Visiting the different tourist attractions is easy thanks to the transport network and the nearness of all the points of interest.
How to get around
If you choose to travel by bus, there are over 30 urban bus routes which operate from 6 am to around 11 pm, although the schedule varies according to the line and the day of the week. On Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of public holidays there is a night bus known as the 'Bus de Nit', which runs from 11:45 pm to 6:30 am.
If you prefer to travel by metro, there is a line which starts at the transport depot in Plaza de España square and connects to the suburban train service and to several urban buses. It runs from 7 am to 9 pm.
Taxis operate at all hours of the day, every day, although the fares vary according to the day of the week. There are also various surcharges for items such as night service, departures from the airport or the port, and for rides to more remote tourist destinations such as Bellver castle.
The most convenient option
The choice of whether to buy several single tickets or a transport pass will depend on the time you're planning to spend in the city. If you want to take a tour of the whole island, one of the most convenient ways to get around is to rent a car at the Son Sant Joan airport or in the city itself.
How much does transport cost?
For most bus rides the fare is €1.50, and €10 for the 10-ride tourist bus pass, which cannot be topped up. The fare for the night bus is €1.50. The 30-day unlimited travel card costs €37. The single ticket to Palma airport is €3.
The price of the metro ticket is €1.55 to €2.45, although there are 20-ride tickets costing €16.55 and 40-ride tickets for €25.45.
Other ways of getting around
Palma has a sightseeing bus which makes stops at all the most emblematic points in the city, as well as providing a commentary in different languages. You can get on and off as many times as you like. The basic fare is €17, and €18.73 for two days.
Another option is the Taxi Tour which offers a sightseeing tour of the main points of interest. There is also a sightseeing train (line 52) which departs from the Playa de Palma beach and runs along the beachfront. The return fare, valid for within the day, is €4.50 (there is no service in winter or in bad weather).
For more information::
Palma de Mallorca Town Council: www.palmademallorca.es