Getting to the airports

 

Almeria 

Bus:
Take the 333 bus@ 10.30am from the green bus shelter outside Mercadona for the bus station in Almeria arriving around 12:00. Outside the bus station find the bus  stop. The number 30 bus at around 12.20pm goes to the airport.

VHF Net: 
Ask on the channel 67 VHF net (Weekdays at 10:00) There is usually someone going in that direction either by car, share fuel costs, or taxi and share the fair.

Taxi: 
Around 60 euros click this site TAXI or taxiponiente  950 33 40 00 or Pepe Taxi service +34 628 16 14 28

Ask Around: 
There are a few people who act as a private taxi service in the marina for around 40 euros.

Parking:
Of course, if you have your own car you can park at the airport. If you-prebook parking can be relatively cheap and the car park is just a few hundred metres from the terminal. The site to look for is [Arena] prices without a  promotional code is around 60 euros a week. You book online and are given a number. Collect your ticket from the machine at the barrier At the end of your stay you show the ticket and your booking number to the cashier and you will be charged the discounted price

Malaga

Coach:
Get a coach from El Ejido bus station. Check this site for the times on this site >[Coach]. I have found this a slightly difficult site to navigate so more reliable is to go to the bus station and pre-book a few days before. When you arrive at Malaga bus station I recommend taking a taxi to the airport for around 10 euros – or bus but can be difficult to find and often chaotic.

VHF Net:
As above, ask on the channel 67 VHF net (Weekdays at 10:00) There is usually someone going in that direction either by car, share fuel costs, or taxi and share the fair.

Taxi:
As above. Expensive, around 300 euros

Ask around:
As above there are a few people who act as a private taxi service in the marina for around 120 – 150 euros to and from Malaga.

Or take your own car to the airport.

I found a super place – click the link > Red Parking – friendly, secure undercover parking and transfer lifts to the airport – a few minutes away – and thus running every few minutes included. I paid, in August, €16.50 for three days. 
(If you do use them the return instructions to find the courtesy coach are a little ambiguous. I quote from their instructions:
“On his return call when you have the luggage is in place of pickup. Terminal 2 arrivals (arrivals old, inside the tunnel.) Cortessy bus.” If you understand?
Tis in fact simple – when you know  – so, give them a phone call when clear in arrivals then turn right after coming through the main doors onto the street and follow the pavement for about 100 metres. Turn right into an enclosed road. After 300 metres the courtesy coach stop is clearly marked.)

Alicante

A long way, 330 kilometres .. click here Almerimar-Alicante to see options.
The best way if you drive, and cheaper if there are a few of you, is to hire a car at Almeria airport and arrange to drop off at Alicante. 

Ask around for people who do private taxi runs. Expect to pay around €200/300.

Commercial web-based car hire & sharing services

www.GetTransfer.com looks a very interesting site from economy cars to helicopters. Worth checking for prices 

Or try www.BlaBlaCar.es 

This is a car sharing service so you may be able to pick up a ride very cheaply as you are paying just for the seat. Not so good if there are a few of you and a lot of luggage – plus of course you have to fit in with the timetable of the driver.  

 
 

 

BEST CAR HIRE PRICES

During the winter if you can collect from a major airport you can hire a car for an incredible 2 cents a day.
I recently checked and during the winter you can hire a car from Almeria for around €3.00 a day.
A few points to watch out for.
*Take out a separate excess insurance as they will hit you for high costs if you add damage to the car. Look at https://www.insurance4carhire.com
* Similarly check the car thoroughly for damage before driving away.
* Make sure you tick the box to bring back with a full tank of fuel.
* Tick the box for unlimited mileage.
* Check the tyres and check there is a spare tyre before driving

Their web  is  www.doyouspain.com

 

Of course, you could always thumb a lift

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