With prices for Summer holidays reaching an all time high, the cheapest way to get around the island is by taking the public TIB bus. Here is a quick guide to how to take the TIB bus in Mallorca.

The TIB buses are red and yellow and run island wide. Do not confuse these with the blue EMT buses that run in the Palma city limits. There will be an article out soon about how to use those.

How to take the TIB Bus in Mallorca...
How to take the TIB Bus in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain

With the cost of car hire proving expensive, you can get around the island using the TIB buses for as little as 1,80€ per trip.

Taking the local buses in another country can be daunting, but as Europe’s number one holiday destination, Mallorca has made travelling on the TIB busses really easy. Here is my guide.

TIB bus timetables, Mallorca

First check where you wish to travel. The timetables of the TIB busses can be found here .

Just click on the area where you will be staying and wish to tavel and you will be able to see the bus routes in that area.

But also click on the area that you wish to travel to which will show even more bus routes.

For example, click on the Soller area and you will see that you can get a bus from Alcudia to visit both Soller and Port the Soller. (Summer timetable only).

How much is it to travel on the TIB bus in Mallorca

Fares start from 1,80€ and are charged by how far you travel.

You can see a guide to the zones here so you can calculate how much one trip will cost.

It’s much cheaper to use your bank card, mobile phone or wearable device to pay for your bus fare and you can see this in table below.

The price goes down to 1,20€ per person for a group of five travelling together.

TIB bus prices Mallorca
How much is it to travel on the TIB buses Mallorca?

You can still pay with cash, but the fare will be more expensive. Make sure you are carrying cash with you just incase your bank card doesn’t work or your phone runs out of battery!

For more information on TIB bus fares, click here.

Paying by cash TIB buses Mallorca

Travelling with family and friends on the TIB buses in Mallorca

You can use the same bank card for yourself and up to four other members of your family or friends.

Just tap the card on the reader for the corresponding number of people that are travelling on the TIB buses.

And when you leave the bus, make sure you “tap out” for the same number of people you “tapped” when you got on the bus.

So for example, tap twice getting on (for yourself and one other), and tap off twice when leaving.

Travelling with Family and Friends on the TIB Buses

How to take the TIB bus in Mallorca

At time of publishing, you must still wear a facemask while using public transport, or you will not be allowed to board.

When you get on board the bus, tap your bank card or phone on the reader which will register where you got on the bus.

Then when leaving, tap your card or phone again on the reader at the exit. This will calculate your fare.

Tap your bank card again and up to four times more depending who is travelling with you. And do the same when leaving.

The good news is that no bank fees will be incurred by using the TIB buses.

However if you have a bank card with a non-Euro currency, you will be charged an exchange rate. Therefore it may be worth considering getting a Revolut card which is considerably cheaper to use abroad.

The buses used for longer journeys across the island, so for example from Palma to Alcuida, will feature reclining seats and USB points to recharge your mobile phones.

All the buses are fitted with great airconditioning!

No bank fees on TIB buses

How do you know when you’ve arrived at your destination?

You will know when you have got to your destination as the TIB busses have monitors on the bus displaying the next stop.

In my case, I alighted at the Iberostar Ciudat Blanca hotel on Alcudia Beach.

When you've arrived at your TIB bus destination

Making a transfer on the TIB buses

The great news is that you can make up to two transfers on different modes of transport so bus, metro or train, so long as no more than one hour has passed after exiting one mode of transport and entering another.

What’s more, however long or elaborate your transfer is, no more than four transfer hops will be charged.

I also made a brief video about getting the TIB buses in Mallorca on Youtube here.

If you are still unsure where to stay in Mallorca, check out some guides to areas here.

If you still want to hire a car in Mallorca

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