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Getting to Can Picafort – Taxi transfers, Car hire, Train & Bus

Getting to Can Picafort from Palma airport can be accomplished in a few ways. The main ways are hiring a car, catching a bus, taking a taxi or a pre-booked private transfer.

Can Picafort is on the north coast of Mallorca and is approximately 65km/40miles from the airport. It is roughly a 53-minute car journey.   The roads are fairly easy to drive on.

Should you decide to take the bus, there are two different options. There is a direct bus service from the airport, however, in the winter this route runs only twice a day. Alternatively, you can travel via Palma city bus station, which is 8km/5miles east of Palma de Mallorca Airport.

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A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Can Picafort is approximately €80-90.  Fares range in price depending on; the company, the season, holidays, time of day and the amount of luggage.

Taxi transfers are probably the most comfortable and convenient way to travel from Palma airport to Can Picafort. Parking in peak season can be an issue in the centre of Can Picafort so a taxi transfer is a good option as it eliminates this kind of stress.

There are usually a lot of taxis waiting and available at the airport.  The Palma airport taxi area is directly outside the arrivals building on the ground floor.  However, during busy times it is possible that you will have to wait in the queue.  The taxis should charge a fixed price but get a price before the start of your journey as there are variables that can mean a higher than expected price.

Also, bear in mind that the airport taxis at Palma airport tend to only take a maximum of 4 persons per taxi. So this means that if you are a party of five, even if one is a baby, you will need to take two taxis which will cost more.  It is worth noting that taxis at the airport don’t always carry child safety seats.

Pre-Booked Transfer

If you have decided to take a taxi transfer from Palma airport it might be advisable to pre-book a private transfer in advance as it could be more economical especially if you are a larger group.

Therefore with a pre-booked private transfer, it is possible to book child safety seats and have the assurance that they will be there for your children.

Another plus with pre-booked private transfer vehicles is that you will usually get a higher standard of vehicle. Your driver will meet you in Palma airport’s public arrivals hall with a name placard and will often help you with luggage.

So with a pre-booked private transfer, it is possible to book a vehicle large enough for your family or group. Larger vehicles to Can Picafort usually come in sizes of 1-7 minivans or 8-20 minibuses.  It is also possible to pre-book a coach from some of the private transfer websites.

Getting to Can Picafort with a hire car

If you opt to rent a car at Majorca airport in order to get to Can Picafort, note that it is reasonably easy and the drive isn’t too far or tiring.

Simply head out of the airport and get onto the main highway in the direction Palma city.  You will join the Autovia Ma-19 to Palma city.  If your hire car was collected from one of the car hire sites next to the airport on the east side, then you will join the main highway by the gas station just one junction earlier.

Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km/2.7miles, 3 minutes, until junction 3.

At junction 3 take the road Ma-20 signposted Alcudia. Stay on the Ma-20 for around 2 minutes, 2.6km/1.6miles until junction 3(3B)

At the junction 3(3B) take the Ma-13 signposted Port d’Alcudia.

Once on the Ma-13 stay on this road until you pass the town of Sa Pobla on your right.

Turn after Sa Pobla

Just a little further after the last exit for Sa Pobla town, just over 1km take a right turn onto a little road that is signed CTP 3.  This is a small road and you will need to check this on google maps beforehand otherwise you may miss it. See below.

At this point, you will have been driving for around 33 minutes and will be approximately 50km/31miles into your journey.

After about two kilometres you will come to a crossroads junction, stop and then continue straight on for another kilometre and you will come to a ‘T’ junction.  Turn left, following the sign to Muro.

Follow this road for about 3km/2miles until you come to a larger road junction. Here turn left following the sign for Can Picafort.   From here you will be on the Ma-3431 and can follow the road and signs until you come to Can Picafort.

Can Picafort by Bus

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 Can Picafort there are two different options.

The easiest is route A32, which directly connects the airport with Can Picafort. In the summer, this bus runs at regular intervals. During winter however, there are only two buses a day and the route terminates at the outskirts of Can Picafort.

As an alternative, it is possible to take route 390, which runs at fairly regular intervals even during the winter season. However, this involves travelling from the airport to Palma City bus station (Intermodal Station – Placa d’Espanya), where route 390 departs.

Direct Bus Route

Palma Airport to Can Picafort – bus route A32

Aeroport – Inca (Jaume I) – Alcúdia Port d’Alcúdia Platja d’Alcúdia – Platja de Muro – Platja de Muro (Càmping) – Can Picafort

Can Picafort to Palma Airport – bus route A32

Can Picafort – Platja de Muro (Càmping) – Platja de Muro – Platja d’Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Alcúdia – Inca (Jaume I) – Aeroport

The journey time on this bus is around 1 hour and 40 minutes. While there is a regular bus connection during the summer, in the winter season route A32 only runs twice a day and terminates on the outskirts of Can Picafort, with the last stop being Platja de Muro (Càmping).

To view the current timetable for route A32 please follow this link

Bus Connection via Palma City Intermodal Station

Palma Airport to Intermodal Station – bus route 1

Take the Route No.1 bus from Palma airport to Palma City Intermodal Station. A single ticket is 5 Euro 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 the main Palma Intermodal Station, you will need to purchase a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. A single ticket to Can Picafort is 6.50 Euro, a return ticket is 13 Euro.  The journey time from Palma city to Can Picafort is one and a half hours approximately, some buses are a little quicker.

Palma Intermodal Station to Can Picafort – bus route 390

Palma – Inca (Hospital) – Inca (Jaume I) – Llubí – Santa Margalida – Can PicafortCan Picafort (Son Bauló)

Can Picafort to Palma Intermodal Station – bus route 390

Can PicafortCan Picafort (Son Bauló) – Santa Margalida – Llubí – Inca (Jaume I) – Inca (Hospital) – Palma

To view the current timetable for route 390 please follow this link

Alternative Method

The Train

Another option is a train from Palma intermodal station, next to the bus station, but this only goes part way to Can Picafort.  It stops at Inca and also Sa Pobla.  Sa Pobla is the closest to Can Picafort.

It is possible to get the bus on route 390 from Inca to Can Picafort, but you may as well have taken this bus from Palma. Sa Pobla is closer to Can Picafort but you would need to arrange a taxi from Sa Pobla to Can Picafort.

Train tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices or at the automatic ticket machines. Prices are €3.25 to Inca and €4.10 to Sa Pobla from Palma for an adult single.

The first train from Palma to Inca and Sa Pobla leaves at 5:45 and the last train is at 21:35. Trains to Inca run about every 15-20minutes and about every hour to Sa Pobla.



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