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Murcia to Torrevieja: Airport Travel Guide

17th December 2018

Are you making the journey from Murcia-San Javier airport to the lovely seaside town of Torrevieja? That final journey from the airport to your holiday destination is always one of the more stressful parts of a trip. Fortunately, getting from Murcia to Torrevieja is a breeze, with plenty of different transport options for visitors of all varieties.

Following on from our Alicante Airport to Torrevieja guide (one of the other airports you can use to get to Torrevieja), we’ve rounded up all of the information you need to enjoy a smooth, trouble-free journey. From the useful taxi companies to local car hire options, you’ll find everything you need to know below…

Murcia to Torrevieja car hire

If you love hitting the open road under your own steam, car hire is a great option in this part of the world. Perfect for exploring the Torrevieja area with children, a faithful pet or on your own adventure, not much can beat the freedom of having four wheels.

By car, the journey from Murcia-San Javier airport to Torrevieja takes a little under half an hour in clear traffic. The route will take you North up the coast along the AP-7, past San Javier, Pueblo Latino, Playa Flamenca and Punta Primo, before reaching the centre of Torrevieja.

You’ll find a wide range of well-known car hire providers at Murcia-San Javier airport, including Firefly and Europcar within the terminal itself. You may find that it’s a little cheaper to book in advance, and cheaper still if you opt for a car hire company a little outside of the airport. Enterprise, Avis, Centauro and their like are easy to find within the airport complex. Slightly further afield still you’ll find alternatives such as Flamenca Cars and OK Rent-A-Car.

Murcia to Torrevieja by taxi

Want to avoid the stress of driving abroad? No problem. Torrevieja is a quick 30 minute taxi ride from Murcia-San Javier. Booking local firms in advance can sometimes be cheaper than hopping in a taxi at Arrivals. Expat forums rate Torretaxis highly. Radio Taxi Torrevieja charge €40 by day and €50 at night, while Taxi Torrevieja quote €40 per trip.

Buses to Torrevieja from Murcia-San Javier airport

As Murcia-San Javier is a small airport (largely serving British visitors over the summer months), public transport connections are somewhat limited. A bus runs from the airport to Santiago de la Ribera bus station at 13:25, 16:15 and 18:25. From here, more intrepid visitors can take the 35 minute Costa Azul bus to Pilar de la Horadada, before changing onto the number 70 bus to Torrevieja. Be aware, however, that there is often quite a long wait between these bus services and the full journey from the airport could take upwards of three hours.

However you choose to travel, make your destination well worth the journey. Book a beautiful self-catered apartment on Torrevieja’s golden beach today with Los Locos Beach Apartments!

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Author: Holly

Holly was one of LosLocosBeach.com's resident writers, having posted on our blog about Torrevieja and the surrouding Costa Blanca area from 2016 to 2021.

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