Ferry travel and island hopping in Ibiza

Ibiza is just the beginning!

Ibiza is a beautiful island in Spain, part of the Balearics, and it is great for island hopping.

Below, you can find information about ferry routes between Ibiza and the rest of the Balearic Islands, as well as useful travel tips. Find the itinerary of your dreams and book your Ibiza ferry tickets hassle-free!

Panoramic view of the port of San Antonio in Ibiza

Aerial view of the quaint port of San Antonio on the southwest coast of Ibiza

Traveling to Ibiza

The island of Ibiza is famous for its wild partying, amazing beaches, hippie lifestyle, and world-renowned gastronomy. It’s one of the most visited destinations in the world and has been a favorite spot for summer vacation since the ‘60s. Part of the Balearic group of islands, it’s also a perfect destination for island hopping in Spain.

The best time to go to Ibiza is from May to October. This is the so-called party season of the island, when most travelers visit to experience the intense nightlife. If you’re wondering where to stay on the island, thankfully Ibiza has many towns and resorts to choose from. Some of the best areas to stay in Ibiza are Ibiza Town, San Antonio, Talamanca, Ses Salines, Playa d’en Bossa, and San Carlos.

Ibiza is a safe destination, perfect for couples, groups of friends and families. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, staying in one of the island’s villages is the way to go.

From the 2 main ports of Ibiza, you can travel directly to Formentera and Mallorca in the Balearics. If you want to explore the Spanish mainland, you can also catch a ferry to Barcelona, Dénia and Valencia.     

 Tip: check out our detailed guide and discover how to get to Ibiza.  

  Cute shop at the village of San Carlos in Ibiza, Spain

Bohemian shop in the village of San Carlos in Ibiza

Which are the ports of Ibiza?

There are 2 ports in Ibiza: Ibiza Town and San Antonio. You can travel from the two ports to other islands in the Balearic Sea, as well as to mainland Spain.

The port of Ibiza Town is in the old town of Ibiza, easily accessible from the town center and the airport. It is perfect if you wish to explore the southeast coast of the island. The port of San Antonio is located on the southwest coast and it’s closer to the ports of mainland Spain.

What islands are near Ibiza?

The islands closer to Ibiza are Formentera, Es Vedrà, and Mallorca. Ibiza is one of the major islands of the Balearics along with Formentera, Mallorca, and Menorca. There are more islands and islets to visit during your holidays in Ibiza, such as S’ Espalmador and Cabrera. Most of the islands in the Balearic archipelago are connected by ferry or boat, so grab the opportunity and go island hopping in Spain!

Tip: the islet of Es Vedrà is great for underwater exploration. You can get there by boat from Ibiza Town or San Antonio.

The old town of Ibiza on a sunny day

The old town of Ibiza as seen from the port

Traveling by ferry from Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the top destinations in the world for island hopping. You can travel to Mallorca and Formentera throughout the year, and continue your ferry journey in the Balearics from there. What is more, there are regular ferries from Ibiza to some of the most important ports of mainland Spain.

Below, you can find more details about popular routes from the ports of Ibiza.

Ferry from Ibiza to Formentera

Traveling from Ibiza to Formentera by ferry is easy and fast. There are multiple daily crossings from the port of Ibiza Town to La Savina in Formentera. The route is operated by 4 ferry companies, and the journey duration is 35 minutes on average. Tickets start at €16-€29.

Tip: we suggest that you spend at least 2 days in Formentera, to see the untamed nature and hippie open-air markets.

Ferry from Ibiza to Mallorca

The Ibiza - Mallorca route is active year-round with more than 10 weekly crossings. Ferries to Palma de Mallorca depart from the port of Ibiza Town. The route is operated by Baleària and Trasmed, and tickets start at €50. It takes an average of 3 hours to reach Mallorca, an island famous for its secluded beaches, impressive architecture and mouth-watering dishes.

Tip: from Mallorca, you can continue your island-hopping vacation to Menorca. The Mallorca - Menorca route is available with at least 1 daily crossing.

Ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona

The route from Ibiza to Barcelona is one of the most popular in Spain. Baleària, Grandi Navi Veloci and Trasmed operate around 8 weekly crossings that last 6-10 hours. Standard tickets start at €40-€55.

When in Barcelona, don’t miss out on the innovative architecture, the impressive squares, as well as the top-tier restaurants. Explore the Gothic Quarter alleys and find your secret spot.

Night view of the Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

The majestic cathedral of Palma de Mallorca at night

Ferry from Ibiza to Dénia

The Ibiza - Dénia route is normally operated by Baleària daily throughout the year. During the summer, there are 7-14 weekly sailings, with an average duration of 2.5 hours. Ferry tickets start at around €65-€75

Tip: the port city of Dénia is home to wonderful beaches and it's a great starting point to explore the region.

Ferry from Ibiza to Valencia

To get from Ibiza to Valencia, you can catch a ferry daily with Baleària, Grandi Navi Veloci and Trasmed. There are approximately 17 weekly crossings, with an average starting price of €50-€56 in the high season. It takes around 6 hours on average to reach the port of Valencia. 

Tip: visiting the cultural center Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a must!

Hiking trail with a view to the port of Dénia

Enjoying the view of the port of Dénia, while hiking at the Montgó Nature Reserve

Can I go to Ibiza right now?

Yes, you can travel to Ibiza and the Balearic Islands right now. Check our page for up-to-date details about Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain.

Book island hopping tickets for Ibiza

On Ferryhopper, you can easily book island-hopping tickets for Ibiza and explore the rest of the Balearics. Find all the information you need about available ferry routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and timetables, and plan your trip to the Balearic Islands easily and quickly.

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