The two best ways to get from Palma airport to Cala Cala Major is to either pre-book a private airport transfer or take a local taxi from the rank outside the airport arrivals hall. Below we have put together all the relevant information on the merits of both options so that you can decide which best fits your personal circumstances.
We have always recommended Solhop, a fully licensed Spanish supplier. You don’t need a credit card to pre-book and you can pay your driver in cash or with a card. You can also cancel your booking at any time without having to haggle about refunds. Check out the table below to compare rates of different suppliers.
|Private Transfer from Palma Airport to Cala Major||Approx. Price|
|Car (1-4 people)||€35|
|Minivan (5-7 people)||€65|
|Minibus (8-13 people)||€90|
|VIP transfer (1-4 people)||€58|
With Cala Major on the opposite side of Palma to the airport, you need to take the first exit onto the MA-19 and then take Exit 3 onto the MA-20 ring road until you arrive in Cala Major, taking the MA-1C Avenida Joan Miro into the centre of town.
If you plan on exploring the island while on holiday in Mallorca nothing beats having your own car, as it allows you to get to places you would never see any other way.
Car hire offices at Palma de Mallorca Airport can be found in both the arrivals and baggage halls with some companies even having desks in both locations.
All are staffed starting early in the morning and stay open until the last flight arrives at night with some even offering fast-track car pickups and 24-hour drop-off facilities, so you can return your keys easily no matter how early in the morning or late at night your flight departs.
Car rental companies that have desks at Palma de Mallorca in 2018 include:
Enterprise-Alamo-National (Tel: +34 971 266 001)
Goldcar-Rhodium (Tel: +34 965 233 181)
Europcar-InterRent (Tel: +34 971 746 540)
Hertz-Thrifty (Tel: +34 971 789 670)
Avis Budget (Tel: +34 902 110 261)
Sixt (Tel: +34 971 260 268/+34 971 743 743)
Record Go (Tel: +34 877 406 471)
If you are not in any hurry when arriving in Mallorca you can save a little money by renting from a car hire company that does not have a desk at the airport. All these companies have a nearby lot and offer a free shuttle to and from the airport.
Offsite car rental companies include:
Centauro (Tel: +34 966 36 03 60)
OK (Tel+34 902 36 06 36)
Hiper (Tel+34 971 26 98 50)
Wiber (Tel+34 964 01 00 00)
Dollar (Tel+34 971 00 00 45)
Drivalia (Tel+34 971 12 69 63)
Most car rental companies at Palma Airport operate on a take your car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with a full tank of fuel. Failure to do so can incur penalties and have you pay for fuel at a higher price.
Palma Airport has a petrol station just before the exit, which means you will have to pass where you would normally drop off the car, fill up and then double back.
Be sure to take out the appropriate insurance so that you are covered for all eventualities. Read your agreement properly to understand the fuel policy and to make sure you are not paying for any add-ons you did not ask for, such as a child seat or GPS.
For more detailed information on this topic, please also see our car hire page.