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Getting to Soller – Car hire, Taxi, Private transfer or the Train.

Getting to Soller from Palma airport is relatively easy and quick. Most passengers will either take a taxi or pre-booked private taxi transfer, hire a car or if they have more time take the antique tourist train.

The town of Soller is located to the west of Mallorca and is only around a 39 minute journey in a car.  It is 32km/20miles from the airport to the old town.  To the port of Soller it’s a further 4km/2.5miles and takes around an extra 6 minutes.

Taxi – Private Transfer

On most days there are plenty of taxis waiting at the Palma airport and they wait outside of arrivals on the ground floor.  This makes taking a taxi an easy option, although at peak times passengers may have to queue.

Parking spaces in and around Soller old town and Soller Port during the the summer can be hard to find.  Therefore a taxi transfer helps avoid parking problems and any stress from driving.

Taxis at Palma airport have fixed fares but it’s best to get a price as there are variables.  Taxi prices can range depending on the amount of luggage, the time of day and holidays.  A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Soller is around €65 and Soller Port €70.

Most airport taxis at Palma will only take 4 passengers per taxi. So groups of five will need a second taxi if there are no larger taxis available and this will cost more. This would apply even if one of the passengers is a small child or a baby, hence two taxis will cost double.

Taxis at Palma airport won’t always have child safety seats on hand. Sometimes drivers can borrow these from their colleagues but this is not always guaranteed.

Pre-Booked Private Transfer

Private transfer vehicles are often luxury vehicles and can often be cheaper, especially for larger groups.

A pre-booked private taxi transfer is probably the most comfortable way to get from Palma airport to Soller. Pre-booked transfers can be booked any time of the day or night for the same price.

Private transfer vehicles come in sizes of 1-4 cars, 1-7 minivans or 8-20 minibuses. In most cases it’s possible to book a vehicle large enough for your party, some even for coaches.

If you want to guarantee your transfer availability you will need to book at least 24hours ahead of time.  Due to the nature of the pre-booked taxi license being different from regular taxis, private transfers do need to be booked and don’t function like taxis waiting in the rank.

Some benefits of a private transfer are that drivers will meet passengers with a their name on a placard in the airport’s public arrivals hall and usually help with luggage. It’s also possible to book child safety seats in advance.

Soller by Bus

Palma airport passengers will first need to get to the bus station in Palma city.  They can do this either by taking the local airport bus or a taxi.  Then from the Palma bus station they will be able to take either bus 210 or 211 to Soller or Soller port.  The TIB island buses in Mallorca are all comfortable and air-conditioned.

Getting from Palma Airport to Palma city bus station

Take the airport bus to Palma city bus station. (Intermodal Station – Plaza de Espana)

From the airport take the route No.1 bus to Palma city which costs €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 Soller & Soller Port

At the Palma city Bus Station you will be able to purchase tickets directly from the bus driver on the bus to Soller.  The price on the Bus route 211 should be €2.65 to Soller and €3.20 to Port de Soller for a single journey. The price on the Bus route 210 is a little more and should be €3.90 to Soller and €4.30 to Port de Soller for a single journey. 

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

– Bus route 211 Palma to Soller & Soller Port

This route is the most direct and the journey time from Palma city to Soller 40-50 minutes approximately depending on the bus, to Port de Soller it’s 5 miuntes more.  Please note that not all buses go via Hospital Son Espases.

Palma, Hospital Son Espases, Son Sardina, Palmanyola, Bunyola, Jardins d’Alfabia, Sóller, Port de Sóller

Winter Timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:15 17:30 18:30 20:15

Saturdays: 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 15:00 16:15 16:45 18:15

Sundays: 9:00 12:00 13:00 16:15 17:00

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:00 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:30 13:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:15

Saturdays: 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 11:00 11:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 18:00

Sundays: 9:00 10:00 12:00 15:00 15:30 17:00 17:30

– Bus route 211 Soller & Soller Port to Palma

Port de SóllerSóller, Jardins d’Alfabia, Bunyola, Palmanyola, Son Sardina, Hospital Son Espases, Palma

Please note these departure times are from Port de Soller. The departure times from Soller are 5 minutes later. Please note that not all buses go via Hospital Son Espases.

Winter Timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:30 13:00 14:30 15:30 16:00 17:15 17:30 18:30 19:00 21:00 21:15

Saturdays: 9:00 10:00 11:15 15:45 17:00 17:30 18:30 19:30

Sundays: 10:00 13:00 14:00 16:00 17:30 18:30

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:00 8:00 9:00 10:00 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:15 21:00

Saturdays:  9:00 10:00 10:30 11:00 12:00 12:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00

Sundays: 10:00 11:00 13:00 16:00 16:30 18:00 18:30

– Bus route 210 Palma to Soller & Soller Port

This route isn’t direct and the journey time from Palma city to Soller is approximately 75 minutes depending on the bus, Port de Soller is 5 minutes more.  Please note, the return journey from Port de Soller to Palma is a little bit longer approximately 90-100 minutes again depending on the bus.

Platja de Palma, Palma, Hospital Son Espases, UIB, Son Maixella, Valldemossa, Deià, Llucalcari, Sóller, Port de Sóller

Please note that not all buses go via UIB and Hospital Son Espases.

Winter Timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:30 9:30 11:00 13:30 15:30 16:15 17:30 20:00

Saturdays: 7:30 9:30 12:30 15:30 17:45 19:00

Sundays: 8:00 10:30 13:30 16:30 18:30

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 13:45 16:00 17:30 20:00

Saturdays: 7:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 14:00 16:00 17:00 19:00

Sundays: 8:30 10:30 12:30 16:30 17:00 18:30

– Bus route 210 Soller & Soller Port to Palma

Port de Sóller, Sóller, Llucalcari, Deià, Valldemossa, Son Maixella, UIB, Hospital Son Espases, Palma, Platja de Palma

Please note these departure times are from Port de Soller. The departure times from Soller are 5 minutes later.  Not all buses go via UIB and Hospital Son Espases.

Winter Timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:30 9:45 12:15 14:30 15:30 16:30 19:30

Saturdays: 7:45 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 19:00

Sundays: 8:00 10:00 14:30 18:30

Summer timetable
Monday to Friday: 7:30 9:45 10:15 12:15 14:00 15:30 16:30 18:30

Saturdays: 7:30 9:45 10:15 12:00 14:00 15:45 17:00 18:45

Sundays: 8:15 10:00 10:45 13:30 15:30 18:30

The Train

The train is another option from Palma airport but it is an antique tourist train and would make the overall journey a lot longer.   The tourist train station is alongside the modern intermodal train and bus station in Palma city.

Travelers at Palma airport will first have to take the airport bus No.1 for €3 to get to this station. The intermodal station stop is called Placa d’Espanya (Plaza de Espana).

There are several trains that depart daily from Palma to Soller during the summer but just four daily during winter. The journey time is around  65 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the station and from Palma to Soller cost €15 one way and €21 for a return journey.

When in Soller it is possible to take a vintage tram to Soller port.  The trams goes hourly and cost €5.50 one way and takes about 15 minutes.

You can also purchase a combined train and tram ticket for €30 at the Palma station. This is a return ticket for Palma to Soller Port.

Tickets can be purchased at either Palma or Soller from ticket offices inside the stations.

Getting to Soller with a hire car

If you hire a car from Palma airport for your trip to Soller or Soller Port you will find it fairly easy to get to your destination.

First exit the airport and get onto the main highway following the signs for Palma. You will then be joining the Autovia Ma-19. If your car hire was from one of the car hire sites on the East-side the airport, then you will simply join the main highway one junction further away.

Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km72.6miles, about 3 minutes. At junction 3 take the road Ma-20 signposted Alcudia.

Stay on the Ma-20 for around 4km/2.5miles and take exit 5A towards Sóller/Centre and join the Ma-11.

Continue on the Ma-11 straight over a number of roundabouts for approximately 14km/9miles until you come to the roundabout with signposts for the toll road on.   Stay on the Ma-11 taking the toll road, this will save you about 30 minutes of drive time.  The toll charge fluctuates around €5 one way for car.  Stay on the Ma-11 for approximately 6km/4miles more and at the roundabout exit following the signpost for the Centre.

Soller Port

If you are heading for the port centre simply stay on the Ma-11 and following the signs for PT Soller.  After around 4km/2.5miles at the roundabout take the third exit for Port and Centre, you will practically be there.

However if you are heading for the south of the bay leave the Ma-11 earlier after around 2.5km/1.5miles following the signpost for Port de Soller/en Repic taking the Ma-2124, this will lead you alongside the tram track to the bay.

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