Ibiza airport (IBZ) serves the Spanish island of the same name and the neighbouring island of Formentera, which can be reached by ferry boat. Its passenger terminal building is located 7 kilometres south of Ibiza town, which makes it easy to travel between the airport and popular areas like the Old Town, San Antonio, Santa Eulalia, Playa d’en Bossa, Puerto de San Miguel, Cala Nova or Cala Tarida, whether you choose to do it by taxi, private transfer service or public bus.
All-year-round and peak-season flights to Ibiza
If your trip to Ibiza is planned as part of a Spain tour, you may fly to the island from several Spanish cities like Madrid and Mallorca (with Air Europa); Barcelona, Seville and Valencia (with Ryanair) and Alicante or Bilbao (Vueling). Other airline companies covering international routes like British Airways and Transavia also offer regular flights to Ibiza from London City Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Orly and Eindhoven.
During the peak-season months in Ibiza (May through October), many airlines schedule frequent services to the island from a wide range of European airports, as is the case with Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle), Austrian Airlines (Vienna), Lufthansa/Condor (Frankfurt and Munich), Edelweiss (Zürich), Brussels Airlines (Brussels), Finnair (Helsinki), Norwegian Air Shuttle (London Gatwick and Oslo), Scandinavian (Stockholm Arlanda), Wizz Air (Budapest), Smartwings (Prague), Easyjet (Belfast, Bristol, Lyon, Malpensa, Naples, Venice, Basel and Geneva), Jet2.com (East Midlands, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle). Other companies operating seasonal flights to the Balearic Islands for holidays and vacations are Tui (from and to many destinations in the UK) and Volotea (from various airports in Spain and Europe).
Arriving at Ibiza airport in the Balearic Islands, Spain
Upon your arrival in Ibiza, you will be on the ground level of the only terminal building of the airport. This floor accommodates services and facilities for passengers like the baggage claim area, the VAT refund and currency exchange offices, and car rental counters managed by Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Goldcar, Interrent, Europcar and Enterprise.
Conference lounges and meeting rooms are available for those travelling for business purposes to the island. This way, you can catch up with work or meet with clients right after landing. However, should you need to make arrangements for larger events or presentations, know that there are spaces specifically designated for it in the technical building of the airport. Booking in advance may be required.
Transportation options from Ibiza airport
A taxi ride from the airport to Ibiza town costs 10 euros. No supplements are added for carrying extra pieces of luggage, just make sure the cab you take is parked at the official taxi rank outside the arrivals hall.
Providing you opt for public transport, the following bus lines run direct services from the airport to some of Ibiza’s hottest spots:
Bus line 10 connects IBZ to the central bus station in Ibiza and the ferry port, where boats sail towards Formentera daily. It departs every 15 minutes on peak season, and every 30 minutes during the rest of the year. The single fare is 3,50 euros.
Bus line 24 links Ibiza airport to Cala Nova. Services run hourly from May through October. The single fare is 4 euros.
Bus line 9 transports passengers from Ibiza airport to most hotels in the San Antonio area. It operates between June and October only, and a single ticket costs 4 euros.
What to do in Ibiza airport before boarding the plane
Travellers who need to get a boarding pass or check their luggage will find the check-in counters at ground level of the departures hall. This zone includes a Costa Coffee shop and a tapas restaurant called “Gambrinus”. There is free WiFi available all throughout the public and the restricted areas, and is provided by Aena. After clearing security, you will need to go up one level to the boarding gates, stores and eateries.
For some last-minute shopping in trendy Ibiza, you are invited to visit stores like Ushuaïa, the Hippy Market, Superdry, Club Ibiza, Desigual, GAP, Sunglass Hut and the Ibiza Duty Free, offering unbeatable prices in beauty products, accessories, tobacco, spirits and chocolate. As for pre-flight meals or coffee, our suggestions are Santa Gloria (serving delicious coffee and local baked goods), Deli&Cia, Lavazza Coffee and Streat, a combined offer of Japanese, Mediterranean and Italian dishes in the boarding area.
What is more, if you still feel like treating yourself to the exclusivity and luxury of Ibiza, spend your wait at the Café del Mar Lounge inside the airport –also on the airside- or purchase a pass entitling you to access the Vip Lounge, where you can stay up to 4 hours before your flight while indulging in their complimentary catering and drinks.
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