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Getting to Cala Bona – Taxi transfers, Car hire & Bus

Getting to Cala Bona from Palma airport can be arranged in a few different ways. These could be; hiring a car, taking a taxi or pre-booked private transfer, using the train partway or catching a bus.

Cala Bona is on the west coast of Mallorca and is approximately 71km/44miles from Palma airport. The roads aren’t too busy and most of the journey is on the Ma-15.  It’s roughly a 60 minute car journey from Palma airport.

When deciding to take the bus, there are two options.  One is to go to Can Pastilla next to the airport and then take the bus to Cala Bona.  The most popular option though, due to the frequency buses, is to go to Palma city to the main bus and train station and from there take the bus to Cala Bona.  Palma city bus station is 8km/5miles east of Palma de Mallorca Airport.

Taxi – Private Transfer

A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Cala Bona is approximately €90-100.  Taxi fares range in price depending on; the company, the season/holidays, the amount of baggage and the time of day.

Parking in the summer season can be tight around the center of Cala Bona.  Therefore a taxi transfer is a good option to avoid driving and parking stress.

Palma airport taxi area is directly in front of the arrivals building on the ground floor and there are normally plenty of waiting taxis available.

However at busy times it may be that you have to wait in the taxi queue.  Mallorca airport taxis do charge a fixed price but it is always better to get a price before the start of your journey as there can be variables.  This could mean you will charged more than expected.

Please bear in mind that most Mallorca airport taxis will only take a maximum of 4 passengers per taxi. Hence this means that if you are a family of five passengers, even if one is a very small baby, you will need to take two taxis. This will cost a lot more.  Another point worth noting is that taxis at Mallorca airport don’t always have safety seats for children available.

Pre-Booked Private Transfer

Pre-booking a private taxi transfer is probably the most comfortable and convenient way to get to Cala Bona from Palma airport.

If you choose to take a taxi from Mallorca airport it might be better for your party to pre-book a private transfer in advance.  This is because it can often work out to be more economic especially if you are a larger group and is often a more comfortable vehicle.

With a pre-booked private transfer it is possible to have peace of mind and book child safety seats in advance. So you will have the assurance that they will be in the vehicle for your children when you arrive.

Another plus about pre-booked private transfers is that you will usually get a more luxurious vehicle than a regular taxi. Your driver will meet you with a name placard in Palma airport’s public arrivals hall.  Drivers also often help with luggage.

With a pre-booked private transfers it is possible to book a vehicle large enough for your family. The larger vehicles come in sizes of 1-7 minivans or 8-20 minibuses.  If you require a coach some private websites offer their services.

Cala Bona by Bus

The overall journey time to Cala Bona will depend on which bus you take.  If you go to Palma city first it will be a bit longer in journey time but the buses are more frequent.

Total bus journey time will be around 2 and a half hours if go first to Can Pastilla and around 2 hours forty five minutes if you go first to Palma city, however it’s worth noting that there are only two buses from Can Pastilla to Cala Bona.

Mallorcan buses are comfortable and air-conditioned.

Getting from Palma Airport to Cala Bona via Can Pastilla

From the airport take the route No.21 bus to Can Pastilla stop 473 Camí de Can Pastilla, 110 (which is Hotel Linda the first stop from the airport) The fare is €3. Buses go on average every 22 minutes but after 20:30 every 30 minutes.

Airport buses to Can Pastilla operate from:
November to April: 7:00am to 22:10
May to October: 7:00am to 00:30am

Can Pastilla to Cala Bona – Bus route 454

Passengers can buy a ticket from the bus driver when they take the bus to Cala Bona. This should be €9.60 to Cala Bona for a single journey, a return would be €17. The journey time from Can Pastilla to Cala Bona is approximately two hours.

However there are no buses on Sundays or holidays and only two departure times a day from Can Pastilla to Cala Bona, both in the morning.  In addition during the winter schedule there is only one bus a day and no buses on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Always check with the bus company for the latest timetable. The following times are from the bus company’s website but are potentially subject to change.

Can Pastilla to Cala Bona

Route 454: Can Pastilla, Platja de Palma, s’Arenal, Aqualand s’Arenal, Manacor (Placa de sa Mora), Manacor (l’avinguda de Mossèn Alcover), Manacor (Rambla Rei en Jaume), Portocristo (Hospital), Coves Drac, Portocristo (Moll), s’Illot, sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Port Vell, Costa dels Pins

Summer Departure Times
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 11:20

No bus on Sundays & Holidays

Winter Departure Times
Monday to Saturday: 09:00

No bus on Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, also the winter route doesn’t include stops at Port Vell, Costa dels Pins.

Cala Bona to Can Pastilla

Route 454: Costa dels Pins, Port Vell, Cala Bona, Cala Millor, sa Coma, s’Illot, Portocristo (Moll), Portocristo (Hospital), Coves Drac, Manacor (Rambla Rei en Jaume), Mancor (l’avinguda de Mossèn Alcover), Manacor (Placa de sa Mora), Can Pastilla, Platja de Palma, s’Arenal, Aqualand s’Arenal

Summer Departure Times
Monday to Saturday: 13:45  16:05

No bus on Sundays & Holidays

Winter Departure Times
Monday to Saturday: 14:30

No bus on Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, also the winter route doesn’t include stops at Port Vell, Costa dels Pins.

Getting from Palma Airport to Cala Bona via Palma Bus Station

This is for taking the bus to Cala Bona from Palma city bus station. (Intermodal Station – Plaza de Espana)

From the airport take the route No.1 bus to Palma city which cost €3. Buses go every 15 minutes on average although after 21:30 only every 30 minutes.

Airport buses runs from:
November to April: 6:00am to 1:10am
May to October: 6:00am to 1:50am

Palma to Cala Bona – Bus route 412

At the Palma city Bus Station you will be able to buy a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. This should be €9.70 to Cala Bona for a single journey and a return ticket would be €18. The journey time from Palma city to Cala Bona is one hour and a forty-five minutes approximately, some buses are a bit quicker.

Always check with the bus company for the most accurate timetable. The following times are from the bus company’s website but are possibly subject to modification.

Palma to Cala Bona

Route 412: Palma, Montuiri, Vilafranca, Manacor (Moli d’en Polit), Manacor (Placa de sa Mora), Manacor (l’avinguda de Mossèn Alcover), Manacor (Rambla Rei en Jaume), Coves Ham, Coves Drac, Portocristo (Moll), Portocristo (C/Mitja de Mar), s’Illot, sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Port Vell, Costa dels Pins, Son Servera

Winter Timetable
Monday to Friday: 07:45 10:15 11:50 13:15 14:15 15:45 16:35 17:35 18:30 19:15 20:15

Saturdays: 10:15 13:15 15:45 19:15

Sundays & Holidays: 10:15 16:45 19:15

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 08:00 10:15 10:50 11:15 12:00 13:15 15:45 16:15 16:45 16:45 17:15 17:35 18:30 19:15 20:15

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10:15 16:45 19:15

Cala Bona to Palma

Route 412: Son Servera, Costa dels Pins, Port Vell, Cala Bona, Cala Millor, sa Coma, s’Illot, Portocristo (Ctra Son Servera), Portocristo (Moll), Coves Drac, Coves Ham, Manacor (Rambla Rei en Jaume), Manacor (l’avinguda de Mossèn Alcover), Manacor (Placa de sa Mora), Manacor (Moli d’en Polit), Vilafranca, Montuiri, Palma

Winter Times
Monday to Friday: 06:45  08:05  08:45  08:55  10:30  11:10  12:15  14:10  15:25  17:15  18:25  19:10

Saturdays: 07:20  08:55  10:30  11:10  13:15  14:30  17:15  18:25

Sunday & Holidays: 08:10  09:35  12:30  14:25  17:10  19:10

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 06:50  08:05  08:40  08:50  08:55  09:20  09:40  09:40  09:55  10:20  10:30  10:55  11:30 12:45  14:05  14:10  15:35  17:00  18:00  19:00  19:10  20:30

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 08:15  09:35  11:55  12:30  14:10  16:55  17:30  18:05  19:20  20:15

Alternative Method

The Train

Another option to Cala Bona is to take the train to Manacor first and then a bus or taxi onto Cala Bona.  The train departs from Palma city, Palma intermodal station, next to the bus station.  The train line ends at Manacor.

Train tickets can be purchased at the station at automatic ticket machines or in the ticket office. Prices are €3.55 to Manacor for a single fare and €7.10 return fare.

Monday to Fridays the first train from Palma to Manacor leaves at 6:15 and the last train is at 22:15. Trains from Palma to Manacor run every hour and journey time is about an hour. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they start at 6:10 every hour until 22:10 and the journey time is 67minutes.

Return trains Monday to Fridays depart Manacor for Palma from 6:23 every hour until 22:23 and take approximately 60minutes. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they start from Manacor at 6:24 every hour until 22:24 and the journey time is 67minutes.

At Manacor station it is possible to get a number of buses onto Cala Bona for the 45 minute journey. These bus routes are: 412, 454, 447 or 451. As another option a taxi from Manacor to Cala Bona is around €30.

Getting to Cala Bona with a hire car

If you choose to hire a car at Palma airport to get to Cala Bona, it will be about an hour to drive and isn’t too difficult.

Simply exit the airport taking the main highway in the direction Palma city. This will be the Autovia Ma-19 to Palma city.

Stay on the Ma-19 for 1.6km/1mile until the next exit at junction 6. Exit the Ma-19 onto the slip road you will come to a roundabout, take the third exit towards Inca on the Ma-30.

Your will approach a roundabout within the first 250metres, continue straight over this and stay on the Ma-30 for a further 1.5km/1mile until you come to a large roundabout. Take the first exit onto the Ma-15 heading towards Manacor. Stay on the Ma-15 for approximately 54km/34miles until Sant Llorenç.

If your hire car was from one of the car hire companies next to the airport on the east side of the airport, it is however better not to join the main highway. Rather from the car hire pick up place head north on the Ma-19a which is parallel to the car hire parking lots and to the airport. On the Ma-19a after 2km/1.5miles you will come to a roundabout and will need to take the second exit towards Manacor on the Ma-5013, this is practically straight over the roundabout and still heading northwards. Eventually after another 3km/2miles you will come to a large round about, take the first exit towards Manacor onto the Ma-15 and stay on this for approximately 48km/30miles until Sant Llorenç.

Exit Ma-15 at Sant Llorenç

When approaching the town of Sant Llorenç the road will start to bypass the town. However midway around the town you will come to a large roundabout and will need to take the second exit heading towards Cala Millor, this is the Ma-4030.

Stay on the Ma-4030 for approximately 6km where you will come to a roundabout and will need to go straight over. The road will change to the Ma-4040, stay on this for a further 1km until the next roundabout and take the first exit onto the Ma-4023 heading towards Cala Millor.

Follow the Ma-4023 for 2.3km/1.4miles until the next roundabout where you take the fourth exit for Cala Millor on the Ma-4046.  Stay on this for just under 1km until the next roundabout where you need to take the third exit for Cala Bona on the Ma-4027. Stay on the Ma-4027 for approximately 1.6km/1mile and hence you will be at Cala Bona.

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