Car Rental in Mallorca
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Why rent a car in Mallorca?
Mallorca is a great place to rent a car. Having the freedom of your own wheels will let you not only explore the main city, Palma, but also travel around the rest of the island and create your own adventure as you go.
Top ways to enter Mallorca
- Palma Airport: Third busiest in Spain and number one in the Balearic Islands, Palma Airport host flights to and from countless destinations in Europe and is especially active during summers.
- By sea: It’s also possible to come to Mallorca by ferry and then pick up a ride once you’ve arrived. You can get a rental car at Calvia Adriano Port or the town of Capdepera.
Useful city facts
- Most local speak both Spanish and Mallorquin, the island’s own dialect that’s related to Catalan. English, French, German, and other languages are also well-known by many.
- Distinctly Mediterranean, Mallorca is warm during winters and hot in summers. Temperatures in July can reach 35 °C (95 °F).
- While Palma de Mallorca is the largest city and attracts the most visitors, it is not the whole of Mallorca. The island is actually made up of 53 municipalities. Driving across the whole island from east to west (or vice versa) can take up to two hours.
Top destinations and activities
- Beaches. Quite obviously, the biggest tourist draw of Mallorca is the island’s beautiful coastline. In addition to swimming in the Mediterranean and soaking up the sun, there are great opportunities for doing water sports, spas, shoreline restaurants, and everything in between.
- Castell de Bellver. The beautiful castle is built on a hill and offers great views of the island and the sea below. Inside, you can see classical sculptures and archaeological artifacts. The castle is just to the west of the city center of Palma.
- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. There are always interesting new exhibitions, but the main attraction of this famous museum is the permanent collection which includes the artworks of Miró, Picasso, and Dalí. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more about opening hours and admission.
Traffic and parking tips
- Speed limits - 50km/h (31mph) in built-up areas, 90km/h (56mph) on most standard roads, 100km/h (62mph) on standard roads that are either one-way roads, roads with more than two lanes for at least one direction of traffic and roads with shoulders more than 1.5m wide, and 120km/h (74mph) on motorways (called autovías in Spain).
- The car documentation and insurance always has to be inside a vehicle.
- The driver and all passengers are required to wear seatbelts.
- Children up to the age of 12 and measuring less than 135cm travelling on the front seat of a car must be seated in a child restraint system adapted to their size and weight.
- Unnecessary use of audible warning devices (horns) is prohibited.
- The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
- The emergency number is 112.
There is just one toll road in Mallorca, MA-11, that starts at Palma and goes north to the town of Sóller. You can also take the old MA110 that is free of charge and offers a more scenic route, but takes about 30 minutes longer to travel.
There are many toll roads in mainland Spain, called ‘carretera de peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type. The payment method may vary depending on the road, but most will accept cash. Regardless of the region, the average estimated price is €9.5 ($11.25) per 100km by car. See the official website for prices and more information.
Ideas for a day-trip
- Dragon Caves. Called Coves del Drach in the local dialect, the four caves are approximately 4km long and lead to the underground Martel Lake. This popular tourist attraction is on the east coast of Mallorca, about an hour’s drive from Palma.
- S'Albufera National Park. The large salt marsh near the town of Alcudia is one of the most notable nature preserves in the Balearic Islands. There are more than ten hiking trails in the park -— if you follow them, you’ll be very likely to spot some of the wading bird species that live there. Located on the Bay of Alcudia, the national park is in the northeast of the island and can be reached from Palma in about 50 minutes.
- Serra de Tramuntana. The mountain range along the northwestern coast of the island has many trails and lakes to explore. The highest accessible peak, Puig de Massanella, stands at 1,364 m (4,475 ft) and can be quite a challenge, but the views from the top are worth the effort. There are also some really nice mountain vistas for those who prefer to drive.
Most popular rental types and cars
- The most popular rental cars in the Balearic Islands are the Ford Fiesta, the Fiat Panda, and the Nissan Qashqai. The most popular car types are economy, mini and compact.
- The most popular rental car in the Balearic Islands is the Ford Fiesta, but travelers also tend to pick the Fiat Panda and the Nissan Qashqai.
- Formentera, Ibiza, and Menorca. While not all rental car providers will let you pick up a rental car in Mallorca and then take it to one of the other Balearic Islands, you can take a ferry to each one of them, pick up a rental car there, and find out that, albeit smaller, they are just fascinating to explore.
- Barcelona: Easily reached by ferry from Mallorca, Barcelona is a world-class destination in terms of culture, entertainment, and cuisine. Home to the Basilica of Sagrada Familia and other Antoni Gaudí architecture, the equally iconic FC Barcelona, historical quarters, and some of the best nightlife in Europe, it never runs out of ways to entertain you. Many rental car companies permit one-way rentals to Barcelona, but you should also find out if the ferry company allows taking the vehicle along (alternatively, you can drop off one car in Mallorca and pick up another one after arriving in Barcelona).
- Catalonia. As awesome as Barcelona is, the region of Catalonia is so much more than just its largest city. Home to some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches including the wild Costa Brava region, ancient cities like Tarragona, beautiful countryside, and the impressive Catalan Pyrenees, the region is a jewel to explore.
- Valencian Community. Another destination that can be reached by ferry, the Valencian region is best known for its capital after which it is named. The third-largest city in Spain, it is home to the impressive City of Arts and Sciences, many festivals, and historic sites. The rest of the region is also a fascinating place, not least for its ancient monasteries, scenic beaches, and protected nature areas.
Car Rental Prices in Mallorca
- Convertibles - from $87 per day
- Station wagons - from $52 per day
- Large cars - from $67 per day
- Medium cars - from $54 per day
- Vans - from $88 per day
- Premium cars - from $135 per day
- Small cars - from $42 per day
- SUVs - from $60 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
There are many ways to get a good car rental deal in Mallorca:
- Compare rates of different rental car providers
- Book your rental car well in advance
- Plan your route before you go
- Know your fuel and mileage requirements
- Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Mallorca is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in July.
Top 17 Locations near Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca Airport Car Rentals from $3.76 per day17.9 km / 11.1 miles away
Mallorca Sa Coma Car Rentals from $103.75 per day72.1 km / 44.8 miles away
Santa Eulalia Car Rentals from $20.99 per day103.0 km / 64.0 miles away
Ibiza Cruise Terminal Car Rentals from $33.14 per day115.3 km / 71.7 miles away
Menorca Los Delfines Car Rentals from $62.10 per day120.8 km / 75.1 miles away
Menorca Cala Blanca Car Rentals from $62.10 per day122.0 km / 75.8 miles away
Menorca Sa Caleta Car Rentals from $62.10 per day122.7 km / 76.2 miles away
San Antonio Car Rentals from $109.62 per day123.1 km / 76.5 miles away
Ibiza Airport Car Rentals from $5.80 per day123.1 km / 76.5 miles away
Formentera Port Car Rentals from $57.05 per day130.0 km / 80.8 miles away
Santo Tomas Car Rentals from $62.10 per day135.9 km / 84.4 miles away
Son Bou Car Rentals from $62.10 per day138.7 km / 86.2 miles away
Menorca Airport Car Rentals from $5.12 per day149.7 km / 93.0 miles away
Menorca Son Parc Car Rentals from $62.10 per day150.3 km / 93.4 miles away
Punta Prima Car Rentals from $62.10 per day153.3 km / 95.3 miles away
Mahon Car Rentals from $71.82 per day153.7 km / 95.5 miles away
Mallorca Playa de Palma Car Rentals from $12.93 per day3335.5 km / 2072.6 miles away
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Record-go||Ford Fiesta||5||2||Small cars|
|Record-go||Fiat 500||2||2||Small cars|
|Record-go||Seat Leon||5||2||Medium cars|
|Click&Rent||Citroen C3||4||2||Small cars|
|Click&Rent||Fiat Panda||3||2||Small cars|
|Ok Rent A Car||Renault Clio||4||2||Small cars|
|Dollar||Hyundai i10||4||1||Small cars|
|Goldcar||Fiat Panda||3||2||Small cars|
|Click&Rent||Fiat 500||3||1||Small cars|
|Goldcar||VW Polo||5||1||Small cars|