Q: I would like to know how to travel from Barcelona to Mallorca (Balearic Island) by ship? Where is the ship station in Barcelona? How often do the ships go from Barcelona to Mallorca? Should I book the ticket or I can go to the ship station buying a ticket?
A: There are three operators (Acciona Transmediterranea, Balearia, Iscomar) that offer transfer from the Barcelona port to the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca or Ibiza) by ferry. There are ferries every day. Please check timetables at the website of each operator. The price varies depending on how you travel, if you have a vehicle with you, special luggage, which accommodation you choose, etc. To buy tickets, we recommend to make your reservation with time. Please see the contact information for all companies below.
Acciona gives the option to buy the tickets per phone, at the ticket office or online. At the website, you can choose the English version by clicking on "ingles" at the homepage.
Estación Maritima, Muelle de San Beltran
Tel: +34 90 245 4645
Fax: +34 93 295 9134
Official Website: www.trasmediterranea.es
At Balearia you can purchase your tickets online (although there is not really an English option to the website), via telephone or at their ticket office at the port. On their website you will find detailed timetable information, unfortunately not in English. Therefore it may be best to call them to find out details. Please find the contact details below:
Estació Marítima Drassanes, s/n (no street number)
Tel: +34 96 642 8700 or +34 90 216 0180
Fax: +34 93 324 8088
Official Website: www.balearia.com