Palma Mallorca Airport Guide
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Buses to and from Palma Mallorca Airport (PMI)

The island of Mallorca is popular for tourism, offering long stretches of beautiful beaches and various other sights, and Palma de Mallorca Airport is one of the island’s main gateways for visitors. For onward travel, there are two bus services from Palma de Mallorca Airport, which are available at frequent times. Many passengers often consider travelling by bus, as it is a cheaper form of transport, and for the most part, convenient and reliable.

Palma de Mallorca Airport consists of four terminal buildings, which are referred to as Modules A, B, C and D. Module B is the smallest and located in the northeast, while Module C is the largest. Domestic flights are mainly handled from Terminal A, and most international flights are scheduled for arrival and departure from the other three terminal buildings. The airport serves many airline companies, and is a hub for Air Berlin, Air Europa, Iberworld, Spanair and AlbaStar. By road, the airport is accessed from the Palma-Santanyí motorway. There are two frequent bus connections to Palma de Mallorca Airport that travel to a number of local regions, including the main train and bus stations in the city of Palma, from where further connections can be found to other regions of the island.

The bus services at the airport are simply referred to as Line 1 and Route 21, and are operated by the company of EMT, or the Expresa Municipal de Transports de Palma de Mallorca. These are public bus services provided by the municipality of Palma de Mallorca. The Municipal Transport Company recognizes the fact that the need for public transport has grown over the years, and that ease of mobility is important for everyday life. They have, therefore, taken care to provide bus services of high quality to as many destinations as possible, at an affordable rate for locals and tourists. The bus stops at the airport can be found on the check-in level and arrivals level (ground floor), just across from the car park.

The Line 1 and Route 21 buses at Palma de Mallorca Airport operate every weekday, and on Saturdays and holidays. They are also slightly more frequent during the busier summer months of the island. The first Line 1 bus departs from the airport at 06:00, and the last bus is at 01:10 during the winter and at 01:50 in the summer. From the 1st of November to the 30th of April the average frequency of the buses are every fifteen minutes. From the 1st of May to the 31st of October the Line 1 Bus is available approximately every twelve minutes. The Line 1 Bus stops include some of the following destinations:  Joan Maragall (GESA), Grans Magatzems, Placa d’Espanya, Alemanya, Av. Argentina, Auditòrium, Passeig Marìtim, Port de Palma, Museu Sant Carles and Dic de l’oest.

In the alternative direction, Line 1 Buses depart from the Dock of the West from 05:30 to 01:00 in the winter and from 05:30 to 02:10 in the summer. The buses from here are also available every twelve to fifteen minutes. At Palma de Mallorca Airport, the buses stop at the departure and arrival areas, providing easy access to the check-in terminal.

The Route 21 Bus from Palma de Mallorca Airport stops at a number of destinations, of which include the Camí de Can Pastilla Hotel Linda, Xabec 2, Manuele de los Herreros y Sora (Hotel Java), Ses Fontanelles, Marbella (Ap. Ses Veles), the Marbella Hotel Acapulco, Mar Tirrena (Hotel Garonda), Llaut 38 (Mega Park), Trasimé 24 (Hotel Playa Arenal) and Cartago (beach). From the airport, the Route 21 buses are available approximately every half an hour, during winter and summer, and operate on weekdays, Saturdays and holidays. The first bus departure is at 07:00 and the last is at 22:10 in winter and at 00:30 in summer.

The Route 21 buses leave for Palma de Mallorca Airport from Arenal, and also make stops at many of the same destinations in the alternative direction. The first bus for the airport leaves at 07:00, and the last is at 21:30 in winter and at 01:00 in summer.

The average bus fare for both these routes is €2.00, but there are also citizen and non-resident cards available which offer even cheaper rates. The cards are also advantageous as you can travel without carrying cash. The cards themselves are not issued with a cost, and can reduce bus fares by 50% or more. Individual profiles are applied to the citizen cards, for example, student, resident, pensioner, child etc. The majority of the Mallorca buses are orange in color, and are of the single-decker variety. The entry point is at the front end of the bus, but you can exit from the side doors. Bus tickets can be purchased from the driver, or you will need to show him your travel card.

The bus services at Palma de Mallorca Airport are the only form of public transport available, as there is no train station on the airport site. Alternative transport options are by taxi, or by hired car, but the buses provide a far less expensive way to travel. Further information regarding bus transport at Palma de Mallorca Airport can be found online, from the airport’s official website at http://www.aena.es.