For the journey from Palma airport to S’Illot there are a few different options. You can take a taxi or book a transfer, hire a car or use public transport.
If you are thinking of taking a taxi to get from the airport to your resort, you will need to decide whether to catch an airport cab or whether to book a transfer in advance. If you are unsure which of these options is better for you, have a look at our comparison below, where we have highlighted the main differences.
|Airport Taxi||Pre-booked Private Transfer|
|🔹The taxi rank is outside arrivals - at busy times you may have to wait for a taxi to become available.||🔹Your driver will be waiting for you on your arrival.|
|🔹Taxi fares can vary (e.g. depending on the time of day, weekends, bank holidays, etc).||🔹The cost of your transfer is the same, no matter when you travel.|
|🔹You will not be sure about the final price of your taxi journey until you arrive at your destination.||🔹You are informed of the exact cost of your transfer when booking.|
|🔹Most taxis can carry a maximum of 4 passengers (this includes babies and small children).||🔹You can choose the size of vehicle you require depending on how many people you are travelling with.|
|🔹Standard airport taxis don't usually carry a child safety seat.||🔹You can reserve a child seat when you make your booking.|
Should you be considering a pre-booked transfer for your journey from Palma airport to S’Illot, you will still need to decide on a transfer provider. As you would expect, some are better than others, so it’s worth checking them out prior to booking. One of the companies with a great track record for reliability and punctuality as well as a high standard of vehicles is Solhop – have a look at their customer recommendations on TripAdvisor. Solhop are a Spain-based company, which means that they have the required local knowledge and experience that some of the international providers are lacking. Booking a transfer with Solhop via their website is easy and only takes a few minutes. No pre-payment is needed as you can pay the fare to your driver in cash or by card on completion of your journey. What’s more, with this company it is also possible to change or cancel your booking free of charge if needed.
A taxi for up to 4 people to S’Illot will cost just under €85. When pre-booking a transfer, you also have the option of choosing a larger vehicle. A minivan is suitable for up to 7 people and the price for this will be around €115, while a minibus can carry from 8-13 passengers, at a cost of €135.
|Private Transfer from Palma Airport to S’Illot||Aprox. Price|
|Car (1-4 people)||€82|
|Minivan (5-7 people)||€115|
|Minibus (8-13 people)||€135|
|VIP transfer (1-4 people)||€123|
S’Illot is on the west coast of Mallorca and is approximately 69km/43miles from Palma airport. The roads aren’t too busy and most of the journey is on the Ma-15. By taxi or car, it takes roughly 60-minutes.
If you choose to hire a car at Palma airport to get to S’Illot, it will be about an hour to drive and isn’t too difficult.
Simply exit the airport taking the main highway in the direction Palma city. This will be the Autovia Ma-19 to Palma city.
Stay on the Ma-19 for 1.6km/1mile until the next exit at junction 6. Exit the Ma-19 onto the slip road you will come to a roundabout, take the third exit towards Inca on the Ma-30.
You will approach a roundabout within the first 250metres, continue straight over this and stay on the Ma-30 for a further 1.5km/1mile until you come to a large roundabout. Take the first exit onto the Ma-15 heading towards Manacor. Stay on the Ma-15 for approximately 54km/34miles until Sant Llorenç.
If your hire car was from one of the car hire companies next to the airport on the east side of the airport, it is, however, better not to join the main highway. Rather from the car hire pick up place head north on the Ma-19a which is parallel to the car hire parking lots and to the airport. On the Ma-19a after 2km/1.5miles you will come to a roundabout and will need to take the second exit towards Manacor on the Ma-5013, this is practically straight over the roundabout and still heading northwards. Eventually, after another 3km/2miles you will come to a large roundabout, take the first exit towards Manacor onto the Ma-15 and stay on this for approximately 48km/30miles until Sant Llorenç.
When approaching the town of Sant Llorenç the road will start to bypass the town. However midway through the town you will come to a roundabout and will need to take the first exit heading towards s’Illot, this is the Ma-4022.
Stay on the Ma-4022 for approximately 2.4km/1.5miles, until you come to a crossroads junction and will need to turn left on to the Ma-4021.
After approximately 1km/0.6miles, you will enter a small village called Son Carrio and will come to a crossroads junction and will need to turn right staying on the Ma-4021. After just a few metres turn left still staying on the Ma-4021 through the village.
Stay on this road for a further 4.1km/2.5miles until you come to s’Illot.
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 S’Illot there are several different options.
The easiest is route A42, which directly connects the airport with S’Illot. While this bus runs at regular intervals during the summer, in the winter there is only one bus a day from Monday to Friday with no service at weekends.
As an alternative, it is possible to take route 412, which runs at fairly regular intervals in the summer and which has several buses a day even during the winter season. However, this involves travelling from the airport to Palma City bus station (Intermodal Station – Placa d’Espanya), where route 412 departs.
A third option is route 454 via Can Pastilla, however, this route runs only one bus a day from Monday to Friday, with no service at weekends.
Aeroport – Montuïri – Vilafranca – Manacor – Portocristo – s’Illot – sa Coma – Cala Millor -Cala Bona
The journey time on this bus is just over one hour to S’Illot.
Cala Bona – Cala Millor – sa Coma – s’Illot – Portocristo – Manacor – Vilafranca – Montuïri –Aeroport
To view the current timetable and bus fare for route A42, please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/A42
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
Palma – Algaida – Montuïri – Vilafranca – Manacor – Coves Hams – Portocristo – Coves Drac – s’Illot – sa Coma – Cala Millor – Cala Bona – Port Verd – Port Vell – Costa dels Pins – Son Servera
At the Palma city bus station, you will be able to buy a ticket from the bus driver on the bus. The journey time from Palma city to S’Illot is one hour and forty-five minutes approximately, some buses are a bit quicker.
Son Servera – Costa dels Pins – Port Vell – Port Verd – Cala Millor – Cala Bona – sa Coma – s’Illot -Portocristo – Coves Drac – Coves Hams – Manacor – Vilafranca – Montuïri – Algaida – Palma
To view the current timetable and bus fares for route 412, please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/412
From the airport take the route No.21 bus to Can Pastilla stop 473 Camí de Can Pastilla, 110 (which is Hotel Linda the first stop from the airport) A single ticket is €5 and under 5’s are free. Buses go on average every 22 minutes but after 20:30 every 30 minutes.
Airport buses to Can Pastilla operate from:
November to April: 7:00am to 22:10
May to October: 7:00am to 00:30am
Can Pastilla – Platja de Palma – s’Arenal – Algaida – Montuïri – Vilafranca – Manacor – Coves Hams – Coves Drac – Portocristo – s’Illot – sa Coma – Cala Millor – Cala Bona
Passengers can buy a ticket from the bus driver when they take the bus to S’Illot. The journey time from Can Pastilla to S’Illot is approximately two hours.
However, there is only one bus a day, which runs from Monday to Saturday in the summer and from Monday to Friday in winter time.
Cala Bona – Cala Millor – sa Coma – s’Illot – Portocristo – Coves Drac – Manacor -Vilafranca – Montuïri – Algaida – Can Pastilla – Platja de Palma – s’Arenal
To view the current timetable and bus fares for route 454, please follow this link https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/454
Another option to S’Illot is to take the train to Manacor first and then a bus or taxi onto S’Illot. The train departs from Palma city, Palma intermodal station, next to the bus station. The train line ends at Manacor.
Train tickets can be purchased at the station at automatic ticket machines or in the ticket office. Prices are €3.75 to Manacor for a single fare and €7.50 return fare.
Monday to Fridays the first train from Palma to Manacor leaves at 6:15 and the last train is at 22:15. Trains from Palma to Manacor run every hour and journey time is about an hour. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they start at 6:10 every hour until 22:10 and the journey time is 67minutes.
Return trains Monday to Fridays depart Manacor for Palma from 6:23 every hour until 22:05 and take approximately 60minutes. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays they start from Manacor at 6:24 every hour until 22:05 and the journey time is 67minutes.
At Manacor station, it is possible to get a number of buses onto S’Illot for the 45-minute journey. These bus routes are: 412, 454, 447 or 451.