Ibiza Ferries from Barcelona, Denia Alicante, Spain

Ferries to Ibiza Find a ferry from Spain to the Island

Ibiza Sea Boat

As a small Mediterranean island, ferries and boats are integral to Ibiza's internal and international transport routes. Whether arriving on the island or seeking a novel way to get from one beach to another, ferries can be the most pleasant if not the most efficient way to travel.

Ferries from mainland Spain

It is possible to reach Ibiza by ferry from the larger port towns of mainland Spain's east coast, although it is worth remembering that ferry services tend to be more frequent during the summer months. The closest mainland port town is Denia, which offers two crossings per day by hydrofoil (two and a quarter hours to Ibiza Town) and two crossings per day by ferry (four and a half hours to San Antonio). From Barcelona there are on average four ferry crossings per week, lasting around nine hours, and from Valencia there is one hydrofoil crossing every day, lasting three and a quarter hours. From Alicante there is a daily hydrofoil service to San Antonio, lasting approximately three hours.

Ferries from Mallorca

Various companies offer regular ferry and hydrofoil crossings between Mallorca (Palma) and Ibiza. The hydrofoil crossing lasts around two and a half hours, while the ferry takes a little over five hours.

Ibiza to Formentera

This speedy service runs throughout the year, although hours are extended during the high season (from early in the morning until 10pm). There are almost 30 crossings every day in the summer, and around one every hour between 7am and 7pm out of season. Ferries arrive at the Formentera port of La Savina, where it is possible to hire cars and bikes, and the return crossing per person costs about the same as a reasonable restaurant meal.

Around Ibiza

Boats shuttle regularly between the three large port towns of Ibiza Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Santa Eularia and the surrounding beaches. These short trips are well worth trying out, and generally cost no more than the price of a beer. The departure area at Ibiza's port is on Passeig Maritim, and in San Antonio it is at Passeig de ses Fonts. Between midnight and 3am, there is even a boat service between Ibiza Town's Passeig Maritim and the nightclub El Divino, located just across the harbour.

With all ferry journeys to and around Ibiza and Formentera, with the exception of the El Divino boat service, it is advisable to book in advance where possible. Remember to take sun cream with you for all daytime boat trips, as there is often no escape from the sun on board.