Menorca Transport and Getting Around
Many of our guests ask us the best way to travel from the airport to our Menorca holiday villas, and others ask about the best transport options for exploring Menorca. To answer these questions, we have put together our quick guide to Menorca Transport and Getting Around.
Car and Scooter Hire
Without a doubt, the most comfortable form of transport is a car or scooter that can be hired directly from the airport on arrival or from your Menorca holiday villa resort. With your own set of wheels, you will be able to explore all corners of the island at your leisure with no waiting around for buses or taxis. Whether you are travelling as a family, a large group of friends, or as a couple, there are vehicles available to suit all! Prices for 5 door car hire start from 30€ per day, and for those more adventurous, a 125cc scooter during May and October is as low as 20€ per day. A tip for when you are searching for the best car hire on the island is to be sure to read the small print. Some of the larger multi-national companies claim to offer the best prices, however, on arrival you may be presented with extra charges with the added inconvenience of a long wait for a shuttle bus to the outskirts of the airport vicinity. Our recommendation is to go local! Local family-run car hire companies often offer the best rates and conditions with a brilliant service.
During the summer season, bus services are available from all beach resorts to the main municipalities. The plus side of public transport is that you can avoid the hassle of driving and parking in the town centres, however, the downside is that getting from A to B will take considerably longer than if you hire a vehicle or take a taxi. Although there are few bus connections between holiday resorts, more often than not, you will first have to travel to one of the island´s larger towns and then connect with another bus towards the coast. The same scenario applies from the airport, first a bus to Mahón bus station and then another one or two buses to your Menorca holiday villa. The bus companies serving the island are TMSA (all municipality towns and south coast), Autos Fornells (north-east coast, Mahón, Alaior, and Es Mercadal), and Autocares Torres (Ciutadella, west coast, Mahón airport, and Mahón), and tariffs range from 1.30€ for shorter journeys to 5.40€ from Mahón to Ciutadella. Updated route timetables and tariffs are available on the company websites.
Taxis and Transfers
Taking a radio taxi or transfer from the airport to your Menorca holiday villa is very easy as both are available directly outside the arrivals terminal. Taxis are available on-demand, and transfers, which are the perfect option for large parties, must be reserved in advance. There are also premium transfer companies offering services in high range vehicles to and from Mahón airport.
When it comes to sightseeing and exploring, if you plan to move around the island quite a bit, the overall cost of doing so with a taxi or transfer could become pretty pricey as there is no UBER service on the island! Be sure to cost up your options first, as it is probably more cost-effective to hire a vehicle for the duration or part of your stay. There are taxi stands in the centre of all towns and resorts, look for the white cars with a green light on top, which is illuminated when the taxi is available.
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