The Cala Saona beach in Formentera

How to get to Formentera in 2021

Travel now to the jewel of the Balearics

Formentera is the small jewel of the Balearic Islands and is considered a heavenly summer destination. The relaxing atmosphere along with the most stunning beaches compile amazing scenery, ideal for those who seek tranquility and comfort. We suggest that you check our Formentera travel guide, to find useful tips and info on how to best spend your holidays there. Firstly, let’s see how you can travel to Formentera in 2021!

Flight or ferry to Formentera?

The only way to reach Formentera is by ferry as the island doesn’t have an airport. Don’t worry though, getting to Formentera by ferry can be quite fun! Ferry travel is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air at the deck. Keep also in mind that the ferry is probably safer during the current COVID-19 era as you can sit on the open-air deck, from a safer distance. Therefore, don't forget to check all the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Spain

Keep also in mind that you can travel by ferry with your pet. You can bring your little friend onboard and make the trip to Formentera more comfortable for both of you. 

Tip: Formentera limits vehicle use and you can drive to Formentera only if you have a permit. No need to worry, the island is pretty small and you can easily get it around! Some of the top things to do in Formentera don’t require vehicles so plan your holidays without hesitation!

Note: Ferry traveling is also more eco-friendly!  You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel in our relevant article.

The Cala Saona beach in Formentera, Balearics

The popular Cala Saona beach in Formentera

How to get to Formentera from Ibiza

The ferry connection between Ibiza and Formentera is really popular during the summer period. The two islands are pretty close to each other and are connected by multiple daily crossings from early in the morning until late midnight. The ferry companies Baleària, Mediterránea Pitiusa, Naviera Aquabus, and Trasmapi serve this itinerary with high-speed and conventional vessels.

But how long is the ferry from Ibiza to Formentera? The duration of the Ibiza - Formentera ferry ride ranges from 25 min to 1 hour. Furthermore, the ferry ticket price for a standard economy seat for this route can be €15 - €27.

Tip: Find more details on the ferry companies that serve Ibiza - Formentera route, in our respective article 

Getting to Formentera from Mallorca

Getting to Formentera from Mallorca is really easy. There are up to 1-2 daily crossings from the Palma de Mallorca port, operated by Baleària with speedboats. The ferry ride to Formentera lasts around 3.5 hours, with a 1-hour stop in Ibiza. Moreover, a Mallorca to Formentera ferry ticket price for a standard seat is approximately €100.

the sandy beach Illetes in Formentera

The calm, sandy Illetes beach in Formentera

Traveling from Dénia to Formentera

One of the most popular ways to reach Formentera is by getting on a ferry from the port of Dénia. You can find almost 7 weekly crossings from the port of Dénia to that of Formentera. The route runs from around 08:30 in the morning until 18:00 in the afternoon and is served by Baleària. The duration of the Dénia to Formentera ferry trip is approximately 2 hours and the price for a standard ferry ticket is €66.

How to travel from Barcelona to Formentera

There are ferries to Formentera from Barcelona that are departing all year long. You can find 3-6 weekly crossings from the Catalan port to the port of La Savina in Formentera. The duration of the ferry ride is around 11.5 hours and the cost of a simple ferry ticket starts at €70. The trip is served by large conventional vessels from Baleària that have all comforts, like bars, lounges and bed cabins.

How to get to Formentera from Valencia

Even though the port of Valencia is a main getaway to the Balearics, currently, there are no direct ferry crossings to the island. However, there are multiple ways to reach Formentera from Valencia. You can go to Dénia which is a 90-min drive away and travel by ferry directly to Formentera. Otherwise, you can catch a flight from the port in Valencia to Ibiza and from there you can go to Formentera by ferry. 

Bicycles near a beach of Formentera

Ride 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. However, at this moment there are no direct ferry crossings from Gandía to Formentera. You’ll need to take a ferry from neighboring Dénia in order to get to Formentera. 

Can’t wait to visit the Balearic treasure? On our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections between Formentera and other Spanish ports. Don’t forget to check our island hopping guide for the Balearics for more travel and vacation ideas! 

Tip: Don’t forget to check the latest 2021 Spanish ferry discounts!

Book ferry tickets to Formentera in 2021

Find on Ferryhopper the best way to get to Formentera by ferry. On Ferryhopper you can find all ferry routes to Formentera, Spain, along with their respective 2021 Spanish ferry schedules. Compare prices and companies, check timetables and book ferry tickets to Formentera online, without hidden fees!