Flights from Cardiff to Alicante

Cardiff to Alicante

  • Cardiff to Alicante is 916 miles
  • The average flight time from Cardiff to Alicante is 2h 20min
  • £88 was the cheapest return price from Cardiff to Alicante last month
  • 2 airlines fly direct from Cardiff to Alicante
  • The most popular airline flying from Cardiff to Alicante last month was Vueling Airlines
  • There are 7 flights a week from Cardiff to Alicante

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This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from Cardiff to Alicante

Thomson Airways and Vueling both offer direct flights to Alicante from Cardiff. This is the second most popular international route from the airport, so book your flights as soon as you can.

Terminal Information – Departing

Cardiff Airport has just one terminal. If you're hungry you can enjoy a cuppa and a bite before going through security at Caffi Cwtch. The departure lounge has two further places to enjoy something to eat: Caffe Ritazza and Echo Bar. There's a good range of shops at the airport if you want to indulge in tax free shopping or pick up some last-minute holiday bits and bobs. Nuance Tax and Duty Free, Fat Face, Superdry and Oakley are just a few of the names. The airport has its own executive lounge with complimentary refreshments and unlimited Wi-Fi. Prices start at £17.50*.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Alicante Airport has one terminal, with arrivals on one level and departures upstairs. There's a taxi rank immediately outside the arrivals area. The journey into Alicante costs €20-25 (about £14.75-£18.45) Taxi prices are higher at night (10pm-6am) and at the weekend. You'll find a bus stop upstairs, outside the departures area. Bus C-6 takes you to Alicante bus station, and costs €3.85* (about £2.85) for a single ticket. From the bus station you can find further transport to the major towns and resorts. If you're renting a car you'll find the reception desks inside the arrivals hall. Remember to compare car hire at Alicante Airport to find the best prices.

Practical Information

You will need a valid passport to fly to Alicante from Cardiff. Try to arrive at least two hours before departure. Give yourself extra time to get through security if you're flying during the school holidays.

What to expect in Alicante

Alicante is the gateway to Spain's beautiful Costa Blanca. Tourists flock to the region due to its gorgeous weather and low prices. The average summer temperature is a very pleasant 26°C and during winter you can expect a mild 12°C. Whatever time of year you visit you're pretty much guaranteed some sunshine. You don't need a lot of money to have a good time in Alicante. A draught beer costs little over £1*, and dinner for two is just over £20*. Alicante is one hour ahead of Cardiff and the currency is the Euro (€). English is spoken by most people in the resorts by the coast, but if you're planning on staying in a rural area it's a good idea to learn a few Spanish phrases before you arrive. Hello (hola), goodbye (adios), please (por favor) and thank you (gracias) are a good foundation.

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