Most people who come to Mallorca to enjoy their holidays do so by plane. The truth is that Mallorca airport is not at all difficult to understand and all the services are very well signposted. However, if you want to get to your hotel with peace of mind, there are a few things you need to be clear about.
At ROIG, we have been helping people get to know the island of Majorca for more than 70 years, through our rental vehicles or our services, such as transfers to and from Majorca airport. That’s why, in this article, we’d like to explain everything you need to know about Mallorca airport, so you can start your holiday off on the right foot.
How many airports does Mallorca have?
Before explaining how to get to Palma de Mallorca airport, we are going to introduce you to all the airports on the island. Mallorca has 2 airports and 1 hydroport; however, you will only be able to use one of them.
The main airport of Mallorca is located in the capital of the island: Palma de Mallorca. This is the third-largest airport in Spain, because of the number of flights that operate in its facilities. Palma airport is the only airport with commercial flights on the island, so you can only make a reservation at this airport. Its name is Son Sant Joan Airport or “PMI“.
Son Bonet Airport is located in Marratxí, a few kilometres from Palma. It does not operate commercial flights, although it belongs to the AENA airports.
Finally, the hydroport of Mallorca is located in Pollença, in the north of the island of Mallorca, and its use is exclusively for seaplanes that extinguish fires.
How many terminals does the airport have?
Mallorca airport opened to the public in the early 1960s, thanks to the design of the Mallorcan architect Pere Nicolau Bover. This was the time of full construction of the island, when this paradise was discovered by tourism.
From the beginning, this airport has had a single terminal, made up of four independent blocks and two parallel runways.
The main terminal building is made up of these four modules: Module A, Module B (the smallest and used mainly for regional flights), Module C (with two piers, the largest) and Module D.
Despite having only one terminal, it is served by many of the main airlines departing from Spain: Vueling, Iberia, Air Europa, Ryanair and Norwegian. In addition, the island is also served by many airlines that operate from the UK: Flybe, Norwegian, TUI, British Airways, Jet2, EasyJet, Ryanair, Vueling and Iberia.
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Where is Mallorca airport located?
We are going to explain exactly where Mallorca airport is so that you can start planning your trip. This airport is located 8 kilometres from the centre of Palma and just a few minutes from the most tourist areas of the island. It has very easy access to the motorway, so it is very easy to get in and out of the airport, both in your own vehicle and by public transport.
If you want to know how far the airport is from your hotel, we leave you with a list of the most touristy places on the island, so that you can get an approximate idea:
- Cala Ratjada: 80 kilometres. 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
- Playa de Palma: 5 kilometres. 10 minutes by car.
- Sa Coma: 70 kilometres. 1 hour on the motorway by car.
- Alcudia: 61 kilometres. 46 minutes by car.
- Magaluf: 30 kilometres. 25 minutes by car.
- Paguera: 35 kilometres. 30 minutes on the motorway by car.
- Playa de Muro: 60 kilometres. 50 minutes by car.
- El Arenal: 11 kilometres. 13 minutes by car.
How to get to Mallorca airport
Now we are going to explain how to get to Mallorca airport in detail , so that you can end your holiday in the best way possible and return home with a smile on your face and your hands full of ensaïmades. We suggest some of the most common ways available to you, so that you can choose the one that suits you best.
Renting a car
Without a doubt, the best way to get around the island of Mallorca is by rental car. It is true that, during the high season months, the island’s roads are more crowded, and you may not find parking at the restaurant’s door, but if you are coming from a big city it will seem like paradise by comparison.
The island of Mallorca offers paradisiacal coves and bays, beautiful villages and landscapes that will take your breath away. But, in order to reach them, you will have to do it by private car. So, renting a car at Mallorca airport will not only get you to your gate in good time, but will also allow you to travel the island from top to bottom during your holiday.
At ROIG, we have more than 70 years of experience offering our customers the rental car that best suits their needs. We are characterised by our seriousness, professionalism and experience, so don’t hesitate to trust us!
The bus service to Mallorca airport is offered by the A1 bus line, which connects the airport with the main points of interest in Palma: the centre, the seafront, the port, etc.
This line makes two stops once it arrives at the airport. The first is in the departures area of the terminal and the second in the arrivals area. The ticket costs €5 each way.
The timetable of the bus service, which connects the airport terminal with the capital of Mallorca, has a frequency of between 10 and 20 minutes, starting at 6:00 am and ending at 1:00 am. However, the schedule may vary depending on the season, so we recommend that you check before you go.
However, if you need to travel by bus to another area of the island other than Palma, you can use the TIB buses. These yellow buses leave from the airport and connect with the main tourist areas, such as the coastal towns of Mallorca. These are some of the most popular bus lines:
- Bus line A11: Airport – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Peguera (1 hour)
- Bus line A32: Airport – Inca (Llevant) – Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Platja d’Alcúdia – Platja de Muro – Can Picafort (1 hour 45 min.)
- Bus line A42: Airport – Montuïri – Villafranca – Manacor – Portocristo – s’Illot – sa Coma – Cala Millor – Cala Bona (1 hour and 40 minutes)
- Bus line A51: Airport – s’Arenal – Polígon Son Noguera – Llucmajor – Campos – Santanyí – s’Alqueria Blanca – Portopetro – Cala Egos – Cala d’Or – Cala Gran – Cala Ferrara (1 hour and 30 minutes)
One of the most comfortable ways to get to the centre of Palma or anywhere else on the island from the airport is by hiring a private transfer. This way, the driver will be waiting for you at the terminal with a sign with your name on it and will drop you off at the door of the hotel, without you having to worry about anything.
The price of an airport transfer is similar to a taxi, but it is much more reliable, because you will know in advance how much you will pay for the journey.
The airport is less than 10 kilometres from the centre of Palma de Mallorca, which is about 10 minutes by car. However, a taxi ride covering that distance can cost you around 30 euros. If you are staying in another part of the island, a taxi is not an option, due to the high price.
Now that you know all about Mallorca airport, you are ready to fly to the island. Take a look at our ROIG website to find the ideal rental car for your holiday or hire a transfer from the airport to your hotel. Trust our experience and have an unforgettable stay.