As with Palma, if you come in July and August, be sure you have a return ticket and a reservation. Stories of passengers who were stranded for days in Ibiza in midsummer are legendary.
Iberia (tel. 90-240-05-00; www.iberia.com) flies into Es Codolar International Airport (tel. 90-240-47-04), 5.5km (3 1/2 miles) from Ciudad de Ibiza. Seven daily flights connect Ibiza with Palma de Majorca, and three flights a day arrive from Barcelona. It's possible to take one of two daily flights from Valencia or one of three from Madrid. With the exception of charter flights winging in from virtually everywhere, Iberia is the main carrier servicing Ibiza. Its only other competitor on this route is Air Europa (tel. 90-240-15-01 in Ibiza; www.aireuropa.com), which offers flights to Ibiza from Barcelona (a maximum of two flights a day), as well as from Madrid and Palma, at intervals much less frequent than those offered aboard Iberia. The price of flights to Ibiza varies considerably because of season, promotion, and availability.
Trasmediterránea, Estación Marítim, Muelle Ibiza (tel. 90-245-46-45; www.trasmediterranea.es), operates a ferry service from Barcelona at the rate of four per week; a one-way ticket costs 72€. One boat per day departs daily from Valencia; a one-way ticket costs 72€. From Palma, there are four ferries per week, Tuesday to Friday; a one-way ride costs 56€. Check with travel agents in Barcelona, Valencia, or Palma regarding ferry schedules. You can book tickets through any agent.
If you land at Es Cordola Airport outside Ciudad de Ibiza, you will find bus service for the 5.5km (3 1/2-mile) ride into town. Sometimes taxis are shared. In Ciudad de Ibiza, buses leave for the airport, from Av. Isidor Macabich 24 (by the ticket kiosk), every hour on the hour, daily from 7am to 10pm.
Once in Ibiza, you'll have to walk, but the city is compact and can be covered on foot. There are buses, however, leaving for the nearby beaches. The two main bus terminals are at Av. Isidor Macabich 20 and 42 (tel. 97-131-20-75).
One of the most popular means of getting around the island, especially in the south, is moped or bicycle. Rental arrangements can be made through Casa Valentín, corner of Av. B. V. Ramón 19 (tel. 97-131-08-22). Mopeds cost from 25€ to 35€ per day.
If you'd like to rent a car, both Hertz and Avis have offices at the airport.
The tourist information office is at Antonio Riquer 2, in the port of Ciudad de Ibiza (tel. 97-119-19-51; www.ibiza.travel). It's open June to November Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9:30am to 7:30pm; and December to May, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3pm, Saturday 10:30am to 1pm. There is another office at the airport (tel. 97-180-91-18), which is open only May to October Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm and 3 to 8pm, Sunday 9am to 2pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.