Most European cities operate flights to Palma de Mallorca, especially from Germany and the United Kingdom. The main point of entry to Palma is the International Airport of Son Sant Joan, Spain’s third largest airport in terms of number of passengers. It is 8km from the city centre. To reach the city, take the motorway Autopista de Levante MA-19 towards Palma. You can travel by bus (approximately €3), by taxi (approximately €15-20) or by hire car.
Palma de Mallorca can also be reached by boat. Ferries sail daily from the ports of Barcelona, Ibiza, Valencia, Dénia, Ciutadella and Mahón.
The Maritime Station of Palma de Mallorca is located at the Peraires pier, on Palma’s seafront.
The island of Mallorca has an area of 3,640 Km2 and the best way of discovering its charms is to hire a vehicle or motorbike.
Buses on Mallorca connect the capital with almost all parts of the island. There is a whole public transport network operated by Transportes de las Islas Baleares (tib), connecting Palma with the main towns and villages.
Trains run from Palma de Mallorca to Sóller, Inca and Manacor. One of the island’s highlights is an excursion on the Sóller railway, an iconic and historic means of transport in Mallorca. It departs opposite the Plaza de España and takes you to the town of Sóller, nestling in a valley in the Tramuntana mountains, from where you can take the tram to the Port of Sóller. The railway retains all of its early 19th century aesthetic features, chugging along at a relaxing but steady pace. The trip offers scenic views of Mallorca’s landscape, with stops at several villages. At certain times it also stops at viewing points along the route.
Travelling by taxi, with a transfer and driver or private guide, is a great option for tourists wishing to travel in comfort or luxury.