How to get to Formentera from Ibiza

October 4, 2023

During your holidays you must not miss out on visiting the sister island of Formentera. It is a absolute Paradise, you will be captivated by its translucent waters. Today we wish to explain to you how to get to Formentera from Ibiza. The first thing you need to keep in mind is that Formentera doesn’t have an airport so that the only way to get there is by sea.

How to get to Formentera from Ibiza.

There are several different ferry companies running regular crossings to Formentera in addition to day trips. The usual point of departure is the Port of Ibiza but some boats do leave from Playa d’en Bossa, Figueretas or from Santa Eulalia.

The companies offering the Ibiza – Formentera route are:

It is worth mentioning that in the high season you can also take a direct ferry to Formentera from Denia, Valencia or Mallorca.

 How long does it take to get to Formentera from Ibiza?

The slow ferries take 1 hour and the fast ferries  about 25 to 30 minutes. If you are considering taking your car along so you can get around and about Formentera you will need to take the slow one. And regarding the frecuency; in summer there is no need to worry:

  • Balearia runs up to 33 crossings per day
  • Trasmapi 27 crossings per day
  • Mediterránea Pitiusa up to 23 crossings per day
  • Aquabus Ferry Boats up to 6 crossings per day

But please note that there are no late night ferries between Ibiza and Formentera. In summer the las tones leave around midnight and in the low season the last regular ferry crossing is much earlier.

How much does it cost to get to Formentera from Ibiza?

Prices can fluctuate between 18 and 50 euros for a non resident return ticket depending on the company and the type of boat you choose. You can buy your ticket online, either from the ferry company websites or from one of the various operators, but you can also purchase directly from the ticket office just before departure. The online tickets quite often have some sort of discount. Please note if you purchase your return ticket with the same company it will be a bit cheaper and you can always leave the return journey open and come back on the boat which suits you best within the timetable of that company.

In addition to the regular ferry service, another option you have for getting to know Formentera is to choose one of the various day trips.  These are often cheaper and include drinks like sangría, however the times are set and thus your enjoyment time on the island is more limited. There are several companies departing from Figueretas and Playa den Bossa, like Capitan Hook or Ulises Cat

Finally, if your Budget allows, the best way to visit Formentera is without a doubt, to rent boat, with or without skipper. https://ibizaruralvillas.comalquiler/barcos. This way you can really make the most of you trip and visit at your leisure visit each and every beach and cove which takes your fancy on this marvellous island