Transport, Trains and Buses | Mallorca

Getting around Mallorca is generally pretty easy. During the evenings or on public holidays public transportation can be somewhat limited, however. Tell the driver where you need to go, and he will normally let you know where to get off.

As nearly anywhere in the world, when you use public transport, please

Watch your belongings! Several cases of crew having lost bags, phones etc. have been reported in the past.

With that said, the public transport around Mallorca is actually quite good and safe. You will find the following options;

  • city buses (EMT)
  • island-wide buses (TIB)
  • public train line serving Inca and Manacor
  • scenic tourist train Palma – Sóller, where you can connect to Port de Sollèr via the vintage tram
  • ferries to Menorca, Ibiza, Barcelona, Valencia and Toulon

AIRPORT

On the Palma de Mallorca Airport website you will find updated flight info along with other practical information about the airport itself and how to get to and from the airport.

General Info:   – www.aena.es/en/palma-mallorca-airport/airlines.html

Flight Info:        – www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/infovuelos/en/

BUS

To get into Palma from the airport get on Line 1 Airport–Palma. The bus stop is located after the taxis when exiting the Arrivals.

To get to or from the airport on Bus #1:

  • STP/Astilleros and Santa Catalina get on/off opposite Bar Cuba.
  • The rest of the port get on/off at Paseo Maritimo, but mention the name of the marina to the driver as the Paseo has numerous stops.
  • La Lonja (Bluewater Yachting / Corner Bar) get on/off at Paseo Mallorca
  • The city centre get on/off at Plaza España

Buses operate between 06.30 to 22.10h in direction of Palma and 05.30 to 21.30h in direction of the airport. A single fare is 5 Euros for non-residents. The bus stops just outside the Departures and Arrivals with easy access to both.

The bus- and train station with connections to all other destinations on the island is located beneath Plaza España

Fares within the city are 2 Euros or 1.50 if you buy a 10-journey prepaid card. All bus schedules can be found on the EMT Palma website.

If you are looking to go dockwalking in Puerto Portals (Line 108N) and/or Port Adriano (Line 106N) you will need to get on the red/yellow TIB intercity bus, which operates between the main bus station underneath Plaza España and via the Paseo Maritimo (the port) to either of the two ports. All schedules and routes are listed here. Bus fares vary depending on your destination. Tickets are 40% cheaper when purchased in the bus station.

You can find bus schedules here:

– Palma:                        www.emtpalma.es

– Rest of the Island: www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/inici

TAXI

Airport taxis are found to the right of the pedestrian escalator just outside the arrivals terminal. The price into the city is approximately 18 Euros plus luggage- and night supplements. Taxis are usually plentiful but if not, they can be reached at

Taxi Numbers in other parts of Mallorca:

  • Alcúdia: 971 549 870 / 971 549 766
  • Andratx: 971 136 398
  • Calvia: 971 134 700 / 971 680 970
  • Inca taxis: 971 881 020
  • Sóller taxis: 971 638 484

A taxi fare to/from the airport is about 20 Euros to the ports in Palma and the city centre. Rates outside the city will vary depending on distance.

Buses operate between 06.30 to 22.10h in direction of Palma and 05.30 to 21.30h in direction of the airport. A single fare is 5 Euros for non-residents. The bus stops just outside the Departures and Arrivals with easy access to both.

UBER

Not available on Mallorca

TRAIN

There are three different lines operating from underneath Plaza España;

All lines stop in Poligono Marratxí, where you find the Bluewater training facilities.

Additionally, the Ferrocarril de Sóller vintage train serves the very scenic route to Sóller from where you connect to Puerto de Sóller via the tram service. This makes for a great day of exploring. The Saturday market (8-14.00h) in Sóller followed by seaside lunch and drink in the port is a Mallorca classic and a must-do!

MOBIPALMA

The free MobiPalma app is really useful for anyone using public transport and/or own transport in Palma. With it you can

  • keep up to date with current schedules
  • calculate routes around the city using public transport
  • find the closest bus stops and check the arrival time
  • stay updated with the bus arrival times
  • locate the closest taxi stops
  • locate free BiciPalma public bicycles (you need to register first)
  • find parking in Palma
  • compare price between parking
  • check the traffic congestion of the main roads of the city

Available on AppStore and Google Play