Planning a trip here and wondering which is the nearest airport to Mojácar?
Well, realistically you have 3 different airports to choose from, and various methods of transport, with some much easier and cheaper than others.
The nearest airport to Mojácar is Almería Airport. Almería is a 50-minute drive from Mojácar, there are taxis out the front and a regular airport shuttle bus that services most flights.
If Almeria is not suitable for you, your next best options are Murcia which is around one and a half hours, and Alicante, which is the furthest local airport at around 2 hours and 20 minutes drive away.
Located just 90 kilometers southeast of Mojacar, Almeria Airport (LEI) is by far the closest & nearest airport to Mojacar. Almeria Airport is around a 50-minute drive to Mojácar, with rarely (if ever) any traffic jams or hold-ups on the motorway.
It’s just one boring motorway the entire way, the A-7, so it is an extremely easy drive with minimal traffic, no toll roads, and no busy roundabouts.
Typically in the height of the summer season, there are 3-4+ flights a day landing at Almeria airport from various UK airports, including Gatwick (the main one), Stanstead, Manchester, London Luton & various other airports across the UK.
With various domestic and international flights, Almeria Airport provides good connectivity to most major European cities.
There are 5 ways you can get from Almeria Airport to Mojácar, varying in cost, travel time, and convenience. I’ll do my best to outline them below so you can choose which suits your needs best.
There is a very good and reliable shuttle service from Almería airport to Mojácar that is English owned and run.
Pricewise it’s an extremely cost-effective option and one of the most popular options for getting to Mojácar from Almería airport. Costing around €20 per person each way via Exclusive Airport Shuttles. They are extremely trusted, and reliable and are used by most locals as it’s cheaper than driving with parking.
MAKE SURE YOU BOOK EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Exclusive airport shuttles are also able to provide a private hire taxi for around €120 which can fit up to 4 people, just get in touch with their team.
Obviously, this is what most people will do if they’ve never been here before, it’s the easiest option when booking flights and if you need transport whilst on holiday it’s nice to know you have a car waiting for you upon arrival.
But… it’s often not the cheapest or best route. Almería car hire companies can take hours to queue up for after landing. I’ve personally known people who are still stood in line after I’ve already arrived back in Mojácar.
Not only that, they are all larger companies so you have endless paperwork to sign, check the car, and credit card deposits .etc .etc.
There are a few very well-known and trusted local car hire companies in Mojácar that provide competitive prices and a MUCH MORE personal service and can include airport pickups. They are:
Using a regular metered taxi from outside the airport will likely cost in excess of €100-€120 to get to Mojácar, if not more. Unless you’re in a desperate situation, avoid metered taxis for this journey.
They are perfectly friendly and not out to rip you off, but the reality is a 90-mile journey in a taxi is expensive.
Of course, if you have friends or family already here then having them collect you is the easiest option. It’s a 45-minute drive each way and will cost around €10 in fuel each way. If you do get picked up, consider offering them €20-30 to cover all their fuel for the trip and a beer, most people will be happy that this covers their costs.
That doesn’t include the fuel costs for taking you back to the airport so keep that in mind.
Situated around 150 kilometers northeast of Mojácar, Murcia Airport (RMU), also known as Murcia-Corvera Airport, is another viable option for your trip.
Although it is located slightly farther away than Almeria Airport, it offers a range of flights from various European destinations.
Alicante Airport (ALC), situated approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Mojácar, is the furthest option among the three airports. Despite the greater distance, Alicante Airport is one of the busiest airports in Spain, offering numerous domestic and international flights.
Although the transfer time to Mojácar may be longer, the airport’s extensive facilities, including car rental services and public transportation links, make it a popular choice for many travelers.
When deciding on the airport to fly to to get to Mojácar, consider your priorities: proximity, flight options, and budget.
Almeria Airport offers the shortest distance by far, Murcia Airport provides budget-friendly options, while Alicante Airport offers a wider range of flights.
Choose the airport that aligns best with your preferences and embark on an unforgettable journey to Mojácar! See you soon 🙂