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|Avg. Flight Duration:|
3 hours 31 minutes
|Flights Depart from:||Alicante|
|Flights arrive in:||Barcelona|
|Airlines:||Air Nostrum , Vueling, Air Europa|
With flight times as short as 1 hour 10 minutes, flights to Barcelona from Alicante are a great choice for those wishing to visit the Catalonian capital. The 250-mile route sees 5 direct Vueling departures per day during the week, with 3 on a Saturday and 4 on a Sunday. Passengers will fly from Alicante Elche Airport with services landing at Barcelona El Prat.
Direct flights to Barcelona from the port city on Spain’s southeast coast are offered exclusively by Vueling, sometimes labeled as Iberia, but always on Vueling flights. Indirect flights are readily available by numerous carriers including, but not limited to, Air Europa via Madrid or Palma, Iberia also via Madrid, KLM via Amsterdam and Air Algerie via Algiers - though the latter requires length stopovers.
The shortest flight between Alicant and Barcelona takes just 1 hour 10 minutes, though all direct flights by Vueling advertize that duration. The fastest indirect option is the Air Europa flight, with a swift transfer at Madrid, taking just 2 hours 25 minutes.
Monday to Friday, travelers can expect 5 direct flights from Alicante to Barcelona, all offered by Vueling. On a Saturday there are 3 and on Sunday there are 4. Departure times are staggered throughout the day, usually giving travelers a choice of morning, lunchtime, and evening departures. There are almost 15 indirect services available each day, though passengers must be sure to check journey times to avoid long stopovers at transfer stations.
Departure airport: All flights depart from Alicante Elche Airport. The airport is about six miles south-west of Alicante. The C-6 bus operates the route 24 hours a day, with departures roughly every 20 minutes from Alicante central bus station. Passengers can expect taxis from downtown Alicante to the airport to take between 15 and 20 minutes. Within the airport, passengers will find luggage storage, bureaux de change, and many restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Arrival airport: Barcelona El Prat Airport, where all passengers terminate, is eight miles from central Barcelona. Passengers can use frequent Metro Line L9 Sud services or trains and shuttle buses to get downtown. Within the airport, facilities include international restaurants, shopping options, business lounges, and free WiFi.