When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Palma?
The cheapest and best time for Palma flights is during the shoulder season in spring and autumn when the weather is good and crowds are low. Summer is the peak season which means higher rates, higher temperatures and more crowds. Winter is the opposite; fewer crowds and temperatures drop to a mild 15 degrees Celsius.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Palma?
It is best to book flights to Palma as early as possible. Typically, ticket fares gradually rise as the date of travel approaches.
Flying to Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
Also known as Son Sant Joan Airport. It’s Spain’s third largest airport. It is also one of the busiest airports in Europe and is located just eight kilometres away to the east of the city centre.
Find cheap flights to Palma on Netflights by entering your departing airport/city and ‘PMI’ as your destination. You will find a number of well-known airlines such as British Airways, Czech Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Airlines and Swiss Airlines that fly to Palma from all across the UK. While airports such as Manchester Airport, Edinburgh Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport only offer indirect flights, London’s Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport also includes services on direct flights. Indirect Palma flights stopover in cities like Frankfurt, Madrid and Geneva.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Palma de Mallorca Airport has four independent modules: A, B, C and D. All four modules are connected to the passenger terminal building, which has three floors open to the public and passengers. Departures are hall is on levels 2 and 4. Module A is used mainly for domestic flights and non-Schengen destinations, Module B services domestic flights, Module C mainly operates Schengen flights and Module D is for international flights. That said, return flights from the UK will arrive at either Module A or D. Each module includes facilities and amenities like free Wi-Fi, ATMs, medical care, restaurants and information centres.
Getting to the City from Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
It’s a quick 8 kilometres between the airport and the city and there’s a few transport options. These include public transport, shuttles, car hire and taxis. There are two city buses, lines 1 and 2, and four intercity buses, Line A11, A32, A42 and A51, that depart go to and from the airport. Shuttle buses and private transfers are also a great, low budget alternative. Taxis are readily available at the taxi ranks just outside the arrival areas and a number of car hire companies can be found inside the terminal. Reserve tickets or book in advance to save on transport costs.
Why visit Palma?
Warm beige buildings, swaying palm trees, turquoise waters and vibrant streets fill the city of Palma. Standing tall above the city is the unmissable Gothic Cathedral, Le Seu. Under the Mediterranean sun, its beaches are a prime holiday destination for the city. Its bright weather is ideal for the outdoor shopping centres like the Passeig des Born and Placa d’Espanya. Here you’ll find rows of boutique shops in the shade of trees.
Art enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the wide collection at the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nit de l’aart event in September, when art galleries and restaurants put their best works on display. The city comes alive during the yearly traditional festivities like Sant Sebastia and Sant Joan. Food, drinks, music, parades and fireworks add to the spectacle that is sure to make it a memorable holiday.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Before travelling, it is advisable to have some of the local currency with you on arrival. Since Spain is part of the EU, local currency is the euro. The airport is equipped with ATMs and exchange facilities, should you choose to take out money after disembarking from your flight. You’ll find them on the ground floors at the arrival halls and near the departure gates. British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel.