Visiting southeastern Spain is simple, thanks to a wide range of flights to Murcia. Travelers can head to Region de Murcia International Airport via major airports like London Heathrow, Glasgow, and Manchester, so connecting with flights across the Atlantic is easy. In no time, they could be headed to the region's wild coastline or discovering one of Spain's Moorish gems.
Since the closure of San Javier Airport, there's only one aviation center in the city: Region de Murcia International Airport (also known as Corvera). This relatively small international airport has everything travelers need, including shops, cafes, and WiFi. Connections to the city itself are efficient. InterBus services run straight into town and to resorts like La Manga, while taxis will take around 30 minutes.
Most flights to Corvera Airport tend to start in the UK and a variety of airlines serve the facility. Travelers can fly with Ryanair, easyJet, and Jet2, and there are flights from airports serving transatlantic routes, including London Gatwick, Manchester, and Glasgow Prestwick.
Flying is usually the quickest way to reach southeastern Spain from North American points of origin. Travelers will have to fly into airports elsewhere, such as London Gatwick or Glasgow Prestwick. However, after that, they can catch fast, low-cost flights into Corvera Airport. Transfers to popular resorts like La Manga are easy to arrange, and journey times will undercut trains from Madrid-Barajas Airport, the other major option, so if travelers want value-for-money transfers that save time, flying to Murcia makes sense.
Corvera opened relatively recently and train connections are due to be added in the near future, so check to see whether direct trains to Murcia or other regional cities are available. Those headed to coastal resorts should also check for shuttle services from the airport, as there should be plenty of possibilities. In the town itself, sightseeing will be enhanced by a Murcia Tourist Card. This cuts the cost of popular attractions, including the astonishing Cathedral of Saint Mary, the tranquil Santa Clara Monastery, and Terra Natura, the city's zoo and premier family attraction. Looking further afield, don't miss Roman Cartagena, and explore the Costa Calida. It's not as touristy as many Spanish coasts, but just as beautiful.