Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Ryanair and Jet2 have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from East Midlands to Alicante. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from East Midlands need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Alicante. Spanish nationals and residents, and accompanying immediate family members can enter the country even from closed areas.
Other exceptions apply:
Visitors from East Midlands are not required to quarantine after entering Alicante.
Visitors from East Midlands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Alicante.
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Masks: Required in public spaces and enclosed environments.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
The average direct flight takes 2h 35m, covering a distance of 1006 miles.
There are 18 (direct) flights between East Midlands and Alicante per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Ryanair (£15) and Multiple Airlines (£32), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Ryanair (£42) and Multiple Airlines (£45).
Jet2 flies 11 times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Ryanair flies 7 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
From East Midlands to Alicante, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Alicante back to East Midlands , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of East Midlands you will be using Nottingham East Midlands, often referred to as East Midlands Airport. You will be landing at Alicante, also known as Alicante Airport.
Yes, there are direct flights to Alicante from East Midlands Airport with Jet2 and TUI Airways. You can also complete the journey with a one-stop flight on Ryanair, which will see you stopping in Warsaw for the changeover. You can opt for two-stop flights if you have more time to complete the journey.
With the city centre of Alicante being so close to the airport, public transportation is no problem at all. There is no railway line, but buses are popular and run every 30min from the airport into the city. The most frequently used bus line is the C-6 bus, which costs around €3.80 (£3.20) for a one-way ticket into the city. Taxis can also be found right outside the arrivals terminal.
There are several car hire companies at Alicante Airport, conveniently placed together in the Car Rental Area near the arrivals terminal. Choices include global favourites such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, SIXT, and Hertz.
There are no hotels actually within the airport grounds, but a great many choices within a short distance of the airport. Try Hotel Areca Alicante-Elche for some luxury R&R at the spa before you start your onward trip, or opt for a good mid-price hotel such as the Ibis Alicante. Travellers looking to save on budget can try the comfortable Hostal El Altet or Hostal Mesegeur.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from East Midlands to Alicante.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Alicante from East Midlands is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Alicante with an airline and back to East Midlands with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Alicante from East Midlands up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew excellent, especially as they dealt with delay due to earlier medical event"
Cons: "Not really. Although pushback delayed, arrival was 10 minutes early"
Cons: "Courtoisie, respecté les horaires"
Pros: "Ryanair works very well if you follow the instructions. Check in day before departure - Don’t bring too big or too many bags onboard. Pretty perfect flight for us."
Cons: "Fellow passengers not preparing for check in and bringing too much luggage then complaining for 10 minutes while everyone else has to wait. Ryanair only had one check in / bag drop. Should be automated or more staff. Took forever. (Ok 30min and only 3 ppl ahead of me in queue)"
Cons: "Not waiting in the cold for 15minutes before boarding the plane"
Pros: "It was ok. Nothing more. Crew was helpfull if needed"
Cons: "Kayak... I booked a flight from Eindhoven - Alicante AND return!!! But Kayak only talked about the trip to Alicante..."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The crew was helpful and friendly, priority boarding was super speedy and the food was served promptly (to my neighbouring passenger not me)."
Cons: "The seats were dirty and the plane could've done with a clean, plus I ended up with stiff knees because of how squished I was."
Pros: "Fast flight with no issues"
Cons: "Check In- as the airport was so busy, I nearly missed my flight due to queuing in lines for long times and poor communication form airport staff as to priority boarding etc"
Pros: "Price of flight was good."
Cons: "Price of snacks is a rip-off. Seating is cramped."
Cons: "Every thing was perfect . Thanks"
Cons: "Airplane was very hot when boarding and didn’t cool down till about 20 minutes before landing."
Cons: "It was freezing we asked 3 times to have air con adjusted ...plus other passengers ask too . Nothing was done . Stag and hen people on flight... shouldn’t be served alcohol on flight if they seemed drunk already. People wouldn't sit down even with seat belt signs on..."
Pros: "Priority boarding and luggage storage."
Cons: "The crew had no control over rowdy/drunk passengers. A shame as young children present. Not one request to calm down and refrain from shouting and swearing. Very uncomfortable and intimidating flight. Will not fly Ryanair again"
Pros: "Online facilities"
Cons: "The police for handbags"
Pros: "not a lot"
Cons: "I paid for extra legroom in row 2?There isn't any and to radd insult to injury the person next to me had been allocated his seat without paying any more than the basic fare.I spent most of the flight in a vacant standard seat which gave me more leg room than than that which I had paid for.It was a total ripoff."
Pros: "The crew is doing its best job given the cards they gave been given to play with !"
Cons: "It was all good for a budget airline."
Pros: "Queue was long but still boarded quickly,"
Cons: "Providing even simple entertainment for kids e.g. colouring sheets would have helped them cope with the flight."
Cons: "Unfortunately, I had no other option than flying low-cost. Bought the most expensive ticket I could to be in first row and have enough overhead bin space, but that still did not help the situation of a very disorganized boarding, very uncouth flight attendants, uncomfortable seats, absolutely no free drinks (not even a bottle of water), constant selling of useless things, people using the toilet in the front, obnoxious travelers, and getting yelled at. Also, contrary to what was suggested on the Ryanair web site regarding fast check-in, priority boarding and access to lounges, none of those Flying 200+ legs per year on Star Alliance flights in business and up, I truly hope I never have to take such a horrendous flight again."
Pros: "I liked getting off it he aircraft n Dublin."
Cons: "I didn't like that we were told the aircraft was ready to board at 8.30 pm and we were still stood waiting at 9.10 pm. I didn't like the staff's 'nobody cares, you're the last flight of the day' attitude, I didn't like we were late in but there was no apology for that, I didn't like that we got whiplash on landing, and I didn't like the apathetic manner that we were let off the aircraft. I realise it had been a long day, but it was for all of us. There were a lot of parents with very young children on that flight, so leaving them standing for 40 minutes to board just made them all fractious. By the time we boarded, those poor kids were beyond tired, so they were all crying. If Ruinair knew they were going to be late, there was no need to speed us towards a queue we'd be standing in for a good while after, they could have allowed the parents, kids and elderly to remain seated. All this did was serve to underline how little respect they treat their passengers with. Its unnecessary. ."
Pros: "It was exactly as booked, Got rid of bags quickly, boarded easily(priority) crew were fine I expect. I slept through whole flight. Didn’t have any food and didn’t have any entertainment. Took off and landybsng on time."
Cons: "I’m fed up with that bloody music when they land."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Check in was mad"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Flight had group of youngsters who should not have been allowed on flight. They displayed rowdy behaviour and swore and gestures throughout flight. Staff did very little to try and stop them until other passengers started to complain."
Pros: "Crew on board"
Cons: "We are a family with a three year old and have been separated by the allocation system."
Pros: "Getting off"
Cons: "Paying for hand luggage plus the then obligatory and unnecessary early boarding. having to pay to sit next to my children The warm cold drinks"
Pros: "You get what you pay for, it's a budget airline everything designed tfor you to pay extra"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "The efficiency of the staff, the cost of the flight, the food."
Cons: "The queue at the airport."
Pros: "Enjoyed the lasagna that I ordered, surprisingly good!"
Cons: "Under the circumstances, the staff coped well with certain difficult passengers. Noisy passengers are my pet hate especially when the safety drill is being read out."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Thę policy to make sure you do not sit with your family and have to buy seats to make sure you are all sitting together. The salaries of the staff are the worst in the industry."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Too many passes with food & drink"
Pros: "It’s nice flying into Alicante where often those awful automatic passport machines give way to mails checks so much faster"
Pros: "Price and punctuality"
Cons: "Families have to pay extra to sit together. Children should automatically be seated with their parents. Basic safeguarding standards should be priority, not making more money out of necessity."
Pros: "all airline staff caring and helpful"
Pros: "Can’t complain about £14 flights"
Cons: "Bumpy Landing! Very expensive for a very basic service"
Cons: "Birmingham airport is awful the facilities the infrastructure the waiting the queues for security 0/10"
Pros: "Very punctual and smooth flight"
Cons: "Seats could not be reclined. Not much space for carry ons."
Pros: "Flight took 1.5hrs rather than the expected 2hrs, departed on time. Cheap as chips if bought at right time."
Cons: "No entertainment and poor food choice quite expensive and limited inflight purchases"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Delayed again!"
Pros: "Once boarding began, it was efficient. Service was polite and efficient."
Cons: "Narrow seats, poor selection of drinks and food."
Pros: "The Gin and Tonic"
Cons: "3hr delay and the worst landing I have ever experienced, Stevie Wonder would have done better."
Cons: "Asked to put cabin bag in hold despite having no other hold luggage. Plenty of room for cabin bags right above my head. Even more delayed time"
Cons: "Very small space..no basket on seat Staff asked customers for change to give the change that they owed to other customers Couldn't sit with my family due to odd number of seats together Needed entertainment for children"
Pros: "Cheap and chearful"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 30 minutes."
Pros: "Flight went to plan, no problems boarding and on time."
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "Polite staff. Flight departed on time. Pleasant flight."
Cons: "My seat/seating area was littered with crisps, this was very obvious to anyone and should have been cleaned up. The seat tray was sticky."
Pros: "Cheap..ish, reasonable experience."
Airlines flying from East Midlands to Alicante have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Cheapest flights to Alicante from East Midlands found in 2021