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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.

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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. Obviously, the biggest attraction of Mallorca is the beach. It offers everything from water sports and seaside restaurants to leisurely relaxation. Parc de la Mar Area and Ciudad Jardin are two areas of Palma with great beaches, while nearby Playa de Palma village is just as fun.
  • Castell de Bellver. The beautiful castle is built on a hill and offers great island views. Inside, you can see classical sculptures and archaeological artefacts.
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. There are always interesting new exhibitions, but the main attraction is the permanent collection that has the artworks of Miró, Picasso, and Dalí.

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.

Toll roads

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

  • The Dragon Caves. Called Coves del Drach in local Mallorquin, the four caves are approximately 4 km long and lead to the underground Martel Lake.
  • S'Albufera National Park. The large salt marsh near the town of Alcudia is an interesting nature area where you can see many species of birds like waders, herons, and warblers.
  • 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 1364 m (4475 ft) and can be quite a challenge.

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.

Further destinations

  • 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. Spain’s second city, easily reached by ferry from Mallorca, is a world-class destination in terms of culture, entertainment, and cuisine. 
  • Valencia. Another destination that can be reached by ferry, Valencia offers that great mix of beautiful beaches and fascinating history.

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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.

Map of Car Rental Locations

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Record-go Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Record-go Fiat 500 Lounge 4 1 Small cars
Record-go Audi A3 Sportback S Line 5 2 Large cars
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Record-go Seat Leon 5 2 Medium cars
Goldcar VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Record-go Fiat Grande Punto 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
October 27, 2019
Travel around and discover the island. It's really easy to get about.
Fiat Panda
October 18, 2019
Mallorca is beautiful.
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
September 3, 2019
Mallorca is a lovely island; lots of beautiful beaches, towns and villages. Great food and something for all the family.
VW Golf
August 31, 2019
Mallorca is wonderfull for those who loves the seas and beaches. Palma is nice town. The island has many interesting cities, villages, beaches and natural area.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
August 13, 2019
You need a car if you want to visit local attractions or stunning beaches in Mallorca.
United Kingdom
Nissan Evalia
July 27, 2019
Lovely island would definitely go back to explore other parts
United Kingdom
Ford Ka
July 21, 2019
Mallorca is such a beautiful island..Drive all over it if you get the chance
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
July 5, 2019
Lovely place to holiday ,but beware of road layout on your return as there are no garages on airport to refuel and roads are a nightmare when traffic jams up
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
July 4, 2019
Car needed to travel to see the island, lots of narrow winding mountain roads, but was nice to see mallorca away from tourist areas
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
May 10, 2019
Mallorca is a wonderful place for a holiday with mountains, large green open land in the centre of the island and lovely coves and beaches. Renting a car is essential to fully appreciate the sights. Palma is a must!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
April 20, 2019
Having rental was definitely more convenient (& likely cheaper) that taking a taxi all over the island to see deia, stoller, manacor, etc. Make sure you know how to drive a manual. Automatics are v rare and MUCH more expensive. Driving the hilly road to Deia was a blast!
Ford Fiesta
April 15, 2019
portals nous was incredible. well worth a visit
Opel Astra
November 4, 2018
Mallorca itself is very beautiful. For me as a cycler it is a the best place i have ever cycled.
Ford Fiesta
October 19, 2018
Car is a must in Mallorca - much easier to move around.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
September 25, 2018
Its cheaper than getting a taxi...even if you only use it to get back and forward to the airport its worth it!
United States of America (USA)
Smart For Four
September 18, 2018
Mallorca is amazing- you definitely need to rent a car to drive the island and explore all of the amazing beaches and towns
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 17, 2018
Lovely to drive through villages that you don't see on a package tour
United Kingdom
Ford Focus 5d
July 30, 2018
Lovely place
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
July 20, 2018
make sure to visit the mountain towns on the west and north west part of the island. Deia , Valldemossa , and Soller
VW Caravelle
June 20, 2018
Очень рекомендую арендовать авто на острове Майорка. Хоть с парковками и трудно но ездить одно удовольствие. Если жить не в центре города а где-то в курортной местности то вполне можно припарковать машину и наслаждаться отличным отдыхом.

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