Sleeping in Airports

Palma de Mallorca Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Palma de Mallorca Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

It was the best airport I’ve ever slept in. It was clean, calm (except for the time when some drunk Spanish guy started singing ‘coocoorukuku Palooooma!’). – Pesolek

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Palma de Mallorca Airport.

What to Expect

Palma de Mallorca Airport is a large, modern, four-level terminal with four “modules” (A-D) and a combined 88 gates. Module A is primarily used for non-Schengen flights, but is closed during the winter months. Module B, the smallest of the terminals, mainly operates regional flights. Module C primarily handles Schengen flights, and Module D serves a mixture. Note that while entry to the modules is on level 4, actual boarding may be on a lower level, so pay attention to the signs. There is a large variety of eateries and shops in the airport, though many are located on the landside, so consider any food or shopping needs prior to going through security. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are mobile charging stations, but one reader indicated that not all of them work.  Additional comfort may be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Most travellers who have slept overnight in this airport have reported safe, quiet and comfortable conditions. While armrest-free seating and benches are located throughout the airport, some reviewers found the seating hard and recommended a travel mat and/or sleeping bag for additional comfort. Some travellers recommend the airport’s “terrace,” a large open-air smoking area on the upper level, as a comfortable and quiet sleeping spot when the weather is nice. It that doesn’t work for you, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Sala VIP Valldemossa – Location: Boarding Area in front of Terminal B, Airside, -1 Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Sala VIP Mediterraneo – Location: Airside, Module C. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Sala VIP Formentor – Location: Airside, Departures Area, 4th Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Palma de Majorca Airport does not appeal to you, there are many hotels nearby in the beach area. The closest hotels are:

  • Hotel Roc Linda – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Amic Miraflores – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available for a fee.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Balear – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Palma de Majorca Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Palma de Majorca Airport. Connect to the “kubiwireless” network. (SSID: Airport_Free_Wifi_AENA). You will be required to enter your information and watch a few commercials, but the WiFi is fast enough to stream movies.

Additionally, you can also find 22 coin-operated internet kiosks located in the public and secure areas of the terminal. A few locations in the public area have printers, so that you can print your boarding passes.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baby Care Facilities – A baby room is available in the Arrivals Hall.

Children’s Play Area – Locations: Module A, Floor 1, Boarding Area • Module B, Floor 0, Boarding Area • Module C, Floor 1, Boarding Area • Module D, Floor 1, Boarding Area.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange offers currency exchange in the airport. Location: Module A, Floor 1, Boarding. (Hours: 8:00AM – 12:00AM).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in 4 locations, the one located on Módulo A. Floor 1, Airside is open 24 hours a day. The airport also offers a good selection of shops selling everything from clothing to sunglasses. The Market sells snacks and drinks. Location: Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 1:00AM.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Passes are sold online for €4.00.

Food & Drinks – While there are many food and beverage concessions at the airport, there is only one option that is open 24 hours: Farggi (Modulo C, Floor 1, Departures, Airside).

Information Desk – The airport offers 6 Information Desks. Arrivals and Departures each offer one, two locations are available in the Check-in Area and one each in Module C and Module D, Boarding.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Available at the 24/7 First Aid Station. Location: Floor 2, Check-in Area.

Mobile Charging – Approx. 30 mobile charging zones are available, but a reader warned that not all of them work. (July 2018)

Pharmacy – Airport Pharmacy. Location: Departures, Floor 2, Landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Palma de Mallorca airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Algerie • Air Arabia Maroc • Air Baltic • Air Dolomiti • Air Europa • Air France • Air Nostrum • Air Serbia • Alba Star • Alitalia • Austrian Airlines • Azur Air • Blue Air • Blue Panorama • British Airways • Bulgaria Air • Condor • Darwin Airlines • easyJet • Edelweiss • Enter Air • Eurowings • Flybe • Germania • Germanwings • Iberia • Jet2 • Lufthansa • Luxair • Mistral Air • NordStar Airlines • Norwegian Air • Primera Air • Ryanair • SAS • S7 Airlines • Small Planet Airlines • Smartwings • SunExpress • Swiss • Thomas Cook Airlines • Transavia • Travel Service Airlines • TUIFly • Ural Airlines • Volotea • Vueling Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is well connected to the public transportation, offering 2 local city bus options and four intercity buses that link the airport to different areas of the island. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Palma de Mallorca Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located in the Arrivals area of the terminal: Avis, Budget, Enterprise/Alamo/National, Europcar/Interrent, Goldcar, Hertz/Thrifty, Record Go and Sixt.

Taxi

Metered taxis are readily available from the taxi rank located outside of the Arrivals area. For safety reasons, do not accept unsolicited offers of a ride from any taxi drivers operating outside of the airport taxi rank. As of this January 2018 update, initial fare is €2.04 with €0.51 per km charged from 6:00AM – 9:00PM (prices increase for evenings/holidays) plus a €2,90 airport surcharge.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.