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Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a population of roughly 160,000. British expats are the fourth largest foreign community across the Balearic islands, which also includes Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera. In fact, one in five residents of the islands are foreign expats.
Ibiza is an archipelago of Spain and is known for its nightlife, beaches and tourist hotspots. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many family-orientated destinations.
Before making your move to this lively island, there are a few things to plan ahead first. One of those is finding the best method to transport your items to Ibiza.
Before making your move to Ibiza, you should consider the shipping options available. Shipping furniture overseas can be costly. Planning ahead could save on costs so deciding which method is right for you and your budget is essential. Keep in mind that due to Brexit, there may be longer delays than before.
The method you opt for will depend on the number of items you need to be shipped, your budget and your time scale.
Ibiza can be reached by sea, air and road so there are many transportation methods for you to choose from. The main opinions for shipping to the island of Ibiza are:
Sea Freight is a popular option for shipping items to Ibiza. It can take longer than air freight, but it is cheaper and won’t have the same weight restrictions.
Your chosen removal company will collect your goods from your home or storage unit and arrange for them to be transported by sea.
Ibiza has two ports:
This method is perfect for large, awkward or heavier household items that aren’t suitable for air freight. There will be more room to utilise and it is also a more eco-friendly option for sending your items.
Road freight is the cheapest option for transporting items to Ibiza. There are well-connected road and rail networks for European moves. With ferries and other methods to reach the island, not only is it reliable, but it is also cheaper than air freight.
That said, keep in mind that this method will take longer. Brexit has also contributed to delays and issues at borders, so you will need to allow extra time for this. Additionally, there may be a longer wait time depending on ferries to Ibiza.
According to our research, transporting items by road can take 3 to 4 days. If you opt for express delivery from the UK, the transportation time may be shorter.
International removal companies must be covered by Goods in Transit and Public Liability. This is to ensure your goods are protected during transit.
If you’re shipping a small amount of items and want to keep costs low, part-load could be the perfect option. This is where the removal vehicle or container is shared with other people’s belongings. With this method, you only pay for the space you use. This is ideal for those moving with a small number of items.
Part-freight is certainly a cheaper option but it will take longer for your items to arrive. Be aware that the more people using the container, the longer it will take for your items to reach you. Expect your items to take between 5 to 7 days on average to reach you.
Air freight is the quickest and most convenient way to ship items to Ibiza. If you want to receive your items quickly, this may be the best option for you.
However, it is the most expensive method to transport items. Additionally, air freight will have weight limitations, so keep this in mind when picking your shipping options. If you are shipping a large amount of goods, this may not be the best option.
Ibiza Airport is the international airport for both Ibiza and the island of Formentera. This airport is conveniently located 7 km southwest of Ibiza’s city centre.
The average cost of shipping from the UK to Spain - including the Balearic islands - is approximately £1,468 - £3,015. Be aware that this is an average and that costs will vary. The total cost will of course depend on how much you are shipping and the weight of your belongings. There may be additional costs for moving your items from mainland Spain to the islands.
The costs will also depend on whether you opt for road freight, part-load, sea or air freight. Due to the current economic climate, costs for these services can fluctuate.
Keep in mind that if you opt for professional packing for your items, this will add around £250 to your costs.
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Be aware that the above prices are approximate based on data from PSS
For more information, read How Much Do International Removals Cost?
Before you embark on your move to Ibiza, you will need to have the correct documentation prepared. This will be everything required for a move to any part of Spain.
The documentation you need when entering the country includes:
UK citizens no longer hold the automatic right to residency in Spain now the UK has left the EU. If you are planning to spend up to 3 months in the country you will need to apply for a Spanish Schengen visa.
If you are looking to move to Ibiza or any other area of Spain permanently, you will be required to apply for a Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero (TIE) card. You can apply for this from the UK.
You will likely be required to pay a visa fee. This should be factored into your cost of living in Ibiza.
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