Getting There

By Plane
Palma de Mallorca Airport (IATA: PMI, ICAO: LEPA), located 15 minutes’ drive from the city, is the main airport in Mallorca. After Madrid Barajas Airport and Barcelona Airport this is the third busiest airport in the country and one of the busiest in Europe during the summer season. Numerous airlines serve the island, including several budget airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair.
There are dozens of destinations, mainly in the north and west of Europe, as well as places closer by in the south.
Ryanair has flights to Alicante, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bremen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt-Hahn, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Lübeck, Madrid, Reus (near Barcelona, Shannon, Stockholm-Skavsta and Weeze (near Düsseldorf).
Air Berlin is another big one serving the island with destinations like Almería, Amsterdam, Asturias, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Berlin, Bilbao, Bremen, Ciudad Real, Cologne/Bonn, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Faro, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Munich, Murcia, Nuremberg, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stuttgart, Valencia andZürich.
Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUIfly, Easyjet and Condor other big airlines, mainly serving the UK, Germany and Spain but some other destinations as well.
By Train
There are several train routes. One travels several times daily between Palma de Mallorca and Soller on the northwest coast. Check Sollernet for more information about the train and the town.
Other trains go inland to Inca. A third train connects Inca with Sa Pobla and Manacor.
By Boat
Domestic
Several ferry operators have connections to Palma de Mallorca from mainland Spain. Acciona Trasmediterránea has boats to and from Alicante for example. Other ferry operators include Balearia between Barcelona, Valencia and Denia and Mallorca. Iscomar offers roughly the same connections as well.
Most of the ferries have connections to the other Balearic Islands as well, like Ibiza and smaller Menorca.
France
Trasmediterranea between Marseille and Palma de Mallorca.
Weather
Palma de Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry and sunny summers and mild but wetter winters. Temperatures during summer (June – September) are between 27 °C and 31 °C while nights are balmy at 18 °C. Winters last from December to February, when it’s still a welcome 15 °C during the day but nights average a chilly 4 °C. This is also the time when most of the rain falls and occasionally even here in Palma snow is possible (usually only in the mountainous inland of the island though).
Getting around
By Car
Renting a car is one of the best ways to cover a lot of the island and offers the possibility to visit some more remote places. Roads are generally in a good conditions and prices of rental cars are not too high. Book ahead during the peak months of July and August.
By Public Transport
The metro line consists of nine stations and only operates since 2007. Trains run daily from 6:15am to 11pm, with a 15 minute service during the day, reduced to 30 minutes during the late and early hours and on Sundays. The metro trains starts from Palma Estació Intermodal.