Posted on April 02, 2019

Driving from the UK to Ibiza

Driving from the UK to Ibiza can be a popular option for Massage Beach Beauty Therapists.

You will benefit from become more independent as you do not have to rely on public transport to travel to work and you can explore the island on your days off. It also means that you can fill your car with as many worldly possessions as you wish when you make your journey from the UK to Ibiza! 

There are several route options available when making your way from the UK to Ibiza. This will depend on budget, time and if you want to incorporate stop offs along the way; adding a holiday feel. Or maybe you are keen to get from A to B as quickly as possible. 

Route option: Dover to Barcelona (Barcelona to Ibiza via Ferry)

Ferry Options Leaving UK and Ireland


You could travel alone, in convoy or perhaps you could share the driving and cost with a friend or another therapist/s. 

In the past many therapist have explored cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, Toulouse, Paris, Santander, and Bilbao all as part of their journey to or from Ibiza.

What will I need for my journey?

It is very important that you comply with the legislation of the country you are driving.

It’s compulsory to carry the following in Spain at all times:

  • Spare wheel – and the tools to change a wheel, or a tyre repair kit.
  • Warning triangle – one is compulsory but it’s recommended to carry two as you could be fined for only using one in an accident or breakdown situation.
  • Reflective jacket – Anyone getting out of the vehicle on a motorway, main road or any other busy road must wear a reflective jacket. The jacket should be kept in the passenger compartment.

The AA provide a very useful guide here:

Car Insurance

Check the conditions of your car insurance policy. Make sure there are no clauses in your car insurance cover in regards to how long the car is taken off UK soil.

We have found that most car insurance providers do not cover you for more than 90 consecutive days. and covers you for 180 consecutive days (6months). Shop around to get the best deals.

When you have done all your research, chosen your route, packed your bags and set off on your journey. Don’t forget to enjoy it! The drive will take you through some of the most stunning places in the world. Take in every moment as you set off on your new adventure!  

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