Let the Train take the Strain
AUG 8th, 2022
If you want a break from driving or haven’t rented a car for your Mallorca holiday, it’s easy and affordable to explore some of Mallorca by train.
SFM – Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca – operates the island’s railway service, which connects Palma, the capital, with several interesting excursion possibilities. The railway station is underground in Plaza d’Espanya – accessible by escalator or elevator – and is called ‘Estació Intermodal’. Expect to pay less than ten euros for a return ticket, which you can buy at ticket machines at the stations.
The trains on this service all stop in Inca – making the train a great option for visiting the weekly Thursday market without the hassle of finding somewhere to park a car.
From Inca, one route goes north to Sa Pobla, via Llubí and Muro; the other goes to Manacor, via Sineu and Petra. Between Palma and Inca, you can visit towns and villages including Santa Maria, Binissalem, and Lloseta. Alaró and Consell share a station, which is a longish walk from each of those towns. If you want to visit Mallorca Fashion Outlet for some retail therapy, take the train to Es Caülls.
Palma also has a metro service – the shortest in Spain – although it was designed for locals and students, rather than tourists.
Children aged 16 and under travel free. From September 1st, residents will travel free for a period on Mallorca’s train and metro services – but not on the vintage excursion train between Palma and Sóller.
The terminal for the Ferrocarril de Sóller is just a few steps away from the main train and bus station.