Almeria Airport (LEI)
(Almeria, Andalucia, Spain)
Ranked third in passenger numbers for Andalusian airports, with over a million annual visitors, and 17th among all Spanish airports, Almeria International Airport (LEI) is an important gateway into Almeria province. Ideally located in the bay of Almeria, just 8 km / 5 miles to the east of the city itself, the airport stands next to Barcos Varados, El Alquián and the city's university, the Universidad de Almeria, which lies just a short distance to the south-west.
Almeria Airport is just 500 metres / 1,640 feet north of the coastline and is sited on the southern side of the nearby Sierra Alhamilla. The airport provides excellent connections to the major tourist destinations in the region such as Mojacar, El Ejido, Roquetes de Mar, Aguadulce and Cabo de Gata.
The airport can be easily reached by car via the N-344 motorway from Almeria or the N-340 motorway, which runs along the coastline. Buses run regular services between the city centre and the airport everyday between 07:00 and 22:30, with popular destinations including Avenida Mediterráneo, Alquian, Las Cocheras, Los Picos and Sanidad.
Taxis are readily available to transport airport passengers into Almeria, Aguadulce, Cabo de Gata, El Ejido, Roquetas and farther afield such as Cartagena and Aguilas. Several car hire firms have offices here and Almeria Airport offers both short-term and long-term parking in its two parking lots, with spaces for around 350 cars.
About Almeria Tourism
The ancient coastal city of Almeria lies in the Andalucia area of Spain, next to the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria sits at the foot of a mountain range that is crowned by the spectacular Alcazaba, an Arab fortress with three huge walled enclosures built by Abd-er Rahman 111, the Calph of Cordoba. In addition to tourism, Almeria also produces much of the region's fruit and vegetables.
Tourists arriving at Almeria Airport (LEI) will be able to enjoy the city's historical sites, such as its grand Gothic-Renaissance-style cathedral, built in the 1500s. There are also a few interesting museums around Almeria, which show remnants of the region's long and fascinating history. Of course, the city is also known for its great Tapas bars, cafés, quaint shops and lengthy sandy beachfront, next to the Paseo Maritimo. This warm, sunny, historical region has a wide range of things to do.
Almeria Airport (LEI):|
|Address: Carretera de Nijar, E-04071, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain|
|Airport Code: LEI
Tel: +34 950 213 700
Fax: not available