Transport Services in Balearics

Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera are served by urban buses. Generally, information on routes and timetables is available from the main bus station (usually located in the centre of town) and on local bus stops. A map of the bus routes is also often on the bus stop itself. Several different bus companies operate out of the central bus stations. Be aware that routes, prices and timetables are subject to change.

The public transport coverage is good in the urbanised centres but can be quite sporadic in rural villages. Most public buses are modern and air-conditioned.

Below is information on bus services in Mallorca, as well as information on bus connections with airports

Mallorca Buses

Balearic Islands Transport (Transports de les Illes Balears - TIB) provides an extensive network of public buses throughout Mallorca and also operates the single line Palma Metro. TIB has an English-language website which includes downloadable PDF files with route information.

  • Transports de les Illes Balears
    Tel
    : 971 177 777
    Website

EMT Palma de Mallorca (Empresa Municipal de Transports de Palma de Mallorca) is responsible for bus services in the City of Palma and its surroundings. The website, in English, has interactive maps showing all routes. EMT also runs a Palma night bus.

  • EMT Palma de Mallorca
    At: Josep Anselm Clave 5, 07002 Palma de Mallorca
    Tel: 971 21 44 44 / 900 700 710
    Website
  • For an interactive route finder, which works out the best route for chosen points of departure and destination: Click here

Children aged under five can travel for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Animals, except for guide dogs, are not allowed on busses.

Tickets

It is recommended that passengers have the exact change when boarding the bus, tickets cannot be purchased with a bill valued at more than a €10.

Residents and non-residents can buy a Citizen Card, which allows holders to board the bus without having to pay cash. These can be bought from the Town Hall and also allow reduced fares.

Lost Property

Any lost property left on the bus will be kept by the bus company for ten days. After this time it will be taken to the lost property section of Palma Town Hall.

Palma de Mallorca Tourist Bus

The Palma de Mallorca Bus Turistic takes a route around the city with 16 stops. Travellers can get on and off the buses as many times as they like using the same ticket. The bus departs from Castell de Bellver and runs every 20 minutes with the following timetables during the year:

Summer

09:30-19:00

Winter

10:00-16:40

Spring

10:00-19:00

Autumn

10:00-16:40

  • For more information see the their website

The Empresa Municipal de Transports de Palma de Mallorca - EMT also offers routes of touristic interest.

  • For informaton on tourist routes from EMT check their website

Menorca Buses

There are three bus operators on Menorca, all run buses from the central bus station in Mahon to different parts of the island. The bus station is located just off Calle de Vassallo near the Placa de Esplanada.

TMSA (Transportes Menorca S.A.) operates services from Mahon to Ciutadella, Es Castell, Sant Lluis, Sant Climent, Es Migjorn Gran, Santo Tomas, Cala Galdana, Son Bou, Cala'n Porter, Canutells, Salgar, Binibeca and Punta Prima, as well as ferries to Cala Galdana. The TMSA website has downloadable PDF timetables with English translations.

  • Transportes Menorca S.A.
    Tel: 971 360 475
    Website (in Spanish)

Torres Alles Autocares operates the Aerobus connection and two circular routes around Mahon which start and terminate at the bus station. A beach bus service is provided from Placa Colon in Ciutadella to various resorts around the island.

  • Torres Alles Autocares
    Tel
    : 971 386 461
    Website

Autos Fornells, based in Fornells, operates services in the north east of the island. More information and timetables are available on the Autos Fornells website.

  • Auto Fornells
    Tel
    : 686 939 246
    Website (in Spanish)

Ibiza and Formentera Buses

Ibizabus runs an extensive bus service across Ibiza and Formentera. The Ibizabus website has comprehensive details on routes and timetables for both islands as well as details on the discobus service that runs through the summer months from 00:00–06:00.

  • For the Ibizabus website: Click here (in Spanish)

Contact telephone numbers

Autobuses San Antonio

Tel: 971 340 510

Autobuses Voramar El Gaucho

Tel: 971 340 382

Autobuses Lucas Costa

Tel: 971 312 755

Autobuses Empresas H.F.Vilas

Tel: 971 301 916

DiscoBus

Tel: 971 313 447

Autocares Paya (Formentera)

Tel: 971 323 181

 

Palma de Mallorca Airport

The Aerobus runs from the west of Palma through the city to the airport. Service is every 15 minutes during the day. No service is available from approximately 01:15-06:00, with schedules varying from winter to summer.

  • For details on Palma de Mallorca airport bus connections see the Palma de Mallorca transport website: Click here

Menorca Airport

There are regular bus services from Mahon airport to the centre of Mahon and from here buses leave for the rest of the island. The service runs every 30 minutes.

  • For details on Mahon airport bus connections see the Torres Transport website: Click here