Palma, Spain (ES)
Palma de Mallorca Airport (also known as Son Sant Joan Airport) lies 8km east of the island's capital, Palma, and is the third biggest airport in Spain. It has one central terminal building, with Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the second floor. The terminal leads to gates in four concourses:
Note: The airport can be very busy, especially in summer months, so be prepared for heavy crowds and limited seating.
Don't hang around
Even though there's just one terminal, the airport is pretty large! Allow enough time to catch your flight: after passport control, it's at least a 10-15 minute walk to your gate, and 20 minutes to the furthest building, Concourse C.
There is no train from Palma de Mallorca Airport, but the local EMT buses are cheap and comfortable offering a reliable service. Or, your hotel may offer a shuttle service.
There are two main bus routes away from Palma de Mallorca Airport:
Once you're at Placa d'Espanya station (also known as Estacio Intermodal), you can change to trains and buses to other destinations on the island. For Magaluf, take Lines 104, 106 or 107. For Santa Ponsa, take Lines 102, 103 or 104.
Cost: EUR 5 one-way
Buying tickets: On the bus (drivers won't take anything bigger than EUR 10 notes)
Main Terminal, before security, arrivals, ground level
Main Terminal, before security, departures, level 2
To reach other destinations, or if you're travelling in a group, with a lot of luggage, a taxi may be a better option. Be aware that taxis have a surcharge of EUR 2.90 for journeys beginning or ending at the airport and a surcharge of EUR 0.60 for each suitcase or item of luggage.
Cost: Around EUR 15-20 to Placa d'Espanya (surcharges for luggage and journeys after 21:00)
Location: Main Terminal, before security, arrivals, ground level
One of the most untouched villages on Mallorca is Fornalutx, up in the mountains. Reach it by foot through terraced orange and lemon groves, or by road. Here you'll find not a hint of hotel bustle. Ask at the Airport Info Desks by Check-in and at Arrivals for details. Fornalutx is 30 minutes away by taxi and great for a quick layover.
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