Getting There

During the summer of 2012 flights to and from Almeria airport were (according to AENA, the airports operator) as follows:

Nationally: Oviedo, Bilbao, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza,  Barcelona, Madrid, Melilla, Palma de Mallorca & Seville;

Internationally: Niederrhein, Ámsterdam, Birmingham, London, Manchester,  Luxemburgo, Nottingham, Estocolmo, Bruselas, Bratislava, Kosice, Praga, Brno,  Reikiavik & Varsovia

However, many of the international flights are charter only, operated by  travel agents. The only international regular scheduled flights were to  Niederrhein, Bruselas, Birmingham, London, Manchester & Nottingham.

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Iberia airline jet landing as seen from the Alboran golf course.

The airline operators vary their time of day, number of flights and the prices from year to year.Therefore, depending on time of year, cost or preferences the usual airline operators from the UK are:

Easyjet flights from Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton
Ryan Air Flights from Dublin and Stanstead
Monarch flights from Birmingham, Luton and Manchester and East Midlands

You will need to check what flights are available from your preferred airport as these seem to change with the seasons.

Casa Christina in El Toyo is just 12 km from Almeria airport, 15 km from Almeria Railway and the Ferry.

 

Of course, if you want to see some of Spain on arrival or departure, their are other airports. Alternatives are Murcia (around the coast to the North East) which is about 1 ½ to 2 hours drive or Malaga which is 2 ½ hours drive (around the coast) using the new motorway infrastructure.

For a more leisurely drive on the new roads through the mountains around Granada offer breathe taking views over the countryside. As late as March and April snow capped mountains provide a wonderful backdrop to a sunny and clear blue sky.