Ferries and schedules to the Balearics in the off-season

From November to April

The heavenly Balearic Islands in Spain are an ideal year-round destination for holidays in the Mediterranean. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for summer to enjoy the stunning beaches of Mallorca or the buzzing life of Ibiza. 

On Ferryhopper, you can find detailed information about off-season ferries to the Balearics. Discover all the ways to get to the Balearic Islands by ferry during the off-season months and book your tickets easily and quickly.

Boats at a marina in Mallorca

An idyllic harbor in Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Ferries from mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands in the off-season

The ports of mainland Spain are a great starting point for your ferry trip to the Balearics. You can find plenty of ferry routes from Barcelona, Valencia and Dénia to the Balearics. The neighboring ports of Gandia and Alicante are not connected to the Balearics as of now.

Tip: if you're looking for some inspiration, learn what to do in the Balearics off-season and take your vacation to the next level! From relaxing autumn holidays in Ibiza to festive winter holidays in Mallorca, the options are endless!

Ferries from Barcelona to the Balearics in the off-season

Barcelona is the oldest and most important port in Spain. Ferry connections between Barcelona and the Balearics remain frequent even in the off-season. Specifically:

  • Ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca: there are around 3-7 weekly ferries to Mallorca from Barcelona, depending on the month you’re traveling. Most connections last approximately 6.5-7 hours.
  • Ferry from Barcelona to Menorca: connections between Barcelona and Menorca are usually available throughout the year with daily ferries. On average, the trip lasts around 5.5-6 hours. Ferry frequency and duration may vary depending on the port of arrival (Ciutadella or Mahón).
  • Ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza: you can catch a ferry from Barcelona to Ibiza 3 times per week from November to early spring. The trip to Ibiza lasts around 7-8 hours.
  • Ferry from Barcelona to Formentera: in the off-season, there is usually 1 daily ferry from Barcelona to Formentera that arrives in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can get there via Ibiza.

Tip: most ferries from mainland Spain to the Balearics are traveling at night. If you’ve chosen a conventional ferry, booking a cabin is recommended for a more relaxing journey.

Ferries from Valencia to the Balearics in the off-season

From the beautiful port of Valencia, you can travel to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. Specifically:

  • Ferry from Valencia to Mallorca: you can catch a ferry from Valencia to Palma de Mallorca every day from November to April. Travel time is around 7-7.5 hours.
  • Ferry from Valencia to Menorca: regardless of the season, there is usually 1 weekly ferry from Valencia to Menorca that makes the crossing in 15.5 hours.
  • Ferry from Valencia to Ibiza: ferries from Valencia to Ibiza are available 5-7 times per week, with the trip lasting around 5 hours.

Sunny day at the port of Valencia

Beautiful sunny day at the port of Valencia

Ferries from Dénia to the Balearics in the off-season

From the port of Dénia, you can travel by ferry to Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Below, you can find more information about the ferry frequency and duration from November to April:

Ferries between the Balearic Islands in the off-season

Now, as soon as you arrive in the Balearics, you might want to do some island hopping! Here, you can find more information about island hopping in the Balearics off-season.

Apart from the popular Ibiza - Formentera route, the island of Mallorca is connected to all major islands of the Balearics. Specifically:

  • Ferry from Ibiza to Formentera: from November to April, there are around 3 daily crossings, with the ferry from Ibiza to Formentera lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Ferry from Mallorca to Menorca: there are around 2-4 daily connections from Mallorca to Menorca. The fastest ferry arrives in about 1.5 hours.
  • Ferry from Mallorca to Ibiza: there is at least 1 daily ferry from Mallorca to Ibiza and around 9 weekly crossings in the off-season. The duration of the trip is 2.5-4 hours.
  • Ferry from Mallorca to Formentera: there is usually 1 daily ferry connection from Mallorca to Formentera that lasts 3.5 hours. From late autumn to early spring, indirect ferry routes with Ibiza as an intermediate stop are usually more frequent.

Tip: planning island hopping in the Balearics is easier than ever! Check out our guide and plan your adventure on our interactive Map of ferries!

Sunny day at the port of Ibiza

The beautiful port of Ibiza on a sunny day

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