Flight times from the United Kingdom (UK) to San Javier, Spain can range anywhere from 2h-44h. The fastest and shortest one-stop flight from Manchester Airport (MAN), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Alicante Airport (ALC) is 4h. The quickest one-stop flight to Región de Murcia International Airport/Murcia-Corvera (RMU) is around 5h. Do note that some flights may have a long stopover with a flight time to your destination that can be up to 53h.
You can find direct flights to San Javier at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Stansted Airport (STN) and London Luton Airport (LTN). The Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL) also offers non-stop flights to San-Javier, as well as Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Manchester Airport (MAN). British Airways. Ryanair, Iberia, Norwegian Air International, easyJet, Vueling, Jet2, and TUI Airways can fly you directly to the island without dealing with any layovers along the way.
Once you’ve landed in Spain, there are many options for you to get to San Javier’s centre. Alicante Airport is about 87 km from the city and has the country’s official cab service, Radio Taxi Elche, located there along with the company’s information desk in the Arrivals Hall. Cab rates are around €0.91 per km during typical hours and you can possibly get a discount if you book along with pay for the service in advance. The ALSA Coach stops at the airport, so you can hop on it and transfer at the Murcia Bus Station to Bus #70, which will get you to San Javier. You can also take the C-6 bus to the Loring Bus Station and then transfer to the Alicante Bus Station that will take you to Santiago de la Ribera, which is a quick walk into San Javier. If you want to drive to the city, Europcar, Hertz, and Centaur services are available. Región de Murcia International Airport/Murcia-Corvera (RMU) offers the same services as Alicante Airport. Ridesharing is also available from BlaBlaCar and other services.
Situated in Mar Menor, San Javier is popular for its summer festivals and coastal activities. You can visit historic landmarks like the San Francisco Javier Parish Church and the Islands of the Mediterranean Litoral. There are places to explore such as the San Javier Local History Museum, Almansa Park, and Colonia Ruiz de Alda-Air City. You can take a land or sea tour to discover more about the area. When you’re looking for a place to dine, San Javier has plenty of restaurants offering tasty local and international fare. There are also beautiful landscapes to hike and beaches to sunbathe on.
UK citizens who have a UK passport, BOC, BOTC, BS, or BPP can travel freely in the country, but residents of specific nationalities need a Spanish Schengen Visa to travel throughout Spain.