How to get to Alicante from Manchester

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from Manchester to Alicante

How to get to Alicante from Manchester by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Manchester to Alicante is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
16:4046h40
Manchester
15:20Alicante
£1431One-way
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FlixBus
16:4046h40
Manchester
15:20Alicante
£1431One-way
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FlixBus
16:4046h40
Manchester
15:20Alicante
£1431One-way
0 changes
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FlixBus
09:2049h50
Manchester
11:10Alicante
£1601One-way
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Travel Information between Manchester and Alicante

distanceDistance1047 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£59 - £831
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £59 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £59 • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 1047 miles to Alicante from Manchester. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are FlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Manchester to Alicante.

How to Travel from Manchester to Alicante?

The most efficient and cost effective way to travel from Manchester to Alicante is by plane. Flights leave Manchester each day with direct and indirect routes to the Spanish city. It’s a very popular route with a number of budget and flag carrying airlines.

It’s generally a tourism route with people travelling from Manchester to Alicante for weekend trips and longer holidays. Direct flights take around 2h 50min to complete while indirect flights can take up to 8h depending on the transit time during the stopover. Naturally you will have to add the time to get between the airports and cities by public transport as well as the time required in the airport pre-departure.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Manchester to Alicante?

The budget airlines Ryanair and easyJet tend to be the cheapest as long as you book in advance. They also tend to be direct flights. The prices on national carriers such as KLM, British Airways, Iberia and Air France tend to be more expensive.

The national carriers offer mostly indirect flights and transit through their national hubs, such as Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Iberia and Air France.The cost of all airline tickets rise as the departure date gets closer and the flights fill up. Among the national carriers the indirect flights can sometimes be cheaper than the direct ones. Being flexible with your dates can also help when booking flights as good savings can be made if you travel on less busy days.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Manchester to Alicante?

Travel time from Manchester to Alicante is around 2h 50min if you fly direct. This is the fastest way to travel between the two cities. You can take an indirect flight but the transit times can be anything from 2h to 23h in the case of Air France and its Paris connection. It’s also worth calculating how much time it will take to travel to the departure airport. Both Manchester Airport (MAN) and Alicante Airport (ALC) offer good local transport connections. Flights depart throughout the day. The earliest is around 06:30 a.m. and the latest flights out of Manchester tend to be around 5:30 p.m.

Alicante Street. Source: Shutterstock

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Flights from Manchester to Alicante

Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK and is very well resourced with passenger amenities. Local transport connections to the airport are excellent and you can reach it from any part of the UK. The route from Manchester Airport to Alicante Airport (ALC) is dominated by budget airlines. Ryanair and easyJet both travel this route with direct flights every day to Alicante. Ryanair tends to be more frequent. In addition a number of national airlines offer indirect routes to Alicante via other British or European cities. British Airways transits through London Heathrow (LHR), KLM transits through Amsterdam (AMS) while Iberia also uses the Heathrow connection.

Alicante View. Source: Shutterstock

Flying from Manchester to Alicante with Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways and KLM

Ryanair's flights are often the cheapest and most frequent on this route. The company is very popular but has strict rules around cabin baggage and checked in baggage. If you are travelling with a lot of baggage you will find the price of your flight can increase quite quickly. On their cheapest fare you can bring one small piece of personal baggage on board. You will have to pay extra for cabin baggage. easyJet’s flights are one of the cheaper operators, with a small number of flights per day. This is a popular provider but, as with many budget carriers, there are strict rules around cabin baggage and checked in baggage

On easyJet’s cheapest fare you can bring one small piece of personal baggage on board. You will have to pay extra for cabin baggage. However, you can save around 50% if you book your baggage online at time of booking rather than paying for it at the airport. British Airways flights from Manchester to Alicante are in the medium price range. They offer a small number of flights per day and they tend to transit through London Heathrow. This adds another few hours to your journey. In terms of baggage, on their cheapest fare you can bring a small personal item and checked bag as well as the option of seat selection.

Iberia flies via Heathrow also and in addition to this baggage allocation you can also bring a cabin bag when travelling with that airline. KLM flies from Manchester to Alicante daily. The prices tend to be in the medium range and usually transit through Amsterdam (AMS). This can sometimes be a lengthy stopover with a wait of between 4h and 13h. The cheapest KLM fares come with a baggage limit of one personal item and one piece of cabin baggage.

To Alicante by flight — travel tips

Alicante is the main town on Spain’s Costa Blanca and is one of the most important tourism destinations in the region. The town itself is very attractive with a substantial old town that offers wonderful architecture with small narrow streets and attractive squares and markets. Food and drink is a huge attraction here, with many restaurants and cafes offering excellent quality Spanish food in both traditional and modern guises.

Families particularly enjoy the region with its large beaches, good family nightlife and lots of activities on the water and inland in the more mountainous areas. Tourism is very well developed and you will find it easy to get around and explore. Couples enjoy the area for its romantic coastal breaks and boutique hotels, as well as great restaurants and bars. Rice takes centre stage in this Mediterranean city with hundreds of different ways of cooking it while seafood is a very close second in terms of popularity.

Regional desserts and sweets are hugely popular here also, with sweet fig bread and Turrón being some of the more typical local recipes. If you enjoy museums, a recent addition to the must see list is the refurbished Provincial Archaeological Museum. Set in the grounds of the old San Juan de Dios Hospital, it unlocks the interconnected stories of the region’s Greek, Roman and Iberian history.

Alicante’s climate ensures a year-round destination with good sunshine throughout the year. The calendar is also built around lots of festivals and events that mark national holidays and important events making it a busy place in any month. There are a number of important nature reserves and national parks near the city and at least a dozen golf courses with magnificent views of the Mediterranean and the mountains.

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    FAQs: Manchester to Alicante

    FAQs: Travel to Alicante easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Alicante.
    FAQs

    There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Alicante: train, coach or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Alicante is by taking a flight with average ticket prices of £59 compared to other travel options to Alicante:

    Taking a flight costs £55 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £114 for the same trip.

    A flight is £773 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Manchester to Alicante costing on average £831.

    The fastest way from Manchester to Alicante is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 45 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Alicante that take longer:

    Taking a coach requires on average 45 h 25 min of travel time.

    Taking a train requires on average 26 h 25 min of travel time.

    The distance from Manchester to Alicante is approximately 1047 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Manchester to Alicante is:

    • 1 coach per day.
    • Around 3 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Alicante as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Alicante:

    • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from Manchester to Alicante depart from Manchester, Coach Station to Alicante, Aeroport d'Alacant (Salidas - Estación de autobuses).
    • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from Manchester to Alicante depart from Manchester Airport to Alicante Elche Airport.
    • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Alicante-Terminal.

    The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Alicante:

    • FlixBus can take you to Alicante by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Manchester to Alicante for £114.
    • Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling Airlines or Transavia Airlines can take you to Alicante by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Manchester to Alicante for £16.
    • Virgin Trains can take you to Alicante by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Virgin Trains from Manchester to Alicante for £831.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Alicante with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by coach with.
    • You'll find direct flights with.
    • You can take a direct train with.

    Direct services to Alicante tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

    Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Alicante? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Alicante usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Benidorm or Paris. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Benidorm or Paris from Alicante, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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