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Barcelona ferry to Mallorca or Ibiza??

Barcelona ferry to Mallorca or Ibiza??

Old Feb 15, 09, 9:05 pm
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Barcelona ferry to Mallorca or Ibiza??

Can anyone tell me about taking a high speed ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca or Ibiza for a few nights? Is this feasible?
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Old Feb 16, 09, 1:48 pm
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It depends what time of year you want to go. Most people would fly.
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Old Feb 16, 09, 2:23 pm
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I thought it would be fun to take a ferry to Mallorca in late May. I guess I could take the high speed train to Madrid if I could figure out how to do that.
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Old Feb 17, 09, 8:18 am
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Old Feb 17, 09, 12:13 pm
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hi there
i was in ibiza last year
i found that the cheapest way there was actually to fly
i forgot the name of the discount spanish carrier we used
but from madrid it was about 30euros or something?
the ferry from barcelona ended up being far far more!
From Ibiza we just flew back to London straight
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Old Feb 17, 09, 12:16 pm
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Old Feb 17, 09, 12:44 pm
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To answer the OP's question...

There are ferries to both islands from, among others, Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante.

Seat61 is an excellent resource for train (and indeed ferry) transport around Europe. On their London-Spain page, there is a section on reaching the Balearic Islands.

http://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm#Majorca

As others have said, it will usually be more costly than flying, but if it's about the journey...
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Old Feb 21, 09, 6:56 am
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another ferry link I did trust in the past (my mother in law lives in Mallorca already over 30 years now).

I only use the ferry from Barcelone for this otherwise boring trip (in my judgement) if I want to bring my car with me (and I take the car with me if I have to transport a lot of things to or from my mother in law to/from Switzerland - or if for other reasons I want to spend some time in southern France before or after the Mallorca trip).
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Old Feb 21, 09, 10:00 am
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This company offers overnight ferries from Barcelona.
http://www.balearia.com/
Costs from 38Euros for a single. You might like to sail one way and fly the other.
Here's another company that offer the service http://www.trasmediterranea.es/trasm...di.do?codidi=2

There certainly used to be high speed Catamaran links between Alicante and Ibiza (Accion Transmediterranea used to offer a service that took 1 hour 50 minutes) but that doesn't seem to run anymore. High speed services should still run from Denia.
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