How to get to Formentera: the complete guide

Plan your trip to Formentera step by step!

Are you planning a trip to the hidden gem of the Balearic Islands anytime soon? If tranquility, relaxation and beautiful beaches are on your wishlist, you're in for a treat!

Find out all about how you can travel to Formentera: departure ports, ferry routes, timetables, and ticket prices. Book your ferry tickets to the magical island on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees!

Tip: remember to check out our Formentera travel guide and learn more about the island’s top sights, sustainable tourism and must-see beaches.

The Cala Saona beach in Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

The popular Cala Saona beach in Formentera

Flight or ferry to Formentera?

The only way to reach Formentera is by ferry, as there is no airport on the island. See more useful info 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 on the deck, all while admiring the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 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.

Excited to travel to Formentera by ferry? Continue reading and find all ferry schedules to Formentera below.

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

How to get to Formentera from Ibiza

The ferry route between Ibiza and Formentera is one of the most popular in the summer. Normally, there are 4 ferry companies serving routes between Ibiza and Formentera: Baleària, Formentera Lines, Aquabus, and Trasmapi. You can find over 60 ferry crossings between the islands throughout the day.

Traveling by ferry from Ibiza to Formentera takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen (high-speed or conventional). The price of a standard ferry ticket is between €18 and €30.

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

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 (Palma), operated by the speedboats of Baleària.

The ferry ride from Mallorca to Formentera lasts around 3 hours 30 minutes, including a 45-minute stop in Ibiza. A standard ferry ticket to Formentera starts at around €103.

The sandy Ses Illetes beach in Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

The calm, sandy beach of Ses 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.

Tip: to travel to the island with your car, first check the vehicle transportation regulations in Formentera.

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

Ferry 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 normally 1-3 daily crossings from Dénia to Formentera almost all year round. Usually, the route is served at 08:30, 17:00 and 18:00 by Baleària.

The duration of the Dénia - Formentera ferry trip is approximately 2-2.5 hours. Prices for a standard ticket start at €70, though the final cost may vary depending on seasonality, and available offers and discounts.

Ferry from Barcelona to Formentera

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

The duration of the ferry ride to Formentera from Barcelona is around 10-11.5 hours. The cost of a standard ferry ticket starts at €63.

Ferry 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. Instead, you reach Formentera from Valencia by making a stop in Ibiza and switching ferries.

Alternatively, you can also get to Dénia by car in 75-90 minutes and catch a ferry to Formentera from there.

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.

Bikes lined up next to a beach in Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain

Rent a bike and explore every corner of Formentera

Your trip to Formentera is just a few clicks away! On Ferryhopper, you can find all ferry routes to Formentera, along with the ferry schedules in Spain for 2024. Compare prices and companies, check timetables, and book ferry tickets to Formentera in just a few steps!

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!