Getting from Barcelona to Mallorca (and return)

by Nellie on May 29, 2009

by Nellie | May 29th, 2009  

palma-de-mallorcaMallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and a lovely vacation destination for those looking to soak up the sun. It also offers lovely hiking and biking trails. If you don’t like the crazy party scene in Ibiza, then Mallorca is the best place to visit.

Many travelers prefer to mix visiting one of the large cities with spending some days on one of the islands. If you find yourself in Barcelona and plan to go to Mallorca, you have two choices: by plane or ferry.

By plane

Mallorca is served by the airport located in Palma de Mallorca. Mallorca is the gateway to the Balearics, so cheap flights to Mallorca are easy to find. The airport is mostly served by low cost carriers from other European cities but there are some flights from Barcelona as well. The flight takes about 50 min.

The carriers offering direct flights from Barcelona into Palma include: Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia, Air Berlin and Clickair/Vueling Airlines. Here is a full list of budget airlines that fly to Mallorca.

By far, the cheapest tickets are offered by Ryanair. If you plan far in advance (1 month at least) you can even find tickets at €0.99 (without taxes) making the total price for the RT flight as low as €65.37 per person. Clicair/Vueling Airlines also offer good rates but are generally more expensive than the Ryanair’s fares.

Start searching for flights from Barcelona to Mallorca here:

By ferry

Transmediterranea Ferry Line offers direct connections between Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. The ferries start working in mid June and there’s only one departure per week: on Friday at 9 p.m. from Barcelona to Palma; and on Friday at 10 a.m. from Palma to Barcelona. The journey takes 9 hours. A one-way ticket in the tourist class (seat) costs €62.50 per person, excluding the issuing fee (€11). A RT ticket in the tourist class (seats) costs €103 per person, excluding the issuing fee (€11).

Other related information:

>>Airports in Spain
>>Getting from Madrid to Barcelona
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>>Getting from Madrid to Salamanca
>>Getting from Madrid to Lisbon
>>Getting from Madrid to Malaga
>>Getting from Madrid to Seville
>>Getting from London to Ibiza
>>Getting from Madrid to Valencia
>>Getting from Madrid to Ibiza
>>Getting from Barcelona to Tenerife
>>Going from Madrid to Algeciras or Tarifa
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>>Getting from Madrid to San Sebastian
>>Getting from Madrid to Segovia
>>Getting from Barcelona to Fuerteventura

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