Best time to go and how to get there

Menorca: When to Go

Although the weather is glorious, summer (late-June to August) can get very busy on the island, so we recommend spring (April to early-June) or autumn (September to early-October) when it is still warm enough to swim, and walkers and cyclists can enjoy the coastal paths in comfort. International flights are reduced during winter, which can make visiting trickier.

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Getting There

Note: flight, boat, train and bus timetables change constantly, and airlines come and go, so please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning. Check with relevant companies, or a flight search engine like Skyscanner, first.

During the summer months there are many direct flights from across Europe into Mahon (Maó), Menorca's only airport. The number of flights declines in winter, but it is still possible to fly from international hubs like London.

If you're combining your time in Menorca with a stay on Mallorca or Ibiza, it's possible to take a ferry between the islands. Balearia and Trasmediterranea offer services between all 3 islands, while Iscomar offers a direct route from Mallorca to Menorca.

Getting Around

Although there are public buses and taxis, we'd recommend hiring a car as it’s by far the easiest way to get about. The roads are relatively quiet, and follow a simple fishbone system that makes them wonderfully easy to navigate - there's a main road running east to west, and then smaller roads leading off it towards the coast. Driving also allows you to explore the many pretty beaches and more rural areas, which are highlights of the island.