How to get to formentera spanish island

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As an island, it can be difficult to see how to reach Formentera. There is no airport due to its small size, so it is only accessible by boat from Ibiza. However, it is well worth the journey, even if it includes an extra step.

There are several options to get to and from Formentera, with options every hour during the peak summer months. Most leaves from Ibiza’s main port and arrive at La Savina port on Formentera half an hour later. But how can you get to Ibiza’s port?

Getting to Ibiza’s Port from Ibiza Airport

There are several methods you can choose to reach Ibiza’s port from the airport. Just outside the arrivals terminal, you’ll find the quickest transportation – taxis. It costs around 20 euros to get to the port in 10 to 15 minutes.

Slower, but more cost effective is to catch the LIO bus, or the autobus. If you walk right from the arrivals terminal, you’ll find the bus stops. Currently it takes 3.60 euros and 30 minutes to reach the port. Buses leave every 30 minutes and you can find more information on the Ibizabus website.

You can also take a car and leave it by the port. For around 17 euros per day, you can park down a side street that is behind the main building of the port.

Another method is to higher (rent) a car. You can even take it to Formentera on the ferry, as long as it is allowed by the car company.

Ferries from Ibiza to Formentera


In about 30 minutes for around 43 euros for a return ticket, you can catch one of the many ferries from Ibiza to Formentera.

Mediterranea Pitiusa, Balearia and Transmapi all leave from Ibiza every one to two hours and are all similarly priced. They all will get you there fast!

If you don’t mind a slower trip with a transfer in Playa d’en Bossa, Aquabus offers a ferry out of old fishing boats. If you go only for a day, it’s 19 euros. For a longer stay, it’s 29 euros. The trip takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, but the price can make it all worth it.



Ferries from Denia to Formentera

If you aren’t traveling to Ibiza and want to skip it, you can travel another way to Formentera. Taking a ferry from Denia in Spain brings you directly to La Savina port in Formentera. The trip costs around 70 euros both ways and takes around 3 hours. Additionally, cars are welcome on the ferry.

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