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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

PMI Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Palma de Mallorca Airport.

What to Expect

Palma de Mallorca Airport (code: PMI) 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

palma de mallorca airport guideMost travellers who have slept overnight in this airport have reported safe and quiet conditions. Armrest-free seating is said to be hard to find and.  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 our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Palma de Mallorca Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

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 Leo – (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 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. 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 Mediterraneo – Location: Airside, Module C. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Sala VIP Formentor – Location: Airside, Departures Area, 4th Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Sala VIP Llevant – Location: Airside, Module A, Floor 0. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

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.

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 Floor 4, Departures, Airside is open 24 hours a day in the high season. The airport also offers a selection of shops selling everything from clothing to sunglasses. The Market sells snacks and drinks. Location: Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM. Note: many of the shops are closed (or operated on reduced hours) for the winter season (approximately November – March).

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: Espression Lavazza (Floor 4, Departures, Airside). Note: many of the restaurants are closed for the winter season (approximately November – March).

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 – Location: Departures, Floor 2, Landside. Hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM (Low Season) or 7:00AM – 9:00PM (High Season).

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Floor 2, Check-in area.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Note: Services and amenities operate on reduced schedules during the low season (November – March).


Palma de Mallorca airport is served by the following airlines: Aer LingusAir AlgérieAir ArabiaAir Baltic • Air Dolomiti • Air Europa • Air FranceAir NostrumAir Serbia • Alba Star • Alitalia • ASL France Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Azur Air • BA Cityflyer • Binter CanariasBlue AirBlue PanoramaBritish AirwaysBulgaria Air • Condor • Danish Air Transport • Darwin Airlines • EasyJetEdelweiss • Enter Air • Eurowings • Evelop • Germanwings • IberiaJet2 • Laudamotion • Level • LufthansaLuxair •  NordStar Airlines • Norwegian AirRyanairSASS7 AirlinesSmartwingsSunExpressSwiss • Transavia • Travel Service Airlines • TUIFlyUral AirlinesVoloteaVueling Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


PMI 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.


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’s designated taxi rank. As of this update, initial fare is €3.12 with €1.08 per km charged from 6:00AM – 9:00PM (prices increase for evenings/holidays) plus a €2,90 airport surcharge.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.