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My friend and I are backpacking this summer and looking for a cheap flight from Munich to Spain somewhere. The cheapest I’ve found is Munich (STR) to Alicante at 6:15 am, it’s $114 on Air Berlin. I’ve also found a flight from Munich (NUE) at 10:55 am. There’s a layover in Palma Mallorca for about 6 hours, and we would arrive in Alicante at about 8 pm. This flight is $147, and it’s also on Air Berlin. My question is which airport is most convenient in Munich? And would the layover be worth it? I know it seems kind of stupid to choose a flight with a stopover, but since it’s for 6 hours my friend and I were thinking we could see more places and hit the beach and see the sights in that time (probably 4 hours considering getting to and from the airport, etc.). Has anyone done something like this? Is it worth the layover or just stick with something a bit more straightforward and uncomplicated? And what airport is more accessible and convenient in Munich?

Thanks for the help!!

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Actually, STR is Stuttgart. Munich is MUC. Just don’t want you to go to the wrong airport and miss your flight!

Here ya’ go: http://www.skyscanne…

For example, nonstop flights from Munich MUC to Alicante ALC in June some dates showing $111 tax included, with Air Berlin — no connection required.

Additionally, Ryanair—which do not show up in other booking sites, only on Ryanair.com—go from Memmingen, which they call “Munich West.” It’s quite a distance, however, but there is bus service from Munich. Just remember to consider the bus ticket cost and time it takes in the overall “cost” — what I call the price/hassle quotient. I.e. if I could do Ryanair for $11 (and I have) and the bus ticket for $19, then it’d be worth it to me to add 1 hour to my trip getting to the small, far away airport to save $80 — but maybe that’s not for everyone. Also familiarize yourself with baggage fees, as Ryanair are quite strict and costly if you want to take a bag, and very dear if you go over 15kg (like 20 EUR per kilo over, if I recall). http://www.ryanair.c…

Bus from central Munich to Memmingen Airport ~ 1.5 hour and 16 EUR if bought online in advance. http://www.allgaeu-a…

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Thanks for your help! I think we’ll do the nonstop flight then, and thanks for the heads up on the bus to the airport! Is there another airport in Munich that is closer to the center of the city, or is Memmingen the best one to fly in and out of?

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No, MUC Munich International is the closest to Munich. Memmingen is 1.5 hours away by bus. I think you need to let someone else in your travel party handle the details. Wink