How to get to Formentera: the complete guide

Plan your trip to Formentera step-by-step!

Formentera is the hidden gem of the Balearic Islands and is considered a heavenly summer destination in the Mediterranean. If tranquility, relaxation and beautiful beaches are on your wish list, consider a getaway to Formentera.

Make sure to check our Formentera travel guide and learn more about the island’s wonders, sustainable tourism and must-see beaches. But first, let’s see how you can travel to Formentera!

Flight or ferry to Formentera?

The only way to reach Formentera is by ferry, as there is no airport on the island. Read below more about traveling by ferry to Formentera:

  • Ferry traveling is a comfortable way to get around the Balearics, as you can stroll and breathe fresh air at the deck, all while admiring the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Taking the ferry to Formentera is a great way to bring along your vehicle and explore the island at your own pace.
  • If you wish to bring along your little friend, consider traveling by ferry with your pet to the Balearic Islands.
  • Traveling by ferry to Formentera is an eco-friendly way to visit the Balearic Islands. Learn more about sustainable ferry travel on Ferryhopper.
  • Ferry trips provide a safer environment in the era of Covid-19, as you can sit on the open-air deck and practice social distancing with ease. Before your trip, take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain

The Cala Saona beach in Formentera, Balearics

The popular Cala Saona beach in Formentera

Traveling to Formentera from the Balearic Islands

You can reach Formentera from the rest of the Balearics, depending on your point of departure. There are ferry crossings from the neighboring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca.

Discover below all the information you might need for your trip and how long it takes to get to Formentera from the Balearic Islands!

How to get to Formentera from Ibiza

The ferry connection between Ibiza and Formentera gets rather busy in summer and is operated by 4 companies: Baleària, Mediterránea Pitiusa, Naviera Aquabus, and Trasmapi. You can find multiple ferry crossings between the islands throughout the day.

Traveling by ferry Ibiza to Formentera takes about 25 min to 1 hr, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen (high-speed or conventional). The price of a standard ferry ticket starts at €15-27.

Tip: find more information about which ferry company to choose from Ibiza to Formentera here!

Getting to Formentera from Mallorca

Traveling to Formentera from Mallorca is easy and convenient. There are usually up to 1-2 daily crossings from the port of Mallorca, operated by the speedboats of Baleària

The ferry ride from Mallorca to Formentera lasts around 3.5 hr, including a 1-hour stop in Ibiza. A standard ferry ticket to Formentera starts at around €100.

The sandy Illetes beach in Formentera

The calm, sandy beach of Illetes in Formentera

Traveling to Formentera from mainland Spain

You can reach the Balearic Islands and Formentera from various ports in mainland Spain. This is a great way to bring along your vehicle and explore every corner of Formentera.

 Find detailed information about the ferry crossings between mainland Spain and Formentera and plan your trip on Ferryhopper!

Traveling from Dénia to Formentera

One of the most popular ways to reach Formentera is by catching a ferry from the port of Dénia. There are about 7 weekly crossings from Dénia to Formentera. Usually, the route is served from 08:30 in the morning until 18:00 by Baleària.

The duration of the Dénia to Formentera ferry trip is approximately 2 hr. The price of a standard ticket starts at €66, though the final cost may vary depending on seasonality and available offers and discounts.

How to travel from Barcelona to Formentera

There are ferries to Formentera from Barcelona throughout the year. You can find 3-6 weekly crossings from Barcelona to the port of La Savina in Formentera, operated by Baleària.

The duration of the ferry ride to Formentera is around 10 hr. The cost of a standard ferry ticket starts at €75.

 How to get to Formentera from Valencia

While there are many ferry crossings between Valencia and the Balearics, there are no direct ferry crossings to Formentera at the moment. However, there are other ways to reach Formentera from Valencia.

You can get to Dénia by car in 90 min and catch a ferry to Formentera. Alternately, can travel from Valencia to Ibiza by plane and then reach Formentera by ferry.

Bikes lined up next to a beach in Formentera

Rent a bike and explore every corner of Formentera

Ferry from Gandía to Formentera

Gandía is a small port near Valencia that occasionally serves ferry routes to the Balearics. As of now, there are no direct ferry crossings from Gandía to Formentera. Instead, you can catch a ferry from the neighboring port of Dénia to get to Formentera.

Book ferry tickets to Formentera

Your trip to Formentera is just a few clicks away! On Ferryhopper, you can find all ferry routes to Formentera, along with the respective ferry schedules in Spain. Compare prices and companies, check timetables and book ferry tickets to Formentera without hidden fees!

Tip: on our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections between Formentera and other Spanish destinations. Don’t forget to check our island hopping guide for the Balearics and travel around the islands like an expert!.

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