Taxi Transfer to Campos – Getting from Airport to Campos
Getting to Campos from Palma de Mallorca International Airport
Taxi Transfer, Car Hire and Bus
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.
You should have no difficulty finding the taxi rank at Palma Airport as it is located directly outside the terminal building. Once you pass through customs look up for the sign that has an image of a taxi on it and just follow the arrows. Alternatively, head for Exit C and the taxi rank will be immediately outside.
Recognising a taxi in Mallorca is simple as well because all of them are painted white and have a red and yellow stripe on the bonnet and both front doors. Plus, like most taxis in Europe, they have the traditional illuminated sign on the roof to let you know if they are occupied or available.
All taxis in Mallorca are strictly regulated and charge fares based on a taximeter with supplements for airport pickups and drop-offs, time of day and holidays.
All taxi fares in Mallorca start off with a minimum of 3.00 € with the rest of the fare calculated at 0.88€ per kilometre. This increases to 4.00 € and 1.10 € per kilometres after 9pm in the evening and on weekends and public holidays.
Like we already said, taxis in Mallorca are strictly regulated with cabs only being allowed to carry four passengers and that includes babies. Also, they are not obliged to have child seats, so if travelling with children you will need to bring your own. For individual travellers, grabbing a taxi at the airport is a convenient option and a quick way to get into the city. If, however, you are travelling in a group or with children, a Private Airport Transfer is probably better.
One big downside to taxis at Palma Airport is that there is a huge demand during the summer and not enough taxis to cope. What this equates to is long lines and time spent waiting at the rank until a taxi becomes available.
Pirate Taxi Drivers
Because there is such a high demand for taxis during the summer months, unlicensed pirate taxi drivers have approached passengers in the airport offering them a ride to their holiday destination. Avoid these people as they are not licensed and insured to carry passengers. An easy way to tell if they are real is to check and see if they have a taximetre before getting into the car.
Uber & Lyft
Now we absolutely love Uber and use it every time we fly to North America. As soon as you disembark from the aircraft you book your Uber on your smartphone and the driver is waiting for you outside the terminal. Unfortunately for passengers arriving in Mallorca, you do not have this option as the popular ridesharing app is banned in Spain except for UberLux, which is only allowed to operate in Madrid.
Private Airport Transfer
With Palma Airport being the third busiest in Spain after Barcelona and Madrid, you often have to wait in a queue for a taxi. For this reason, we recommend using a Private Airport Transfer, as it takes all the hassle out of getting from the airport to your holiday destination. Firstly, the booking and charges have all been agreed in advance. Secondly, you know that your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall. Thirdly, you get to choose the vehicle that suits your needs and fourthly any special needs, such as a child seat or facilities for passengers with reduced mobility, will be taken care of. There are several Private Airport transfer companies operating in Mallorca – therefore we suggest you check testimonials from other travellers on websites such as TripAdvisor before making your selection. We prefer Solhop, who incidentally happen to be the top-rated company for passenger’s satisfaction. All of their cars are new and of a higher standard than some of the other operators’, plus their drivers speak English and you do not need to pay in advance.
For more detailed information, see our Palma Airport Transfer page.
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.
Driving from Palma de Mallorca International Airport to Campos
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.
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 L1 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“.