Getting around Palma

bicicleta-palmerasAs well as having excellent connections to the rest of the world, the city of Palma also offers exceptional inner-city connections, which make life both easy and comfortable. If you’ve already found your house in Palma, we’ll tell you how to get around the city.

On foot

Palma isn’t a particularly big city, so it’s perfect for getting around on foot. The historic centre stands out as it’s got plenty of pedestrianised areas which take you to the main points of interest and shopping areas. If you let yourself get lost in the streets in the historic centre you’ll be sure to discover some very charming spots. Areas such as Santa Catalina or Es Portixol are some of the best places to live in Palma, and those who live there have only got to step outside their front door to enjoy some incredible walks by the sea.

By bike

Palma isn’t a particularly hilly city, so it’s great for getting around by bike. For residents who don’t have their own bike, the city offers a public bike service called Bicipalma to its residents and at a very affordable price. For those who don’t live in Palma, there are plenty of places across the city which offer bike hire.

By bus

Palma offers a number of options for travelling by public bus. The city bus is run by the public transport company EMT, connecting the whole of Palma with almost 30 bus routes. It also runs a night bus service in certain areas of the city. The city also has a Tourist Bus route, offering a hop-on hop-off service in Palma de Mallorca which means you can visit some of the key parts of the city, making as many stops as you like, for 24 hours. The Palma bus also runs to the airport and the port.

On the metro

Palma has been connected by metro since 2007, and it links the city centre and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) via some key points such as the Son Castelló industrial area or the Son Sardina area.

Car, taxi or motorbike

If you’re looking for flexibility, the best option is to go by car, taxi or motorbike. If you’re thinking of going by car, bear in mind the parking restrictions and the option of using the city car parks. Lastly, Palma is well connected to places off the island as it has exceptional links with both the airport and the port. To give you a rough idea, a taxi from Palma de Mallorca to the airport takes no more than 20 minutes.