Palma Airport is situated around 8km to the east of Palma de Mallorca City. It comes in at third place as the busiest Spanish Airport. During some of the peak months, July & August, Palma ranks as the busiest, last year handling 23.745.131 passengers with 178.253 flight operations. It is also often called Son Sant Joan Airport.
It is a large and modern airport with 4 boarding modules (A, B, C & D) which run off the main terminal. The good news is that they are linked and not located in different parts of the airfield so you don't need to catch a shuttle bus to transfer between them like other major airports including Madrid and Barcelona.
The Modules themselves are like small terminals with shopping areas, restaurants and departures and arrival halls.
Although there are travelators connecting parts of the boarding modules, it can be a very long walk to some of the gates at the far end. So if you do have mobility problems make sure that you ask your airline to organise a wheelchair or mobility scooter. These can then be picked up from one the bright yellow "sin barreras" desks in the check in area.
It is very easy to get from the airport into the city of Palma with a journey of time of only about 20 minutes and a very large taxi rank (a car park full) just across the road from the arrivals hall opposite gate D and regular buses which stop to the right outside arrivals.
A taxi into Palma will cost around €20-22,00 once the supplements for airport pick up, luggage, etc, have been added, or you can catch a bus which costs €2,50 single fare. You know you've arrived in Palma when you catch sight of the very impressive Gothic Roman Cathedral on your right as you enter the city.
There are no train services at all on the Island of Mallorca so if you want to explore and get to places off the tourist track, the best and most cost effective way is to hire a car. There are seven major car rental agencies to choose from who all have offices next to each other in the public arrivals area along the wall facing the exit doors of the terminal.
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