Murcia-San Javier Airport
Murcia-San Javier Airport is the smaller of the two airports that service Orihuela City and its municipality. It is located south of Orihuela and can be reached by car in around 50 minutes via the AP-7 or RM-1. With the airport situated on the shores of the beautiful Mar Menor Lagoon, it's a popular arrival point for visitors to La Manga and nearby Orihuela Costa. Among the budget European airlines that service the airport are Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2.com.
Murcia-San Javier Airport Parking & Transport
Public Parking – The public car park at Murcia-San Javier Airport is just opposite the terminal doors. Parking rates are very reasonable compared to most UK airports. When entering the airport visitors need to take a ticket at the boom gates. This can then be paid for at the machine opposite the terminal doors when you leave. Next to the boom gates is a separate entrance for those that are just dropping off or picking up passengers that doesn't require a parking ticket.
Car Hire – The car hire companies that service the airport are Europcar, Goldcar and Firefly. They each have representatives within the airport terminal. It is possible to hire a car upon arrival without pre-booking. This however is not advisable during peak summer season. Booking your car hire is also advisable when a specific type is required such as a people carrier or vehicle with automatic transmission. Several independent car hire companies will also drop off and pick up vehicles from the airport. Orihuela Insider always recommend the services of Coys Rent-A-Car.
Taxis – Santiago de la Ribera Taxis are the official taxi firm used by the airport. Taxi prices include an airport supplement and smaller supplement for items of luggage. Prices are 30% higher on Sundays and public holidays. Passengers are welcome to use whichever taxi firm they choose, including ‘moonlighters' but do so at their own risk. All official taxis are monitored.
Buses – Unfortunately there are no bus services whatsoever from Murcia-San Javier Airport.
Murcia-San Javier Airport Services
Throughout the airport are ample seating areas and spacious ablutions. Wheelchair access is also provided throughout the airport. Those with reduced mobility can request assistance when providing 48 hours notice. Meeting points for assistance are at the arrivals/departures forecourt. At all times police and security personnel are on duty. In the arrivals hall passengers will find an information desk, lost luggage and lost property desks. ATM's are available, as is free WiFi.
Murcia-San Javier Airport Facilities
Murcia-San Javier Airport is a pleasure to travel into. From stepping off your flight to exiting the terminal doors usually takes no more than 30 minutes. The terminal is bright and modern and there is a charming little outdoor bar/cafe just outside the entrance. Next to this is a newly established Costa Coffee. Within the terminal's public zone is a Serunion Restaurant and a further one in the passenger only zone. Here there is also an Ibérico Gourmet Shop & Bar, Gelattos & Mojitos Parlour, Marga Footwear & Fashion Shop and the Murcia Duty Free Shop.