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Ferries to and transport in Formentera

Information about ferries and excursions to Formentera and how to get about on the island - buses, taxis and the local's favourite... bicycle - by far the best way to see the island.

Ferries Ibiza <-> Formentera

The large ferry companies Balearia and Trasmapi go several times per day from the harbour of Ibiza town to La Savina on Formentera, the whole year round. To get from the airport of Ibiza to the harbour you can take a taxi or the bus. On some of the ferries you can also take a car, scooter or bike. The ferry terminal is in the centre of Ibiza town (Google maps).

Furthermore the Aquabus low cost ferry connects Ibiza town (all year round) and Playa d'en Bossa and Figueretas (May till September) with the port of La Savina on Formentera. The Aquabus ferries are smaller and therefore only transport passengers (plus luggage, bike and pets, all for free).

If you are staying on the east coast of Ibiza, the ferry service Santa Eulalia Ferry takes you daily from the port of Santa Eulalia, Cala Pada, Es Caná, Es Figueral and Cana Llonga over to Formentera.

There are also many other boat excursions that go to Formentera offered from many resorts around the island. See our list below for more details.

Ferries to Illetes beach

The small ferry 'La Bahía' connects La Savina to the beach of Illetes, during the summer months.

Buses (regular service)

First and last stop is always the port of La Savina to catch the ferries to Ibiza and the mainland. There are 7 official stops on the whole island but it is common to ask the driver to halt between stops; tickets are bought directly from the driver.

Taxis

There are two taxi stops, one in San Francisco (Tel.: 971 322 016), the other in Es Pujols (Tel: 971 328 016). When a ferry is due to arrive or depart taxis are generally on standby at the port.

Bicycle

Due to its topography Formentera is a paradise for cyclists: mostly flat, no stress, no rushing about. You can enjoy the island, breathe in the clean air and enjoy the beautiful landscape close up. Discover secluded spots and take in the sights and sounds of nature that you would normally miss. The roads are quite good and all the main roads have cycle lanes.

Of course using a bike is a great benefit to the environment and to encourage this the tourist office on Formentera hand out an information leaflet – the Green Tours – showing routes you can take and maps to help guide you.

Please note: Some of these routes are also used by cars or mopeds, but they have to stick to a speed limit of 15 km/h.

Car and Scooter hire

If you're short of time or just don't have the health or energy for cycling then renting a car, moped, or eco-friendly transportation could be the thing for you. Helmets are compulsory for all mopeds or scooters and you can be fined on the spot if caught riding without one. Be careful on the 'natural' roads leading to some of the more popular beaches - they can be quite potholed and rutted.

With cars, you have to wear seatbelts, if travelling with children then the car hire companies will advise you of the restrictions in place and, if you inform them of your child's age, will also ensure you are supplied with a child seat if required.

The speed limit on Formentera is 70 km/h and the police often use radar to catch motorists. But why should you speed anyway – you're on holiday!

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