When is the best time to visit Menorca?
As far as Spanish islands go, Menorca is relatively untouched by tourists. Even though the beaches are postcard-perfect and the weather is wonderful, Menorca is the northern-most destination in the Balearic Islands, and so is often passed up for its sister islands, Majorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.
Menorca is famous for being windy (to the point where it has been nicknamed ‘The Windy Island’), which can become a welcome relief during the hot summer months, but it still benefits from a Mediterranean climate, without the massive tourist crowds. Thankfully for those in the know, Menorca often slips under the holiday radar.
The island is perfect for lounging on largely untouched, sandy beaches, walking/cycling, and water sports. It’s also known for its impressive collection of megalithic stone monuments, which are worth checking out if you’re interested in prehistory. The charming towns of Maó and Ciutadella are also an added bonus to visiting Menorca. Maó sits prettily on top of one of the world’s greatest natural harbours.
The holiday season in Menorca kicks off in May and doesn’t really stop until October, but the island is also very beautiful in early spring. The hottest months are July and August, and if you choose to visit Menorca during the summer, it’s likely you’ll get to experience some of Menorca’s unique festivals first-hand.
Be aware that if you are visiting Menorca in the late autumn that you might hit a rainy patch – although Menorca is largely sunny, sunshine isn’t always guaranteed.
When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Menorca?
You can almost certainly get a fantastically inexpensive deal at any time of the year, as long as you search around for deals in advance. The best prices can be found from between December, through to March, and also in July – we’re surprised too! July is one of the most popular months for hot, hot, hot weather.
Are there any direct flights from the UK to Menorca?
There are direct flights from the UK to Menorca, but there are also indirect flights that stop off in Barcelona. It entirely depends on how you want to approach your trip.
You can fly both directly and indirectly from the following airports across the UK:
- East Midlands
- London Stansted
- London Gatwick
- London Luton
- Leeds Bradford International
- Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield
- Exeter International
- London City
- London Heathrow
- Belfast City
- Newquay Cornwall
- Blackpool International
Which airlines fly to Menorca?
As someone who has worked hard for a holiday, you want the perfect experience – even while you’re travelling – and you deserve it. Airlines that fly both direct and indirectly to Menorca include:
- Thomson Airways
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Vueling Airlines
- Aer Lingus
Are there any low cost airlines that fly to Menorca?
Flybe is the obvious choice for low cost travel to Menorca. However, Thomson Airways and British Airways often provide equally budget-friendly flights. We’d always recommend comparing available flights through our Flight Finder to find the best deals – you might be surprised at how cost-effective many premium lines can be.
What’s the best airline to fly to Menorca from the UK?
Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson, Airways, and British Airways usually are affordable and provide a reasonable level of service for their passengers.
How long is the flight from the UK to Menorca?
As per usual, it varies, but a direct flight usually lasts around 2 hours 20 minutes. Not long at all really! Of course, your travel time is likely to increase if you opt for an indirect flight, so for speedy passage, it’s worth travelling direct if you can.
How much is a flight from the UK to Menorca?
You can get a flight for as little as £50, if you book in advance and compare prices. Standard flights are not always that cheap (more towards the £200 mark), so definitely check out what’s available before you commit to any one airline or price. Shopping around always pays off!
How far is the airport from the city centre?
Menorca Airport is 2.8 miles (4.5km) southwest of Mahón, which should make for a short transfer to the hotel! The island itself is only 436 miles². To put that into perspective, the UK is 151,374 miles², and we’re hardly a large country when you look at other land areas!
What’s the best way to reach Menorca’s city centre from the airport?
There are several buses that run from Menorca’s Airport to Mahón. They usually run every 30 minutes and the ticket costs roughly €1.50 (£1.20) for a single. A taxi will probably cost you €50.00 (£39.98) if you want to reach other parts of the island, so it’s certainly worth jumping on public transport to Mahón city centre and then using local buses to access other towns, such as Ciutadella, if you’re not staying in Mahón.
As always, you can hire a car, but it’s always important to book this in advance and make sure that you have the right documentation. To be quite honest, you can easily rely on the cheap and effective public transport in Menorca to get around, so you may not want the extra expense of hiring a vehicle.
Where can I get even more information on travel to Menorca?
The Cheapflights website has plenty of really useful information on travelling, as well as an informative destination page. Don’t forget to use our Flight Finder to find out the latest cheap flights available for Menorca.