cost flight into Alicante.
As much as possible, avoid flying on the national airline, Iberia, or other large carriers which tend to have monopolistic prices. Lesser-known airlines and plenty of no frill airlines fly into Alicante, including Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe or Air Berlin.
The high travel season is between June and August when the prices are at their highest and the city is most crowded. So in order to save money plan to avoid flying between Christmas and New Year’s, during Easter and during the peak travel season. Since Alicante is blessed with Mediterranean weather, March and October are lovely low season months to travel.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
- consider flying into Madrid or Barcelona and travel by train for the last leg of the flight
- consider flying into a major European hub with plenty of connecting flights to Alicante
- fly on low-cost airlines rather the national carrier