Mallorca has very good travel links and some excellent road networks, especially to Palma and the north of the Island. When you arrive at Palma airport if you have not already booked a hire car there are plenty of car hire companies located close to the baggage reclaim area.

The rental companies of which there are many is one way, you also have the choice of public transport or taxi cab. The taxi rank is located just outside the Arrival Hall and at the end of the taxi rank is the bus stop for the airport shuttle bus to Palma. It is recommended that if staying in the north of the Island pre-booking a local taxi from Puerto Pollensa itself is advantageous as it will be cheaper and your driver will know where he is going.

If you are using the shuttle bus to Palma as a connection to another destination then the TIB buses that take you to the main towns all leave from the underground bus station located next to the Plaza d’Espana. Public transport is incredibly cheap and user friendly. For example an hour’s bus journey from Palma to Puerto Pollensa costs only 6€.

There are two train stations in Palma at the Plaza d’ Espanya. One is located at the bus station which goes to Inca with the famous Soller tourist train a few minutes’ walk away at its own station where you can purchase tickets and have a coffee whilst waiting for the train. Taking the train to Soller is a truly worthwhile experience with wonderful views of the mountains. The journey takes an hour and 10 minutes including a stop on the way for photographs. Upon arrival in Soller take the tram to Port de Soller. This service runs every 30 minutes. From here you can take a boat trip along the coast to Calobra making this a memorable day out. Combined train, tram and boat tickets are available from the train terminus.

For those with an energetic disposition bicycles can be hired from hire shops around the Island and are a very popular method of getting around the local area.

The national TIB transport is funded and therefore very cheap to use and covers all the red and yellow buses you see all over the Island, there are regular journeys from the north to the south with buses running frequently between Palma and Alcúdia/Ca’n Picafort, also Palma to Pollença/Puerto Pollensa. If you are travelling through the Serra de Tramuntana, say from Palma to Deia, check the timetable as it can take some time due to the winding roads.

Palma Airport Car Hire, click here

To visit the TIB website, click here
To view interactive map, click here
To download a route map for both trains and buses, click here

Bus Timetables

Port de Soller – Valldemossa – Palma
Puerto Pollensa – Palma
Puerto Pollensa – Cala Sant Vicenç – Pollença
Can Picafort – Port de Pollença
Can Picafort – Formentor (route only runs during the summer months)

 

Enjoy Mallorca