About Trains in Mallorca
There are two 'mainline' railway lines in Mallorca connecting Palma to Manacor and Sa Pobla - both lines go via Inca. The other railway takes the vintage train from Palma to Soller, following a wonderfully scenic route.
Main Train Line
Palma's train station are situated in Placa d'Espanya. Fast trains to Inca take 35 minutes and leave at least hourly throughout the day (first train 6.00AM), stopping at Marratxi, Santa Maria de Cami, Consell, Binissalem, Alaro, Lloseta, Manacor and Sa Pobla. The ticket prices are subsidised by the government and are therefore very good value.
Train Timetable (there are different timetables for weekday travel and for weekends & holidays).
Soller Train (see more details below)
The train journey to Soller takes 55 minutes and is tremendous fun. Five trains leave Palma daily, the first at 8.00AM (information telephone: 971752051)
The local bus network is more encompassing - you can see routes and timetables in our Local Buses section.
Metro in Mallorca
The metro leads right into the main train station in Palma, in Placa d'Espanya. With two lines you can access Palma from it's surrounding villages, or escape the hustle and bustle and explore Palmas surroundings.
Metro 1 takes you from Palma to Son Espanyol, with trains running every 15 mins between 6.30-10.30 and 13.00-16.00, and every 30 minutes between 10.30-13.00 and 16.00-21.30. The Metro 2 line takes you from Palma to Marratxi with trains running every 20 minutes. Have a look at the Metro Timetable for departue times and more information.
Palma to Soller Vintage Train Ride
Take a trip on a traditional narrow gauge railway through spectacular scenery
The opening of a railway line from Palma to Soller in 1912, and a tram linking Soller to its port the following year, brought the northwest coast within easy reach of the capital.
The vintage carriages are still in use, providing a joyride for tourists and a relief for locals from the terrors of the old Palma-Soller road.
Five trains a day leave from Placa d'Espanya in Palma - the 10:40 is labelled the 'turistico' but all you get for the extra cost is a more crowded train and a short photo stop. The train, all mahogany panels and brass fittings, leaves Palma amid a bustle of hisses, hoots and whistles before rattling down the city streets and into the suburbs. Soon you are out on the plain, passing small country stations and pigs rooting beneath the trees.
You can get off at Bunyola and visit the Tunel factory where Mallorca's herb-based liqueurs are made - the label shows a train emerging from a tunnel. Stay on the train and soon you start to climb, entering a 3-km tunnel before returning to daylight for the drop, through a dizzying series of bends, to Soller.
The 'Orange Express' tram from Soller to Port de Soller runs hourly, connecting with the arrival of the train. Stand on the platform as it clatters through orchards and back gardens and you can imagine you are living 50 years earlier. It takes 20 minutes to complete the 5-km journey to the port. If you do not want to return the same way, buses leave from the jetty for Palma via Deia and Valldemossa.