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How to get to Menorca

Menorca (or Minorca), the second largest of the Balearic Islands, is located around 269km east of Barcelona, Spain.

By air, Menorca receives daily domestic flights from Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona and Madrid, as well international flights from major European capitals including London.

A frequent ferry service operates to and from Palma de Majorca, Ibiza and Barcelona to Mahón, Menorca’s busy port capital.

Getting to Menorca

From Australia: The most convenient and quickest flights to Menorca are on Qantas/Singapore Airlines to Singapore connecting on Lufthansa via Munich or Milan; Thai Airways via Bangkok and Madrid or Emirates via Dubai and Madrid.

From New Zealand: The most convenient flights to Menorca are on Air New Zealand to Los Angeles connecting with Iberia to Madrid.

From the UK: Thomas Cook, EasyJet, Thomson and Monarch Airlines offer direct flights daily from London Gatwick to Menorca. British Airways and Iberia offer daily direct flights from Heathrow to Madrid.

From the USA: A huge choice of airlines fly from New York Kennedy and Newark to Madrid with connecting flights to Menorca. The most convenient flights from Los Angeles are via Madrid on Iberia.

Flight time to Menorca

Madrid to Menorca is 1 hr 30 min, direct flight
London to Menorca is 2 hr 15 min, direct flight

Flight time to Madrid

Brisbane to Madrid is 25 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Madrid is 24 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Madrid is 25 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Madrid is 21 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Madrid is 26 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
London to Madrid is 2 hrs 20 min, direct flight
New York to Madrid is 7 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Madrid is 11 hrs 20 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Menorca International Airport is located 3km from the capital city, Mahón.

Madrid-Barajas Airport is located 9km from the city's financial district and 13km northeast of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's historic centre. The airport has a rail link to the city centre.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Getting around

Apart from walking, taxis, buses and hire cars are all available to further explore Menorca. You can also rent mopeds and bicycles.


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Latest update: How to get to Menorca: 11 January, 2019


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