Direct flights from Stansted to Murcia take two hours and 45 minutes, and are available throughout the year. However, you’ll struggle to find direct services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until mid-March; after which point there are direct Stansted to Murcia flights daily for the remainder of the peak season.
Prices rise a little during the summer months, and the second half of July can be expensive, but the cost of flights on this route are very reasonable all year round. Services tend to depart either early in the morning or at 5pm. The later flights touch down in southeast Spain just before 9pm local time. On the return leg a departure just after 9pm is common, although flights also take off just before midday.
Murcia-San Javier Airport is located around 17 miles southeast of the city centre, although it’s not well-connected by public transportation links. There are no rail services, and the closest train station is just over six miles away. Buses are infrequent, with Latbus operating only three services per day, heading from the airport to the Santiago de la Ribera bus station. These depart at 1.25pm, 4.30pm and 7pm. From Santiago de la Ribera it is possible to connect to Murcia and other parts of the region.
Taxis to the city centre can become expensive due to the distance, with a fare to Murcia costing approximately 65 euros; rising by 30% on Sundays, public holidays and at night.
Many travellers landing at Murcia Airport prefer to organise transfers in advance due to the poor options for completing an onward journey, while others opt for a rental car. Centauro, Europcar, Firefly and Goldcar all have offices in the main terminal building.