Ferries to Menorca
Menorca is the most low-key of the Balearic Islands, with exquisite beaches and historic towns rather than world famous night clubs.
The island boasts stereotypically beautiful shorelines, ranging from calm seawater pools suitable for children to secluded coves with rocks to dive from.
Although it cannot compete with Ibiza’s nightlife, Menorca’s vibrant bars and restaurants are certainly worth a visit. For example, ‘Cova d’en Xorio’ nestles inside caves high above the sea in Cala en Porter and is the perfect bar for drinking in a gorgeous sunset. A local favourite drink is gin mixed with bitter lemon known as a ‘pomada’.
The cuisine comprises mainly fresh and healthy Mediterranean produce. To fit in with the locals, remember that lunch is usually 2pm and dinner is hardly ever before 9pm. Look out for the delicious local Mahon cheese or sweets known as ‘flaons’.
Menorca’s scenery is fantastic for cycling as the landscape is mainly flat with 216km of stunning coastline. Whilst touring the island, make sure you visit Old Ciutadella in the west. Here you can stroll down cobbled streets and admire the colonial architecture. There’s also a delightful market selling fresh, local fish.
A great time to see Ciutadella is during the energetic ‘Festes de Sant Joan’ in late June. A three day festival which involves men parading sheep, riding well-groomed horses, jousting and firework displays.
If visiting the capital in the east, Mahon, then a trip to nearby Fort Marlborough is a must. Built in the 18th Century by the British, this landmark gives a fascinating insight into Menorca’s colonial past.
Barcelona, Valencia and Mallorca provide ferry routes taking you to Ciutadella and Mahon. Sailing from Alcudia and Palma in Mallorca lasts around 2 hours with frequent services. The port in Barcelona offers high speed ferries to Ciutadella and Mahon, whilst ferries from Valencia take around half a day with 1 sailing a week.
These routes are operated by Balearia, Trasmediterranea and Iscomar, whose fleets comprise large, comfortable and reliable ferries.
What is the cheapest ferry to Menorca?
The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Ferry Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.
Which ferries go to Menorca?
Ferries to Menorca sail from Spain, France and Mallorca. Routes between the Balearic islands Mallorca and Menorca are popular with a crossing time between 1-2 hours and up to 12 weekly sailings depending on ferry operator.
Which ferry companies go to Menorca?
There are 5 popular ferry operators for Menorca. These include Balearia, Trasmeditteranea, FRS Iberia, Corsica Ferries and Grandi Navi Veloci.
What are the ferry ports in Menorca?
There are two ferry ports in Menorca these are Mahón (or Maó) on the east coast and Ciutadella on the west coast. Our ferry routes from France travel to the western port Ciutadella. Travel to either port from Mallorca and Barcelona, Spain.
How long is the ferry to Menorca?
Ferries to Menorca can take between 1 and 15 hours depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing is from Mallorca via Alcudia to Ciutadella. This route takes approximately 1.5 hours. Ferries to Menorca from France take approximately 12 hours and ferries to Menorca from Spain can take between 4-7 hours in crossing time.