Almeria airport lies just 8km outside the city of Almeria. The majority of arrivals are heading to their hotels at popular destinations along the coast including Mojacar (80km), Roquetas de Mar (40km), Aguadulce (20km), and Almerimar (18km). Those on package deals will often have transport included in their holiday price. Whilst this is the most convenient option it’s worth checking out how many stops you can expect on the way to your hotel as you might decide to rent a car or book a direct transfer rather than taking the tour company’s coach transfer.
There is an airport bus which departs from outside the arrivals area. It runs every 40 minutes into the city centre from 7am to 10.30pm but since you are unlikely to be staying in Almeria city you will then have to get anther bus to your final destination. This service is less frequent at weekends. In addition, there are plenty local taxis outside the arrivals area though prices to some of the resorts are quite steep compared with arranging a pre-booked transfer before you travel.
Shuttlebus & Private Transfers: The best option if you’re not keen on driving is to pre-book tranport from Almeria airport with a shuttle company. The cheapest way to get to your destination is on the shared shuttlebus service. For additional comfort at a slightly higher price you can arrange a private transfer and have your driver waiting for you on arrival. Specialist transfer companies such as Shuttledirect will usually be able to cater for all group sizes and destinations are catered for.
Airport Car Hire: If you’re happy enough to drive in Spain and plan on doing some sightseeing in the area during your stay then your best bet is to rent a car at Almeria airport. Not only does this provide you with return airport transfers, it also gives you flexibility during your stay and is very handy for carting heavy water bottles and the rest of your shopping to your accommodation.
Of course you can leave your car hire until you arrive as all the major brokers are represented in the arrivals area but you’ll almost always get better deals by booking online before you travel.