What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Alicante?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Alicante Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Alicante?
There is no doubt that Alicante is a touristy town, influenced by the nearby airport and holiday resorts. Nevertheless, it’s an energetic, attractive Spanish city with a castle, old quarter and long waterfront.
Alicante is only one hour ahead of Birmingham - so there’ll be no jet lag here. Spanish is the official language but you will find that English is widely spoken in the region, particularly for people working in tourism. However, that doesn’t mean the locals won’t appreciate you learning a few local phrases: hello (hola), goodbye (adios), please (por favour) and thank you (gracias) are a good place to start.
What is the flight time to Alicante?
The approximate flight time to Alicante is 2 hours 20 minutes.
What is the weather like in Alicante?
Alicante enjoys a Mediterranean climate meaning the summers are dry and hot and the winters are mild and a little cool.
Why should I visit Alicante?
Although renowned for its legendary nightlife and for being a popular stag party destination, there is more to Alicante than meets the eye. A gorgeous Spanish city with a gothic church, narrow cobbled streets, pastel coloured buildings and even a Museum of Contemporary Art, you can have a splendidly Spanish time in Alicante if you know where to look.
The colourful Spanish way of life spills over into its fiestas. Almost every week there is a fiesta somewhere in Alicante, so you should find something going on during your time there. One of the most prominent events in the city’s diary is the Fogueres de Sant Joan Festival held in June. It’s a festival dedicated to fire, with the main event involving setting alight satirical statues made of cardboard and wood.
From food and festivals to flaming cocktails and flamenco, there’s loads to keep you busy in this diverse city.
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