Murcia airport is located 17 miles southeast of Murcia City close to the town of San Javier. It is approximately 96 miles from the tourist resort of Mojacar Playa with a journey time of about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Budget airlines fly from 18 UK airports to the Spanish airport of Murcia (San Javier) including, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, East Midlands, Blackpool, Belfast and Edinburgh. Monarch airlines fly from Manchester and Birmingham airport to Murcia airport.
A number of car rental companies operate from the airport. These include, Hertz, Europcar, Marbesol Murcia, Centauro, Europa, Avis, Solmar Murcia, Goldcar Murcia, EasyCar Murcia and Auriga Murcia.
Direct bus line number 73 runs from Murcia Central bus station to the airport. It runs three times a day, 7 days a week departing from the airport at 17.45, 19.15 and 22.45. The journey time is 45 minutes and the cost of a single fare is €7. Bus service telephone number: 0034 968 350 088.
Departure times from the bus station in Murcia are 13.00, 15.15 (Mondays, Fridays and Sundays) and 17.30.
Murcia Airport (San Javier) is the gateway to the Costa Almeria and the Murcia regions of Spain. It is located near to the town of San Javier and the Mar Menor and only 45 km from Murcia City along the A-37 motorway
Travelling time to the tourist resort of Mojacar is approximately 100 minutes via the new AP-7 motorway
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Before the new motorway was built, Murcia airport was 96 miles from Mojacar with an estimated journey time of approximately 2 hours. The new motorway is likely to reduce the journey time by at least 40 minutes. The new road network in this region of Spain is non-congested, safe and mostly dual carriageway.
New Motorway 114 kilometre-long AP-7 motorway section between Cartagena and Vera opened in January 2007. The 650 million euros investment will reduce the journey between San Javier airport and Mojacar by nearly half and now takes just over 1 hour. This new major link between Murcia an Almeria Provinces will relieve overcrowding of the existing N-332 and A-332 routes and as a consequences increases safety for travellers. The new motorway includes the tunnel of Bas, at 1820 metres is the longest of the Region of Murcia.
Local or tourists must first get onto the N340 motorway at the Cuevas or Vera south exits to gain access to the A-7. Mojacar motorists are advised to drive to Los Gallardos, joining the N340 at exit 525. From the Vera toll station to the centre of Cartagena is 104 kms which is a approximately 25 km shorter than the journey to Murcia on the N340 motorway. Exactly 21 kms after the Vera toll station is exit 890, mainly for Pulpi and Puerto Lumbreras. After Pulpi comes the first of the tunnels, 1250 metres long and the only one in Andalucía. There are spectacular views down to the coastline between Las Terreros and Aguilas.
Fifteen minutes after Vera you will reach the Aguilas exit (878). Exit 866 goes to Calabardina and Cabo Cope which are two sleepy and unspoiled coastal villages which are likely to be "awakened" by tourist and building developers, promoting the call for civilization. Climbing from here you reach the longest of the tunnels, 1820 metres. The next exit (857) leads to Canada de Gallego, Ramonete and Puerto Calnegre. After a short, 220 metre tunnel comes exit (845) which leads to Totana and Mazzarron. The fourth and last tunnel is 395 metres in length and just before exit (829) which serves the plains of Fuente Alamo and Las Palas and Tallante.
The new motorway runs parallel to the coast, about 5 kilometers in land. It crosses the municipals of Antas, Vera, Pulpi, Cuevas de Almanzota, Aguilas, Lorca, Mazarron, Fuente Alamo and Cartagena. There are thirteen main access points between Vera and La Aparecida y Los Azatos. The toll costs for a car are about 11 euros for a single journey.
San Javier airport is well sign posted, take the exit marked for La Manga and "Aeropuerto" and you will end up on a duel carriageway. Keep following the signs for the "Aeropuerto" and San Javier which you should reach after Vera toll station in about 1 hour 10 minutes.
When leaving San Javier airport to travel to Mojacar, go straight ahead at the first and second roundabouts, passing beneath the dual carriageway, following the signs for Cartegena. At the third roundabout turn left on to the AP 7 still following the signs for Cartegena and Murcia. Twenty Kilometres after leaving San Javier there is a small sign for Almeria. Turn off here and you will see another sign indicating Alicante, Almeria and Vera. You come to a roundabout and three quarters of the way round is a sign pointing to Mucia, Vera and Almeria. This is the start of the AP-7 leading to Vera and Garrucha. You will reach the toll station 35 kms after San Javier airport which takes about 20 minutes.