Javea is about an hour and a quarter from both Alicante and Valencia airports.
Fewer airlines fly to Valencia but it has the advantage of being a smaller, quieter airport.
If you want to find the cheapest flights on your chosen dates it’s best to look at sites like www.skyscanner.net.
When you book your flights be sure to book assistance at the same time, if you need it. Your chosen airline will pass the assistance request to the UK airport and the Spanish airport. On the day of travel be sure to arrive at the airport in plenty of time as, usually, people who need assistance are boarded onto the aircraft first.
If you have any worries about flying with a wheelchair/mobility aid, please call us and we will be happy to talk you through the whole process and answer any questions you may have.
Getting to Casa De Sueño from the Airport
To make the most of your stay at Casa de Sueño we recommend that you hire a car at the airport. There are several car hire companies with offices at both Alicante and Valencia airports including: Centauro, Europcar, Goldcar, and Hertz. Hertz have some cars available with hand controls.
You can see a list of car hire companies who have offices inside the arrivals hall at Alicante Airport here: http://www.spanish-airports.com/alicante/carhire/ and at Valencia Airport here: http://www.spanish-airports.com/valencia/carhire/
If you prefer to have a taxi transfer from the airport to Javea, wheelchair accessible taxis are available from Radio Taxi Javea. You can call them direct (they speak English) on 0034 96 579 32 24.
We advise early booking for all hire vehicles, especially adapted vehicles. If you are travelling in peak season early booking is essential.
Alternative Routes to Javea
If you prefer not to fly to Spain it is possible to drive using a ferry service to either France or Spain or the Channel Tunnel.
Possible routes are:
- Ferry from Portsmouth or Plymouth to Santander or Bilbao. The ferry journey is about 24 hours and the drive from Santander/Bilbao takes around 9 – 10 hours including stops or you could have an overnight stop at Zaragossa. The Javea Amigos website has more details.
- Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais followed by a choice of routes through France and into Spain.
- Ferry from any of the Channel Ports to France and drive to Javea.
Our favourite route is to take the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen and then follow the west route through France via Bordeaux crossing into Spain just after Biarritz at Irun, crossing Spain via Zaragossa then across to the AP7 Mediterranean toll motorway and head south past Valencia to Javea. This way you drive through the Rioja region and it’s possible to pick up some very nice Rioja wine at low prices!
There are plenty of other routes you can take especially if you intend to travel at a leisurely place and do some sightseeing on the way. Sights worth seeing through France are the Millau Viaduct, Carcassone and Perpignon to mention but a few.