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By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Ibiza?

Do you need a car in Ibiza > Should you rent a car in Ibiza Spain > Ibiza ( IBZ )

With many visitors coming to Ibiza to party rather than to see sights, and with Ibiza being one of Europe’s smaller tourist islands, the natural question for anyone coming here and thinking about hiring a car is – why?

Do you need a car in Ibiza? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Ibiza?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Ibiza?

Ibiza Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€65

 #39/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €200

129/300

 

Free parking score

Total 515 - of which 185 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

36%

#177/300

 

Why should you rent a car in Ibiza?

  • Well the initial answer to this one is very simple. Ibiza car hire rates are quite simply the cheapest we have found anywhere in the world. If you are coming during the off season and only looking to get hold of a cheap economy car, expect to pay next to nothing.
  • As with anywhere else, having a hire car will give you some flexibility when compared with waiting around for buses. This is especially so if you are staying in a property where free parking is provided.
  • This doesn’t mean that public transport or tour bus services on Ibiza are particularly attractive, because they just aren’t.
  • Unlike neighbouring Majorca, which is also a lot larger, there is no rail or tram service on Ibiza, and the whole island is really just confined to three major roads.
  • Buses can also get ridiculously crowded.
 

Why not? Visiting Ibiza without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Ibiza public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

50%

Overall public transport score

30%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Ibiza. 

30%

  • Hiring a car in Ibiza can still be a hassle. The roads can often be congested at even the quieter times.
  • You still need to find somewhere to park.
  • Watch for return empty fuel contracts! The island is small, and you will be unlikely to use that much fuel!.
  • On such a small island, there’s a good chance you will spend a lot of time stuck in traffic anyway.
  • Getting a taxi late at night can always be a challenge, especially when nothing is moving very fast. It may be quicker just to walk.
  • Whatever brings you to Ibiza in the first place, there is always one way to see the island that can avoid some of this traffic, and that is simply to get out and walk.

Ratings

Car rental in - Ibiza Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Ibiza?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Ibiza?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Ibiza?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Ibiza if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Ibiza if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Ibiza if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Ibiza on the Carornocar scale?

0

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Beyond Ibiza

  • Another way to enjoy the Balearics is to combine a visit to Ibiza with Majorca or Menorca, or possibly the much smaller island of Formentera. This is an easy day trip by ferry from Ibiza town. It’s easy enough these days to combine an outward flight to Ibiza with a return from elsewhere using one or more European low-cost airline.

Yet whichever way we look at it, our Ibiza car hire advice is very much not to even consider getting one, however cheap the prices might look.

Should you rent a car in Ibiza? Verdict – no

 

Would you hire a car in Ibiza?

Have you driven in Ibiza? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Ibiza?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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