Ibiza is one of Europe’s great holiday islands – a sunny destination that offers a lively party atmosphere as well as quiet, white sandy beaches away from the crowds. Hiring a car on Ibiza helps you escape those crowds – or find them – depending on the type of visit you’re making.
Whether you’re on the island for work or pleasure, dancing or relaxing, you’ll find that our car hire pick-up point is in a very handy spot – on the ground floor of the main Ibiza airport. This means that everywhere on the island is within easy reach, including the capital, Ibiza Town, which is just four miles to the north-east.
We’ll soon have you in your choice of vehicle and you can rest assured that our office on Ibiza features our renowned price promise - in the unlikely event that you can find the same car hire cheaper anywhere locally, we’ll immediately refund the difference.
Opening hours:(Seasonal location)
From 1 October until 31 March: Mo-Su 0700-2300
From 1 April until 30 September: Mo-Su 0700-2400
Address:Airport, Balearic Islands
Millions of visitors head for Ibiza every year to sample some of its famous nightlife, the tranquil beaches, or a combination of both. If you hire a car on Ibiza, you’ll find that the island is small enough for you to drive between the clubs and the quieter resorts. It’s only 30 miles long and 12 miles wide.
Most visitors to the island arrive at the airport, where the island’s best stretch of road, the E-20 dual-carriageway, leads you straight into Ibiza Town. With a hire car you’ll be there in a few minutes.
The rest of the island is linked by a network of smaller roads. Some are very good quality, like the C-731, a modern dual-carriageway running from Ibiza Town on the east coast across the island to Port Antoni on the west. Other roads are much smaller and windier. You’ll even find dusty tracks linking some of the more out-of-the-way hamlets, especially in the north. Don’t worry, they’re all easily passable with any of our vehicles and can actually add to the fun of the Ibiza experience. However, if you plan to spend a lot of time driving in the wilder parts of the island, away from the cities of Ibiza Town and San Antonio, you may find one of our off-roaders more suitable.
The rules of the road follow the standard Spanish system, as the Balearic Islands are part of Spain.
You’ll have to pay a bit more attention if you’re driving on non-tarmac surfaces. Allow a little more time for braking and take it easy on corners. Nevertheless, it’s hilly rather than mountainous and driving around Ibiza can be a lovely way to discover sleepy villages of white-washed houses surrounded by ancient olive groves or a secret cove hidden among the rocks and pine trees.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
This small sun-baked island has become one of Europe’s trendiest places to visit. It’s hard to believe that Ibiza wasn’t always such a sought-after Mediterranean destination. In fact, it was originally the unloved member of Spain’s Balearic Island group.
The island was neglected by tourists because of the lure of its bigger neighbour, Mallorca, and the pretty island of Menorca.
The drier, less inhabited and developed island of Ibiza was largely ignored by early holidaymakers. The only visitors were a growing community of early hippies. For them, it was a tranquil sandy paradise – an escape from the developed world. A liberal atmosphere duly flourished, with Ibiza becoming a place where people came to celebrate these freedoms. And soon these celebrations became rooted in the island’s culture, with some of the world’s top dance clubs evolving in Ibiza Town and San Antonio. Most of the hippies have long gone and it’s now known throughout the world for its clubbing scene.
Ibiza Town is the centre of this huge dance scene, particularly in the summer, and you’ll find there are lively clubs in San Antonio too. But away from the cities, Ibiza is generally very quiet, with family resorts and undeveloped beaches.
Major Ibiza nightspots include Pacha, on the waterfront of Ibiza Town, and Amnesia, to the north of the city. You’ll find different promoters, DJs and genres take over the clubs on different nights so there’s a varied style and atmosphere throughout the week. Check local listings to find the highlights. And one of the latest trends is for joining dance parties aboard music boats. You’ll find these club boats cruising out of Ibiza Town and San Antonio harbours in the early evenings.
Although Ibiza Airport caters for most visitors to the island, it is possible to arrive via the regular ferries from the Spanish mainland. These leave from the east coast port of Valencia . And if you’re moving on from Ibiza to stay on the small neighbouring island to the south, Formentera, you’ll find ferries are the only option. These boats leave and arrive at the busy waterfront in Ibiza Town.
The island of Formentera makes for a great day trip from Ibiza too. The pristine white sand beaches here are even less developed than on Ibiza. It’s a perfect place to lay back and chill for a day.
Be aware that the signage on the island often uses the old name Eivissa instead of Ibiza. Don’t worry, it’s the same place. Whatever you call it, you’ll find the best sights of the island by touring around in a hire car. Historically, the island of Ibiza has always had a greater influence from North Africa than the other Balearics. Rome was more important on Mallorca. So you’ll still spot Arab water wheels and whitewashed, cube-shaped houses as you explore. The island’s biggest historic sight is the massive wall around the old part of Ibiza Town. It’s over 25m high and you can walk around the top, enjoying great views as you follow in the footsteps of the Renaissance soldiers who built them 500 years ago.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.