The different means of transportation in Ibiza may surprise you. It’s pretty easy to get around Ibiza because it is a small island which has an area of about 571 square kilometres. You can reach the farthest part of the island by road within 25 minutes. Ibiza Town is 16.5 km from San Antonio by road and 15 km from Santa Eulalia.
The great thing about the island is that you can enjoy all kinds of transportation in Ibiza. From the airport or to any part of the island or the nearby islands because the Ibiza transport network is very affordable, well-connected and, easy to understand.
Choosing the right transportation in Ibiza
In addition to transportation in Ibiza, it certainly has a lot of nice things to offer from its beautiful sceneries, to the numerous activities, shops, bars, and clubs that will make your holiday worthwhile. You can easily drive across most parts of the island in just less than an hour.
From the airport
1. If you opt for an Ibiza Villa rental, you can arrange for Ibiza Airport transfers in advance especially if you decide to go to the island in the summer where there is a long queue at the taxi stand outside the airport. The airport transfers can quickly and efficiently take you to your villa.
2. Another option is to book a private transfer with a driver in Ibiza. This is the easiest and most comfortable way to get from the airport to your accommodation.
3. The cheapest and a relatively easy way to get from the airport to your accommodation is by bus. You can ride the number 10 bus that can transport you from the airport to Ibiza Town. It runs all throughout the year. There are also specific bus routes during the summer that can take you from the airport to San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, San José, Es Caná, and Cala Nova. The bus route to Ibiza Town leaves every 15 to 20 minutes. Whereas the bus route to San Antonio departs only once every hour.
4. You can also hire a taxi from the airport if you are a party of three or four for a more comfortable and economical transfer. Take note though that it would be tough looking for a taxi during the summer because of the long queues awaiting as soon as you get out of the airport and stand at the airport taxi rank.
5. If you are renting a car for the entire duration of the trip, you can collect it at the airport and start driving from there. Although renting a car is very affordable in Ibiza because of the tough competition, it’s always better to book ahead of time to avail of those deals and big discounts.
How to get around in Ibiza
You have a lot of options to choose from in order to explore Ibiza. Aside from the different modes of transportation, you can also go by foot, on a mountain bike, a moped, a motorcycle, or a scooter that you can rent in the island or in the resorts. These are better options if you want to explore the off the road trails and routes and see the undiscovered charms of the island.
Renting a car is affordable in Ibiza because there are a lot of companies offering rent-a-car in Ibiza. They have to keep the prices at a very competitive level all throughout the year. Renting a car also gives you the most freedom of all the types of transportation in Ibiza because you can go around and explore the island at your own pace and you can go wherever you wish. You can go the the old town and reach the deserted and secluded beaches.
THINGS TO TAKE NOTE WHEN RENTING A CAR IN IBIZA
- Most driving licenses are valid in Ibiza. You need to bring this all the time including the rental car documents.
- Car rental companies have an age limit and only rent cars to adults over 21 to 25 years of age.
- Always wear your seatbelts.
- Drivers seat on the right-hand side of the road.
- Children who are 12 years old above or have a height of more than 135 cm can sit on the passenger seat. Children below 12 years and who are smaller need to be in a children’s seat or push chair at the back of the car. Car rental companies can supply children’s seat upon request with your reservation.
- Make sure that your rented car has a comprehensive insurance.
- Observe parking restrictions or the car can get clamped.
- Comply with all traffic rules and regulations because the fines are very high.
You can always hail a taxi on the streets that have a green light for a more comfortable and convenient means of transportation in Ibiza. Especially if you are a party of three to four as it saves time and money. You can also ask the receptionist or any of the hotel staff to call a taxi for you especially during summer when it’s quite hard to get a taxi. Taxis in Ibiza charge you based on a metered system. The fare starts at €3.65 but if you call in advance, the fare starts at €4.95
July and August are the busiest months which can leave you stranded on the streets. So it’s always better to call a taxi ahead of time. There are also some drivers who are reluctant to take you to remote areas in the island. Because of the lower chances of getting passengers going back to town although this is very unlikely in Ibiza.
Call any of these RADIO TAXI numbers now If you need a taxi:
- Ibiza – 971 39 84 83 or 971 33 33 33
- San José – 971 80 00 80 (also airport)
- San Antonio – 971 34 37 64
- Santa Eulalia – 971 33 33 33
- San Juan – 971 33 33 33
- Formentera – 971 32 23 42
Riding a bus is still the cheapest way to go around Ibiza. In addition, it’s easy to find one because public buses have frequent trips. They are also comfortable and air-conditioned.
There are always public bus options that can take you wherever you wish to go in Ibiza. The network of buses extends across the whole island connecting the popular beaches and most of the major resorts with half-hour connections between them.
Here is a link to the official website where you can have a closer look at the bus lines. Buses in Ibiza (IbizaBus)
Buses arrive every 15 minutes for the busiest routes while they every only once an hour for the not so frequent bus routes. The buses start their trips at 7:00 with the last routes that end at around midnight. Simply check the bus map or information regarding the bus stops and schedules. They can also be found in the bus stops and bus ticketing offices.
Buy a ticket before boarding the bus. When the bus ticket offices are closed at night, you can pay the bus driver as soon as you get on the bus. Ring the bell in advance before your stop, otherwise, you might miss your stop.
Are you looking for transportation in Ibiza at night?
The disco bus runs from midnight until 6 in the morning during the summer. The disco bus is the main transport of the party clubbers and hoppers between major bars, resorts, and clubs. Book yourself a seat in advance for the bus to pick you up at your hotel or in the centre of your resort. Then visit different clubs, bars, and party resorts. Many visitors take advantage of this fun and quirky mode of transport. Especially if they are planning to get drunk and party the night away without having to worry how to get back to their respective resorts or hotels.
The fare costs only around €3 to €3.50.
Ferry and Boat Trips
Do you need a different means of transportation in Ibiza apart from vehicles? Well, there are ferries and boat trips that can take you to nearby islands and beaches.
You can go to Fermentera using the low cost ferry, Aquabus, which is exclusive for passengers and their luggage, pets, or bikes. Here is a link to get more info: Aquabus.
It has trips between Ibiza Town and Fermentera all throughout the year. Furthermore it also connects to Figueretas and Playa d’en Bossa from May until September. There are also larger ferry companies such as Trasmapi and Balearia that have several trips throughout the day connecting Ibiza Town and Fermentera all throughout the year. Some resorts also offer boat trips to Fermentera.
You can visit nearby beaches and do other boat trips using small ferries. They could take you several times a day. There are ferry rides connecting San Antonio to the lovely beaches. Namely, Cala Salada, Cala Bassa, and Cala Conta and the Town of Ibiza to Playa d’en Bossa, Figueretas, and Cala Llonga.
You can also opt for the boat trips that can take you to Es Vedrà, Cala Benirrás, or Es Caná’s hippie market. You have a wide range of transportation in Ibiza to get you anywhere.
There are ferries connecting Ibiza to mainland Spain and Mallorca which are offered by the companies Balearia and Transmediterranea all throughout the year. These are large ferries that allow you to take your car.
The ferry terminal is located in Ibiza Town at the end of the dyke behind Marina Botafoch.