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 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 are two lines which depart from the transport depot in Plaza de España square and the UIB station and connect to the suburban train service and to several urban buses. It normally operates from 6.30 am to around 9:45 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.
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 a metro ticket is €1.60, although the rate depends on the origin and destination you choose. There are passes for 20 trips –costing €16.80–, and for 40 trips –costing €25.20. 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. The Palma Pass tourist card is a chip card offering discounts for cultural and leisure exhibitions which includes 10 EMT bus trips and a return trip on the number 1 bus line (Aeroport – Ciutat – Port ). It can be purchased for 48 hours (€34) or 72 hours (€41).
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 €21.23 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).
Finally, you can opt for the Mou-te Bé: the public bike service for getting around Palma from the Plaza de Espanya square.
For more information::
Palma de Mallorca Town Council: www.palmademallorca.es