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Travel to Mallorca

Flying to Mallorca

Most people arrive in Mallorca by air, and the large Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) caters to the millions of tourists that arrive from across Europe every year. Spain's national airline is Iberia (IB) (www.iberia.com), and while they offer competitive prices on domestic routes, budget, low-cost and charter airlines form the bulk of European carriers to the island.

There are regular international flights to Mallorca from all over Europe, with many carriers offering multiple flights a day during the summer peak season. Scheduled carriers from the UK include Easyjet (www.easyjet.com), Flybe (www.flybe.com) and British Airways (www.ba.com), while Thomas Cook (www.thomascook.com) a charter company also sells seats in the summer. Air Europa (www.air-europa.com), Iberia (www.iberia.com), Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and Air Berlin (www.airberlin.com) fly between the islands and mainland Spain as well as further afield to other European destinations. There are many flights a day to Barcelona from where it is possible to connect to and from worldwide destinations.

Notes

On entering Palma de Mallorca from the UK it is necessary to go through passport control as the UK is not within the Schengen Agreement. Those travelling to and from most other EU destinations do not need to go through passport control.

Airport Guides

Palma de Mallorca Airport

Code

PMI

Location

Palma de Mallorca Airport is located 8km (5 miles) east of Palma de Mallorca.

Telephone

+34 91 321 1000

Address
Son Sant Joan
Palma de Mallorca

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Flight times

From London to Palma is around 2 hours 15 minutes, while Manchester is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes. The flight time to Barcelona is around 30 minutes.

Departure tax

Departure taxes are included in the price of airline tickets and therefore nothing further needs to be paid at the airport.

Travelling to Mallorca by Rail

Driving to Mallorca

Getting to Mallorca by boat

Mallorca has long been a Mediterranean centre of yachting, and every year many hundreds of people arrive on cruise ships, by ferry, or on private superyachts, charter vessels and small private boats.

There are countless ports and marinas around the island, the main commercial ones being located in Palma and Alcúdia. For private vessels, marinas such as Puerto Portals and Port Adriano offer a range of facilities, and there are dozens of marinas catering to small craft.

Cruise ships

Mallorca is a main highlight on many cruise ship itineraries and countless operators berth their ships on the island during their cruises. The island’s cruise ship terminal is located in Palma (Estación Marítima) providing easy and quick access to Palma’s sights as well as connections to the airport and the rest of the island.

Ferry operators

Vehicle and passenger ferries run up to twice daily per operator from Palma and Alcúdia commercial ports. Trasmediterranea (www.trasmediterranea.es), Baleària Eurolínies Marítimes (www.balearia.com) and Iscomar (www.iscomar.com) operate vehicle and passenger ferries between Palma and Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Menorca and Denia. Iscomar also operate between Alcúdia and Ciutadella (Menorca).