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ferry to Barcelona

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ferry to Barcelona

Planning an early July trip to Mallorca with a family of 4. We'd like to travel from the island to Barcelona for the ferry experience--but I'm having trouble locating information on a hydrofoil or quick boat.

We could leave from Palmi or Alcudia. I see reference to Balearic Lines, but their schedule did not give any times for June. The last question I saw on this was from 2009, so thought it would be good to ask.

For those who travel to Barcelona, which ferry do you use, and when does it leave? How long is the trip? I see ranges from 5-7 hours. Anything quicker? We are traveling one-way only to Barcelona.

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1. Re: ferry to Barcelona

Check ferry www.transmediterranea.es

Flights www.vueling.com

Lancashire
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2. Re: ferry to Barcelona

I have used the ferry this year and the is no fast option it's the 7 or 8 hour only. The fast option stopped operating a few years ago.

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3. Re: ferry to Barcelona

There is a fast ferry (Balearia) from Palma to Denia. It departs Palma at 8am and leaves Denia in the evening at 5pm.

The ferry takes around five hours and goes via Ibiza where you can go up on deck for a breath of fresh air.

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4. Re: ferry to Barcelona

The are fast ferries to loads of places but they are looking for a one way trip to Barcelona.

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5. Re: ferry to Barcelona

I wondered if the hydrofoil had stopped because I couldn't locate the info.

Is there a hydrofoil from (Ciutudella) Menorca to Barcelona in the summer, does anyone know?

I guess flying would be an option, if the ride is 7-8 hours.

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6. Re: ferry to Barcelona

Too many floaters in your posts.You want a ferry ride "for the experience" but you worry about the journey time.Why? So you float the idea of flights which would be most people's idea of best transfer. Then you produce a sidewinder about ferries from Minorca to Barcelona when you are are travelling from Majorca.Sorry I can't take your question seriously.

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7. Re: ferry to Barcelona

http://www.directferries.co.uk/freight.htm

Try the above link Aventine for ferries from Minorca.

Wirralscouse, Aventine is only at the planning stage - keeping her options opened I would imagine!!

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8. Re: ferry to Barcelona

If it is just the ferry experience you are after a better bet may be a trip to Menorca. My family and I have spent a week in Mallorca and then the following week in Menorca the last couple of years. First time we took the ferry and we all enjoyed it although it is functional rather than cruise luxury. This year we flew with Iberia on a small prop plane. There is not much in the cost and it is much faster. The ferry really is a means for locals to get between the islands. I would not like to do the long crossing(7-8 hours) to Barcelons for pleasure when the flight is a fraction of the time and I imagine not much difference in cost.

There is a fast crossing from Alcudia to Ciutadella with Balearia if memory serves and Iscomar does the slightly slower and less expensive crossing. I think it's a long trip however you do it for one day so may be better to book a night somewhere to stay over.

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9. Re: ferry to Barcelona

Bottom line is the ferries are for people with cars, and lorry transport. If you have neither, flying is the answer. It's not a cruise.

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10. Re: ferry to Barcelona

Actually there are plenty of foot passengers that use the ferry. It's really not just for passengers with vehicles or commercial freight. It offers a lovely new perspective on arriving/departing the islands.