Flights from Stansted to Alicante take around two and three quarter hours. Services tend to depart early in the morning or early evening, with similar flight times available for the return journey. Due to the popularity of the route there should be little need for taking a connecting flight, maximising your time on the Costa Blanca.
Alicante Airport is located in the municipality of Elche, and lies around six miles away from Alicante itself. The only means of completing your onward journey is by road, as there are no rail services from the airport.
There are buses that run every 40 minutes between the airport and Alicante’s centre from 6.30am to 11.10pm, with a number of stops made along the way. Buses also run to Benidorm and Murcia, making much fewer stops.
There are taxi ranks at both terminals of Alicante Airport, found outside the arrivals halls. The trip into the centre of Alicante should take around 15 minutes and cost less than 15 pounds. For those making a longer onward journey it could make better sense to organise a transfer through your hotel or resort. This can be arranged and paid for in advance, and provides the convenience and comfort of being greeted at arrivals and having a vehicle waiting for your outside.
If you'd prefer the freedom of a car rental, companies such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt can be found in the arrivals hall of both terminals after you have cleared passport control. The N-338 is an airport access road that connects Alicante Airport to the A-7, A-79, N-340 and N-332.