|Murcia Airport Address||Ctra. del Aeropuerto, 30720, Santiago de la Ribera,Murcia|
|Telephone Number||0034 968 172 000|
|Guide in Spanish||Aeropuerto de Murcia|
|Guide in German||Murcia Flughafen|
Due to the heavy traffic increases in the past years and given the urgency with which the passenger service improvements were required, in June 2004 the terminal at Murcia Airport was expanded with prefabricated modules adding 1,100 square metres to the arrivals area. Two new baggage reclaim carousels were installed, as well as office spaces for four car hire companies and five shops.
The airport is used by both civilian and military aircraft, and as a result is only available to civil flights after 15:00 on all weekdays. Weekends operate a normal full day.
In late 2006 the modifications to the terminal were completed. The number of check in desks was doubled to 16 with a lot more space for queuing passengers. The security check area was moved and is now 10 times its original size. Except during the peak summer months the security queues are minimal. The departure lounge has been substantially enlarged and now has 5 gates, far more seating, a café, duty-free shop (not all that cheap – buy booze in the supermarket), additional and larger toilet facilities, and a couple of gift shops.
Land-side there is a self service café that opens during normal airport opening hours. Outside the terminal is a kiosk selling drinks and limited food, with adjacent tables and chairs for those wishing to give the tan a final top-up. I think this is really for the benefit of smokers as even Spain complies with not smoking in airport terminals. All in all this is a great improvement on the old terminal.
There is going to be a new Castellon Airport nearby in Corvera which is in the process of being built and due for completion at the end of 2010.
In 2009 the passenger numbers at Murcia Airport climbed from 556.927 in 2003 to 1,630,521 and this is largely thanks to so many low cost airlines choosing Murcia San Javier as a destination. Almost 16,000 flights were handled there last year, and It is also the closest airport to the popular and widely advertised Golf Development of Polaris World Spain.
Car Hire at Murcia San Javier Airport: There are six different car rental firms with branches actually in the terminal building at Murcia Airport. Below are links through to sections that provide further details on each company. If you do choose to drive then you will need Murcia Airport driving directions and good Murcia Airport maps to help you on your way.
- Auriga Crown at Murcia Airport
- Centauro at Murcia Airport
- Europcar at Murcia Airport
- Solmar at Murcia Airport
- Victoria at Murcia Airport
Please note that there is a slightly “sketchy” bus service at Murcia Airport so you really need to pre-book Private Murcia Airport Transfers or Murcia Car Hire. Taxis into the centre of Murcia cost about €65
Shuttle Bus Services
If you find the cost of a private transfer a bit expensive you might like to consider booking a seat on a private shuttle bus which stops at a number of places in the Murcia area.
Flights to Murcia are available from nineteen different airports in the UK and through five different low cost airlines. The flying times for all flights to Murcia Airport from the UK is around 2 hours and 30 minutes. With the arrival of several low cost airlines such as BmiBaby, Jet2, Ryanair and Easyjet, Murcia Airport is becoming busier. You will also find a wider selection of flights and services 85kms away at Alicante Airport.
Flights to Murcia Belfast to Murcia – Birmingham To Murcia – Blackpool to Murcia – Bournemouth to Murcia – Bristol to Murcia – Cardiff to Murcia – Dublin to Murcia – Edinburgh to Murcia – Gatwick to Murcia – Glasgow to Murcia – Leeds to Murcia – Liverpool to Murcia – Luton to Murcia – Manchester to Murcia – Newcastle to Murcia – Nottingham to Murcia – Shannon to Murcia – Southampton to Murcia and Stansted to Murcia
Flight arrivals at Murcia airport: Murcia Airport Arrivals can be found on the ground floor where you will also see the local tourist office and local car hire companies.
You can check on Murcia Airport live flight arrivals here.
Flight departures at Murcia San Javier Airport: There are only five boarding gates in the departures area so it is pretty easy and to get to your aircraft.
You can check on Murcia Airport live flight departures here.
Here you can read about the Murcia airport taxis and how to find them after you leave the main Murcia Airport arrivals area and approximate charges. Taxis are the main way of getting to and from the airport.
Murcia Airport Buses
Buses at Murcia AirportPlease note that there is a limited bus service at Murcia Airport, but we have provided details and and information in our section about Murcia Airport Buses.
There are no trains at Murcia Airport, but there are local trains which run from the city centre. We have also written about using Trains in Spain to make your journey easier.
Murcia Airport parking used to be free, but now you have to pay for it. Here we give you a run down on prices for long and short term.
Shops at Murcia Airport: When you return to the Airport and enter the Murcia Airport departure lounge we supply a list of Murcia Airport shops.
Murcia Airport telephone numbers: We have drawn up a list of telephone numbers for the airlines and who to ring for baggage enquiries etc.
Left Luggage Store
There is no left luggage store at Murcia Airport.
When you are visiting a new area or country it often takes a few days to find your way around. We have lived and worked in Spain for a number of years, and to make your life easier have written a Murcia Area Guide which contains information on local attractions in Murcia , golf courses in Murcia , good places to shop in Murcia, Murcia market days and where the best Murcia beaches are. We have also included a list of recommended Murcia restaurants.
The Murcia weather is fantastic and here you can check online what the forecast will be for holiday.