Palma airport taxis are found directly outside of the public arrivals hall and are easy to see and to hire even if you don’t speak Spanish.
To get to the taxi rank aim to exit the baggage reclaim area through the middle set of doors, this will be exit gate C. You will enter the public arrivals hall and will also be at the meeting point for pre-booked taxi transfer.
Carry on in a straight line from here and directly exit the airport building, this will be through exit gate 4. Now outside go to your left you will find white taxis waiting to take travelers to their destinations. Simply join the queue which is cordoned off and easy to see.
Shun any unofficial taxi drivers who may try to offer you their service, only take official airport/Mallorca taxis. If you have any grievance about payment or service, make sure you get a receipt although this is only beneficial if from an official taxi driver.
Remember that Palma airport taxis have a maximum passenger limit of 4 persons, each child or baby is counted as 1 person. If you have more than 4 people in your party you will need to pre-book a private transfer for a larger vehicle, see our page about booking a private transfer. Another possibility is to just take as many taxis as you need although this will be a lot more expensive.
The rates can help to give an idea of what a journey will cost but always ask for an estimate before getting in so as to avoid any quarrel later. The Palma airport taxis from the taxi rank have two basic fares:
1) The cheaper of the two is for weekdays from 6am to 10pm a daytime tariff, including Saturday 6am to 2pm. €0.51 Per/km, + €17.16 hourly rate, + €2.04 start service charge, +€3.12 minimum fare
2) The other fare is for time outside of the weekdays bracket, with the addition of national and local holidays. As this is during unsociable times it’s slightly more expensive. €0.61 Price/km, + €17.36 hourly rate, + €2.76 start service charge, +€4 minimum fare
These are added Extras for each journey:
Fares starting or finishing at the airport €2.90
Journeys originating or ending at the port €2.90
Radio phone €1.05
Luggage suitcase each piece €0.60
Wheelchairs, baby chairs are without charge but taxis don’t always have child safety seats, check first. Guide dogs are also free of charge but regular pets will be charged a luggage fee.
Cash is the preferred method of payment although most cars have credit card payment machines.
Since the white Palma airport taxis have meters, plus supplemental and slightly befuddling charges, their fares may vary slightly for a location between journeys. Nevertheless here are a few approximations of what you could be expected to pay as of 2015 for some popular destinations in Mallorca.
Approximate weekday, daytime fare for 2pax including additional charges.
Alcudia 60km €60-67
Palma City Center 9km €20-22
Magaluf 29km €40-44
Soller 30km €44-50
If you want to know the best time to be collected to go to the airport, consider the estimated journey time to the airport and plus an additional two hours to this. Minus this from your flight departure time, then this will be a good time to get your taxi.
Book online Mallorca transfers here.
Fono taxi (Taxi phone): 971 728 081
Palma Taxi: 971 401 414
Radiotaxi: 971 755 440 / 971 764 545
Telephone taxi: 971 743 737 / 971 744 050
Taxis for disabled persons: 971 703 529
Tele Taxi: 971 200 900
Knowing a bit of Spanish is useful as not all drivers may be fluent in German or English. However most drivers are helpful and generally friendly.
If you are with a driver fluent in your language or your Spanish is good enough then they may be able to help you with local knowledge.
If you want to know about good bars or restaurants or one that’s recommended, drivers are good to ask as often have a few in mind.
Also they can help in directing you to the areas with the best or most lively nightlife or most spectacular natural attractions on the island.