Menorca’s airport lies just 5km southwest of the island’s capital Mahon. It’s a relatively quiet destination when compared with its busy neighbour over in Mallorca attracting 90% less visitors. As such flights to Menorca tend to be rather seasonal in nature with the main tour operators and some budget airlines providing summer flights to Menorca but few services during the winter months. Domestic flights keep the island reasonably well connected with Barcelona and Madrid.
The airport is easily accessible by road from Mahon by following the signs leading off from the ME-12 and then taking the ME-14 directly to the airport. Coming in from the opposite direction of Ciutadella, you should take the ME-1 which again leads onto the ME-14. There are long and short stay car parks within the airport. There is just one terminal at the airport which is used for both arrivals and departures. There’s a tourist information desk in the terminal if you want to pick up any information on arrival. Modern facilities have been adapted to cater for disabled travellers.
Airport Transport Options
Shuttle Bus & Private Transfers: The best option for any visitors who don’t wish to rent a car is to pre-book a shuttle transfer with Shuttledirect and have a vehicle and driver waiting to collect you on arrival. The service caters for any group size and covers all the main resorts. Most popular destinations include Cala’n Forcat, Ciudedela, Cala’n Bosch, Binibeca, Fornells, Arena d’en Castell and Es Castell.
Menorca Airport Car Hire: Menorca is a tiny island with a small population. Driving is very straightforward and car rental rates tend to be very reasonable. Whilst there are car rental offices in the airport you’ll get much better deals by hiring your car before travelling and collecting the keys at the appropriate desk in the terminal. Get a quote from Zest Car Rental who are highly recommended as their rentals don’t include any nasty hidden extras when you come to pay.
Public Bus: The cheapest transport option is to take a public bus into Mahon bus station then connect with another bus that is going to your final destination. These buses run every 30 minutes into Mahon beginning at 6am with the last service around 10pm. This certainly isn’t the most convenient way of travelling especially if you have children with and the bus services seem quite unreliable so if the bus doesn’t turn up you’ll have to take one of the local taxis which wait outside the arrivals area.
Taxi Transfers: If you’d rather take a taxi you’ll find no shortage of them waiting at the rank just outside the main doors of the airport. The private transfer option provided by the shuttle company mentioned above are usually cheaper than on the spot taxi rates.