Airports Closest To Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical


The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you’re flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar.

 

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you're flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

2 Primary Airports Closest To Almuñécar & La Herradura

The airports closest to Almuñécar are those located in Málaga and Granada.  They are approximately one hour away by car.  There are bus routes that a traveler can use to get from the respective airports to the bus station in Almuñécar.

 

Málaga Airport [AGP]

The full name of the airport is Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol, and is located 8 km (5.0 mi) southwest of Málaga.  This is the primary airport that most travelers will use as it services many domestic and international destinations with many airline operations.  Note that there are several airlines which have seasonal services which provide direct flights to Málaga: LINK

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you're flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

It’s a full-featured airport with many shops and restaurants.  There are many car rental agencies both located on-site, or a short distance away by shuttle.  There are also many options for parking (both on-site and off).  More details about the airport can be found on their website:  LINK

The main common complaint about the Málaga airport is that passenger pickup can be a hassle.  This is mainly due to arriving passengers exiting the airport at a location that is not accessible by car.  Taxi and shuttle services are close to the arrivals at Malaga airport, but those passengers getting picked up by friends or family will have to either walk up to the Departures area or walk past the taxis to a pickup area that’s not technically a sanctioned place for passenger pickup.

Either way, if you are picking some one up, or are being picked up, make sure you have a solid game-plan for pickup.

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For those driving to the airport, the instructions for getting there and back are here:

How To Get From Malaga To Almuñécar (Airport Transfers)

If you are interested in taking a bus from the airport to Almuñécar, the instructions are here:

Take The Malaga Airport Bus! Malaga Airport to Almuñécar and Back

Granada Airport [GRX]

Known generically as the Granada Airport, the full name is Frederico García Granada-Jaén Airport.  Compared to Málaga Airport, it is much smaller with fewer services/conveniences.  The recommendation is to fly into/out of the Málaga airport, but there are cases where using Granada Airport makes sense.  The website for the Granada airport is here:   LINK

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you're flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

For instructions on getting to/from Granada, check out the instructions here:

From Granada To Almuñécar

 

 You may book your flights or bus tickets online now!

 

Spectacular views of Almunecar from the Faro de La Herradura - La Herradura lighthouse on Punta de la Mona.

Additional Airports in Spain

The other airports that are commonly used are Almería, Seville, Alicante, and Madrid.

Madrid Airport [MAD]

This is the biggest airport that serves Spain, and provides a large number of domestic/international destinations.  It is under a 6-hour drive to Almuñécar, and it’s very straightforward once you get out of the city.  If you are taking a bus (ALSA), travel time is roughly 7 hours with 4-5 stops.  Cost is reasonable and is in the €25-€40 range for a one-way ticket, but check pricing on the ALSA website.  Book your tickets early for better pricing.

There is no direct train service from Madrid to Almuñécar, so you would need to travel to either Málaga or Granada.  The high-speed train (AVE) from the Madrid-Atocha station takes approximately 4 hours to get to either Granada or Málaga.  The cost varies widely, so check with the train for accurate pricing.

Madrid Airport information can be found here:  LINK

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Almería Airport [LEI]

Almería Airport (Aeropuerto de Almería) services the Costa Almería area, and is roughly 2 hours by car, and ranges 2-4 hours if taking the ALSA bus.  Cost for the bus is approximately €12-€20.  The train will take you to Granada and then you would need to take a bus to the coast.  The train takes approximate 2.5 hours, and the cost starts at €20.

Airport information can be found here:  LINK

Seville Airport [SVQ]

The Seville airport (Aeropuerto de Sevilla) is every bit of a 3.5-hour drive, and the bus will take longers, and don’t be surprised if there are a lot of stops.  The cost is approximately €30-€45, but check for current pricing.  The train will take you from Seville to Málaga takes approximate 2-3 hours, and the cost starts at €25.  Then you would need to take the bus to Costa Tropical.

Airport information can be found here:  LINK

 

Alicante Airport [ALC]

Alicante Airport (Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche) is under 4.5 hours by car, 8-9 hours by bus (again with a lot of stops), with an approximate cost of €35-€50.  Check to see the best options  to determine destination (Granada or Málaga) information.

Airport information can be found here:  LINK

 

How to book Cheap flights to Spain!

These are tips for cheap flights to Spain n addition to cheap flights from Spain to other countries as well.  I usually use a search site to find the best deals.

Skycanner

My preference is skyscanner, as they have many options to find the cheapest flight.

  1. You can just type in  “fly from”  Malaga and then search for “everywhere” as your destination.  If you are looking for good deals and not sure where to go, this is a wonderful option.
  2. It also gives you a feature to search for flights for an entire month, so you can find the cheapest day to fly (if your schedule is flexible).
  3. You may also do a search for the cheapest month of the year.
  4. It is best to search using the local currency.
    Check for the best deals here on Skyscanner.  (you may set your language and currency as well)

Vueling

If you are looking to fly within Spain, Vueling is the Spanish airline.  You may want to look directly on their website for deals too.
Check here for the best deals with Vueling.

Go Euro

My preference if open to various options of transport is GoEuro, as they have many options to find the cheapest or fastest way to get to your destination.  Sometimes the train or bus is faster than taking a flight.

  1. You can just type in your departure and destination with dates and let it suggest to you the cheapest, fastest or best route to take.
  2. There is a tab for flights, trains or buses, so you can select the one you prefer.
  3. Filters will be on the left side of the page, after you do you search.  This way you can narrow down the time of day you would like to arrive or depart as well as other features.
  4. It is best to search using the local currency.
    You may search for your flights, train or bus tickets with GoEuro now!

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Alan loves travel and technology and has a great sense of humor. He and his family have lived in Almuñécar since Aug 2012. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at http://wagonersabroad.com

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