The best way to get from Palma airport to Campos is to either pre-book a private airport transfer or take a local taxi from the rank outside the 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 transfer 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.
For more detailed information, see our Palma Airport Transfer page.
|Private Transfer from Palma Airport to Campos||Approx. Price|
|Car (1-4 people)||€59|
|Minivan (5-7 people)||€79|
|Minibus (8-13 people)||€100|
|VIP transfer (1-4 people)||€88|
At the roundabout leaving the airport, take the second exit onto the MA-19 heading east and continue along the highway for 31.6 kilometres until you reach Campos.
If you plan to get out and about while holidaying in Mallorca, hiring a car from the airport makes perfect sense as it allows you to explore the island at your own pace.
All major European car hire companies have desks in the arrivals area of Palma de Mallorca International Airport, while several other local firms have lots just off-site.
Car rental companies that have desks at Palma de Mallorca include:
Hertz-Thrifty (Tel: +34 971 789 670)
Goldcar-Rhodium (Tel: +34 965 233 181)
Europcar-InterRent (Tel: +34 971 746 540)
Avis Budget (Tel: +34 902 110 261)
Sixt (Tel: +34 971 260 268/+34 971 743 743)
Record Go (Tel: +34 877 406 471)
Enterprise-Alamo-National (Tel: +34 971 266 001)
If you are prepared to take a free shuttle to a rental company that does not operate out of the airport, you can save some of that hard-earned money. The only drawback is that it will add time on to the car hire process.
Off-site car rental companies include:
OK (Tel+34 902 36 06 36)
Hiper (Tel+34 971 26 98 50)
Dollar (Tel+34 971 00 00 45)
Drivalia (Tel+34 971 12 69 63)
Centauro (Tel: +34 966 36 03 60)
Wiber (Tel+34 964 01 00 00)
Pay special attention to your rental agreement and fuel policy of the company you are hiring from. Most rental companies at PMI operate a full-to-full system which means you pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and when you drop the car off back at the airport, it must also have a full tank of fuel. If the tank is not full, not only do you have to pay for the missing fuel, but you may also be charged a fine.
Do not fill up the tank ahead of time but wait until you get to the airport, as this way you are assured that the tank is full and that you will not get an unexpected surprise on your credit card statement. The petrol station at Palma airport is located past the car drop-off point, which means you need to drive past where you have to leave the car, fill up and then double back. The petrol station at the airport is open 24 hours and all of the rental companies have a key drop off box, should you need to drop off the car outside of office hours.
Please also see our car hire page for more information on this topic.
All the buses from PMI to Palma and other parts of the island depart from the same area at the end of the end of the covered walkway outside the terminal building. When you pass through customs just look for the sign with the silhouette of a bus on it and follow the arrows.
In order to get to Campos by bus, you must first take the A1 Airport-Palma-Airport bus to the city’s main bus station in the Plaça d’Espanya. From there, take the red and yellow TIB (Transport de les Illes Balears) L 500 for Campos or the 501 or 502 towards Santanyí. Buses leave every two hours with a journey time of 51 minutes.
For more information please also see our page “Taking buses in Mallorca“.
Situated 8 kilometres away from the coast in the south-east of Mallorca between Llucmajor and Santanyi, Campos is a traditional Mallorcan town and the administrative centre for the region.
Rural and somewhat sleepy, the buildings in Campos are constructed of the familiar honey-coloured stone that adds to the town’s unique charm that is evident in its twice weekly market.
Not a tourist destination as such, most of Campos’s appeal is as a base to explore the nearby natural wonders found in the forest, mountains and beaches.
The close-by beach of Es Trenc is a three-kilometre-long stretch of fine white sand and crystal-clear turquoise-coloured water ideally suited for that perfect Mediterranean summer holiday.
Campos is, of course, a working town and has all the necessary amenities as well as several restaurants serving traditional Mallorca food. If you want to visit Campos we suggest you try and do it either on a Thursday or Saturday morning to coincide with the market.