Palma de Mallorca is one of Europe's major holiday destinations because of sunny weather, stunning beaches, modern hotels and flashy shops, and historical attractions.
By Air: Palma de Mallorca (PMI) Airport or Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca is a major airport located approximately 8km east of Palma city. It is the third-largest airport in Spain and one of the busiest airports in Europe during the summer months. The city airport is served by lots of airline companies from many European countries.
The airport has four terminals, of which terminal A is used for domestic flights and terminal B, C, D is used for international flights. The airport serves over 29 million passengers per year. The airport is well connected with Palma and other major towns and resorts on the island by buses and metered cabs. The journey takes around 20mins to reach the city centre.
Another way to reach Palma is by sea. However, this means of transport is not very popular. Many cruise ships run from Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Mahon, and Denia. Balearia and Trasmediterranea offer super fast ferries from mainland Spain to Majorca that reach Palma in around three hours.
By Taxi / Car: Mallorca is not connected with mainland Spain or other islands by roads or bridges. Travellers can drive down to Palma from different cities of Mallorca. Cities and towns in Mallorca have road links directly to Palma.
There are two railway routes. 'Ferrocarril de Soller' operates an electric train from Placa Espanya in Palma to Soller town. The train covers scenic routes since 1912 and is highly recommended to enjoy the spice of the island. Another railway route is controlled by Transport de les Illes Balears (TIB) that runs train services between Mallorcan towns.
Many cruise ships berth at Palma port. There are ferries to Mallorca from Barcelona, Valencia and Dénia.
Balearia: Ferries from Denia, Valencia, and Ibiza. Acconia Trasmediterranea: Ferries from Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza and Mahon.Iscomar Ferries: Ferries from Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza and Denia.
By Bus: This transportation mode is served by the Empresa Municipal de Transports de Palma de Mallorca (EMT). It is connected to more than 20 routes, which operate buses between 0700-2100/2200 (approx.). The Plaça d'Espanya is the main bus station as well as the main stoppage for all buses. The city has a modern bus system with timetables and route maps available at all bus stops. Special discount is offered to students, OAPs, and children. The Bus system provides a facility for a free journey for children below 14 years.
Travelling in the city is very relaxing if you hire a taxi. You can hire white taxis on the street as well as book a taxi at several ranks. If you prefer booking a taxi, confirm the reservation beforehand. The symbol for a taxi on rent is a green roof-light.
The correct option is to travel by train to experience the island's beauty; The Placa d'Espanya serves two railway lines. The first railway line links Palma with the town of Soller, and it offers a picturesque route within the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains. Another railway line takes you to Inca, which is famous for leather goods and the Thursday market. From Inca, the line diverges to the towns of Pobla and Manacor, respectively.
By Hiring a Car:
Most tourists prefer to rent a car because of its undefined freedom. With car rental, you can move around the city at your own pace. Hiring a car is a good option, especially if you are travelling with a family. Explore the city according to your convenience as well as visit the Passeig des Born, unleash the beauty of the Cathedral of Palma, and plan a journey to the Bellver Castle.