How to get to Formentera island from Ibiza Town

Formentera is a beautiful island about 30-40 minutes away from Ibiza Town by boat. You’ll find getting to Formentera pretty easy, but it involves two journeys. You’ll need to take a flight and a ferry since the island doesn’t have its own airport. If you’ve never been and want to visit, here’s a rundown on how to get to Formentera island from Ibiza Town, Spain.

The journey – part one

Ibiza airport to Ibiza Town (Eivissa)

The first part of your journey is getting from the airport to Ibiza Town. Port d’Eivissa is the port for connections to Formentera island and is located in Ibiza Town. There are two options to get you there if you haven’t arranged a hire car or have a pick-up scheduled.  

Airport Bus

The cheapest way to get to Ibiza Town is by taking the L10 bus (The L just stands for line). It’s around €3.50 for a one-way single ticket (at the time of visiting – April 2019). It takes about 25-30 minutes or less depending on traffic.

Eivissa airport bus - Formentera
Eivissa airport bus - Formentera
Taxi

The second option is to take a taxi which will cost you anywhere from €10 upwards. It’s quicker than the bus but on the other hand, it’s more expensive.  

Tips

In and around Ibiza Town

If you’re staying overnight when you get to Ibiza Town like I did or you’re staying a few days before heading to Formentera, swot up on some of the buses to help you get around:

Ibiza – other useful local buses
  • Bus L2 – to San Antonio Bay (from San Antonio bus station)
  • L3 – Eivissa to Sant Rafel and San Antonio.
  • Bus L9 – airport to San Antonio (summer only)
  • Bus L14 – Eivissa to Playa den Bossen
  • L13 – Evissia to Santa Eulària (The Hippie Market)
Tips

The journey – part two

Getting from Ibiza Town to Formentera

The next stage of the journey will be a ferry ride to Formentera.

Located at Ibiza Town’s port, you’ll find four well-known ferries that make the journey to Formentera. They are:

You’ll find it easy to book all of your journeys online via each company directly on their website.

Trasmapi ferry - Ibiza Town
Trasmapi ferry - Ibiza Town
Mediterrania Pitiusa ferry - Formentera
Mediterrania Pitiusa ferry - Formentera

You’ll find the local bus stop directly in front of you as you exit Formentera’s port, La Savina. If you need a taxi, you’ll find a rank to your left-hand side. If you’re looking to hire a car, there are plenty of car hire companies there too.

La Savina Port - Formentera
La Savina Port - Formentera
La Savina taxi rank - Formentera
La Savina taxi rank - Formentera

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