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Air Ambulance Costs

UK to Spain

If you need to organise medical transportation from Spain to the UK, or anywhere else in the world, we’re here to help.

Are you able to provide medical repatriation for coronavirus patients to and from Spain?

  • If a patient contracts coronavirus and requires an air ambulance, Spain to the UK is certified as a safe route and the return journey is also permitted. We’ve ensured safe repatriation by creating an environment that keeps the virus contained, through low atmospheric pressures. This means coronavirus patients in/returning to Spain can be transported safely, and our crew members are also not at risk of contamination. 


Contact us directly to find out more about arranging a private ambulance from Spain to UK, or vice versa. 


What is the cost of a medical repatriation from Spain? 

The cost of the service will vary depending on a few different factors. Should you require an air ambulance, Spain to the UK or from the UK to Spain, there are a few considerations to be made. These may include: 

  • The aircraft type
  • The distance flown
  • The number of medical personnel required
  • The airport landing fees
  • The distance ground ambulances need to travel


In order to provide the most accurate quote, we provide individual quotes on a case-to-case basis, and this comes at no extra cost with no service obligation. We’re committed to helping keep costs low where possible, and we’ll always try to find arrival airports with the lowest fees possible that are close to the patient’s arrival hospital. Request a quote online, or call us on 0800 7999 900 for more information. 


How quickly can a repatriation be arranged from Spain? 

  • At IAS Medical, we understand that those who require our service often do so urgently. As a result, we are on stand-by 24 hours a day to enable us to provide a rapid response for our Spain air ambulance services. We’re based in strategic locations around the world, and we are typically able to access the relevant permits/visas through a fasttrack system, allowing for a quicker response time. For details on specific lead times, simply contact us directly and we can assist further.

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Guide prices

  • Alicante £17,000
  • Almeria £19,000
  • Granada £19,000
  • Malaga £19,000
  • Palma Mallorca £17,000
  • Mahon Menorca £17,000

Why are these only guide prices?

At IAS Medical, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality air ambulance services at the best possible prices. When you get a quote from us, it includes all ground transfers and the arrangement of hospital admission, as well as the air ambulance flight itself.

The exact amount you’ll pay for an air ambulance from Spain depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The type and size of aircraft used
  • The number of medics required
  • Your destination, and the distance flown
  • The airport landing fees
  • The distance that ground ambulances need to cover
  • The number of additional people accompanying the patient

Got any questions?

There’s a lot to think about when arranging an air ambulance. To help answer some of your questions, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to medical repatriation, to help you understand the whole process.

We’ve also put together some practical guidance on issues such as luggage allowance and flying with a companion. If there’s anything you’re still unsure about, please give us a call on +44 800 7 999 900 and we’ll be more than happy to talk things through and put your mind at ease.

Where we fly from

We fly from all major airports in Spain, so you can choose whichever location is best for the patient’s needs. In particular, we frequently fly from locations including:

  • Alicante
  • Almeria
  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Granada
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Mallorca
  • Menorca
  • Murcia
  • Santander
  • Seville
  • Valencia

What does it include?

When you book an air ambulance with IAS Medical, you’ll benefit from a fully comprehensive bed-to-bed service with absolutely everything taken care of.

We understand how stressful it can be to organise medical repatriation miles from home, so let us arrange it all for you. As standard, our services include:

  • Collecting the patient from their hospital ward in Spain
  • Getting the patient’s medical notes together, and translating them if needed
  • Arranging for the patient to be transferred by ground ambulance to our fully equipped medical aircraft
  • Providing highly trained medics to accompany the patient to their destination
  • Organising the patient’s admission to an NHS or private hospital in the destination country
  • Transporting the patient from the aircraft to the destination hospital by ground ambulance

If you have any special requirements, please request a call back with one of our friendly team, and they’ll talk you through how we can support your needs.

Our air ambulance aircraft

When you book an air ambulance from Spain, the type of aircraft we’ll send will depend on the medical condition of the patient who will be travelling. For services from Spain, we typically use one of the following aircraft:

All of our air ambulances are fully certified and staffed by highly trained medical teams, so you can rest easy knowing that we’ll provide the best possible care.

IAS Medical take pride in the high standards we set for patient care.

The air ambulance aircraft we use are fitted with complete medical stretcher systems that incorporate medical oxygen, suction and electrical power outlets for medical equipment.

Therefore, space on board the aircraft is limited and it is recommended that luggage is restricted to one piece of hand luggage per person weighing not more than 15 kgs.

A question that is often asked by family members is, “Can I fly on the Air Ambulance too?” The answer, under normal circumstances, is “Yes”!

All IAS Medical air ambulances have the capacity to comfortably carry one companion with the patient.

However, IAS Medical recommends that critical ill patients travel alone to avoid worry and distress for the companion.

The decision to carry a companion is one that rests with our Medical Director and depends on the medical condition of the patient.

When repatriating a patient with IAS Medical you will not have to board the aircraft via the main airport terminal and endure all that is associated with it.

IAS Medical will engage the services of an executive handling agent at the airport of departure and arrival. The handling agent is employed to ensure that the transfer between ground ambulance to air ambulance and vice versa is quick, seamless and as easy as possible.

When the ground ambulance conveying the patient arrives at the airport of departure, it will be met by the handling agent, and seamlessly escorted directly to the awaiting air ambulance where the medical team will ensure the patient is transferred safely and comfortably.

The same service is provided to you as a companion and any security requirements will be dealt with by the IAS Medical handling agent.

IAS Medical has a wide range of air ambulances and ground ambulances located throughout the UK and Internationally.

Our pilots and medics are on-call 24 hours a day and for urgent repatriation cases we can organise same day repatriation flights.

IAS Medical are able to respond extremely quickly to move NHS transplant teams and are on stand-by around the clock to deploy an aircraft in as little as 45 minutes.

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