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Getting Around Majorca on a Budget

If you have a limited budget, don't fear – there are plenty of cheap travel options in Majorca. From buses to bicycles, we'll take you through the cheapest ways of getting around the island. And remember, our airport transfers are designed to help you travel to and from your accommodation for an affordable price.

Travelling by bus

This is the most popular way to get around Majorca. Wherever you want to go, there is likely to be a bus that will take you there relatively cheaply. You can reach all the major beaches and areas of interest by bus, but ticket prices vary depending on the length of the journey. For example, making the one-hour journey from Palma on the south-west coast to Port de Pollença on the north-west coast costs €6,30 – or €12,60 for a return ticket – but children, students and senior travellers can get discounted tickets. If you're out and about at night, just use the night bus – or bus de nit – for around €1 per trip. And, of course, browse our Majorca airport transfers to find routes to and from the airport.

Travelling by train

Although using the train is generally more expensive than getting the bus to your destination, you can get single tickets for under €8. If you choose this option, you'll probably get to your destination quicker and be able to take in views of the countryside.

Travelling by bicycle

This is one of the cheapest ways to get around Majorca. Simply hire your bike from a bike station like Finca Son Real or Manacor railway station and cycle to your destination via the island's network of bicycle-friendly routes.

Travelling by car

Hiring a car certainly isn't the most economical way to explore Majorca, but it might be a good option for you if you are travelling as a group or to remote regions. On average, it will cost you around €30 a day to hire a car in Majorca, but remember that diesel is cheaper than petrol in Majorca, so aim to hire a diesel car as it will save you money in the long run.

Before you go…

Don't forget the cheapest option of them all – walking. If your destination is not too far away, consider walking to properly take in the surrounding neighbourhood. This will also put you in touch with locals and give you a better feel for the area.