How to get around Ibiza

Apart from walking, taxis, buses, ferries and hire cars are all available to explore Ibiza, which is small and easy to get around. You can also rent mopeds and bicycles.

However, the best way to get around Ibiza is by car, especially if you want to reach remote places or are renting a rural villa.

Motorbikes and mopeds are good alternatives and more convenient for easy parking at busy beaches during the high season.

Transport options in Ibiza

Ibiza Town and Dalt Vila are best explored on foot. There are fine walks in Santa Eulària, Sant Antoni and Ibiza/Botafoc Marina.

Ibiza has some beautiful hikes – guided coastal walks and hikes into the interior are available with Walking Ibiza ( to suit all levels.

Car hire: There are numerous car hire options both at the airport and in all the major resorts, including Gold Car (, Moto Luis ( and Barri Car Hire (

For the best rates, book a car in advance online. Note: Cars can be in short supply during summer. Extra insurance coverage is advisable. In Ibiza, companies only hire to those between 21-25 years.

A valid passport, driving licence, car registration and proof of insurance is required.

Traffic drives on the right and speed limits are 50kph (37mph) in towns, unless otherwise signposted, and 90kph (57mph) in rural areas. Police have the power to collect on-the-spot fines for all traffic violations and often mount speed traps, especially during the high season and Christmas.

Parking spots are in very short supply in summer, particularly in Ibiza Town and at the beaches; arrive early or consider alternative transport.

Mopeds and motorbikes are also available for hire at all the major resorts, and is a good option for getting to some of the more out-of-the-way beaches. The minimum age for renting a moped is 18. Crash helmets are compulsory.

Taxi: Taxis can be identified by a green light and charge on a metering system. There's a minimum €3 charge to flag down a taxi and €3.65 for a pick-up (€4.85 at night). Then it's €1.09 per kilometre (€1.33 at night).

A typical fare from the airport to Ibiza Town is about €18, around €26 to Sant Antoni and €35 to Sant Joan. The general number for Radio Taxi for the Ibiza Island is 971 333 333. Note: taxis are in very short supply in July and August; waits can be long.

Bus : A shuttle service operates from the airport to many of the major resorts in addition to the regular bus service, which offers several different routes.

Ibiza's bus network is modern and efficient, especially between the main towns. There are 34 bus lines on the island. Most of them are from Ibiza, Sant Antoni de Portmany and Saint Eularia.

Bus schedules are available at Ibiza Bus ( Buses run every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of day and route. Some services operate from May to October only while others are irregular and even non-existent to remote beaches.

In Ibiza Town, the bus station is situated within walking distance of the marina. Fares range from €1.55 to €4. You have to buy your ticket before entering the bus, except in the evening when you can buy tickets on the bus.

From June to September, Discobus operates a night bus service stopping at all the major clubs and hotels.

It's very popular with clubbers and connects Ibiza Town, Sant Antoni, Platja d'en Bossa, Sant Rafel and Santa Eulària.

Discobus is a safe and inexpensive mode of transport and operates between midnight and 6.30am. The fare is €3 per trip and a card of 5 trips costs €12.

Bicycle: Ibiza is bike friendly, with multiple designated cycle routes that range from easy rides to tough climbs. Most tourist offices have route maps. Ibiza MTB ( rents quality bikes and offers guided rides.

Sea: There are several water-taxi services to/from resorts, towns and beaches between May and October. Routes include Sant Antoni to Cala Bassa, Cala Salada, Platges de Comte, Es Canar and Santa Eulària (via several east-coast beaches), and Ibiza Town to Santa Eulària and Platja d'en Bossa (via Figueretes).

Local ferry companies include Aquabus (, Santa Eulalia Ferry ( and Cruceros Portmany (

Aquabus offers hourly summer-only ferries to/from Platja d'en Bossa and Figueretes (one way/return €3.50/€6), departing from the seaside promenade.

Santa Eulalia Ferry provides seasonal services linking Santa Eulària with Ibiza Town (one way/return €20/€11, three to six daily) and other places along the east coast, as well as Formentera (return adult/child €34/€18, one to two daily).

Cruceros Portmany has scheduled summer boat trips around Sant Antoni's bay, including connections to Cala Bassa and Platges de Comte, and to Formentera.

Yachts, speedboats and sailing boats are also available to hire from companies such as Ibiza Yacht Rentals ( and Boats Ibiza (

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Latest update: How to get around Ibiza : 9 May, 2022