Simple idea to save time for everybody
EMT, the transport authority have come up with a cracking idea to save time for everybody on the two services they provide from Palma airport. There is now a ticket machine by the bus stop just outside the arrivals area where the number 1 and 21 buses depart. Passengers can now buy their ticket for the journey on both lines for €5 or buy a return ticket for €8 in cash or by card.
This simple measure is going to save so much time for everybody and also improve the timekeeping of the two services as it seems to take forever boarding all the passengers trying to find their money whilst laden down with cases.
If you didn't already know, and we have written about this previously, the number 1 goes all the way to the port of Palma via the bus interchange station, the city centre and cruise ship port, whilst the 21 goes through Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma en route to Arenal.
Both buses make it extremely economical for couples of solo travellers to get their destinations – I went all the way to Puerto de Soller for less than €10 by changing bus at the intermodal station in Palma – and on the short route to Can Pastilla will also benefit because there is a minimum charge for taxis from the airport which makes short journeys very expensive!
There is another advantage to using these two buses, you can take your dog on with you for the low, low fare of just €1 as long as it is either; in a carrier or on a lead and muzzled.
See, it is better by bus!