Flights to Alicante

It’s not just sun and sangria in this famous Spanish spot. Sandy beaches sit alongside Baroque and Rococo architecture, tapas bars and coffee shops in one of Spain’s most popular seaside cities.

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A firm favourite for year-round sun

Fly to Alicante to experience one of Spain’s most famous resorts. 

The heart of the city is in the marina, nestled next to shops, big hotels and bars. To feel the sand between your toes, choose one of the many beaches that fringe the bustling tourist areas.

If you’re looking for something more private, the surrounding province is peppered with smaller towns and beaches that run along Costa Blanca’s 200km of coastline.

There are plenty of hikes on offer for getting in your steps, including one that leads up to the Santa Bàrbara castle. Enjoy unparalleled views, and pair your trip with local beer, wine or chocolate tasting. Book your flights to Alicante now.

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Flight time

2 hours 30 mins

Time Zone

GMT +1



Alicante flight FAQ's

A flight from London to Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport takes two hours and 30 minutes.

Alicante’s reputation as a summer holiday hotspot means the cheapest time to visit is from December to March.

There are lots of ways to see Alicante on a budget. If you want to visit in the middle of summer, try staying in neighbouring towns like Torrevieja and travelling into the city. Spring and autumn trips are another good way to save on costs. Summer is Alicante’s most popular season, but the months either side of June to August still experience balmy weather. Lots of the hotels in Alicante offer all-inclusive options, so you can pay for your food and drink before you even arrive. 

You can take a bus or a cab to Alicante’s city centre from the airport, which will take around 30 minutes. The bus makes several stops, so you can get off at the one closest to where you’re staying. Once you’re in the city, there are good public transport links to get you around during your stay.

You can also hire a car with British Airways  if you want to get out of the city and see more of what mainland Spain has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Boiling Alicante down to just sea and sun would only scratch the surface of this Spanish city. From Roman ruins like the city of Lucentum to restaurants serving up paella made with local fish, you’re in for a real cultural treat. Gorgeous views go hand in hand with museums that tick off art and archaeology, charming neighbourhoods and tapas bars serving delicious Spanish classics. When you do want to cool off, there are plenty of stretches of sand to choose from – your hardest decision is what you should drink.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit Spain. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller


Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

Club Europe

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