Flights to and from Ibiza - cheap fares and budget airlines
As one of Europe's most accessible and least complicated holiday locations, Ibiza is by necessity very easy to reach and navigate your way around. The island is surprisingly close to mainland Spain and only a short hop from neighbouring Mallorca.
The quickest and easiest way to get to Ibiza is, of course, by plane. In the high season - which begins in May and continues into September - many of the larger European countries (including the UK, Italy, Germany and France) have direct flights to and from Ibiza on a number of airlines. The choice of airlines offering direct flights to Ibiza ranges from the traditional to the cheaper budget companies. Some of the best fares and deals can be found online either well in advance or at the very last minute.
Ibiza has one international airport, close to Ibiza Town in the south-east of the island, which means that tourists staying in far-flung hotels and resorts in the north have up to an hour's travel from the airport. In comparison to so many holiday destinations in Spain and all over Europe, however, one hour's transit time from the airport is negligible, and it is refreshing to know that one hour should be the absolute maximum for any resort on the island.
An excellent way to get from A to B on Ibiza is to hire a car from the airport. This is best done in advance, so that you are guaranteed to have a vehicle waiting for you on arrival. All of the large international car hire companies have offices at the airport, and there are even a number of local companies. Another option is to take a bus from the airport to Ibiza Town, and to catch another bus from there to your destination. A more hassle-free plan would be to jump into a cab; there tends not to be not too much of a queue, even in high season. Remember to ask about the approximate price before getting in, however.
For a more scenic, albeit longer, route to Ibiza, you could get on a ferry from a number of port towns on Spain's east coast, or from Mallorca. During the summer months, ferry and hydrofoil services depart for Ibiza a few times each day from the nearest Spanish port towns, Denia and Valencia. Once on the island, there are numerous short boat and ferry trips on offer, from the three large towns (Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Santa Eularia) to nearby beaches, and also from Ibiza Town or San Antonio to the neighbouring island of Formentera.