|Palma - Travel
Getting around (and to) Palma
It is one of the cheapest places in the world to hire a car:
from £12 (US$16) per day. There are numerous car hire
firms and large brokers on the island, offering competitive
car hire prices. Driving is on the right hand side. The speed
limit on the motorway is 120km/h, on main roads 100km/h and
in urban areas 60km/h. There are severe penalties for drink
driving. In town centres parking lots marked in blue can only
be used with a pay and display ticket, green means residents
only. Petrol stations are often closed on Sundays and public
Traveling by bus is an efficient and inexpensive alternative.
Buses link Palma to all the main towns. You have to pay as
you enter the bus. The main station is in Palma's Placa d'Esanya.
There are two railway lines in Mallorca, connecting Palma
to Inca and Soller. Palma's two stations are close together
beside Placa d'Espanya. Fast trains to Inca take 35 minutes
and leave hourly throughout the day (first train 6.00AM),
stopping at Marratxi, Santa Maria de Cami, Consell, Binissalem,
Alaro and Lloseta (information tel: 971752245).
The journey to the mountains to Soller in an old wooden train
takes 1 hour and is great fun. Five trains leave Palma daily,
the first at 8.00AM (tel: 971752051).
Ferrocaril de Soller (Palma - Soller)
Pza. Espana. Tel. 971 72 20 51
Ferrocaril de Mallorca (Palma - Inca - Sa Pobla)
Palma - Es Pond d'Inca - Marratxi - Sta. Maria - Consell/Alaro-
Binissalem - Lloseta - Inca - Llubi - Muro - Sa Pobla
Pza. Espana. - Tel. 971 75 22 45
Taxis are easy to hail in Palma. Smaller towns usually have
taxi ranks. In the city of Palma, fare is calculated by a
meter plus supplement (airport, port, extra luggage, extra
passengers etc.). Inter-Village tariff applies to the rest
of the island. Each taxi driver carries the tariff table,
so ask to see the price if you have any doubt.
Libre/Lliure means vacant.
Boarding fee: 250 pts.
Mileage: 72 pts per Km. (higher price applies between 9pm
Luggage: 75pts per luggage.
Coaches, inter town services
This is certainly the most inexpensive way to visit
the island. Various bus companies run services between Palma
and the rest of Mallorca, as well as between the different
villages. In Palma, there are four streets from where you
can catch bus caoches. All of them are located near Plaza
Espara. Regular bus coach services also operate from the airport
to Paisley and Paisley Gilmour Street station for rail connections
to Ayr and the Clyde Coast and to Glasgow Central station.