Getting to Port Andratx, from Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) is fairly straightforward. Options include taking a taxi from the airport, pre-booking a private airport transfer, hiring a car or catching a bus.
Taxi ranks at Palma de Mallorca Airport are located outside the arrivals hall. After picking up your luggage, take exit gate C in the middle of the hall and you will see the taxis outside. All taxis in Mallorca are white with the traditional illuminated taxi sign on the roof.
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Only use the official licensed Mallorca taxis. There are “pirate” taxi drivers offering their services but you can be stopped by police, or worse, involved in an incident without insurance cover.
If you have a complaint about being overcharged, be sure to ask the driver for a receipt. Most taxis accept either cash or credit/debit card as forms of payment. Rates vary by time of day, weekends / holidays and the number of passengers. Also, note that taxis are only allowed to carry four passengers and that babies also count as a passenger.
Most savvy people going to Port Andratx tend to pre-book a private airport transfer. You can pre-book a taxi car, minivan or minibus online, depending on your party size and needs. The price is normally the same as a standard airport taxi but you generally get better service. A private transfer is quicker than a shuttle bus, as the shuttle bus will normally drop people off at specific locations along the route and it can take a lot of time to get to your destination.
The driver meets you in arrivals at Palma Airport. There is no waiting in queue’s for the next available taxi. The driver simply holds up a sign with your name on it and escorts you to the waiting car to get you straight off to Andratx. The vehicles used by private hire firms tend to be of a higher standard than general airport taxis and have the added convenience of being able to carry more people with no additional charges for luggage.
When selecting a private transfer firm look for one that has a reputation for reliability & punctuality. TripAdvisor has real customer reviews and ranks Solhop.com as one of the best private taxi transfer companies in Spain. There is no need to pay for your transfer when booking with Solhop and you can cancel or amend your travel plans at any time.
|Prices of Palma Airport Transfers||Taxi 1-4 People||Minivan 5-7 People||Minibus 8-13 People|
|Palma Airport to: Alcudia||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€145 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Cala d'Or||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€145 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Cala Millor||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€159 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Can Picafort||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€145 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: El Toro||€67 one-way||€99 one-way||€129 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Magaluf||€49 one-way||€89 one-way||€119 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Palma Mallorca||€49 one-way||€65 one-way||€85 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Palma Nova||€55 one-way||€85 one-way||€119 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Playa de Muro||€73 one-way||€119 one-way||€155 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Playa de Palma||€39 one-way||€65 one-way||€89 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Pollensa||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€165 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Port Andratx||€65 one-way||€109 one-way||€158 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Portals Nous||€39 one-way||€69 one-way||€99 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Puerto Pollensa||€85 one-way||€129 one-way||€167 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Santa Ponsa||€59 one-way||€95 one-way||€119 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Soller||€69 one-way||€109 one-way||€149 one-way|
|Palma Airport to: Torrenova||€49 one-way||€79 one-way||€129 one-way|
For more information on this topic, please also see our page on general Palma Airport Transfers.
Andratx is around a 40-minute drive from Palma airport. When you leave the airport, follow the directions for Palma along the Ma-19, then take the Ma-20 ring road around the city until you see the Ma-1 exit towards Palma Nova / Andratx. This route will take you all the way to Andratx.
With Palma de Mallorca (PMI) being the third busiest airport in Spain you have plenty of choices when it comes to hiring a car. All the big-name companies have offices at the airport. Several lesser known local hire car firms have off-site lots and provide a free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Make sure to read the terms and conditions of your rental agreement closely so as not to be surprised when you receive the final bill. Also, fuel policies varies from one company to the other even though most operate on a full to full basis. This means that you are given a car with a full tank of fuel and expected to return the car the same way.
Don’t make the mistake of filling up the tank before you leave your holiday resort as the car will not be full when you arrive at the airport. There are plenty of petrol stations near the airport where you can fill up before dropping off the car.
For more information on the topic, please also see our car hire page.
Being a little off the beaten track, getting to Andratx by bus requires a little effort. Seeing as there is no direct bus between the airport and Andratx you must first take the number A1 bus to Mallorca’s main bus station at the Plaça Espanya. From there you need to catch the 100 or 102 TIB bus to Andratx.
For more information on bus routes in Mallorca, please follow this link.
Andratx is the epitome of the authentic Mallorca, a sleepy, pretty town located 42.5 km by road from the island’s main airport near Palma. Sitting in a valley on the south-western edge of the Tramuntana Mountains, Andratx is surrounded by almond trees and orange groves.
Like many towns in Mallorca just inland from the coast, Andratx came about when residents of what is today Port d’Andratx moved inland to escape raids by Barbary Pirates. Today Andratx looks more or less the same as it did in the 16th century. On Wednesdays (market day) the town comes to life as vendors take over the town’s quaint streets selling vegetables, cheeses and fish.
Nearby Port d’Andratx is considered to be one of Mallorca’s classiest holiday destinations. Popular with the yachting fraternity and celebrities, whose Tuscan-style villas can be seen adorning the hillsides.