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FLIGHTS AND CAR HIRE

Remember that you "place in the sun" is probably only 30 minutes drive away from either Alicante or Murcia airports and only about a two hour flight from the UK or Eire or many places in Europe.

Plane

El Altet (Alicante) airport is located 40 km to the north of Torrevieja or 45 km to Orihuela Costa

San Javier (Murcia) airport is located 30 km to the south of Torrevieja or 25 km to Orihuela Costa

Map Map showing the location of the airports, motorway and main roads
We cannot be held responsible for any of the information contained within third party websites

SKYSCANNER - the search engine for cheap flights. If required, it gives you the cheapest flight for many UK airlines for each day of the selected month after choosing your departure and arrival airport. Try it.... it can save you hours of surfing on individual airline web sites

skyscanner

Also LOWFAREFLIGHTS.CO.UK - another search engine for cheap flights.

Low Fare Flights

OPENJET fare searching made simple FROM MANY DIFFERENT EUROPEAN AIRPORTS

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To ALICANTE - This link will show you all the UK AIRPORTS with budget airlines that fly to ALICANTE
To MURCIA -
This link will show you all the UK AIRPORTS withbudget airlines that fly to MURCIA
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Flights

British airport departure and arrival times:
Aberdeen Airport
Belfast Airport
Birmingham Airport
Blackpool Airport
Bournemouth Airport
Bristol Airport
Cardiff Airport
Coventry Airport
Doncaster
Edinburgh Airport
Exeter Airport
Gatwick Airport
Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Humberside Airport
Kent Airport
Leeds/Bradford Airport
Liverpool Airport
Luton Airport
Manchester Airport
Newcastle Airport
Norwich Airport
Nottingham/East Midlands Airport
Southampton Airport
Stanstead Airport

Eire airport departure and arrival times:
Cork Airport
Dublin Airport
Shannon Airport

Alicante or Murcia departures and arrival times.
Alicante Airport Home Page
Murcia Airport Home Page

Keflavik Airport, Iceland Home Page

BMI
My Travel Lite
Monarch
EasyJet
flybe
britannai
Travel Select
thomsonfly
First Choice
air flights
jet2.com
spanair
Ryan Air
air 2000
steintravel (Eire)
Stein Travel
aerlingus (Eire)
Aer Lingus
budgetair (Eire)
Budget Air
eujet (including Shannon)
eujet
Cheapflights
Excel Airways
iberia
Lufthansa
Flight Savers
murciaflights
airberlin
Air Scotland
Flyglobespan
GB Airways
Hapag-Lloyd
Braathens
Norwegain-no (Norway)
Norwegain-no
Plúsferdir.is (Iceland)
plus ferdir
Heimsferdir.is (Iceland)
Heimsferdir
iceland express
Sumarferdir.is (Iceland)
Sumarferdir
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A I R P O R T  P A R K I N G  I N  T H E  U K
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or
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cheap flights Bargain flights do exist, but you have be adept at working the booking systems to your advantage. Here are some tips on obtaining the best fares:

  • Book in advance but don't book TOO far in advance - Airlines don't drop prices to super-cheap levels until they start to get worried about empty seats. Though if you are planning to travel between June to September, this can be a high risk strategy.

  • Try lots of combinations - If the first price offered on the internet service is very high, hit the back button and try different dates. Even small changes can produce dramatic cost savings, for example:

  • Can you depart from a different airport? For example, Gatwick rather than Heathrow. Are your departure times flexible? Morning and evening flights are usually cheaper than midmorning to late afternoon flights. Mid week flights are normally cheaper than Saturday and Sunday.

  • Try a different internet service - Not all websites deal with the same airlines; you might find the same destination and date at two different prices. (Although you should check if there are any travel restrictions on the cheaper quote.)


CAR HIRE

To book from your home country, try www.carjet.com or www.email-car-hire.com or www.amigoautos.com or www.holidayautos.co.uk for the larger companies

Or if you prefer to use a local Torrevieja company and still collect the car from the airport on arrival, see Coys Cars below.

Please contact car hire companies direct as we have no direct involvement with them.

If you prefer to book locally, try the following phone numbers (start with 0034 if using a non-Spanish mobile phone) or look in the free local newspapers (available in many English bars) or the Costa Blanca News (out each Friday):

  • Coys Cars, near Carrefour, Torrevieja - tel 96 670 2816 / 629362 764. E-mail: coyscars@terra.es. Website at www.coysrent-a-car.com. Its an English run company which is well established. You can prearrange a car by email. You can collect a car from the airport or, if you prefer, use a taxi to initially get to the property, and then they will pick you up and take you into their office to complete the paperwork and then you then you come away with the car. The driver must have held a full driving licence for 3 years or more (a new insurance requirement). Baby seats and booster seats are available at 1 euro a day. Please mention justspanishrental.com.

  • Dickmans, C/ Granados nº 1, Urbanización La Siesta, 03180, Torrevieja, Alicante. Tel: 966 785 021. Fax: 966 784 661, dickmannsrentacar.com

  • Europa Rentacar, near Carrefour, Torrevieja - tel 902 119 726, www.europa-rentacar.es

  • Drivespain.com, www.drivespain.com

  • Junior Car, La Florida, Orihuela Costa - tel 96 532 8060.

  • Lara Cars, Los Altos, www.laracars.com

  • Torrecar, Cabo Roig, Orihuela Costa - 96 673 0003.

  • Solmar - 966 922 200, www.solmar.es

COACH OR BUS

Alicante to Torrevieja by Bus
Buses are every hour on the hour. The Alicante bus station is just a short walk from the train station. The Bus Station is on Calle de Portugal/Calle Lorenzo Casanova. The Train Station (Estacion de Madrid) is on Avd de la Estacion. The buses leave Alicante at 7.00, 9.00, 10.30am, 12h00, 14h00, 16h00, 18h30 and 20h00. The bus company is called Autocares Costa Azul. Just two bus stops, one at La Mata and then the bus station in Torrevieja. The journey takes about 1 hour. The cost is €3,15 (September 2004) - you must get your bus ticket from the kiosk inside the station first.

motorway

CROSS CHANNEL FERRY

You can take a cross channel ferry directly to one of the two Northern Spanish ports of Santander or Bilbao. For the more adventurous you can take a crossing to one of the French ports such as St Malo.
Try Brittany Ferries BRITTANY FERRIES or P&O Ferries P & O Ferries or ferrysavers.com Ferrysavers for your cross channel booking enquiry.

RAC For planning your journey, use the RAC Route Planner or Mappy.com. With Mappy, you have the choice of with or without tolls. The new Millau bridge in France should cut between about 60 -90 minutes of the old time. Avoid Paris like the plague. Other route planners include Multimap.com, Maporama.com, Greenflag.com, and the AA.

Comments fom someone - We drove to Torrevieja via Roscoff in 2003. I was surprised how good the roads were in France and Spain an how straight forward it was. I down loaded an AA road planner but rarely consulted it on route. We left Roscoff at about 10.30am and spent the night in a quaint little hotel in Agen, France. Left at about 9.30am the following morning and found ourselves supping pints in La Mata at about 9pm the same evening. I don't normally like long car journeys but this was a very pleasant experience. I spent about 35 Euros on tolls.

TRAVELLING WITHIN SPAIN

Train timetables within Spain using Renfe and www.travelinginspain.com is a guide to travelling around Spain.
Cheap flights, car hire and hotels with Vueling.com

 
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