You can pre-book an airport transfer to Santa Ponsa or ride your luck and jump in a cab at the taxi rank outside the airport arrivals hall. Which is best?
Taxis in Santa Ponsa are metered and have two basic fares as follows:
Santa Ponsa Taxis Night-time tariff
(from 9pm to 7am) as well as Sundays and Bank Holidays
Santa Ponsa Taxis Day-time tariff
(from 7am to 9pm)
A standard taxi from Palma Airport to Playa de Muro (Platja de Muro) for up to 4 passengers costs around €70 for the 33 km drive. The price will vary according to the season, day and time. Weekend and evening prices are higher. You can either wait at the airport taxi stand or pre-book online and have a driver waiting for you. If you have a larger party, then you can book a minivan for up to 7 passengers for around €100 or a minibus for up to 16 passengers for upwards of €130.
It takes approximately 30 minutes (depending on the time day) to drive the 32.7 km journey from Palma De Mallorca airport to Santa Ponsa. You will travel on the Ma-19, Ma-20 and Ma-1 highways for most of the journey.
Santa Ponsa is on the southwest side of Mallorca and is 33km from Palma airport. The roads can be a little busy around Palma and the journey time in a taxi or hire care is approximately a 30 minutes.
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 4.3 km, 3 minutes, until junction 3 and take the Ma-20 signposted Andratx/Alcudia. Stay on the Ma-20 for just over 10 km going around Palma city until junction 11A and merge onto the Ma-1 towards Palma Nova/Andratx.
Stay on the Ma-1 for around 11 km 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 2-3 km before taking your desired exit for your accommodation.