Getting Here

Flying from the UK

If you are coming from the UK, the best way to get here is via air.  The nearest airport is Almeria (LEI) - approximately 45 minutes by car, and this is the recommended destination airport.  Alicante and Murcia airports are approximately 2 hours 45 minutes away and Malaga airport is approximately 3 hours away.

There are plenty of options available for you and below is a suggested list for Almeria only.  If you are travelling to Alicante or Malaga, then most of the major UK based airlines operate routes to these airports from the UK.  There is a similarly limited service from UK airports to Murcia

Below is a summary of the airlines which fly from the south of England to Almeria:



UK Airport

Destination Airport

Flying days







Gatwick (LGW)

Almeria (LEI)

Daily. Sun-Fri from 31 October 2010

All year






Stansted (STN)

Almeria (LEI)

Tue, Thu, Sat

Until end of October 2010







Heathrow (LHR)

Almeria (LEI), via Madrid or Barcelona


All year






Gatwick (LGW)

Almeria (LEI)

Thu only

Summer only. Until end of October 2010


Car Hire

Our house is in a mountain village so unless you are an Olympic standard triathlete, you will need a car when visiting us.  There are a number of car hire companies who operate from Almeria airport and our recommendation is to book the services of one of these companies via a broker service called Carjet.  When you book through Carjet, they choose which car hire company you use and you are advised of their identity after you have booked.  All car hire companies they use are based at Almeria airport.  When booking, you have a choice of paying immediately or paying when you collect the car.  You are not required to pay any deposit and can cancel your booking without financial penalty.

The way that Carjet work is that you place a booking through them by choosing the duration and type of car that you wish to hire, and they will allocate your booking to one of the numerous local car hire companies (all airport based).  As they make a large number of bookings on behalf of their customers, they are able to secure very competitive rates.

Go to their website at www.carjet.com by clicking on the logo below:


If you prefer to book direct with the car hire companies and you want the best price (let's face it who doesn't) then check out the Car Hire Search to find the best price and choose your car hire company.  Go to their website at www.carhiresearch.co.uk/loc/Spain/Almeria-Airport.html by clicking on the logo below:


For those who are unable to drive, we can arrange for a driver to collect you a return to the airport and to also drive you around during your stay.  For further details of the driving services we can provide, contact us at enquiries@enixlife.com


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