Palma Airport Metro
Know Before You Fly
When you’re flying to the Spanish Balearic Island of Majorca for a holiday, it can be useful to plan ahead on how you’re going to make the journey from Palma Airport to the city of Palma. Your current options are taking a bus, renting a car or getting a taxi, but it is possible to connect to the city’s light rail system, which is called Metro, if you’re willing to take a few extra steps.
Construction on the Metro system started in 2005 and finished in 2007, with the first service opening for passengers on April 25, 2007. The Metro network currently spans 7.2 kilometers (or about 4.5 miles) with nine train stations across the city and nearby. More than 1.2 million locals and visitors user the Metro system every year, as it’s a convenient way to get around.
However, there isn’t a Metro station located at Palma Airport, so if you would like to use this system then you will have to make a journey to Palma Intermodal Station, which is situated at Plaça d’Espanya in the center of the city. This station not only provides connections to all of the Metro stations in the network, but you can get buses here to locations across the island.
Getting from Palma Airport to the city’s Metro system
After your flight has landed at Palma Airport and you have gone through security and collected your luggage, you’ll need to take either a taxi or a bus to get to Palma Intermodal Station.
If you take the bus, just look for signs in the airport that will point the direction to the area where you can board a service to take you to the Metro station. You will take the A1 EMT airport bus that drives directly to your destination, and will cost €5 per person. The journey should take about 30 minutes, but it could take longer if it’s a peak travel time such as rush hour.
Alternatively, if you want to take a taxi from the airport to the Metro station in Palma then you can expect this to take about 15 minutes and will cost between €15 and €20 on average, but the exact fare could be more or less expensive than this. And remember that you should also consider tipping your driver about 10 percent of the fare if you enjoyed your ride.
Once you arrive at Palma Intermodal Station you will then look for signs that direct you to the Metro entrance, where you can buy your ticket and board a train to where you’re heading.
Palma Airport Metro FAQ
No, the airport does not yet have a dedicated train station that connects to the city of Palma’s Metro light rail network. Instead, after your flight has arrived, you will have to take either a bus or a taxi to get to Palma Intermodal Station in the city where you can board a Metro train.
You have two choices for making this journey and the prices are quite different – if you ride on a bus then the cost is just €5 for each passenger in your group, but with a taxi you can expect to spend at least €15 to €25 per taxi used, and that doesn’t include a possible tip.
There will be signs throughout the airport showing you where to go in order to get a taxi or ride on a bus, but if you cannot find them then just ask an airport staff member to help you.
If you take a taxi then the average ride time should be about 15 minutes, but it may be even quicker when you’re on the road at quieter times like late at night or early in the morning, or the journey might take longer at rush hour and other busy periods. By contrast, if you choose to take the airport bus for this trip then you should plan on it taking at least 30 minutes.
You should look for signs at the station that point to the Metro boarding area, which is located underground, and here you can purchase tickets and board your preferred train.
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