Every year, millions of tourists arrive at Son Juan airport on Mallorca. A large number of them travel in a group, and usually pre-book their accommodations and means of transportations (taxi, private shuttle bus, etc.). But for some who wants to travel light and want to explore the island using public transport, you would be please to know that the island have a efficient timetable of public buses. You can also learn more info at the airport’s information centre. The information centre is opened everyday from 9 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm except Saturdays where they open from 9 am to 2 pm only. But don’t worry if the information centre is close since there is a schedule for all the buses on the island placed in the centre’s window.
From the airport you can catch a bus to Placa d’Espanya (bus number one), which is leaving every 15 minutes. Once on Placa d’Espanya, there is another information office, where you can pick up the timetables. The office is open daily from 9 am to 8 pm except Saturday, where they open from 9 am to 1:30 pm and closed every Sunday and during public holidays. You will find the information office on the train station between the two buildings. Keep in mind that the source of these timetables is translated from a Catalan language, so many of the streets’ names may be spelled a bit different.
There is also a well-organized system of buses that ties Palma, the city of Mallorca to all the major towns in the island, and several more local routes. Majority of the buses that leave the city depart from Placa d’Espanya and you can check or pick up the schedule from the tourist information kiosk on the square. Take note that few services operate from November to April.
At Mallorca’s local town hall, the Mallorcans have the privilege to obtain an Intermodal Card which can be charge up and use like a swipe card to permit multiple journeys. On the other hand, Intermodal card for visitors is not yet available, but you can buy a Bono Bus (a travel card for buses), which can be used on most buses within the city.