Port de Pollenca is on the north coast of Mallorca and is roughly 65km/40miles from Palma airport. Pollenca old town which is inland is 60km/37miles from the airport. Public transport options include; taking a taxi or a pre-booked private transfer, taking the train part way or taking the bus. Your choice will probably depend on your budget and your available time.
If you decide to take public transport, the main transport hub is in Palma city. You will have to make your way there from Palma airport which is 8km/5miles east of the city.
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A Taxi to Port de Pollenca for 1-4 persons will be on average €70-90. Fares can change in price due to the time of day, the season and the amount of luggage you have.
A taxi transfer is certainly one of the most relaxed ways to get from Palma Airport to Port de Pollenca. A taxi transfer helps you to avoid driving and also the challenge of parking. Parking can be a problem in peak season and if your accommodation is close to the port.
Palma airport taxis are found just outside the arrivals building at Palma airport. There are typically lots of taxis waiting and ready to go, but during busy periods there is the potential that you will have to queue. The taxis have a fixed price from Palma airport to Port de Pollenca. However it’s always best to get a quote before taking the taxi as some drivers may be able to justify a higher than expected price based on variables.
Bear in mind that the airport taxis to Port de Pollenca will often only take a maximum of 4 persons per taxi. This means that if you are a group of five or more, you will need to take two taxis even if the fifth person is a baby. It’s also good to bear in mind that not all airport taxis will have child safety seats on hand.
If you think a taxi transfer would be best for you at Palma airport then it might be worthwhile pre-booking a private transfer before your flight. This way you will have a driver waiting for you for when you arrive. It also could be cost-effective especially if you have a large travel group.
What if you have more than four persons in your travel group? This is possible with a pre-booked private transfer, just book a vehicle large enough for your entire family or group. Pre-booked transfer vehicles to Port de Pollenca are typically 1-7 persons – minivans or 8-20 persons – minibuses. On some of the transfer websites, it is even possible to pre-book a coach.
A bonus with pre-booked transfer vehicles is that you will usually get a better standard of vehicle. The chauffer will meet you with a large name card in Palma airport’s public arrivals hall and will often help you with baggage.
As for child safety seats, there won’t be a problem reserving these. With a pre-booked private transfer you have the assurance that once reserved the safety seats will be there for your children.
Once you have decided to rent a hire car from Palma PMI Airport for your holiday to Port de Pollenca from Palma airport you just need to plan the route, it’s a relatively easy drive.
First, exit the airport following the signs for Palma and join the Ma-19 to Palma city. If you had to get a shuttle bus to collect your hire car at the east of the airport then you will join the main highway by the gas station, which is just one junction further.
Continue on the Ma-19 for approximately 4.3km, 3 minutes, until junction 3 and take the Ma-20 road signposted Alcudia.
Stay on the Ma-20 for around 2 minutes, 2.6km, until junction 3 and take the Ma-13 signposted Port d’Alcudia. This junction is also signed at one point as junction 3B.
Once on the Ma-13 stay on this road for around 39km then exit at junction 40 signposted Sa Pobla and Pollenca. This is the point where the motorway ends but just before the road turns to single track carriageway.
At the roundabout take the exit on the left following the signs for Pollenca and join the Ma-2200. When you come to Pollenca, don’t go into Pollenca but stay on the same main road the Ma-2200. From here follow the signs for Port de Pollenca until you arrive.
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 Port de Pollenca there are two different options.
Route 340 runs at fairly regular intervals all year round. From the airport, you will need to travel to Palma City Bus Station (Intermodal Station – Placa d’Espanya), where route 340 departs.
As an alternative, it is possible to take route A32. This bus directly connects the airport to the town of Alcudia, which is around 11 kilometres from Port de Pollenca. From Alcudia, there are several bus connections to Port de Pollenca. However, this route is not a good option during the winter, when the service is very infrequent.
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 Bus Station, you will need to purchase a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. A single ticket to Pollenca town is 5.30 Euro and to Port de Pollenca 6.25 Euro. The journey time from Palma city to Pollenca is just under one hour and to Port de Pollenca is approximately one hour and ten minutes. The route and timetable vary slightly throughout the year, but the buses run fairly regularly all year round.
Palma – Inca (Hospital) – Inca (Jaume I) – Inca (Institut) – Crestatx – Pollença – Cala de Sant Vicenç – el Vilar – Port de Pollença
To view the current timetable for route 340 please follow this link
For passengers travelling to Port de Pollenca, it is also possible to take bus route A32, which directly connects the airport to Alcudia. From Alcudia, there are several bus connections to Port de Pollenca. If you want to go to Pollenca town, you will have to catch a further connecting bus from Port de Pollenca (route 340 or 345), which makes this option less attractive.
The journey time from the airport to Alcudia is around one hour and the journey from Alcudia to Port de Pollenca takes around 15 minutes. Your overall journey time will depend on the waiting times between bus connections.
A single ticket from the airport to Alcudia is 8 Euro and from Alcudia to Port de Pollenca 1.55 Euro, making this route the slightly cheaper option as compared to the route via Palma City Bus Station.
While the bus connection via Alcudia to Port de Pollenca is a good option in the summer, in winter route A32 only runs twice a day, and for the later bus there is no connection from Alcudia to Port de Pollenca.
Aeroport – Inca (Jaume I) – Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Platja d’Alcúdia – Platja de Muro – Platja de Muro (Càmping)
To view the current timetable for route A32 please follow this link
Can Picafort – Can Picafort (Son Bauló) – Platja de Muro (Càmping) – Platja de Muro – Platja d’Alcúdia – Port d’Alcúdia – Alcúdia – Port de Pollença (Club del Sol) – Port de Pollença
In the summer you also have the option of taking bus routes 353, 354 or 355 from Alcudia to Port de Pollenca, however, these do not run in the winter.
To view the current timetable for route 352 please follow this link
Alternatively there is a train from Palma intermodal station but this only goes part way to Port de Pollenca and would add an extra transport mode to the journey.
It is possible to get the 340 bus from Inca to Port de Pollenca, however, this is the same bus that leaves from Palma station.
Train tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices or at the automatic ticket machines. Prices are €3.25 to Inca for an adult single ticket.
The first train from Palma to Inca leaves at 05:45 and the last train is at 21:35. Trains to Inca run about every 15-20minutes.