Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Sightseeing in Palma has just got easier, as the city now has a free bus route. This is the existing EMT bus route 2 – it goes through the historic centre and has been named “Centre Ciutat”.
Initially, the intention had been to provide the service free of charge from 16th to 22nd September 2021, to mark the European Sustainable Mobility week. However, according to an announcement on 18th September by the mayor of Palma, José Hila, the decision has been made for the service to remain free of charge on a permanent basis.
This move is part of the effort to make Palma de Mallorca a more sustainable city. It is hoped that it will encourage more people to use public transport rather than visiting the city centre by car.
The bus route will be useful to visitors and locals alike as, in addition to several “sightseeing stops”, it connects the city centre with some residential areas. Tourists will likely be most interested in the following stops in the centre and the old town of Palma:
The bus takes a circular route and also serves the neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, Es Fortí and Camp d’en Serralta.
Bus route 2 runs every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 8.20 pm from Monday to Friday. Should the route prove popular, there are plans to extend the service to weekends in the future.
For more information about buses in Mallorca, please see our page “Bus Service Mallorca“.