Airport location, terminals and transportation
Palma de Mallorca Airport is one of the three main airports of Spain, located on the island of Mallorca. It is among the three leading international air terminals of the country. The airport is situated eight kilometres away from the city of Palma de Mallorca. It serves not only as a civilian transportation hub, but also as the Air Force Base of Spain. The airport capacity is estimated at approximately 40 million passengers per year. At the moment two runways operate at the airport. The airport comprises only one passenger terminal, divided into 4 modules, which are A, B, C, and D. There is a terminal, which services business and private flights.
A bus service, taxi and transfer services are most often used to move from the airport to the nearest city (Palma) and other localities of the island. Moreover, you can take advantage of car hire services. Bus number 21 takes passengers to several hotels located near the airport. You can reach the bus station, the city's main square, and the port by bus number 1. A few long-distance routes run through the airport. A taxi stand is placed next to the terminal. Numerous signs lead to it.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
You may rent a car upon arrival or you can make a preliminary reservation on the website of the airport. The car rental facilities are placed at the zero and the first levels of the passenger terminal. The information desks of the companies, servicing the airport, can be found in the arrival hall. The desks of the vehicle rental firms are positioned at the zero level, in the baggage claim area, next to the baggage carousels. At the airport, passengers can take advantage of the services of the following car rental companies: SIXT, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, and National. Such companies as Goldcar, Rhodium, and Record go also operate here. The clients of all the companies represented here receive their leased cars in the parking lot near the airport terminal, at the zero level. The car rental facilities mainly work from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Advance booking can be made online on the website of the airport. In order to rent a car, you must provide the international driver's license, the bank card, and the reservation voucher (if booking was made in good time). The leased vehicles are returned to the zero level of the parking lot, in parking spaces, meant for the certain firm.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
Various types of parking are available to passengers at Palma de Mallorca Airport. These are a general parking area, a long-term parking area, and a VIP parking area. The multi-level general parking lot that can admit roughly 5,000 cars is situated in front of the airport terminal. The terminal is connected with the parking building by a passage. The parking lot is guarded on a 24-hour basis. The long-term parking lot is just a 4-minute drive away. A free shuttle service to it is accessible. First class parking is found on the 4th floor of multi-level parking lot in front of the Terminal. It has a direct access to the departure level and security checkpoints within it. One is allowed to stay in the express parking zone less than 15 minutes free of charge.
There are no hotels at the airport. The nearest hotels are the Hotel Amic Gala, the Hotel Java, the Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa, the BQ Amfora Beach Hotel and others.