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Getting to Palmanova – Taxi transfers, Car hire & Bus

Getting to Palmanova from Palma airport can be done in a few ways. The popular methods are hiring a car, pre-booking a private transfer, taking a taxi or taking the bus.

The town of Palmanova is located in the southwest of Mallorca and is 26km/16miles from Palma airport. Palmanova is close to the airport but the roads can become busy around Palma city at peak times. It takes approximately 23 minutes in a car from Mallorca 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.

Taxi – Private Transfer

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Parking in and around Palmanova center during the peak season can be a little problematic. Therefore, a taxi transfer to the resort can be a nice option as it’s quick and helps avoid the hassle of driving and parking.

The Palma airport taxi area is just in front of arrivals on the ground floor. There are typically lots of taxis waiting at Mallorca airport so this makes taking a taxi an inviting option.

However, at busy peak times passengers may have to wait in the taxi queue.

Palma airport taxis do have a fixed price system but it’s best to get an estimate before you start the journey. This is because there are variables which can increase the final price.

A Taxi for 1-4 persons to Palmanova is approximately €39, which when divided by four is less than €10 each. Taxi prices range due to; the company and the time of day, the season/holidays and the amount of luggage.

Most airport taxis in Mallorca will only take 4 passengers per taxi. So if you are a party of five and there are no larger taxis are available you will need to take a second taxi. Hence it will cost more than you may have budgeted for. This also applies even if one in the group is a baby.

Waiting taxis at Palma airport don’t necessarily have child safety seats available. Often drivers borrow these from colleagues but this is not a guarantee they will be there.

Pre-Booked Private Transfer

Pre-booking a private taxi transfer is probably the most comfortable way to get from Palma airport to Palmanova. This includes arrival and departures all through the night or any time of the day as they work 24 hours.

Pre-booked private transfers often work out cheaper especially for larger parties.  Private transfer vehicles used are often luxury vehicles.

Transfers can be pre-booked for vehicles of various sizes. Vehicles typically 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.

If you book a taxi from Palma airport this will invariably be from a private transfer website. There are some websites that even hire private coaches for very large groups.

However due to the nature of their taxi license, private transfers do need to be booked in advance.  Ideally if you want to guarantee availability you will need to book at least with 24hours ahead of time.

Some other perks are that drivers will meet passengers with a name placard in the airport’s public arrivals hall and usually help with luggage.

To give anxious parents peace of mind, it’s good to know that when pre-booking a private transfer it’s possible to book child safety seats in advance.

 

Getting to Palmanova with a hire car

If you choose to rent a car from Palma airport for your trip to Palmanova then you will just need to work out your route.

When you are finally driving your rental car, exit Mallorca airport following the signs for Palma. If you took a shuttle bus to get to your rental car, you will need to join the main highway one junction further away but only a little further.

Leaving the airport, you will join the Ma-19 heading towards Palma city. Follow the Ma-19 for 4.3km, around 3 minutes, until junction 3 and then follow the Ma-20 signposted Andratx/Alcudia.

Stay on the Ma-20 for just over 10km/6miles circumnavigating Palma city until junction 11A and merge onto the Ma-1 towards Palmanova/Andratx.

Remain on the Ma-1 for around 7.2km/4.5miles then take exit 13 towards Calvià/Palmanova.  At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Ma-1015 following the signs for Palmanova.  After around 200 metres you will come to another roundabout and need to take the 2nd exit straight over still on the Ma-1015.

After another 200 metres or so you will arrive at a large roundabout with four large upright columns, this is practically your welcome to Palmanova!

Palmanova 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 Palmanova there are several different options.

The easiest is route A11, which directly connects the airport with Palmanova. 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 Palmanova. 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 Palmanova on bus routes 104, 105, 107 or 106 (summer only).

Direct Bus Route

Palma Airport to Palmanova – bus route A11

Aeroport – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Peguera

Palmanova to airport – bus route A11

Peguera – Santa Ponça – Costa de la Calma – Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Aeroport

 The journey time on this bus is 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 5.50 Euro.

To view the current timetable for route A11 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/A11

Bus connections 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 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
http://www.emtpalma.cat/en/route/-/L/1/aeroport-ciutat-port

At Palma city bus station, you will be able to buy a ticket from the bus driver on the bus to Palmanova. The fare will be €3.10 for a single journey. This is the same for all the bus routes.

The bus journey time from Palma city bus station to Palmanova depends on the bus taken due to the number of stops en route.

Palma Intermodal Station to Palmanova – bus route 105

Palma Palmanova – Magaluf – Son Ferrer – el Toro

Palmanova to Palma Intermodal Station – bus route 105

el Toro – Son Ferrer –  Magaluf – Palmanova Palma

Route 105 is the quickest and takes approximately 25-35 minutes from Palma city to Palmanova and 35-45 minutes returning. Some buses are a little quicker than others.  Bus route 105 goes on the motorway between Palma and Palmanova.

To view the current timetable for route 105 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/105

Palma Intermodal Station to Palmanova – bus route 104

Palma – Cala Major – Bendinat – Portals Nous – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf – Son Ferrer – el Toro – Santa Ponça – Peguera

Palmanova to Palma Intermodal Station – bus route 104

Peguera – Santa Ponça – el Toro – Son Ferrer – Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Portals Nous – Bendinat – Cala Major – Palma 

Route 104 takes approximately 30-35 minutes from Palma to Palmanova and 45-55 minutes returning.

To view the current timetable for route 104 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/104

Palma Intermodal Station to Palmanova – bus route 107

Palma – Cala Major – Bendinat – Portals Nous – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova -Magaluf – Cala Vinyes – Sol de Mallorca

Palmanova to Palma Intermodal Station – bus route 107

Sol de Mallorca – Cala Vinyes – Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Portals Nous – Bendinat – Cala Major – Palma

Route 107 takes approximately 25-35 minutes from Palma to Palmanova and 45-55 minutes returning.

To view the current timetable for route 107 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/107

Palma Intermodal Station to Palmanova – bus route 106

Palma – Bendinat – Portals Nous – Costa d’en Blanes – Son Caliu – Palmanova – Magaluf

Palmanova to Palma Intermodal Station – bus route 106

Magaluf – Palmanova – Son Caliu – Costa d’en Blanes – Palma

The 106 route only runs in the summer and takes approximately 30-35 minutes from Palma to Palmanova and 40-55 minutes returning.

To view the current timetable for route 106 please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/106

 

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