San Javier Travel Guide
The medium-sized town of San Javier is to be found in an ideal spot just off the coast of the Mar Menor. It is just a 20 to 30 minute drive away from the historic cities of Murcia and Cartagena. San Javier is best known as the location of the San Javier International Airport. The said airport (IATA Airport Code MJV) is a military air base and passenger facility operated by the AENA (Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegacion Aerea, or Spanish Airports and Aereal Navigation) association. The airport is flown by a number of charter airlines.
San Javier is a Costa Calida town, and its population is just over 20,000. However this small number can and does increase dramatically especially during the summer season. The town is already undergoing several government improvements. There are also a number of good restaurants and interesting shops between San Javier and the other coastal towns of Murcia.
San Javier is not directly on the fly path of many international airlines. However, Europeans and other nationalities who love to travel to Murcia often come in groups, and therefore they board on the charter airlines. Daily flights are scheduled regularly (to / from London (Stansted), Birmingham and Leeds/Bradford). For details, contact telephone number 968 17 20 00.
From the San Javier airport, bus runs every 60 minutes between 7:30 am and 10:30 pm. It is also possible to catch a bus to Murcia. Alcoyana – SuBús‘ bus No C6 runs between the airport and Alicante City (Tel 965 268 400). The airport bus stop is in front of Arrivals between the terminal and the parking lot. In Alicante the bus stops at Plaza Del Mar, Plaza de los Luceros, the bus station (C/Portugal 17) and Politécnico de Babel.
Car rental service may be booked online ahead of time, and rates are available upon request. Designated drivers are preferably 25 years old and above. Conveniently, car hire companies have representatives at their own receiving area at the San Javier Airport of Murcia.
From Murcia, up to five trains travel daily to Madrid (4.5 hour travel). Trains also operate hourly to Lorca and Alicante (1.5 hour travel), which is an ideal place to begin at if you want to travel to and explore greater Valencia and Barcelona. Five trains journey daily towards Madrid via Albacete. The train station is situated south of the Río Segura.