Trip from Ibiza to Formentera: which ferry company to choose

Compare all companies serving the Ibiza - Formentera route

Formentera is the smallest among the Balearic Islands and is located 19 km south of Ibiza. It is a beautiful and laid-back destination where you can enjoy the sun and the sea. You can travel to Formentera from Ibiza or mainland Spain exclusively by ferry, as there is no airport on the island. The Ibiza - Formentera ferry route is quite popular for day trips, especially in the summer.

On Ferryhopper, we have gathered all the information you need about ferry companies traveling to Formentera from Ibiza in 2024, so we can help you pick the one that best suits your needs:

  1. The companies serving the ferry route
  2. Trip frequency and duration
  3. Ferry ticket prices
  4. Ferry ticket policies
  5. Vehicle transportation
  6. Accessible amenities
  7. Pet travel
  8. Environmental policies

Small inflatable boat at Ses Illetes beach in Formentera, Spain

Amazing waters at the Ses Illetes beach in Formentera

Which ferry companies operate on the Ibiza - Formentera ferry route?

There are 4 ferry companies operating the ferry route from the port of Ibiza to the port of La Savina in Formentera:

How many daily crossings are there and how long is the Ibiza - Formentera ferry ride?

As the Ibiza - Formentera ferry connection is quite popular, there are usually more than 50 ferry crossings a day in the high season and over 30 crossings a day in the lower season:

  • Aquabus: the company serves up to 4 daily crossings to Formentera in the summer and 1 crossing in the winter. The ferry trip lasts approximately 45 minutes.
  • Baleària: the company serves up to 25 daily crossings to Formentera in the summer and over 15 in the winter months. The ferry trip takes 30 minutes with high-speed catamarans and around 1 hour with conventional ferries.
  • Formentera Lines: the company serves up to 15-20 daily sailings, depending on the season. The duration of the ferry journey ranges from 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the type of vessel. 
  • Trasmapi: the company serves 20 daily routes or more all year round. The ferry trip takes about 30 minutes.

Passengers on an Aquabus ferry to Formentera, Spain

Passengers enjoying the view from an Aquabus ferry

How much does the ferry ticket from Ibiza to Formentera cost?

Ibiza - Formentera ferry tickets start at around €15. There are special discounts for certain passenger categories, such as children, locals, and senior travelers (65+).

  • Aquabus: the company’s ticket prices cost around €15. Children 3-12 years old and residents travel at a reduced fare.
  • Baleària: tickets for the conventional ferry cost around €18, while for high-speed vessels the price is €27.50. Baleària offers discounts for Balearic Islands residents, large families, children and infants, senior travelers (60+), youth pass holders, and more. 
  • Formentera Lines: ferry tickets usually cost €24. There are special discounts for infants and children up to 12 years old, senior travelers (60+) and residents.
  • Trasmapi: the company’s ferry tickets are usually at €29. There are special discounts for children up to 13 years old, senior travelers (59+), Spanish large families, and residents.

The ferry companies also run special seasonal offers. On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the Ibiza - Formentera ferry route. Current offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.

Tip: if you are entitled to a discount, don’t forget to bring along and present the necessary documents when boarding the ferry.

A Transmapi ferry with passengers on the deck, en route to Formentera from Ibiza, Spain

A Transmapi ferry with passengers on the deck

What is the ticket policy for the Ibiza - Formentera ferry route?

All ferry companies operating on the route from Ibiza to Formentera offer an open ticket option, so you don't have to choose a specific date and time for your crossing.

Here is some information about the 4 companies' cancellation policies:

  • Aquabus: you can get up to 50% refund if you cancel 10-5 weeks before departure. If you cancel 4 weeks or less before the trip, you can get no refund.
  • Baleària: you can cancel your tickets and get a full refund up to 7 days before departure. After that timeframe, there is a 50% penalty applied (7-4 days before the trip) or no refund at all (3 days or less before the trip).
  • Formentera Lines: you can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before the trip and get a 90% refund; after that timeframe, you cannot get a refund.
  • Trasmapi: you can get a 90% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before departure, and 80% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the trip.

Can I take my vehicle to Formentera from Ibiza?

The Balearic regional government has limited the number of motor vehicles allowed on Formentera from early June until the end of September, to preserve the island’s peace and purity and secure sustainability. During those months, you need to apply for a permit in order to transport, drive and park your vehicle on the island.

Find out all about vehicle transportation regulations in Formentera on our dedicated blog post.

You can transport your car or caravan to Formentera only with Baleària and Transmapi. All 4 companies, however, allow the transportation of bicycles or motorbikes under 125cc to Formentera, free of charge.

In any case, Formentera is a small island and can be easily explored without a car, so we recommend you bring or rent a bike, or even get around on foot.

A Formentera Lines ferry reaching the port of La Savina in Formentera, Spain

A Formentera Lines ferry reaching the port of La Savina

Are the ferries serving the Ibiza - Formentera route accessible?

People with disabilities or requiring special assistance can travel comfortably with most of the 4 ferry companies, as there are dedicated services and trained personnel, always available to help:

  • Baleària: the vessels of this ferry company have many facilities for people with reduced mobility, visual or hearing problems, and pregnant people. There are amenities such as adapted seats, accessible toilets and wheelchairs.
  • Formentera Lines: the ferry company can provide wheelchairs and 2 vessels of their fleet are specially designed for people with reduced mobility. Trained staff will also assist people with disabilities, both during boarding and the ferry ride.
  • Trasmapi: the ferry company staff can assist people with disabilities so that they have a pleasant ferry trip. In addition, guide dogs that accompany people with vision impairment are allowed for free in the lounge of the ferry, as long as they remain close to their owners.
  • Aquabus: there is no official mention of services for people requiring special assistance.

Tip: in case you need special assistance, getting in touch with the company before the ferry trip is highly suggested.

A Baleària ferry en route to Formentera, Spain

A Baleària ferry en route to the beautiful Formentera

Can I travel with my pet from Ibiza to Formentera?

You travel with your pet for free with all ferry companies. Some of them have special kennels for your dog, and you bring a cat/reptile carrier or cage with you.

  • Baleària: there are special facilities with kennels where you can keep your dog or, depending on the size, it can stay inside a cage you have brought yourself. However, it is prohibited to walk out in the lounge or on the deck of the ferry.
  • Formentera Lines: on some vessels, small pets are allowed inside, provided that they stay in their cage or carrier. However, you can let your dog walk on the exterior deck if it’s kept on a leash and wears a muzzle. Guide dogs are allowed everywhere on the ferry. 
  • Trasmapi: as there are no special pet cages on the company's ferries, you need to bring your own cage or carrier and keep your pet there during the trip. Keep in mind that large-sized pets can only travel on the deck and if the weather conditions are bad, they are not allowed to travel at all.
  • Aquabus: this ferry company allows pet transportation without specific conditions.

Tip: some of the ferry companies demand documentation for your pet, such as its health card, so make sure to bring along your pet's health certificates.

Dog wearing glasses and lying on a ferry deck in Spain

Cool dog enjoying the ferry ride from Ibiza to Formentera on the deck

Which of the ferry companies serving the Ibiza - Formentera ferry route are eco-friendly?

Nowadays, more and more companies add eco-friendly vessels to their fleet and implement practices that contribute significantly to environmental sustainability.

  • Baleària: this company has an impressive environmental policy, as it already owns 2 vessels that use LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) instead of fuel oil, considerably reducing CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the company is gradually replacing ferry engines with more eco-friendly ones and is implementing recycling, plastic-reducing and electricity energy-saving practices.
  • Formentera Lines: there is a late-night crossing connecting Ibiza and Formentera that is served by Aigües de Formentera, a technologically advanced vessel with eco-friendly engines and lower fuel consumption.
  • Trasmapi: the company participates in the Be Blue Formentera project on sustainability and the protection of the marine environment. They have started manufacturing vessels that are equipped with eco-friendly technologies and recycling or other waste bins. Moreover, the company regularly organizes eco-friendly activities, such as beach cleaning.
  • Aquabus: there is no mention of their environmental practices.

Book ferry tickets from Ibiza to Formentera

Have you found the company that best suits your needs for your ferry trip from Ibiza to Formentera? Now that you made your choice, the hardest part is over! All that’s left is for you to book your ferry tickets to Formentera on Ferryhopper, easily and with no hidden fees

Tip: to better visualize your ferry trip across the Balearics, check out our interactive Map of ferries and plan your excursion step-by-step.