How to get to Formentera?

how to get to formenteraHow to get to Formentera? How to travel to Formentera? These are the questions we often receive. The answer is very simple!

By plane from one of the many British airports with destination Ibiza. The airport in Formentera is not present and therefore don’t waste time searching for flights to Formentera! The only way to reach this paradise is to go there by sea. Once you have landed, head to the port of Ibiza (by taxi or bus number 10), take the ferry and in just 30 minutes you will be on the magical island of Formentera.

Once the trip is organized, all you have to do is book an accommodation in Formentera, we recommend a nice apartment in Es Pujols.

Low-Cost Flights

In recent years, the number of cities that have direct flights to Ibiza via low-cost airlines has increased (there are no flights to Formentera, since there isn’t the airport), for this reason I decided to make a list for an easy search.

  • BELFAST: Easyjet,;
  • BIRMINGHAM: Ryanair,, TUI UK;
  • BRISTOL: Ryanair, Easyjet,, TUI UK;
  • DUBLIN: Ryanair, TUI Ireland;
  • EDINBURGH: Ryanair,;
  • LEEDS: Ryanair,;
  • LONDON HEATHROW: British Airways;
  • LONDON LUTON: Easyjet;
  • MANCHESTER: Ryanair; Easyjet, TUI UK;
  • NEWCASTLE: Ryanair,, TUI UK;
  • SOUTHAMPTON: British Airways;

From Ibiza airport to the port

Once you get off the plane, go to the airport exit. The one in Ibiza is very small, so you will surely be quick. How to reach the port of Ibiza from the airport?
You have several options. One is to take bus 10, which departs from a bus stand right in front of the airport forecourt (every 30 minutes from 6.30 a.m. until midnight). You can buy the ticket on board; you will arrive in about 35 minutes and the cost is €3.60. As of summer 2023, there is also the 10 express bus, which, without making stops, takes about 15 minutes to get to the port (every 30 minutes from 7:45 a.m. until 10:15 p.m.).
This choice is definitely the cheapest one, but it is not the only suggestion for those who wish to have a low cost vacation in Formentera.

Another solution is to take a comfortable taxi: you will also find these immediately at the exit. The price of the trip varies from about 15 to 20 € but in this case you will be at your destination in a maximum of 15 minutes.
Finally, a solution that is often already booked is the transfer service: a person in charge of your reception will take you by car or minibus (if you are a large group) directly to the port. The prices for this service vary depending on the company you cho0se. The distance from the airport to the port of Ibiza is about 10 km.

Ferry Ibiza – Formentera

At the small maritime station of the port of Ibiza you will find an area where there are 4 ticket offices of different companies. Our suggestion, if you want to travel at a discounted price, is to buy tickets online. In this way, you will save time, avoiding queuing at the ticket office, and money, since the rates on the web are always lower than those on site.

Follow these simple instructions to buy tickets for the ferry Ibiza – Formentera and you’ll be able to board the boats of the Formentera Lines and Trasmapi companies. You’ll only pay €43.20 for a return ticket thanks to the promotional code ESTATE123.

how to get to formentera

Route from the port of Ibiza to the port of Formentera

Bus and Taxi

The company that manages public transport of bus on the island is Autocares Paya which efficiently covers all the main points of Formentera. There are many bus lines that connect both inhabited centers and the most beautiful beaches such as Ses Illetes or Cala Saona (the latter active only in summer).
Worth noting is the excellent idea of circulating a night bus, to help the tourists without their own vehicle wishing to experience the island at night. To see the currently active lines and their schedules, visit the Autocares Paya website.

If you prefer a comfortable taxi, you can contact the Formentera Radio Taxi service by calling (+34) 971-322342. For those staying in Es Pujols there is a small taxi rank in front of the Gonzalo supermarket, in Carrer de S’Esplamador, about 200 meters from the promenade.

“Every trip you live three times:

when you dream it,

when you live it

and when you remember it. “


Book online using the promotional code ESTATE123 and save with our partners. The code is valid for EVERYONE. You can take advantage of the discounts even if we were unable to provide the right accommodation for you.

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