Bus Network

Good to Know

There are no train services or motorways on Menorca. A single main road along the centre of the island defines routes!.

Son Bou - Bus Network
Network Map download

...the road network Map download preserves the island's natural beauty especially along the coast where few roads exist

Son Bou's bus service operates May-Oct

  • No Direct bus from/to Mahon Airport
  • Services are reliable, cheap and comfortable but longer Journeys/transfers need pre-planning
  • Single Tickets and cash only to Bus driver

See Bus Travel FAQ for details

Good to Know

IMPORTANT - Son Bou connections

ALL major bus lines stop at Alaior's main bus station - use to connect to towns other beaches

NO Direct bus from/to Mahon Airport. Your options? Son Bou bus and Menorca Airport

Want to be sure with a pre-booked transfer ? Son Bou transfers Mahon Airport

Menorca Airport Bus

Son Bou Bus Timetables

Bus Lines @ Son Bou

Bus Stops - road names on Son Bou on Downloadable Network mapPDF

Buses only run Summer Service ~ May 1 - Mid Oct

Bus Times Son Bou

Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.

Son Bou Bus Stops

Bus route follows the one-way system and ALL Bus Stops in the lower part of Son Bou! 1st Hotel Mar Blau , last main car park on exit road. See map

IMPORTANT connections! Bus stops @ via perimetral teh main bus hub from where you can connect to Mahon,Cala Galdana and many other locations

Bus Stop Map

Good to Know

Alaior acts as a hub for additional connections across Menorca. Visit Alaior night market every Weds eve ( 1.06-30.09 )

Use Bus 32 for Zoo get off at L'Argentina

Things to Do


Buses to Mahon

Journey time circa. 25 minutes 21 km ( peak = June 1 to 30 Sept 30)

  • Mahon(Maó) - Son Bou 2,65 €
  • Mahon(Maó) - Alaior 1,75 €
  • Alaior - Son Bou 1,40 €

Tip There is a late bus back from Alaior Night Market every Wednesday ( 1.06-30.09 ) at 23:25

5 stops around Son Bou. Times shown are from Son Bou beach stop. Mar Blau Apartments = first stop

Son Bou to Mahon

no. 32 : Son Bou - Alaior - Mahon ( Mon - Sat)

  • 08:00 09:15 10:45 11:45 12:15 13:15 15:15 16:30 17:15 17:45 18:45 19:45 21:15 22:45
  • no. 32 : Son Bou - Alaior - Mahon ( Sun & Public Holidays )

  • 09:15 10:45 12:15 13:45 17:45 19:15 20:45
  • Mahon to Son Bou

  • no. 32 : Mahon - Alaior - Son Bou ( Mon - Sat)

  • 07:15 08:30 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:3014:30 15:45 16:30 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:30 22:00
  • no. 32 : Mahon - Alaior - Son Bou ( Sun & Public Holidays )

    08:30 10:00 11:30 13:00 17:00 18:30 20:00

    Buses to Ciutadella

    Direct ( L36 ) AND via connections at Alaior ( L32 ) - > L01

    Journey time 45 minutes

    • Ciutadella - Son Bou 4,80 €
    • Ciutadella - Ferreries 2,05 €
    • Ferreries - Son Bou 2,75 €
    • Es Mercadal - Son Bou 1,90 €

    Summer peak only 1 June to 30 Sept

    5 stops around Son Bou. Mar Blau Apartments first stop circa 20min earlier! . Times shown are from Son Bou beach stop.

    no. 36 : Son Bou - Es Mercadal - Ferreries - Ciutadella (Pl. de la Pau) ( daily )

  • 10:45,14:45,18:45,20:45
  • no. 36 : Ciutadella(Pl. de la Pau) - Ferreries - Es Mercadal Son Bou ( daily )

  • 10:00,14:00,18:00,20:00
  • Son Bou Places to visit by Bus

    Bus 32


    Has a charming old town set on a hill for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of the summer sun has gone. The "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with some delightful Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market (weds june-sept ) with Artisan goods,jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.

    Menorca Tips

    There is a late night bus to return from Alaior's evening market. Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. A brand relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. The shop offers reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.

    Alaior tourist guide

    Boutique and Design Hotels

    Agrotourism Hotels

    Alaior All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

    Download Current Timetable (PDF)

    Fornells via Es Mercadal ( L36 ) - connect to L41 ( 15 mins )


    A watersports and restaurant favourite. The village with it's speciality seafood restaurants is located at the entrance to a huge enclosed natural bay whose protected waters make it perfect for all manner of sail based 'messing about'. More like a large salt water lake, the wind conditions here are great for beginners of anything that floats on water. Very pleasant for lunch time and evening drinks and meals alongside the harbour quay. Lot's of boat excursions and activities are based here. Perfect for a quiet authentic Menorca stay. Mountain Bike Hire. Watersports include Jetski,Waterskiing,Windsurfing, Dinghy,Kayaks and Diving.


    Hotels and Holiday accommodation in Fornells

    Direct ( L32 ) and via connections at Alaior

    Mahon ( Mao or Maó )

    Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of it's Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.

    Mahon (Mao) tourist guide

    Boutique and Design Hotels

    Agrotourism Hotels

    Mahon All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

    What to see and do in Mahon

    Mahon - trips,visits

    Download Current Timetable (PDF)

    Direct ( L36 ) AND via connections at Alaior ( L32 ) - > L01

    Download Current Timetable (PDF)


    A taste of former elegant times with fine old spanish palaces, moorish influences, a wonderful old centre and a charming little harbour. Ciutadella was the original capital of the island lying at the western edge of the island looking out to its bigger neighbour Mallorca. A superb contrast to the beach and holiday resort. Great atmosphere and shopping and a place to wander the pedestrianised old city and its many narrow streets with hidden shops and Cafe treats. Also competes with Mahon for the title of the best music bars and venues on the island. The scene for the spectacular Sant Joan festival in June, when stunning native black horses parade through the streets and the brave try to "touch the horses' heart" as it rears in front of them.

    Ciutadella tourist guide

    Boutique and Design Hotels

    Agrotourism Hotels

    Ciutadella All Hotels and Holiday accommodation

    What to see and do in Ciutadella

    Ciutadella - trips,visits

    Discover more of Ciutadella

    Bus Timetables

    Boat trips - Hotel Pickups possible

    Bus Timetables

    Menorca Experiences - eg. Binibeca Vell

    Bus Timetables

    Day trips Ciutadella

    Bus Timetables

    Majorca Shopping trips

    other Day Trip Ideas

    Menorca is a small island so you can pack in a full day Trip from your holiday resort. Experience the coastline by boat,do some Watersports....

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    FAQ Son Bou Buses , Times and Connections

    Seasonal Bus routes from Beach Resorts to Mahon and Ciutadella. Otherwise probably a change to nearest local town on the ME-1 Bus Travel Guide

    yes,including some natural virgin beaches

    Depends on you start location....

    Virgin beaches by Bus Menorca Virgin beaches Buses

    Beach Directory with bus routes beach Directory

    Prices are very good using modern air conditioned buses. Tickets from 1,75 Eur to most expensive at 6 Eur ( ~ 40km! ) Bus Travel Guide

    Not direct but it's possible, but cumbersome/timeconsuming via Mahon Bus Station Son Bou transfers made easy

    Airport Bus to Son Bou?