Palma Airport is the only passenger airport in Majorca, located around 8km to the east of the historic capital city of Palma de Mallorca close to the village of Can Pastilla. The airport has 4 terminals, A-D, with nearly 30 million passengers every year.
Car rental companies with offices on-site at Palma Airport are:
If you have rented a car or minibus with one of these companies when you arrive at Palma Airport head to the rental offices in the Arrivals area to sign your car rental contract.
All rental companies at Palma provide basic CDW insurance by law, there will be an insurance excess in the event of vehicle damage or theft. If you don't have a credit card (or have low credit on the card) paying for the extra insurance is the most viable option as no credit card security deposit is required.
Alternatively, customers may purchase the Third Party AXA insurance offered with the quote which will be cheaper than the high-tier products but require a security deposit with the rental company. Customers must pay in Spain for any damage then claim the cost back from AXA separately.
NOTE: It is worth checking if your credit card insurance covers car hire.
Normally a valid credit card must be presented when the car is collected.
If you do not have a credit card, you can rent a car with Goldcar, but only if you purchase their additional Super Relax insurance cover at the desk.
There are several a fuel stations on the Ma-19 close to Palma Airport.
If you hire a car with a Collect Full/Return Full fuel policy ensure that you refuel close to the airport to avoid a possible Administration Fee. Most companies charge around €25 for vehicles which are returned with missing fuel and you may not discover this until you check your credit card bill.
From Palma Airport there are various options to get to your resort if you are not hiring a car.
There is no train service at Palma Airport. The nearest train station is in Palma.
If you have booked a package holiday with one of the larger tour operators then most transfers are via shuttle bus. If you wish to hire a car, it can be delivered to your accommodation.
A 4-person taxi from Palma Airport to Palma city centre should cost around €25. A minibus for the same journey for 9-12 people will be around €60.
The transfer times from Palma Airport depend on which resort you are staying at and it is often when people find out their transfer times that they realise that Majorca is a bigger island than they expected. The approximate transfer times to some of the most popular resorts are shown below.
Road distances and drive times from Palma Airport to popular resorts in Majorca:-
Majorca has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with plenty of sunshine.
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Majorca - the flowers are out, the fiesta season is about to begin and the sun is plentiful but not too hot. Autumn days are also normally warm, with temperatures similar to northern Europe in summer.
In summer daytime temperatures typically reach 27-30 degrees centigrade maximum,but can reach the 35 degrees during hot spells.
In winter maximum temperatures vary between 12 to 16 degrees maximum, and when the sun feels pleasantly warm. Winter nights can be cold, although frost is rare, especially on the coast.
If you require a larger vehicle, Blue Valley Car Hire provide 9 seat self-drive minibus rental at airports throughout Europe. We do not provide rental of vehicles with over 9 seats.