How to arrive to Formentera from Ibiza

One of the most frequently asked questions to whom wants to spend some days in Formentera is how to arrive to this amazing island. As you should know, Formentera doesn’t have any airport so there is only one way to arrive to this island: by boat from the port Ibiza. We remind you that you can buy your ferry tickets in this website, but we tell you before how to arrive to the port of Ibiza.

Arriving to Ibiza by plane

So now you know: you must go to Ibiza before going to Formentera. The most common way to arrive to Ibiza is by boat, so your next question will be how to arrive from Ibiza airport to Formentera. The distance between the airport and the port of Ibiza is about 5 miles (8 kilometers). You can cover this distance using one of this options:

El traghetto a Formentera di Ibiza

Ferry travelling from Ibiza to Formentera. Es Vedrà island is at the background.

From airport to port of Ibiza by bus

Taking the Bus is the cheapest option. You can take ‘Línea 10’ (L10) BUS – you will see a bus with the word ‘AEROPORT’ in the front. This bus line travels between the airport and the city of Ibiza, including a stop next to the port. Tickets costs 3,50 euros. The trip takes about 20-30 minutes.

Ibiza Airport Bus Timetable – Summer (From 1st April to 31rd October)

IBIZA (Port) > SANT JORDI > AIRPORT
From 06:00 to 24:00 (every 20 minutes)
(July and August every 15 min)

AIRPORT > SANT JORDI > IBIZA (Port)
From 06:30 to 00:30 (every 20 minutes)
(July and August every 15 min)

Ibiza Airport Bus Timetable – Winter (From 1st November to  31th March)

IBIZA (Port) > SANT JORDI > AIRPORT
07:00 to 23:30 (every 30 minutes)

AIRPORT > SANT JORDI > IBIZA (Port)
07:20 to 23:50 (every 30 minutes)

Uno de los autobuses que realizan el trayecto entre el aeropuerto de Ibiza y el puerto de la isla.

Uno de los autobuses que realizan el trayecto entre el aeropuerto de Ibiza y el puerto de la isla.

From Ibiza airport to the port by taxi

Taxi is one of the fastest ways to get to the port. You will see a Taxi stop when you get out of the airport. The trip takes around 10-15 minutes and the price is around 20 euros.

Taxis esperando en la terminal del aeropuerto de Ibiza

Taxis waiting in front of the airport.

Ibiza shuttles

Some companies offers a private transfer service between the airport and the port Ibiza. Obviously, is the most comfortable way of doing this trip. However, as you can imagine, it is also the most expensive option.

ibiza y formentera

El ferry cubre la distancia que separa la isla de Ibiza (arriba) y Formentera (la pequeña isla de abajo)

How about renting a car?

This is an option for ‘Formentera noobs’: I will need a car (or a motorbike) to move around Formentera, so I will rent it in Ibiza airport and travel with it in the ferry.

Well, if you select this option you may find some problems. First of all, you must check with the rental company if you can take the vehicle to another island. Moreover, taking a car with the ferry will cost about 40 euros, so it’s better to rent it directly once you arrive to Formentera.

 

Panorámica del puerto de Ibiza

Panorámica del puerto de Ibiza

Arriving to Ibiza by boat

The plane is not the only way to arrive to Ibiza: you can also get to the island by boat.

Port of Sant Antonio

You may arrive from Barcelona or Denia (Valencia) to port of San Antonio (Sant Antoni). Or maybe you want to spend some days in a hotel in San Antonio and then travel to Formentera a couple of days. You can travel from San Antonio to Ibiza by bus (2,50 approximately) o by taxi (around 25 euros).

Port of Ibiza

If you arrive from Iberian Peninsula to the city of Ibiza, you can take the ferry to Formentera from the same port. However, Ibiza has a big port, so maybe you will need to take a taxi from ‘Botafoc’ (the outer part of the port where big boats docks) to ‘Estación Náutica de Formentera’. The distance between both spots is about 2 kilometers.

I need a discount!

Now you know all the options you can choose once you are in Ibiza in your way to Formentera. You can buy your ferry tickets in this website and use the promotional code you will find in this link to get a discount in your purchase!