Airport to resorts bus services start
At the beginning of the year I wrote about the plans for five new bus routes direct from the airport to the popular holiday resorts. I also predicted that the taxi drivers would be up in arms and I was right. After threatened strikes and much wailing and pulling of hair, the authorities and drivers reached a compromise and now four, not five routes will start from next week.
So, for the summer season only, passengers arriving at the airport will be able to hop on the special 'Aerotib' bus for a fare of between €5 and €12 to a number of stops in their resort of choice and local folk who live in some of the villages and towns along the route can also use the service.
Here's the all important information about the services and the dates they start;
3rd May – A11: Paguera and Magalluf
3rd May – A32: Can Picafort, Playa de Muro and Alcúdia
1st June – A42: Cala Bona and Cala Millor
15th June – A51: Cala d'Or and Arenal
You can find the exact details of the routes and timetables on the Aerotib section of the Balearic Islands Transport website which shows where all the stops are along the way and in the resorts.
The service will be a boon for singles and couples travelling light (budget airline style) with immense savings on taxi fares for long journeys across the island and will be much easier than taking the bus into Palma interchange to catch another bus to the resort.
I'm sure the service will be a success – the transport authorities are predicting 330,000 passengers this summer - as long as it is publicised well so that tourists know that it exists. Would you use it, I know I would.