Tranquil before the sun goes down, Ibiza is more than all-night raving and famous DJs
Approximate flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes (total distance 960 miles)
No of flights per week: 17
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com, Ryanair & TUI
Airports in Ibiza: Ibiza Airport
Seasons: High: May - September: Low: November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Birmingham Airport is a great choice for anyone flying from the UK. With a wide selection of shops, restaurants and places to rest, as well as a wide range of amenities, we’ve got all the facilities to ensure your journey is as comfortable as can be.
Whether you want to do some window shopping or you’ve left some bits to the last minute, Birmingham Airport has a huge range of shops for you to browse. Check out World Duty Free for great savings, grab a magazine and bag of sweets for the plane from WHSmith, and even get some new jewellery at Pandora or Accessorize. If you want to be ready for the Ibiza day parties, head to Aerospa; they’ll do your nails in under 15 minutes!
There’s also a selection of great cafés, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal before you fly. If you’ve booked an early morning flight, you’ll find plenty of coffee shops like Costa and Caffé Nero. Frankie & Benny’s is perfect for kids, and there’s even a Wetherspoon if you want to kick-start your holiday with a pint.
We’ve got five airport lounges, where you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views before you fly.
The airport is easy to get to via any means of transportation. If you’re driving, you’ll find a choice of 7 car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal on foot or via a free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a car park space online in advance and get up to 50% off.
If you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International train station. There is a free and frequent Air-Rail from the station that takes you to the terminal in just two minutes.
Arriving at Ibiza Airport
Located 7km southwest of Ibiza Town and with only one terminal, Ibiza Airport makes beginning your holiday super easy. The arrivals hall is on the ground floor and here passengers will find banks, cash machines, several shops and a café.
Outside arrivals you will find an official taxi rank with a permanent fleet of taxis waiting to whisk you away. Be aware that taxi drivers will charge an airport supplement. If you prefer to drive yourself around, there are car hire options available too.
If public transport is your preferred mode of travel, you can jump on a bus from the airport. Route 10 travels between the airport, Ibiza Town bus station, the port and San Jorge. Buses run every 30 minutes out of season and every 20 minutes during peak summer season. There are other routes available as well, with buses travelling to San Jose, San Antonia, Es Canar and Santa Eularia.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Ibiza
Whether you want a week of wild partying or a chilled-out holiday, Ibiza has something for you. In high season, it’s a town of late-night revellers and packed beaches at sunset. Explore in autumn or winter, and you will discover what life is really like in Ibiza, particularly if you delve into the island’s rich history.
If you’re heading to the exclusive bars and restaurants, or out to the super clubs, you can expect to find almost extortionate prices. That being said, there are plenty of cheap eating and drinking options if you head to local venues.
In Ibiza, the official language is Catalan with a regional dialect called Ibicenco or Eivissenc; however, you will find that most locals speak very good English.
Ibiza enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winter temperatures. If you’re visiting in August, the island’s hottest month, get ready for an average high of 31°C. Winters in Ibiza are quiet, with many of the island’s tourist hotspots closed until spring. If you’re not into partying, this is the best time to visit.
Culture in Ibiza
It’s not just drunken tourists and world-famous DJs in Ibiza. The town is rich with many galleries, museums, live music and cultural events. From tours of archaeological sites, to vineyard tours and wine tastings, culture vultures will be pleasantly surprised.
Located in the Mediterranean, the food and drinks served in Ibiza are sourced from the very rich and fertile region surrounding it, meaning you will be served fresh, local ingredients wherever you dine. You’ll find the typical traditional Spanish cuisine like paella and tapas, as well as Ibizan cuisine with the distinct flavours of the Balearic Islands. Try Sofrit Pagés (traditional Balearic stew), Balearic sausages and greixonera (a traditional Ibizan dessert).
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