Mallorca (or Majorca) is the largest island of the Balearics and an ideal destination for summer holidays in the Mediterranean. On our Mallorca travel guide, you can find all information about its magnificent beaches, impressive sights and vivid nightlife. But before that, let’s see how you can easily travel to Mallorca in 2021!
Flight or ferry to Mallorca?
Traveling to Mallorca is easier than ever, whether you already are in Spain or traveling from abroad. There are various domestic and international flights to its international airport, of course, you can reach the island by ferry.
Even though the flight is shorter, traveling by ferry is surely more fun. First and foremost, it is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air at the deck, overlooking the Balearic sea. Furthermore, you can bring your car on the ferry and easily explore every corner of the island. In addition, the ferry is probably safer during the current COVID-19 situation 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 traveling by ferry with your pet is easier than flying. You can bring your little friend onboard and make the trip to Mallorca more comfortable for both of you.
Note: From the ecological point of view, the best way to travel to Mallorca is surely by ferry! You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel in our relevant article.
The pristine Cala Gat beach with crystal waters
Traveling from Ibiza to Mallorca
It is one of the most popular ferry routes in the Balearics and it gets rather busy in the summer. There are daily ferry crossings from Ibiza to Mallorca all year long, and their number increases in the summer period. The ferry ride to the Palma de Mallorca port is 2 to 4 hours, depending on whether you choose a speedboat or a conventional vessel. Moreover, the price for a simple ferry ticket varies between €57 and €100, based on seat or vehicle selection and discounts.
Note: There are direct flights between Ibiza and Mallorca. The duration of the Ibiza - Mallorca flight route is around 45 minutes.
Boat from Barcelona to Mallorca
Is there a ferry route from Barcelona to Mallorca (or Majorca)? Of course, there is! But how do I get from Barcelona to Mallorca?
You can choose one of the various ways to reach Mallorca from the Catalan capital. First, you should know that Barcelona is connected to both ports of Mallorca (Palma and Alcúdia) with many weekly ferry routes.
The question of how long is the ferry ride from Barcelona to Mallorca doesn’t have a single answer. Travel time ranges from 6 to 8 hours, depending on the port of arrival, the ferry company and the vessel type. Lastly, an indicative cost for a simple ferry ticket for the Barcelona - Mallorca ferry crossing is around €32 to €65.
Note: There are multiple direct flights from Barcelona to Mallorca. The duration of the Barcelona - Mallorca flight route is around 50 minutes.
The magical Cala Llombards beach in Mallorca
How to get from Dénia to Mallorca
Worrying about how to get to Majorca without flying? Well, the port of Dénia is the closest to Mallorca of mainland Spain and is connected to the island only by ferry. There is at least 1 daily ferry crossing from Dénia to Mallorca, operated by Balearia. The company serves this ferry route with fast and conventional ferries that cover the distance in 5 to 7.5 hours. Furthermore, the simple ticket for the trip from Dénia to Mallorca costs approximately €66.
Getting to Mallorca from Valencia
Another popular way of getting to Mallorca is by catching a ferry from the port of Valencia. You can find at least 2 ferry crossings for the neighboring port of Valencia to that of Palma de Mallorca, especially during the summer. Ferry companies such as GNV or Balearia serve the Valencia - Majorca ferry route with conventional vessels that take you to the island in approximately 7 hours. Regarding ticket costs, the price for a simple ferry ticket starts at €32 and can reach up to €60.
Note: There are frequent flights from the airport of Valencia to that of Mallorca. The plane trip to Mallorca lasts around 1 hour.
Ferry from Gandía to Mallorca
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 Mallorca. You’ll need to take a ferry or plane from neighboring Valencia in order to get to Mallorca.
The ferry-tale Valdemossa settlement in Mallorca
How to get from Alicante to Mallorca
The same goes for the ferry connection between Alicante and Mallorca. There are no direct ferry crossings that connect the two ports. Nonetheless, you can take a ferry from the ports of Valencia or Dénia, which are only a few hours away from Alicante, or catch a flight from the Alicante airport to that of Palma de Mallorca.
Feeling a little lost? Well, no need to worry. On our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections between Mallorca 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 Mallorca in 2021
Mallorca is waiting for the most exciting vacations this summer! On Ferryhopper you can find all ferry routes to Mallorca, Spain, along with their respective 2021 Spanish ferry schedules. Compare prices and companies, check timetables and book ferry tickets to Mallorca online, without hidden fees!