All you have to do to get a taxi at Palma International Airport is just walk out of the terminal and the taxi rank is right in front of you. Taxis in Mallorca are easily recognisable as they are all painted white, with a red and yellow stripe across the bonnet and on both front passenger doors. They also have the universal green illuminated taxi sign on the roof.
Taxi fares in Mallorca are calculated based on a taximeter. In the evening and at night, weekends and public holidays, the rate increases. A supplement is added to fares that originate at the airport.
If you are travelling alone or need to be dropped off somewhere in Palma, taxis are a great option. However, if you are travelling in a group or have children, a Private Airport Transfer might be a better way to go, for the following reasons:
⚠️ Taxis in Mallorca are only permitted to carry four passengers and that includes children, no matter how young they may be.
⚠️ If you are travelling with a lot of luggage you may be forced to take two taxis which can prove to be very expensive.
⚠️ Taxis in Mallorca do not have child seats, which means if you are travelling with small children you will have to bring your own.
⚠️ Palma de Mallorca is an extremely busy airport during the summer and has a limited number of taxis that cannot cope with the amount of arriving passengers. Therefore you may have to wait in a long line until a taxi becomes available.
Pirate Taxi Drivers
Because of the high demand for taxis at Palma de Mallorca International Airport, unscrupulous persons have taken to operating pirate taxis. Ignore anyone who approaches you asking if you need a taxi as they are not licensed and insured to pick up fares. Remember, all taxis in Mallorca are white, have a sign on the roof and calculate fares using a taximeter.
After a long day of travelling and all the hassles involved with security checks at the airport, the last thing you want when arriving for your holiday is to be stuck in a line waiting for a taxi. Palma de Mallorca International Airport is the third busiest airport in Spain handling 27 million passengers per year and is especially busy during the summer. Because of the high demand for taxis, you could very well find yourself stuck in a long line waiting for a cab.
To avoid this, you can book a Private Airport Transfer. Having a car waiting for you at the airport not only makes sense, but it also gets you to your hotel, apartment or villa in the fastest possible way. The price for a Private Airport Transfer is competitive with taxi fares and comes with the added advantage of being able to select a vehicle that best suits your needs. Whether you are travelling in a group, require a child safety seat or have special needs, booking a car or minivan in advance has so many advantages over just turning up.
In Mallorca, you will find many companies offering Private Airport Transfers, so do your research on the Internet by reading testimonials of passengers who have used a particular company’s service on sites like TripAdvisor. Our personal favourite is a company called Solhop, as all their drivers speak English, the cars tend to be of a higher standard and are newer than some of their competitor’s. Plus, you don’t need a credit card to book and can change or cancel a booking at any time without having to pay a penalty.
For more information on this topic, please also see our page on Palma Airport Transfers.
|Private Transfer from Palma Airport to Inca||Approx. Price|
|Car (1-4 people)||€59|
|Minivan (5-7 people)||€79|
|Minibus (8-13 people)||€95|
|VIP transfer (1-4 people)||€88|
Getting from the airport to Inca is very simple. Once you leave the airport, take the first exit onto the MA-19 and then take Exit 3 onto the MA-20 Palma ring road and follow the road around Palma, keeping a lookout for Exit 3B Inca/Port de Alcudia/Son Costello. Join the main MA-13 highway and follow the signs for Inca.