When is the best time to visit Palma de Majorca?
Majorca is the largest island of the Balearics, and yes – it is home to a number of glorious beach-side resorts, and if that’s what you’re after it’s a paradise, but it also has a lot more to offer besides golden sands and glorious sunshine.
There’s always plenty to be discovered and explored, even if you’re a Balearic veteran. You could easily spend a full week exploring the island’s mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana. It’s actually a World Heritage Site, thanks to the incredible amount of variety seen in terms of its agricultural development. It’s also stunningly beautiful.
If you’re willing to venture away from the pure shores, you are sure to discover some fantastic wineries or, for some more family-friendly activities, there is the fantastic Aqualand water park, the beautiful old town of Alcudia, and the majestic Gothic-style Bellver Castle.
It’s also a great place to take to the water, whether you’re looking to enjoy some surfing, some swimming, or even some scuba diving.
Palma de Majorca is the island’s capital (as well as the capital of the Balearics), and is home to some fabulous sights and things to do. It’s a city with a population of 400,000, making it bustling enough to have a vibrant night scene, but remaining quiet enough to be a nice place to get away from it all. It’s also right next to the airport, which is situated just 5 miles (8km) away.
The most popular time to visit the island is during the heady throes of summer, between May and October. However, July and August are often too hot to be comfortable for many tourists, especially if exploration is on the cards rather than just sunbathing. Apart from those two months, any time of year is a great time to choose Majorca – the temperature never gets too cool, and you’re almost guaranteed heavenly weather.
We would recommend going in early spring to enjoy the natural beauty of the island’s millions (literally) of almond trees in full bloom. It’s still lovely and warm – though perhaps not perfect for sunbathing – and it tends to be more reasonably-priced than other times of the year.
When is the cheapest time of year to fly to Palma de Majorca?
The cheapest time of year to fly into Palma tends to be spring and early summer. The best months are usually February to May, as well as October. July and August are not the right times to visit if you’re hoping for a cheap flight. However, as always, it’s always possible to find a bargain by being a savvy shopper; use our Flight Finder for some guidance.
Are there any direct flights from the UK to Palma de Majorca?
Fortunately for us, there are many direct flights to Palma. This means that you shouldn’t have to travel too far from home to get to the airport! Some of the more popular direct routes leave from the following airports:
- London Gatwick
- London Heathrow
- London Luton
- London Stansted
- Belfast City
- East Midlands
- Glasgow Prestwick
- Leeds Bradford
Which airlines fly to Palma de Majorca?
Many different airlines fly out of the UK to Palma de Majorca. The downside of this is that you have more options to choose from, but the upshot of course is that you can choose how you want to fly – would you prefer to choose a luxury airline and travel in style, or would you rather save your pennies to spend while you’re there, and travel with a budget airline? Here are your options, if you’re looking to fly direct:
- Aer Lingus
- British Airways
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Thomson Airways
- Vueling Airlines
Are there any low cost airlines that fly to Palma de Majorca?
As you can see from the above list, there are a few well-known budget airlines flying to Majorca, in particular the stalwarts, Ryanair and easyJet. If you are from Lincolnshire or the surrounding area, you may wish to look into JetXtra.com – this is a low cost airline operating solely out of Humberside Airport.
What’s the best airline to fly to Palma de Majorca from the UK?
As always, what’s best for you might not be best for the next person. When it comes to choosing which airline to fly with, it all comes down to personal preference. Many people prefer flying with a luxury carrier and paying a little extra for the privilege, but others would rather save money for the holiday proper, choosing to fly with a budget operator.
Sometimes, you can get the best of both worlds – airlines such as BA and Thomson Airways often offer good deals, especially if you’re booking in advance. This way, you can have the comfort of a luxury airline while paying the price of a budget one! Use our Flight Finder to get the best offers around.
How long is the flight from the UK to Palma de Majorca?
Majorca is not particularly far from the UK; expect flights to last somewhere between two and two-and-a-half hours. Not a great sacrifice to make for such a beautiful part of the world!
How much is a flight from the UK to Palma de Majorca?
The price of a flight to Palma can – of course – vary dramatically, dependent on a number of factors, not least the month of departure, how far in advance the tickets are booked, and which airline you’re flying with.
If you’re heading over in July, expect return flights to cost up to around £200, while a flight in October booked in advance may set you back less than £50. As always, check out our Flight Finder tool.
How far is the airport from the city centre?
The airport is only 5 miles (8km) from Palma, the major city in Majorca, meaning you really don’t have to travel very far once you’re off the plane. It should only take you a few minutes to get to where you’re staying!
What’s the best way to reach the city centre from the airport?
Hiring a car can be a good choice, as it will free you up to travel all over the island when you’ve settled. If you’d rather not go that route, taxis into the centre should be fairly cheap. Most taxis are metered, but you can expect to pay around 10€ or so (£8). You can also get the bus from the airport – it takes about 20 minutes, and a single ticket is only 3€ (£2)!
Where can I get even more information on travel to Palma de Majorca?
The Cheapflights site is home to a wide array of information about a number of popular holiday destinations, Majorca included. Take a look and find out more!