It might seem daunting to arrive at an unfamiliar airport perhaps for the first time and depend on using the local airport bus service.
At Palma airport it’s easier than at most airports as there are only two bus routes serving the airport. Route No.1 to Palma city and Palma Port and route No.21 to Arenal.
Below is a guide to using the route No.1 bus to Palma city and Palma port. In Palma city travelers can connect to the Main bus terminal for the Island. For route No.21 to Arenal click here.
The route No.1 bus goes to Palma city, around the old city and down to the marina and onto the far end of the port to stop 18 – Escola de Nàutica. From here the bus will return via the same route to the airport.
The city stops also provide excellent places to stop off for shopping or visiting the old town. All stops for route No.1 have the number 1 in green on the sign post.
All buses have the next stop on their electronic display system inside the bus.
Buses go every 15 minutes on average but the reality is that after 21:30 only every 30 minutes.
Winter – November to end of April
Palma airport to Palma city/port: 6:00am to 1:10am
Palma Port to Palma city/airport: 5:30am to 1:00am
Summer – May to end of October
Palma airport to Palma city/port: 6:00am to 1:50am
Palma Port to Palma city/airport: 5:30am to 2:10am
2 – Plaça d’Espanya This is where the Main bus and train terminals are based in Palma city, even the tourist train to Soller is next to this stop. From here travelers can take a bus or train to virtually any resort and town in Mallorca.
15 – Port de Palma (Estació Marítima) This is the main stop for the cruise and ferry docks for Palma. This bus stop is found just in front of the cruise terminal (Estacio Maritima).
From the Estacio Maritima stop it takes approximately 36min to get to Palma airport and 10 minutes to the main bus and train station in Palma, 2- Plaça d’Espanya.
16 – Dic de l’Oest, 1 If your cruise ship has had to dock in PortoPi you will need to take the bus from here. It is found just to the left of this dock entrance.
Once you have collected your luggage and entered the public arrivals area you will need to exit the building. The exits are numbered 1-7. It doesn’t matter which one you exit from.
There are signs for the bus and you just have to aim to walk under the covered walkway, clearly visible from all vantage points.
If you do exit door 4 you will be in the central position for the undercover walkway and only need to walk across this. It crosses the slip roads and car park with pedestrian conveyor belts to assist.
At the end of the covered walkway you will see the bus stops. Choose the stop with route No.1 to go to Palma city and port.
Buses returning to the airport will drop passengers off at the departures on the upper level.
The bus cost €3, under 5’s are free.
There are discounts for Palma residents, students and pensioners but you have to show ID and relevant documents.
Route No.1 http://www.emtpalma.es/EMTPalma/Front/lineas.es.svr?accion=entrada&cod_linea=1
Telephone: +34 971 214 444