Santa Ponsa is on the southwest side of Mallorca and is 33km/20miles from Palma airport. The roads are a little busy around Palma city but the journey isn’t too far. It’s approximately a 30-minute car journey from Palma airport.
Should you decide to take the bus, there are several different options. There is a direct bus service from the airport, however, in the winter this route runs less frequently. Alternatively, you can travel via Palma city bus station, which is 8km/5miles east of Palma de Mallorca Airport.
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*Please note – prices are for a standard licensed saloon vehicle with Meet & Greet service at PMI
Taxi prices range in price depending on; the season/holidays, the amount of baggage, the company and the time of day. A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Santa Ponsa is around €50.
Palma airport taxis do have a fixed price system but it is always best to get a quote before you start your journey. This is because there are variables which can increase the fare.
There are usually ample taxis waiting and available at the airport so this makes a taxi an easy option. The Palma airport taxi area is also directly in front of the arrivals building. However, at busy times passengers may have to wait in the taxi queue.
Parking in the peak season can be tight around Santa Ponsa. A taxi transfer is therefore a very good option as it is quick and avoids the problem of parking or driving stress.
It is good to bear in mind that most Palma airport taxis will only take 4 passengers per 1-4 pax taxi. So this means if you are a family of five, even if one is a baby, you will need to take an extra taxi. This will cost more than you might have expected.
A final point worth noting is that waiting taxis at Palma airport don’t always have child safety seats available.
If you decide to use a taxi service from Mallorca airport it may be best to use a pre-booked private transfer service. This is because it can often work out to be more economic especially if you are a large party, and as a bonus the vehicle is often a luxury vehicle.
Therefore pre-booking a private taxi transfer, any time of the day or night, is probably the most comfortable way to get to Santa Ponsa from Palma airport.
When pre-booking a private transfer it’s possible to book child safety seats in advance. This will give peace of mind to anxious parents as they will know that a driver will be prepared and waiting for them.
Drivers will meet passengers with a name placard in the airport’s public arrivals hall. Drivers will often help with luggage.
Transfers can be pre-booked for various size groups. 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. For those who require a coach, they are able to do so with some private transfer websites.
If you have decided to hire a car from Palma airport for your trip to Santa Ponsa you just need to plan the route, it’s fairly easy.
Once you have your car exit the airport following the signs for Palma city. You will join the Ma-19 to Palma city. If your hire car was at the east of the airport then you will join the main highway by the gas station, which is only a few hundred metres and one junction further away.
Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km, 3 minutes, until junction 3 and take the Ma-20 signposted Andratx/Alcudia.
Stay on the Ma-20 for just over 10km/6miles going around Palma city until junction 11A and merge onto the Ma-1 towards Palmanova/Andratx.
Stay on the Ma-1 for around 11km/7miles and at junction 17 take the exit for Santa Ponça. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Avinguda del Rei Jaume I and stay on this for around half a km until the next roundabout.
This is the big roundabout on the edge of Santa Ponsa. From here it really depends where you want to go.
If it’s to the main urbanization of Santa Ponsa you will need to take the 3rd exit onto Av. de Santa Ponça and stay on this for approximately 2-3km before taking your desired exit for your accommodation.
Mallorcan buses are air-conditioned and comfortable. Bus routes on the island are extensive and it is possible to travel by bus to a lot of different places.
However, most bus routes do not run at night-time and are less frequent at weekends as well as during winter. In cases where a direct bus route does not exist, waiting times between connecting buses can increase the overall travel time considerably.
For the journey to Santa Ponsa there are several different options.
The easiest is route A11, which directly connects the airport with Santa Ponsa. While this bus runs at regular intervals during the summer, in the winter there are only three buses a day.
As an alternative, it is possible to travel via Palma City bus station (Intermodal Station – Placa d’Espanya), from where there are several bus routes to Santa Ponsa. Passengers travelling via Palma city can take either a taxi or the airport bus to Palma bus station. From there they will be able to take the bus to Santa Ponsa on bus routes 102, 111, or 104.
Aeroport – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Peguera
Peguera – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Aeroport
The journey time on this bus is around 55 minutes from the airport to Santa Ponsa and 65 minutes returning. A single ticket costs 7 Euro.
To view the current timetable for route A11 please follow this link
Take the Route No.1 bus from Palma airport to Palma City Intermodal Station. A single ticket is €5 and under 5’s are free. Buses go every 15 minutes on average, although after 21:30 only every 30 minutes.
Route 1 buses run from:
November to April: 6:00am to 1:10am
May to October: 6:00am to 1:50am
For more information about this bus route, please follow this link
At Palma city bus station, you will be able to buy a ticket from the bus driver on the bus to Santa Ponsa. The fare should be €3.40 for a single journey for all the bus routes.
The journey time from Palma city bus station to Santa Ponsa depends on the bus route.
Palma – Santa Ponça – Galatzó/Son Bugadelles – Peguera – Camp de Mar – Andratx – Port d’Andratx
Port d’Andratx – Andratx – Camp de Mar – Peguera – Santa Ponça – Galatzó/Son Bugadelles – Palma
Bus route 102 goes on the motorway between Palma and Santa Ponsa and the journey time is about 30 minutes.
To view the current timetable for route 102 please follow this link
Palma – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Galatzó/Son Bugadelles – Calvià – es Capdellà
The journey time from Palma city to Santa Ponsa is 30 minutes approximately, some buses are a bit quicker than others. Bus route 111 goes on the motorway between Palma and Santa Ponça.
es Capdellà – Calvià – Galatzó/Son Bugadelles – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Palma
To view the current timetable for route 111 please follow this link
Palma – Cala Major – Bendinat – Portals Nous – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf – Son Ferrer – el Toro – Santa Ponça – Peguera
Peguera – Santa Ponça – el Toro – Son Ferrer – Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Portals Nous – Bendinat – Cala Major – Palma
Route 104 does not go directly to Santa Ponsa and therefore takes a lot longer. Hence the journey from Palma city to Santa Ponsa can take between 65 – 80 minutes.
To view the current timetable for route 104 please follow this link