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Ibiza Airport is the arrivals hub for 95 per cent of visitors to the two Balearic holiday islands of Ibiza and Formentera. Peak season is between May and October, and the airport is just four miles from buzzing Ibiza Town with its beaches and lively nightlife. Most of the airport’s flights are seasonal, and it’s a hub for Ryanair and the charter companies Thomson and Thomas Cook. Ground transportation for its five million passengers a year is by bus, coach or taxi, but car hire in Ibiza Airport is the best way to explore the island’s attractions.
Who to Book With
Avis, Europcar and Hertz offer car rental at the airport, as does National, operated by local company Atesa and offering special deals linked with the airport operators. If you’re arriving during the high summer season, booking your rental car well in advance is recommended as demand is high for specific makes and models.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to display the following paperwork at vehicle collection:
- Your UK or EU photo driver’s licence
- The credit card used for the reservation
- A passport confirming your ID
- Confirmation of booking
Ibiza drives on the right, and Ibiza’s traffic police are stricter than you might expect as regards to speeding and other driving offences, with a tendency to target tourists. Ibiza’s newish fast roads between popular destinations give good touring, but careful driving is advised as locals often speed. Seatbelts are compulsory for all occupants, mobile phone usage while driving is illegal unless a hands-free kit is used, and headlamps must be used in all tunnels. Parking in Ibiza Town and other resorts is tricky due to a lack of spaces and the sheer number of vehicles on the road in the high season, with paid parking bays filling up fast. Ibiza’s dozen or so manned or automatic petrol stations take card payments.
Arriving passengers not being met by charter buses can pick up a hire car at the airport and be in Ibiza Town within 15 minutes or so, dependent on traffic conditions. Alternative means of onward transportation are by bus or taxi, with bus links to town and several resorts running every 20 minutes in the high season and every 30 minutes from November to April. The bus is by far the cheapest option, with taxis the most expensive choice.
Passengers are advised to only use metered taxis at the official rank opposite the terminal, avoiding those offering rides from other places on the complex. Radio taxis via Radio Taxi de San Jose can be called from the terminal and there are two modified taxis on hand for reduced-mobility passengers. Fares increase after 21:00 and waiting time is charged at a high rate.
Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town centre is about £12
Ibiza Airport to San Antonio is about £20
Ibiza Airport to Cala San Vicente is about £30
Ibiza Airport to San Miguel is about £30
Bus route 10 runs from Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town’s bus station, San Jorge and the ferry terminal for Formentera every 20 minutes during the tourist season and every 30 minutes from November to April at a cost of around £2.50. The tourist season service operates between 06:00 and midnight, while services run between 07:00 and 23:30 in the off season. Route 9 runs between the airport and San Antonio every hour from mid-June to mid-September at a cost of around £2.50. In addition, a service runs every 1 hour, 30 minutes between 1-14th June and 16-30th September.
Ibiza Airport’s single terminal hosts departures and arrivals in halls on the ground floor, with boarding gates located on the first floor. The majority of carriers offer seasonal flights, with London and a number of the UK’s regional airports covered by Ryanair, EasyJet, British Airways, Jet2, Flybe and several holiday charter companies. Flights are also available to Mallorca and Menorca.
The airport’s single car park is located opposite the terminal, just three minutes’ walk from the Arrivals exit. Parking fees are charged by the minute and are capped at around £9 per day for four days, dropping to £7 per day thereafter. Nearly 500 car parking bays are available, 12 of which are reserved for passengers with reduced mobility.
Wi-Fi internet access is available via eight access points around the terminal.
Information services are located in the Arrivals and Departures halls.
Service Centre: +34 91 321 1000
Ibiza Airport provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility and aural and visual disabilities in compliance with EU regulations. Assistance is provided for the entire boarding or deplaning experience via four meeting points in the passenger area, public area, airside shopping area and public shopping area. Facilities include wheelchairs, a lift, adapted toilets and designated seating areas. For departures, either a confirmed meeting time or arrival at the airport at least two hours before your flight time is recommended.
Restaurants and Bars
Two cafés are offered at the airport, with Ars in the public area offering sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee, pastries and snacks, and Illy Café in the Departures lounge offering coffee and snacks. For more substantial meals, Burger King and the Henry J Bean bar and grill are found on the ground floor of the Departures lounge.
There are no VIP lounges at Ibiza Airport
Money and ATMs
Two ATMs are found in the landside public area of the terminal, before the security check area.
Shops are found both landside and airside, with the public zone hosting Sweet Market, a pharmacy stocking beauty products and medicines, and Hippy Market, which sells travel necessities, gifts and Ibiza fashions. A duty-free store is located airside, with a good choice of cosmetics, perfumes, alcohol and tobacco products, and two fashion outlets, Desigual with its Lacroix designer fashions and I Love Ibiza with its accessories and costume jewellery, help to fill the time before departure.