Travel by cheap flights to Menorca and enjoy the most rural of the Balearic Islands. Situated off the east coast of mainland Spain just north of Mallorca, this lush, hilly island is an ideal destination for families with plenty of safe paddling and rock-pooling locales. Sun and beautiful beaches are guaranteed as the island benefits from a Mediterranean climate, though it’s not always calm. Menorca is famous for being windy (to the point where it has been nicknamed ‘The Windy Island’), though this can be a welcome relief during the hottest months of July and August. Menorca’s peak season kicks off in May and doesn’t end until October, but the island is also beautiful in April. Festival season takes place in July and August, bringing an influx of visitors to the island during those months, check local festival dates before booking flights to Menorca.
Low season is from late October until April. October and November bring the potential for rain, making this a less popular time for visitors to search for flight tickets. In general low season is very quiet and the island’s population shrinks by two thirds.
When is the best time to book a flight to Menorca?
For the cheapest flights to Menorca and a holiday unencumbered by tourists aim to visit in the shoulder and low seasons. Late autumn is a great time to visit as the temperature hovers around 25C, but there are few crowds (as long as it’s not a school holiday) and the countryside is strikingly beautiful with lush green fields and grazing cows. Away from the crazy summer crowds the island reverts to a simple way of life where activities such as walks around the old town, market shopping and quiet dinners are par for the course.
Flights to Menorca can be found on airlines: Easyjet, British Airways, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and Jet2. These airlines serve most of the main cities in the UK. You can also fly with low cost airline Monarch which offers direct flights to Menorca from Manchester, Birmingham, London (Gatwick & Luton) and Leeds Bradford.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Menorca Airport (MAH) is located in the southeastern area of the island, about 3 miles from Mahón. Once your flight has landed there are several buses that run every 30 minutes from the airport to Mahón. Menorca generally has cheap and effective public transportation or you can hire a car from the airport to get around.