Can Picafort is on the north coast of Mallorca and is approximately 65km/40miles from the airport. It is roughly a 53 minute car journey. The roads are fairly easy to drive on.
If you decide to use public transport, please note that the main public transport center for the island is in Palma city. However Palma city transport hub is 8km/5miles east of Palma Airport. You would have to go there first to get the bus to Can Picafort. The route from Palma airport to Can Picafort does go first in the direction of the city so it’s not too much out of the way.
A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Can Picafort is approximately €80-90. Fares range in price depending on; the company, the season, holidays, time of day and the amount of luggage.
Taxi transfers are probably the most comfortable and convenient way to travel from Palma airport to Can Picafort. Parking in peak season can be an issue in the center of Can Picafort so a taxi transfer is a good option as it eliminates this kind of stress.
There are usually a lot of taxis waiting and available at the airport. The Palma airport taxi area is directly outside the arrivals building on the ground floor. However 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.
Also bear in mind that the airport taxis at Palma airport tend to only take a maximum of 4 persons per taxi. So this means that if you are a party of five, even if one is a baby, you will need to take two taxis which will cost more. 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 might be advisable to pre-book a private transfer in advance as it could be more economic especially if you are a larger group.
Therefore 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.
So with a pre-booked private transfer it is possible to book a vehicle large enough for your family or group. Larger vehicles to Can Picafort 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.
It will most probably be a journey time of around 2 hours but the Mallorca buses are air-conditioned and comfortable. Getting the bus to Can Picafort involves first getting to Palma city bus station. (Intermodal Station – Plaza de Espana)
Take the Route No.1 bus from Palma airport 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
At the main Palma Bus Station you will need to purchase a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. This should be €6.50 to Can Picafort for a single journey, a return ticket is €13. The journey time from Palma city to Can Picafort is one and a half hours approximately, some buses are a little quicker.
Please note: Always check with the bus company for the latest and most accurate timetable. The following times are from the bus company’s website but are possibly subject to change.
Palma, Inca (station), Inca (Hospital), Inca (Jaume I), Llubí, Muro, Santa Margalida, Can Picafort (Son Bauló), Can Picafort
Monday to Friday: 06:35 08:15 09:15 10:15 11:15 12:15 12:30 13:35 15:30 16:15 17:55 18:45 19:55
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 09:40 09:45 13:00 16:45 18:40 20:00
Monday to Friday: 06:30 08:15 09:00 10:15 11:00 11:50 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:30 16:15 17:00 17:50 18:45 19:50 20:45
Saturdays: 08:10 09:00 09:40 11:00 12:30 14:00 15:30 17:00 17:40 18:45 19:40 20:45
Sundays & Holidays: 09:00 09:40 12:30 17:00 18:40 20:45
Can Picafort, Can Picafort (Son Bauló), Santa Margalida, Muro, Llubí, Inca (Jaume I), Inca (Hospital), Inca (station), Palma
Monday to Friday: 06:10 07:00 07:50 09:00 9:45 10:25 11:35 13:45 15:15 16:40 17:35 19:10
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 08:00 09:20 10:55 15:00 17:55
Monday to Friday: 06:10 07:00 07:50 09:00 9:40 10:30 11:25 12:00 13:30 15:00 15:45 16:45 17:25 19:00 19:40
Saturdays: 07:00 07:50 09:00 9:25 10:30 12:00 13:30 15:00 16:45 19:00 19:30
Sundays & Holidays: 07:00 08:45 10:30 15:00 17:45 19:00
Another option is a train from Palma intermodal station, next to the bus station, but this only goes part way to Can Picafort. It stops at Inca and also Sa Pobla. Sa Pobla is the closest to Can Picafort.
It is possible to get the bus on route 390 from Inca to Can Picafort, but you may as well have taken this bus from Palma. Sa Pablo is closer to Can Picafort but you would need to arrange a taxi from Sa Pablo to Can Picafort.
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 Pabla from Palma for an adult single.
The first train from Palma to Inca and Sa Pabla 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 Pabla.
If you opt to hire a car at Palma airport in order to get to Can Picafort, note that it is reasonably easy and the dive isn’t too far or tiring.
Simply head out of the airport and get onto the main highway in the direction Palma city. 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 will join the main highway by the gas station just one junction earlier.
Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km/2.7miles, 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/1.6miles until junction 3(3B)
At the junction 3(3B) take the Ma-13 signposted Port d’Alcudia.
Once on the Ma-13 stay on this road until you pass the town of Sa Pobla on your right.
Just a a little further after the last exit for Sa Pablo town, just over 1km take a right turn onto a little road that is signed CTP 3. This is a small road and you will need to check this on google maps beforehand other wise you may miss it. See below.
At this point you will have been driving for around 33 minutes and will be approximately 50km/31miles into your journey.
After about two kilometers you will come to a crossroads junction, stop and then continue straight on for another kilometer and you will come to a ‘T’ junction. Turn left, following the sign to Muro.
Follow this road for about 3km/2miles until you come to a larger road junction. Here turn left following the sign for Can Picafort. From here you will be on the Ma-3431 and can follow the road and signs until to Can Picafort.