Cue the Vengaboys: are you going to Ibiza? In that case, your first destination will be Ibiza Airport.
Located in the south of the island, Ibiza Airport (airport code: IBZ) is officially known as Eivissa Airport (or, Aeroport d’Eivissa). The airport is the gateway for both Ibiza and neighboring Formentera while Mallorca and Menorca have their own international airports.
Only a hop, a skip, and a jump from most towns and villages on the island, Aeroport d’Eivissa also has fabulous connections to Spain and Europe. This post covers what’s at Ibiza International, getting from Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town, and anything else you can think of.
What to Expect at Ibiza Airport
As an international airport, Ibiza Airport is furnished with all the amenities you’d expect. There are duty-free shops, restaurants, pharmacies, and other facilities including one VIP lounge.
The airport is served by a variety of premier and budget airlines. These include Air Europa, Air France, British Airways, EasyJet, Eurowings, Iberia Express, Jet2.com, K.L.M., Lufthansa, Ryanair, TUI Airways, and Vueling Airlines.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside Ibiza Airport.
Terminals in Ibiza Airport
Ibiza International comprises just one terminal and a single runway. This serves all domestic, regional, and international arrivals and departures.
The arrivals hall, airline counters, lost luggage, car rental kiosks, currency exchange services, and beyond are located on the ground floor.
The first floor is where you’ll find food outlets, shops, and gates.
Security Times at Eivissa Airport
The peak summer season of July and August results in lengthy lines at Eivissa Airport. Upon arrival at the terminal, you’ll need to exercise patience. On the other hand, factor in extra time for check-in and luggage drop when flying out during these months.
Beyond these months, the wait time is generally in line with what you’d expect from a small yet busy international airport.
You should heed the advice of your airline and arrive at least 2 hours ahead of departure for a domestic flight. Allow 4 hours for flights to other European or international destinations.
Lounges at Ibiza International
Sala VIP Cap Des Falco is the only lounge available at Eivissa Airport.
Open from 6:00 am to 12:30 am, guests are permitted to stay for no more than 3 hours. Facilities include light snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, newspapers, and magazines.
The cost per person is €31 ($33 USD or £27 GBP) for adults and children over the age of 5. You can secure yourself a spot in the lounge online in advance.
Wi-Fi at the airport
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. You are required to connect via an email or social media account but use is unlimited.
As with all public Wi-Fi, it’s not guaranteed to work perfectly every time. For additional safety, using a VPN is recommended.
Drinking Water at Ibiza Airport
There are no drinking fountains at Ibiza Airport. It is safe to drink the water from the taps, although not everyone likes the taste.
Bottled water is notoriously expensive at the airport. In that case, remember to bring a reusable bottle before heading to the airport for your flight back home and you can fill it up at any of the taps in the bathrooms at the airport once you are through security.
Luggage Storage at Ibiza International
Although the airport does not have its own luggage storage, third-party luggage stashers are available nearby.
Realistically, you’re unlikely to need these as part of a standard Ibiza vacation. But, they might be useful if you are planning on visiting the other Balearic Islands before flying back out of Ibiza International Airport.
Bounce has a partnership with a bike rental firm close to the airport. However, they also have a 24/7 option in Ibiza Town which would probably be more useful if you’re planning a side trip to Formentera.
Parking at Ibiza Airport
Express and long-stay parking facilities are available at Eivissa Airport.
Express parking is free up until 10 minutes, with automatic terminals to pay your fee if you exceed that window.
The long-stay car park is a 6-minute walk from the terminal. Advance booking is required and will be priced according to the season and the length of stay. Familiarize yourself with the full terms and conditions prior to making a reservation.
Getting to Ibiza International Airport
Ibiza Airport is well-served by airports on the Spanish mainland as well as other European destinations. Seville, Alicante, Valencia, and Málaga Airport all have frequent flights with single fares costing as little as $15 one-way, minus luggage and added extras.
The Balearic island is a popular spot for British tourists, which means there are ample flights from London and northern airports.
If you fly from a domestic airport in Spain, you may not need to go through customs. However, if Ibiza is your first destination in Spain you will need to clear Passport Control and get your stamp. Travelers are sometimes asked to show details of a hotel reservation.
As Spain is part of the Schengen Zone, you may need to apply for a visa before flying. If you hold a passport from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or any other country on this list, you do not need to apply for a visa.
USA to Ibiza
All flights from North American airports such as JFK to Ibiza require a stop via mainland Spain or a European city. Traveling from the East Coast is preferred to reduce travel time unless you’re planning a longer sojourn in Spain or Europe.
Routes from New York’s JFK to Ibiza usually stop at Barcelona Airport or Madrid Airport. Planning at least a couple of days to explore either city is highly, highly, recommended if your schedule affords it. Consult our Madrid and Barcelona archives to see how you can prolong your time in Spain.
In comparison, routes from the West Coast are more likely to include a stop-over at London Heathrow or Gatwick, or Amsterdam.
London Heathrow to Ibiza
It takes 2.5 hours to fly from the UK’s principal airport to the vacation island. The flagship carrier, British Airways, is the only provider offering non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Ibiza.
As a premium airline, this does work out as one of the priciest ways of getting to Ibiza from the UK during summer. On the plus side, you can find direct flights for less than $125 USD or about £100 GBP during shoulder and low season. Plus – you’ll likely have baggage included.
London Gatwick to Ibiza
Flight time from London Gatwick to Ibiza is also around 2.5 hours. British Airways, EasyJet, and TUI Airways are the main airlines, with the latter two offering low-cost flights.
Prices do tend to fluctuate, with budget flights starting at $60 (£50) excluding luggage. However, rates can soar above $250 (£200) for one-way, and therefore it pays to book ahead. Allowing flexibility with your dates and avoiding major events in Ibiza can help bag a deal.
London Stansted to Ibiza
Situated 40 miles northeast of the capital, London Stansted is technically in Essex. Fast trains connect Liverpool Street to the airport and lower prices make this a great option for budget travelers.
Low-fare airlines including RyanAir and Jet2.com fly from London Stansted to Ibiza with one-way fares selling for $125 (£100) year-round on select days. That even includes July and August. As with the other London airports, flight time is 2.5 hours non-stop.
Getting from Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town and beyond
Once you’ve touched down and cleared customs, the vacation can truly begin! Well, once you’ve checked in at your beach pad.
A rental car, taxi, or transfer is the fastest option for getting from Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town, Sant Antoni, or other places to stay in Ibiza. This also has the added perk of dropping you right at the door of your hotel or apartment.
A permanent fleet of licensed taxis operated by Radio Taxi is just outside the terminal. Day fares on weekdays between the hours of 07:00 am to 21:00 pm start with a service fee of €3.75 ($4.11). Thereafter, it’s €1.13 ($1.24) per km with a waiting time of €20.25 ($22.22) if applicable.
To avoid having to wait, you can book a transfer in advance. Ibiza Transfers are reasonable and reliable, with prices available as per your final destination.
However, buses are a far cheaper alternative with single fares generally not exceeding €5 ($6 USD/ £4 GBP). Prebook your bus from the airport to Ibiza town here.
Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town
Less than 4 miles (6.5 km) from the airport, central Ibiza Town is a 5-minute journey by taxi, transfer, or rental car.
Route 10 runs between the airport and Ibiza Town, with stops at the bus station, the Formentera ferry port, and San Jorge. The first bus leaves the port at 06:30 am with the final departing at 23:20 pm. At the other end, 07:00 am is the first bus from Ibiza Airport to Ibiza Town and the final leaves at 23:30 pm.
This is a year-round service. You can double-check timetables on the Ibiza Bus website.
Ibiza Airport to Sant Antoni de Portmany
San Antonio – Ibiza’s key party town – is 12.5 miles west of Eivissa Airport.
The public airport bus serving San Antonio is only available in the high season. Generally, that’s from 1 June until mid-October. Route 9 connects the airport, San José, and Sant Antoni.
Ibiza Airport to Santa Eulària des Riu
Santa Eulària des Riu, one of the best places to stay in Ibiza for quiet, is 13.5 miles northeast of Ibiza Airport.
This lovely resort town also benefits from a seasonal public bus. Line 24 connects the airport with Santa Eularia and Cala Nova between late May and mid-October.
Getting from Eivissa Airport to Formentera
Formentera is a smaller Balearic island off the southern coast of Ibiza. This isle is more tropical with powdery beaches and aquamarine water. It’s possible to visit Formentera as a day trip from Ibiza or stay overnight.
As there isn’t an airport in Formentera, Ibiza Airport is your jumping-off point.
You can take the Route 10 bus all the way to Eivissa Harbor and catch a passenger boat from there. These take as little as 35 minutes each way. Trasmapi, Mediterranea Pitius, and Balearia operate services from Ibiza to Formentera. You can pre-book your ferries and check all available times on Omio here.
Alternatively, you can book a day trip sailing tour to Formentera.
This is where you might appreciate leaving your main luggage in Ibiza while you enjoy a mini-break on Formentera.
Renting a Car at Ibiza Airport
Ibiza is well-served by public buses and if you choose to stay in Ibiza Town or San Antonio, you’ll not really need a vehicle – at least during high season.
That being said, renting a car is ideal if you want more independence and have your eye on the more remote areas and beaches.
All the typical European car rental firms have booths at Ibiza International. Check out the latest prices and book your rental car with Discover Cars. This is our recommended rental company for travel in Spain.
Ibiza Airport Hotels
Ibiza is such a small island that driving distances rarely push an hour. Even if you choose lodgings in Portinatx, you’re still only looking at a 45-minute drive from the northeast resort town.
The closest accommodation is located in Ibiza Town. This is one of the best areas to stay in Ibiza for most types of travelers including couples, families, nightlife seekers, and first-time visitors.
Unless you stay in Sant Antoni, hotels in Ibiza are generally on the pricier side – especially in the high season. However, you can usually find a reasonable deal in Ibiza Town.
If you’re staying elsewhere on the island and have an especially early flight, you might want to reduce your drive time.
La Pandilla is a 10-minute drive from Ibiza Airport. This laid-back hotel has a mix of rooms suitable for solo travelers through to larger families and groups. The property has a pool and breakfast is available in the on-site restaurant.
Remember to consult our guide to where to stay in Ibiza to ensure you end up in the perfect town to suit your travel style.