h2>Cheap flights to Menorca
The easternmost Balearic island dances to a different tune than its rowdier neighbours. This tranquil haven boasts sparkling blue seas, white- and golden-sand beaches that are blessed by warming sunshine for the vast majority of the year.
Its coastal cities are full of distinctive character, its resorts family-friendly and low-key and, if you head for the interior, you’ll discover a refreshingly rural island. Menorca’s landscapes are distinguished by 40,000 miles of dry-stone walls that criss-cross its fields, traverse its rolling hills and demarcate its whitewashed villages.
In 1993, Unesco declared Menorca a Biosphere Reserve to preserve its important environmental areas and its mysterious Bronze Age sites.
Today there are plenty of cheap flights to be found to discover the beauty of Menorca for yourself.
When to book cheap flights to Menorca
Menorca’s peak season follows the sun. When the weather is around 28oC, between June and September, the most popular time to visit coincides with both the UK school holidays and a number of local events and festivals.
In general, direct flights are cheaper either side of the peak season in May and late September, although due to the sheer volume of chartered and scheduled flights, prices often remain competitive throughout the busy summer months too.
Yet, if you are searching for bargain-priced flights you are much better off considering October through to the middle of April, when there are fewer tourists. The weather may be cooler but it’s still warm enough if sunbathing isn’t your main priority.
How to find the best flight deals to Menorca
There are many cheap flights to Menorca, thanks to the number of competing operators but, whenever you book your flights, booking early is the best way to bag a bargain.
Expedia makes it simple to discover cheap airfares to Menorca.
Our ‘Show flexible dates’ feature allows you to quickly reveal if booking your flights on a different day will offer significant savings.
You can also check if ‘Nearby airports’ offer a more convenient flight time or cheaper price. If you’re flying from a London airport it’s always worth selecting ‘All London airports’, rather than just the one, to see if alternative airports in the capital offer lower-priced fares.
UK departures to Menorca
Here are some sample flight times from UK airports to Menorca:
Flights to Menorca land at Mahon International Airport. The airport is located three miles southwest of the city.
You can travel into the city by bus: these run every 30 minutes and can drop you at the bus station for onward travel options throughout the island. This is a much cheaper option than taxi or car hire – both of which are available in front of the terminal main building’s arrivals hall.
Which airlines fly to Menorca?
There are 17 British airports offering direct flights to Menorca.
Carriers offering cheap flights include:
How to get around in Menorca
As Menorca is such a small size it’s ideal for car hire – with short journeys making day trips easily manageable. At just 37 miles in length, and 13 miles in width, no journey is going to be taxing.
Its size makes taxi a viable option to see the sights too, but the cheapest way to get around is by bus. Menorca’s bus network connects most of its towns, resorts and sights. The main bus route links Mahon to Ciutadella, the two main cities in Menorca, and the service runs once an hour.
What are the must-sees in Menorca?
Mahon boasts one of the world's largest natural harbours. Here you can relax in the welcoming bars and cafes that line the waterfront or head out on a glass-bottomed boat to enjoy the subaquatic views. The Old Town has beautiful architecture and is a delight to stroll through, taking in local markets and trendy boutiques.
Walkers will want to head out into the island’s coves and gorges which shelter a beautiful profusion of very rare flowers. Others may wish to avail themselves of the windsurfing, sailing and horse riding opportunities available.
And some will, of course, find their ideal beach and throw down a towel to simply soak up the Balearic sun.
Tips for travelling to Menorca
From Mahon you can hop on the Mao Express for a quick overview of all the city offers. This 50-minute trip will take you past attractions such as the Fortress of Isabel II, the Military Museum and the Island of El Lazareto in Mahon harbour.