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Getting around Ibiza - car hire, buses, taxis and ferries

To get the most out of Ibiza, you have to get 'out and about' - we show you how.

Ibiza is a small island, roughly only 40km by 20km, so wherever you want to go, it doesn't take long. By road it is 16.5km from Ibiza Town to the second largest town, San Antonio and 15km to the third largest town, Santa Eulalia.

Do get about: Ibiza is a stunningly beautiful island and well worth exploring by car, bus or even boat.

Ibiza car hire companies

Selected car hire companies offering cars and motorbikes at prices to suit every pocket and offering the best service.

Airport transfers

The easiest and most comfortable way to get from the airport to your hotel or holiday villa is a private airport transfer only for you and your party.

Taxis

If there are 3 or 4 of you travelling, taxis are a comfortable and relatively economical way to travel. You can flag a taxi down at any time day and night if the green light is showing. Taxis are charged on a meter system (similar to the rest of Europe). See taxi prices.

Buses

The island boasts an extensive and regular bus service. There are half-hour connections between all major resorts, including many of the most popular beaches. Buses run in the summer months from approximately 7am until 10pm. The disco bus then takes over from midnight until 6am, taking clubbers to and from all the major clubs and resorts.

The buses are air-conditioned and an extremely economical form of transport. Highly recommended. Ask in your accommodation for more details. For timetables see the website of the Ibiza Bus Company.

Read more about transport on Ibiza in our Holiday tips - getting around on Ibiza.

Ferries

Ferries mainland Spain / Mallorca <-> Ibiza

The whole year round, there are regular ferries between mainland Spain (e.g. Barcelona, Valencia and Denia) and the neighbouring island of Mallorca, offered by the companies Trasmediterranea and Balearia. On these large ferries, you can also take your car. The ferry terminal is in Ibiza Town, at the end of the dyke behind Marina Botafoch (Google maps).

Ferries Formentera <-> Ibiza

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. Please note that Aquabus is only for passengers (plus luggage, bike and pets).

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

There are also many boat excursions to Formentera offered from many resorts of the island, ask at the reception of your hotel for more details.

Ferries to nearby beaches, to the hippie market in Es Caná and for other excursions

From most resorts small ferries connect to nearby beaches several times per day, e.g. from San Antonio to all the beautiful beaches of the West coast like Cala Bassa, Cala Conta or Cala Salada or from Ibiza Town to Cala Llonga, Figueretas and Playa d'en Bossa.

There are also many boat excursions, for example to the hippie market in Es Caná, the magical island of Es Vedrà or the drumming in Cala Benirrás. Ask in your accommodation for more details or find a list of recommended boat excursions around the coast of Ibiza here.

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