Almeria Airport Mini Guide
Whether you want to learn the history of a beautiful Spanish city, relax on the sandy beaches by day and enjoy the culinary delights of Almerian tapas by night, or tour vast lengths of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline, Almeria Airport is a great place to begin your adventure. Less than 10km east of the city and little more than a stone’s throw away from the coast, this modern airport provides a gateway to Almeria, one of the eight provinces in popular Andalucía.
Since opening in 1968 and establishing a handful of national routes, Almeria has grown into an important passenger and cargo airport for the province. It regularly receives approximately 15 airlines, travelling to and from domestic locations and cities in northern Europe such as the UK
. The number of passengers currently averages around 1 million per year and many tonnes of cargo are also handled.
Making Your Onward Journey
With a central location in the Bay of Almeria, this airport offers great access to the city and many neighbouring tourist areas, such as Mojacar and El Ejido. Road links are excellent, with endless options for touring, making car hire an attractive choice. If you have hired a car through Rhino, you can collect it from the car hire offices in arrivals, on the ground floor of the airport terminal. From there take a quick trip into the city, or head off on a short drive to meet the A7 "Motorway of the Mediterranean" which provides a direct link onto numerous Spanish coastal cities.
For those who prefer public transport there are taxis, coaches and shuttles to assist with transfers, or take local bus line 20 which offers convenient stops in and around the city centre. Note that taxi fares are charged at two different rates, depending upon the time of day (6am to 10pm and 10pm to 6am).
Good News for Passengers With Reduced Mobility
There is a dedicated reduced mobility passenger office which is well-equipped and offers free support. Please ensure that any reduced mobility needs are highlighted when booking travel. There is a dedicated phone number and website for making direct contact with the airport group support team. Facilities at Almeria include special parking, adapted toilets and lifts; an Ambulift and two adapted buses help with transportation to and from planes. The airport has recently installed defibrillator machines so in the event of any medical emergency, passengers will be well cared for.
Modern and Comfortable Facilities
Since refurbishing the passenger terminal in 1995 and opening a new departure hall in 2009, Almeria offers modern and convenient facilities, including an inviting terrace overlooking the runway. There are two cafes: one in the public area offering tasty meals, snacks and speciality Almerian tapas. The second is in the passenger zone, offering refreshments and snacks before boarding.
A couple of shops stock a wide variety of products to cater for pre-travel or post-holiday essentials. This includes a convenient pharmacy and the "Aldeasa" multi-shop, which boasts an extensive stock of Spanish wines and runs a series of promotions that bargain hunters might want to look out for.
If visiting between June and September, keep an eye out for the cultural tours: accompanied groups of predominantly school visitors are shown around the airport, starting rather unusually in the falconry department and meetings birds of prey!