Train and Ferry from London to Ibiza

 
Ibiza town
Photo © Turespaña

Overview

Route: London to Ibiza via Paris and Barcelona
Journey time: About 24 hours
Journey highlights:

Don't miss the restaurant carriage on the way down to Barcelona (three-course meal and a bottle of Rioja) then it's a wonderful crossing over to Ibiza.

 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris and Barcelona (sleeper) then ferry

Sample itinerary: Take any Eurostar to Paris in time to catch the sleeper at 2034from Paris Austerlitz, which arrives Barcelona at 0909 next day. After a day in Barcelona, catch the 2300 ferry over to Ibiza, which arrives the following day at either 0730 or 1245.
Price: London to Barcelona on the sleeper from Paris costs from £202 return. Ferry to Ibiza costs from around €100 return.
Leg 1:

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0540 (Mon-Fri), 0618 (Sat), 0819 (Sun).

Last train departs 2001 (Mon-Sat), 2031 (Sun).

Frequency of service: 18 trains Mon-Thur, 20 trains Friday, 22 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 16 mins
Transfer

Cross the centre of Paris by metro from Gare du Nord to Gare d'Austeritz. From the Eurostar platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for Metro line M5 to Gare d'Austerlitz (which is signposted 'direction Place d'Italie'). It's 9 stops from Gare de Nord to Gare d'Austerlitz and takes 20-30 minutes, but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer.

Long hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins.
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord
 
 
Book a hotel near Gare d'Austerlitz
 
Leg 2:

Paris Austerlitz to Barcelona França (sleeper)

Train leaves at 2034, arrives 0909 next day.

Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

EuroNight

Journey time: 12 hrs 35 mins
Transfer Transfer from Barcelona França Station to Barcelona Ferry Port

It's a fifteen minute walk along Passeig de Colom from França Station to the Ferry Port, or a quick five to ten minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, the number 14 bus (towards Bonanova) will take you most of the way in a couple of minutes - take it from across the road from França station.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 30 minutes.
 
Book a hotel near Estación de Francia (Barcelona França)
 
 
Book a hotel near Barcelona Port
 
Leg 3: Barcelona to Ibiza by ferry

Trasmediterranea's overnight ferries depart from Barcelona most nights at 2300, arriving the following day at either 0730 or 1245.
Balearia ferries run Friday to Sunday, departing 2300 and arriving at 0700 (except Easter week, when they run week-round).
Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

Acciona Transmediteranea, Balearia

Journey time: From 8 hours
Destination

Bienvenido a Ibiza

Trains are only bookable through Rail Europe as far as Barcelona França. For the onward ferry connections, see greentraveller's ferry booking system.

 
 

Your route to Ibiza

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.

 

Through-fare tickets

>> You can now buy a 'through-fare' ticket from over 300 UK rail stations to London that connect with Eurostar departures to Europe. These tickets cut the cost of the journey from your local station to London when used in conjunction with a Eurostar ticket. See: Through-fare tickets connecting with Eurostar

Changing Stations

The key to travelling by train to Europe is to plan the most convenient connections. Here's our guide to how to change stations within the key hub cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille for onward connections to the rest of Europe.

>> How to Change Train Stations in Paris, Brussels and Lille

Places to stay near Ibiza