Ferry Travel and Island Hopping in Ibiza

Ferry Travel and Island Hopping in Ibiza

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Ibiza is a beautiful island in Spain, part of the Balearics, and it is great for island hopping. Here you can find information about ferry routes between Ibiza and the rest of the Balearic Islands, as well as useful travel tips.

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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 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, Denia, Valencia, and Gandia.

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Bohemian shop at 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 with each other 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.

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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. Here are 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 more than 40 daily crossings from the port of Ibiza Town to La Savina in Formentera. The route is serviced by 4 ferry companies, and the journey duration is 25 minutes on average. Tickets are around 20€. Ferryhopper suggests 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 daily with more than 24 weekly crossings. Ferries to Palma de Mallorca depart from both Ibiza Town and San Antonio. The service is operated by Baleària and Trasmediterránea, and tickets are around 34€. It takes an average of 3 hours to reach Mallorca. The island of Mallorca is famous for its secluded beaches and impressive architecture. Explore the island and try mouth-watering dishes.

Tip: From Mallorca, you can continue your island-hopping vacation to Menorca. The Mallorca - Menorca route is available with at least 3 daily crossings.

Ferry from Ibiza to Barcelona

The route from Ibiza to Barcelona is one of the most popular in Spain. Balearia and Trasmediterránea operate a total of 13 weekly crossings, and the journey duration is approximately 8.5 hours. Standard tickets start at 50€. When in Barcelona, don’t miss out on the innovative architecture, the impressive squares, as well as the fine-dining restaurants. Explore the Gothic Quarter alleys, and find your secret spot.

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The majestic cathedral of Palma de Mallorca at night.

Ferry from Ibiza to Denia

The Ibiza - Denia route is normally serviced by Baleària daily throughout the year. During the summer, there are around 24 weekly sailings, with an average duration of 2.5 hours. There are crossings from both ports of Ibiza to Denia, and tickets are around 60€. The port city of Denia is home to wonderful beaches.

Ferry from Ibiza to Valencia

To get from Ibiza to Valencia you can catch a ferry daily with Baleària and Trasmediterránea. There are approximately 10 weekly crossings, with an average price of 77€, depending on the type of vessel. It takes less than 6 hours to reach the port of Valencia. Visiting the cultural center Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a must!

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Enjoying the view to the port of Denia, while hiking at the Montgó Nature Reserve.

Can I go to Ibiza right now?

At the moment, you can only travel to Ibiza from mainland Spain for non-holiday reasons. The communities of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearics are under perimetral confinement. You can freely travel to Ibiza from other islands of the Balearic group, as there are no movement restrictions between them. Find out more details about COVID-19 and ferry travel on our FAQ page.

Important: Travel measures in Spain are subject to change depending on the spread of COVID-19 per region. Contact us if you need up-to-date information about ferry travel in Spain.

Where to book island hopping tickets for Ibiza?

On ferryhopper.com you can easily book island hopping tickets for Ibiza. Find all the information you need about available ferry routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries, and plan your trip in the Balearic Islands.