Your choice will probably depend on your budget, schedule or time. Once you have this in mind you can select the best method for you and your family.
Alcudia is on the north coast of the island and is approximately 59km/37miles from the airport. It is roughly a 42-minute car journey and the roads are fairly easy to navigate.
*Please note – prices are for a standard licensed saloon vehicle with Meet & Greet service at PMI
Booking an airport taxi transfer from Palma Airport to Alcudia can be a bit confusing. We recommend one of the highest rated companies on TripAdvisor with a good reputation for reliability and punctuality, along with great vehicles. You don’t need a credit card to book online and you can pay your driver in cash. You can also amend and cancel your booking at any time. Solhop is the best Airport Transfer company by user recommendation. Check them out on TripAdvisor.
A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Alcudia will be approximately €80-100. Fares range in price generally due to the; season, public holidays, the time of day and the amount of luggage.
Taxi transfers are really the most comfortable and easiest way to travel from Palma Airport to Alcudia. Parking in the summer can be a problem in certain areas around the port, so a taxi transfer is a good option as it eliminates this kind of road stress.
Palma airport taxi area is directly outside the arrivals building on the ground floor. There are usually a lot of taxi waiting and available but during busy times it is possible that you will have to wait in the queue. The taxis should charge a fixed price but get a price before the start of your journey as there are variables that can mean a higher than expected price.
Bear in mind that the airport taxis at Palma airport will often only take a maximum of 4 persons per taxi. So if you are a party of five, even if one is a baby, you will need to take two taxis. Also, it is worth noting that taxis at the airport don’t always carry child safety seats.
If you have decided to take a taxi transfer from Palma airport it would be advisable to pre-book a private transfer in advance as it can be cost-effective especially if you are a large party. We recommend Alcudia based Taxi Transfer firms like AT Mallorca, as they know all the locations in and around Alcudia and you can pay in cash to the driver.
With a pre-booked private transfer, it is possible to book child safety seats and have the assurance that they will be there for your children. Another plus with pre-booked private transfer vehicles is that you will usually get a higher standard of vehicle. Your driver will meet you in Palma airport’s public arrivals hall with a name placard and will often help you with luggage.
More than four persons? With a pre-booked private transfer, it is possible to book a vehicle large enough for your family or group. Vehicles to Alcudia usually come in sizes of 1-7 minivans or 8-20 minibuses, it is also possible to pre-book a coach from some of the private transfer websites.
If you decide to hire a car at Palma airport in order to get to Alcudia, note that it is relatively easy and the dive isn’t too far or taxing.
Simply exit the airport and get onto the main highway following the signs to Palma. You will join the Autovia Ma-19 to Palma city. If your hire car was collected from one of the car hire sites next to the airport on the east side, then you simply join the main highway by the gas station, this is only one junction earlier.
Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km, 3 minutes, until junction 3. At junction 3 take the road Ma-20 signposted Alcudia. Stay on the Ma-20 for around 2 minutes, 2.6km until junction 3(3B) and take the Ma-13 signposted Port d’Alcudia.
Once on the Ma-13 stay on this road until Alcudia, which will take about 32 minutes and is approximately 50km. Note that after 39km on the Ma-13 it changes from an Autovia (motorway) to single track carriageway. Also depending on your final destination, Alcudia or Alcudia Port, follow the signs accordingly at the large roundabout before Alcudia.
Mallorcan buses are air-conditioned and comfortable. Bus routes on the island are extensive and it is possible to travel by bus to a lot of different places.
However, most bus routes do not run at night-time and are less frequent at weekends as well as during winter. In cases where a direct bus route does not exist, waiting times between connecting buses can increase the overall travel time considerably.
For the journey to Alcudia there are several different options.
The easiest is route A32, which directly connects the airport with Alcudia and Port d’Alcudia. While this bus runs at regular intervals during the summer, there are only 2 buses a day during winter time.
As an alternative, it is possible to take route 351, which runs at fairly regular intervals even during the winter season. However, this involves travelling from the airport to Palma City bus station (Intermodal Station – Placa d’Espanya), where route 351 departs.
Aeroport – Inca (Jaume I) – Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Platja d’Alcúdia – Platja de Muro – Platja de Muro (Càmping)
The journey time on this bus is around 1 hour and 15 minutes to Alcudia with the cost of a single ticket being 8 Euro. The journey to Port d’Alcudia takes around 10 minutes longer and the price of a single ticket is 9 Euro.
Platja de Muro (Càmping) – Platja de Muro – Platja d’Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Alcúdia – Inca (Jaume I) – Aeroport
To view the current timetable for route A32 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/a32
Take the Route No.1 bus from Palma airport to Palma City Intermodal Station. A single ticket is €5 and under 5’s are free. Buses go every 15 minutes on average, although after 21:30 only every 30 minutes.
Route 1 buses run from:
November to April: 6:00am to 1:10am
May to October: 6:00am to 1:50am
For more information about this bus route, please follow this link
Palma – Inca (Hospital) – Inca (Jaume I) – Inca (Institut), Alcudia, Port d’Alcudia, Platja d’Alcudia, Platja de Muro, Platja de Muro (Camping)
At the main Palma Bus Station, you will need to purchase a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. This will be 5.25 Euro to Alcudia or 5.35 Euro to Port d’Alcudia for a single journey. The journey time from Palma City to Alcudia is one hour and to Alcudia Port it is approximately 10-15 minutes more.
Platja de Muro (Camping), Platja de Muro, Platja d’Alcudia, Port d’Alcudia, Alcúdia, Inca (Institut), Inca (Jaume I), Inca (Hospital), Palma
To view the current timetable for route 351, please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/351
There is another bus from Palma Intermodal Station to Port de Pollenca, line 340. The price for a single ticket is 6.25 Euro and you will have to get an additional connecting bus to Alcudia. The following bus lines connect Port de Pollenca to Alcudia: 352, 353 and 354 (353 & 354 summer only). As this involves taking 3 different buses, this method would only be of interest if travelling early in the morning, as the buses to Port de Pollenca depart earlier than the buses to Alcudia.
To view the current timetable for route 340, please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/340
Another option is a train from Palma Intermodal Station, next to the bus station, but this only goes part way to Alcudia, it has stops at Inca and also Sa Pobla.
It is possible to get the bus on route 351 from Inca to Alcudia, but you may as well have taken this bus from Palma. Sa Pablo is slightly closer to Alcudia but you would have to arrange a taxi from Sa Pablo to Alcudia.
Train tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices or at the automatic ticket machines. Prices are €3.25 to Inca and €4.10 to Sa Pobla from Palma for an adult single.
The first train from Palma to Inca and Sa Pobla leaves at 5:45 and the last train is at 21:35. Trains to Inca run about every 15-20minutes and about every hour to Sa Pobla.