Murcia–San Javier Airport

Airport Maps from Murcia–San Javier Airport to Torrevieja

Murcia-San Javier Airport
Source: Flickr / Werner Wilmes

Murcia Airport is located approximately 17 miles outside of the city in an area called San Javier, this gives the Airport it’s name Murcia-San Javier. San Javier is in the district of Santiago de la Ribera on the northern shoreline of the Mar Menor region. Although it is the smaller of the two main airports serving this region of Spain, it is a popular choice for visitors of the Mar Menor and La Manga region due to its ideal triangular situation for Murcia, Torrevieja and Cartagena. Many chartered and low cost airlines fly in and out of this airport. It’s very easy to navigate through due to its size and easy access roads. There are two main access roads to the airport, the Mar Menor Road, which links it to the city of Murcia and the AP-7. If you’re someone like me who absolutely hates driving in and out of airports due to many different roads and one-way systems, then don’t worry Murcia Airport is very small and very easy for navigating by car 😉


Murcia–San Javier Airport


The Airport consists of a single terminal with 18 check-in desks in the main lobby of the departures area. There is also a cafeteria found in this area and a small shop. After going through security there are a further couple of shops, a cafe and a Subway to be found in the secure departures lounge. There are 5 boarding gates, so very easy to navigate.


In the arrivals area there are 4 baggage collection carousels, along with Passport Control and Customs Office. There are a variety of car-hire companies and tourism information desks to be found in the arrivals area also, should passengers require them.

Public Transport


Airport-Santiago de la Ribera is a bus line that connects with the town of Santiago de la Ribera. The bus stop is sign posted and can easily be found outside the terminal. Once you have taken the bus to Santiago de la Ribera you can get connection buses to Campoamor, Cartagena, Murcia and Alicante. Buses leave the airport at 16.30pm & 18.45pm.


There is a taxi rank for Santiago de la Ribera taxis right outside the main terminal. You will be charged a supplement of €3.10 for pick-ups at the airport and a supplement of €0.35 for suitcases and pieces of luggage. They use a taximeter.

Approximate Taxi Prices:
  • Torrevieja €50
  • Águilas €120
  • Alicante Airport €95
  • Alicante City €110
  • Benidorm €170
  • Cartagena €40
  • La Manga €60
  • La Manga Club €45
  • Mazarrón €85
  • Mojácar €170
  • Murcia €55

(Prices are 30% higher on Sundays, public holidays and at night from 23.00hrs – 07.00hrs)

Car Rentals

There are a selection of car hire companies available to choose from in the arrivals area:

  • Centauro
  • Europcar
  • Gold Car

The Car Park is conveniently located only a few metres from the terminal building, making it ideal for pick-ups, drop offs, short trips or holidays. The road access in and out of the car park is very simple and easy to navigate. Total capacity is 500 cars.

Parking Tariffs:

  • First minute is €0.44.
  • Minute 2 – minute 30 is a charge of €0.02 per minute.
  • From minute 31 it is €0.03 per minute.
  • Maximum per day is €9.70 (up to 4 days).
  • Maximum Charge per day after day 5 is €7.80.

Shopping and Duty Free

Duty Free

Here you can make some great savings on a wide range of products including fragrances, skin care, cosmetics, sun screens, wines & spirits, fashion accessories, confectionery and lots more.

Iberica Shop

Sells specialist Spanish products, which include a selection of the best gourmet products from Spain. You can also buy wines & spirits, charcutene, oils, pickles, preserves and a wide range of food products. They also have a lovely display of souvenir items.

Open: 10.00 to 22.00 Mon-Fri – 8.30 to 22.00 Sat-Sun



Offers a wide selection of pastries, sandwiches and drinks for breakfasts and has a menu of balanced and varied choices for lunch and dinner. They have gluten-free options available also.

Open: 06.30 to 22.30 Subway

Subway is one of the largest sandwich suppliers worldwide. All Subways make sandwiches and salads in front of the customer to their own individual taste. You can choose everything from the type of bread roll, the filling, and the crunchy extras through to what sauce to finish it off.

Open: 10.30 to 21.30 Mon-Fri – 07.30 to 21.30 Sat-Sun

Passenger Services

  • ATM’S
  • Lost & Found
  • Information Points
  • Lost Luggage
  • Police
  • Toilets
  • Passengers with Reduced Mobility
  • Free Assistance Service – PRM Request For Assistance
  • Meeting Points
Address: Ctra. del Aeropuerto. 30720
Santiago de la Ribera/Murcia
Phone: (+34) 913 211 000 Web:

Alicante Airport

Alicante Airport opened in 1967 on the Costa Blanca and is situated only 9 kilometres southwest of the capital, in the municipality of Elche.