Traveling from Alicante to Mallorca by ferry
To get from Alicante to Mallorca by ferry, you have to travel to Dénia first. The route from Dénia to Mallorca is served daily. Find the latest information about how to travel from Alicante to Mallorca in our ferry guide.
Is there a ferry from Alicante to Mallorca?
There aren't any direct connections from Alicante to Mallorca, but you can easily get to Dénia and then travel to Mallorca from there. You can travel from Alicante to Dénia by car, train or bus.
There are normally daily ferry crossings from Dénia to Mallorca, will all itineraries including a short layover in Ibiza. The company that normally operates on this route is Baleària.
Please note that ferry schedules may change from season to season. You can find real-time information about your trip from Dénia to Mallorca and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.
How long is the ferry ride from Alicante to Mallorca?
The trip duration from Alicante to Dénia is around 1 hr drive. Traveling from Alicante to Dénia by train or bus can take from 3 hr to 4 hr as you might have to change in Benidorm.
The ferry ride from Dénia to the port of Palma de Mallorca ranges from about 5 hr to 7.5 hr. Travel time depends on the type of vessel (fast or standard) and how long the ferry stops in Ibiza (1 hr or 30 min).
Total travel time from Alicante to Mallorca depends on the way that you access the port of Dénia. The shortest journey takes about 6 hr if you drive from Alicante to Dénia and you get the fast ferry to Mallorca.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Alicante to Mallorca?
There are high-speed ferries traveling from Dénia to Mallorca. The fastest ferry to Mallorca takes 5 hr to reach the island.
How much is the ferry from Alicante to Mallorca?
Ferry prices from Dénia to Mallorca start at around €66. Ticket cost can be lower or higher depending on discounts, seat type and vehicle selection.
A single train or bus ticket from Alicante to Dénia costs around €12.
What’s the ferry schedule from Alicante to Mallorca?
There are no direct ferry connections from the port of Alicante to the port of Palma de Mallorca, but you can catch the ferry from the nearby port of Dénia and get to Mallorca from there.
There is usually at least 1 daily crossing from Dénia to Mallorca, with ferry frequency increasing during the summer.
The earliest ferry departs from Dénia at around 07:30 and arrives in Palma de Mallorca at about 15:00. The latest ferry departure is usually at 17:00 and the ferry reaches Mallorca at around 22:00.
What’s the distance between Alicante and Mallorca?
The distance between Alicante and Ibiza is approximately 166 nautical miles (about 308km).
Am I allowed to travel from Alicante to Mallorca?
Restrictions may currently apply to ferry travel from Alicante to Mallorca. While movement within the Valencian Community is permitted, you need a negative COVID-19 PCR test to travel from mainland Spain to Ibiza and the Balearic Islands. Bear in mind that travel guidelines may change, so make sure that you check with the ferry company for the latest information.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Alicante to Mallorca?
You can book cheap ferry tickets from Alicante and Dénia to Mallorca on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. See all available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare schedules and prices, and book ferry tickets to Mallorca online with just 4 clicks.
Crystal blue waters at the bay of Cala d'Or in southeast Mallorca
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Alicante to Mallorca
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Alicante to Mallorca:
- If you are traveling with a vehicle, we recommend arriving at the port of Dénia 1.5 hr before your departure.
- The Central bus station of Alicante is located just 10 min walk from the city port.
- Mallorca offers many accommodation options. On the eastern part of the island, you will find several popular resorts, such as Cala d'Or, as well as family-friendly hotels.
- There are regular bus connections between most of Mallorca's towns, villages and resorts. Make sure you check the express bus services if you want to get to your destination faster.
- It's only a 15-minute walk from the port of Palma to the Cathedral of Santa Maria, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the most emblematic building in Mallorca's capital.
- Find more useful tips and information about the island in our Mallorca travel guide.
Where to take the ferry from Alicante to Mallorca
To get from Alicante to Mallorca, you have to travel to Dénia first.
The port of Dénia is located in the southeast of Spain, between Valencia (about 100km) and Alicante (about 90km). Both Valencia and Alicante have international airports.
To get from the center of Dénia to the port, take Carrer de Patricio Ferrándiz - one of the city's main roads - and follow the signs for the ferry terminal (Baleària Port). There is also a solar-powered boat (La Panseta) that takes you from the center to the ferry terminal for free.
The port has a passenger terminal (Estación Marítima de Dénia) managed by Baleària. The building has information desks, a waiting area and a small play area for kids, as well as bars and restaurants with a great view of Dénia's waterfront.
Can I travel on the ferry from Alicante to Mallorca with a car?
Yes, ferries traveling from Dénia to Mallorca carry vehicles.
Baleària has no weight limit for luggage as long as you can carry it on board in one go without requiring help. Bear in mind that you do not need to check in your luggage. The ferries also have lockers that are accessible throughout the journey.
Ferries traveling from Dénia to Mallorca have cabins as well as numbered seats.