The underrated island of the Balearics.
Approximate flight time: 2 hours 15 minutes (total distance 916 miles)
No of flights per week: 2
Airlines that fly direct: TUI and Jet2.com
No. of Airports in Menorca: Menorca and Mahon Airport
Seasons: High = June - September; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
If you’re wondering where to book your flight to Menorca from, look no further than Birmingham Airport. With its great shops, bars and restaurants, spending time at the airport will be an enjoyable way to start your holiday.
There are many ways to get to the airport, meaning that whether you prefer private or public transport, travelling to Birmingham Airport is easy. If you want to travel by public transport, you will find bus and coach services running directly to the airport from all over the UK. Trains will take you to Birmingham International train station, from where the free and frequent Air-Rail takes you to the terminal in just two minutes.
Those driving to the airport will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via a free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 50%. You can also pre-book entry into one of our five airport lounges, which offer complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views before you fly.
If not, there are still plenty of great facilities at your disposal. Feeling peckish before your flight? We have a fantastic selection of cafés, bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe both do great kids’ menus. Wetherspoon and All Bar One have a varied menu including some great drink deals. Head to Pret a Manger or Wrapchic if you want to grab something to take onboard with you.
Once you’ve eaten, it’s time to hit the shops! With great deals at Duty Free, as well as fashion stores like Kurt Geiger, and Boots for essentials, we’ve got everything you could need before you fly. All organised? Grab a magazine and a bag of sweets for the plane from WHSmith and relax in one of our spacious seating areas.
For more information on the other services available, see our guide to terminal facilities. If you’re travelling with young children, read our tips for the family traveller to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as can be.
Arriving at Menorca Airport
Menorca Airport or Mahon Airport is the only airport of the Balearic Island of Menorca. The airport is located 4.5km south of the island’s capital, Mahon. The island is small and is easy to travel around.
There are no trains or subways on the island, but buses and taxis service the airport, meaning getting to your destination is quick and convenient. If you choose to take the bus, you will find that all the buses run to the bus station in Mahon (or Mao). From here, various services go to different destinations around the island.
Should you prefer a more direct route, you can find the taxi rank located in front of the Arrivals Hall in the terminal main building. Alternatively, you could hire a car giving you the freedom and the opportunity to explore the whole island.
What to expect in Menorca
Warm, wild and wonderful, the sun-bleached shores of Menorca offer peace and tranquillity compared to its neighbours, Mallorca or Ibiza. The most eastern island in the Balearics, its 216km coastline is studded with golden-sand bays that rival any other in the Mediterranean. The island is 60km by 20km but despite its pint-sized dimensions, this little island packs a punch.
Spanish is the main language spoken in Menorca, though residents also speak Catalan. English and German are widely spoken in all tourist hotspots.
Menorca is soaked in sunshine for most of the year and sees very little rainfall thanks to the island’s Mediterranean climate. The summer is the best time to go to Menorca, with warm and dry weather guaranteed, while Autumn is the wettest season.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
Culture in Menorca
In addition to the incredible beaches and inviting waters of Menorca, the island has an astonishingly rich history. Boasting an impressive 1,500 megalithic sites, Menorca is a paradise for archaeologists, history buffs and anyone with an interest in ancient civilisations. There are sites all over the island, including villages, burial tombs, and an incredible necropolis all built by the island’s original inhabitants, the bronze-age Talayots.
Fast forward a few centuries and starting with the Romans, numerous foreign forces have invaded the island, including the Moors, Spanish, French and British. Each have left a piece of their culture that can be seen in the island’s towns and cities. Don’t miss visiting Citutadella, the city’s original capital with a particularly elegant old town speckled with stunning Gothic and Neoclassical architecture.
The island has a rich culinary tradition, don’t leave without tasting the Menorcan speciality of Caldereta de Langosta or lobster stewed in a rich stock.