Palma Airport Bus
Taking The Bus To And From Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
Many people visit the Spanish Balearic Islands each year for both leisure and work, and Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations. If you’re traveling to Mallorca and want a low-cost option for traveling from Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) to destinations around the island, check out the guide below for all you need to know about options for riding by bus.
Taking the bus can be an affordable alternative to taxis on Mallorca
If you are not renting a car, your two main options for getting to and from the airport on Mallorca are taking a taxi or a bus. There’s a taxi rank at the airport providing service to Palma, Magaluf and other destinations around the island. However, taxis can quickly become expensive, particularly if you are traveling a long distance and decide to also tip your driver.
As a result, many passengers from fly from other countries to Palma de Mallorca Airport choose as an alternative to take advantage of the great bus services on offer. Although your overall journey time will be longer than a taxi because of all the stops that a bus makes, if you’re not in a hurry it can be a cost-saving choice because buses are much cheaper than taxis.
How to find the bus stop at Palma de Mallorca Airport
After your flight has landed and you have collected your bags, look for the signs in the airport that will direct you to the bus pickup area. Follow a walkway that’s covered to see the easily visible bus stops where you can queue to board your chosen bus route.
Where can you buy tickets for taking the bus from the airport to other destinations?
Tickets for the two types of buses that operate at Palma de Mallorca Airport can be bought from the driver. You should make sure that you have several small denominations of Euros so that you can buy your ticket in cash. Passengers must use banknotes worth no more than €20 to pay for their tickets, unless the fare exceeds €20 in which case €50 banknotes can be used.
If you have a children aged five of younger, they travel for free when you accompany them.
Bus routes available for passengers from the airport
There are two types of buses that operate at the airport; the Empresa Municipal de Transports Urban de Palma de Mallorca (EMT) and the Transport de les Illes Balears (TIB).
EMT bus description and routes
EMT buses are decorated in green, blue, and white and will take passengers to and from the city of Palma and nearby destinations. These are the two specific routes:
- A1 is for rides into the city centre and surrounding locations
- A2 is for rides directly to the El Arenal beach and surrounding locations
TIB bus description and routes
TIB buses are decorated in yellow and red and travel to various locations across the island. But note that this service is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. When the TIB service resumes, these are the destinations that it will include:
- A11 is for rides via Magaluf to Peguera
- A32 is for rides to Can Picafort through Playa de Muro and Alcudia
- A42 is for rides via Cala Millor to Cala Bona
- A51 is for rides to Campos through El Arenal