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Getting to S’Arenal – Taxi transfers, Bus and Car rental

Getting to S’Arenal from Palma airport can be very quick.  Most passengers will either take the bus or a pre-booked private taxi or minibus transfer or rent a car.

The town of S’Arenal is situated very close to the airport just to the east and is 11km/7miles by car from Palma airport, it takes approximately 12 minutes.

Taxi – Private Transfer

Booking an airport taxi transfer from Palma Airport to Arenal can be a bit confusing. We recommend one of the highest rated companies on TripAdvisor with a good reputation for reliability and punctuality, along with great vehicles. You don’t need a credit card to book online and you can pay your driver in cash. You can also amend and cancel your booking at any time. Solhop is the best Airport Transfer company by user recommendation. Check them out on TripAdvisor.

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Compare Prices of Transfers from Palma Airport – Major Company Comparison

Transfer Company Alcudia Cala Dor Palma Nova Platja de Muro Pollenca Soller Pay in Cash TripAdvisor Rating
Solhop.com Book Now> €82 €82 €39 €82 €82 €69 ☑️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hoppa Book Now> €99 €101 €49 €100 €100 €90 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Holiday Ex €103 €105 €50 €102 €105 €92
W.A.T. €116 €117 €51 €117 €117 €95
My Driver €135 €138 €57 €138 €138 €105
Blacklane €143 €149 €61 €149 €148 €120

*Please note – prices are for a standard licensed saloon vehicle with Meet & Greet service at PMI

Palma airport taxis wait in front of arrivals on the ground floor.  Usually, there are lots of taxis waiting at the airport so it makes taking a taxi an easy option.  Although at peak times passengers may have to queue.

Parking in and around S’Arenal centre during the summer can be a little tricky. Therefore a taxi transfer helps avoid problems of parking and driving.

Taxis have fixed prices but it’s always best to get an estimate as there are variables which can add to the final fare.

A Taxi for 1-4 persons to S’Arenal is approximately €19. Taxi prices can range depending on the company, the time of day, the season/holidays and the amount of luggage.

The majority of airport taxis at Palma will only be able to take 4 passengers per taxi. So for parties of five, if there are no larger taxis available you will need a second taxi.  This also applies even if one in the group is a small child or a baby.  Hence two taxis will cost double.

Taxis at Palma airport don’t necessarily have child safety seats on hand. Drivers may be able to borrow these from colleagues but this is not a guarantee.

Pre-Booked Private Transfer

A pre-booked private taxi transfer is probably the most comfortable way to get from Palma airport to S’Arenal. A pre-booked transfer can be booked all through the night or any time of the day usually for the same price.

Private transfer vehicles are often luxury vehicles but often work out cheaper especially for larger parties.

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. Some websites even hire private coaches for very large groups.

However, due to the nature of the pre-booked taxi license, private transfers do need to be booked and don’t operate like regular taxis. If you want to guarantee availability you will need to book at least 24hours ahead of time.

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

It’s also possible to book child safety seats in advance.

Getting to S’Arenal with a hire car

If you do choose to hire a car from Palma airport for your trip to S’Arenal you will find it very easy to get to your destination.

When you exit Mallorca airport take the main highway eastbound following signs for Platja de Palma/Santanyí and merge onto the Ma-19.  If your hire car was from one of the car hire companies to the east of the airport then you will join the Ma-19 heading towards Santanyí one junction nearer to your destination.

Once on the Ma-19 follow signs for Santanyí.  After approximately 6.5km/4miles take exit 13 toward S’Arenal/Cala Blava.
Continue onto Ma-6014 until the roundabout after 1.5km/1mile, then take the 1st exit and after a few hundred metres you will practically be in S’Arenal!

S’Arenal 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.

For the journey to S’Arenal there are two different options.

Palma Airport to S’Arenal – bus route A51

Aeroports’Arenal – Polígon – Son Noguera – Llucmajor – Campos

S’Arenal to Palma Airport – bus route A51

Campos – Llucmajor – Polígon – Son Noguera – s’ArenalAeroport

On this route, the journey time to S’Arenal is around 10 – 15 minutes and a single ticket costs 5 Euro.

This bus route runs regularly throughout the day in the summer. In the winter, there are only 2 buses per day, which need to be booked a day in advance by telephone.

For more infomation and to view the current timetable for route A51 please follow this link

Palma Airport to S’Arenal – bus route 21

Due to the number of stops en route, which include several hotels, the journey time on this bus is longer and it takes around 30 – 35 minutes to get from Palma airport to S’Arenal.  It departs Palma airport towards Can Pastilla and then along the Playa de Palma and onto S’Arenal. All buses have the next stop on an electronic display system.

A single ticket is 5 Euro and under 5’s are free. Buses leave from the airport roughly every 30 minutes on average.

Route 21 buses from Palma airport to S’Arenal run from:
November to April: 7:00am to 22:10
May to October: 7:00am to 00:30am

Route 21 buses from S’Arenal to Palma airport run from
November to April: 7:00am to 21:30
May to October: 7:00am to 01:00am

To find out more about route 21 please follow this link


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