Dogs on the train
It should be noted that dogs weighing over six kilograms are no longer allowed on the railways of the Balearic Islands. Animals up to six kilograms in weight must also be transported in a cage and must have a veterinary certificate that excludes infectious diseases. Violations will be punished with fines, and a ban on continuing your journey at the next station is to be expected.
Narrow gauge railway in Mallorca
A narrow-gauge railway operates in Mallorca. It travels back and forth between Palma and Sóller and between Palma and Inca. It should be noted that the timetable is flexible and depends on requirements. There are train connections from Palma to Sóller and Inca. The two railway lines run from different train stations, both of which are in Plaça Espanya. The train to Inca runs about 3 times an hour, the one to Sóller every hour. The 27 km long route from Palma to Sóller was put into operation as early as 1912. The historic “Red Lightning” train still runs here today, and it takes about an hour to connect the two places. Even if it is faster by car and the wooden benches on the train are not the most comfortable, the train ride has its scenic charm above all. Of the ”
The InterRail passes, with which you can explore mainland Spain so cheaply, are unfortunately not valid on Mallorca. Apart from the Mallorcan railway, there are no other train lines on the Balearic Islands.
The Balearic Islands have a bus network that connects all major cities.
The bus connections on all islands are very good. You are guaranteed between the resorts and the larger towns on the islands. Those who travel with one of the major tour operators are usually brought to their hotel by bus. The following bus companies offer regular connections between the islands and to mainland Spain (waterways via ferries of course):
– Buquebus Espania SA
– Cape Balear
Ferries operate daily between the islands of the Balearic Islands.
Car traffic and rental cars
In Mallorca you have to pay attention to the three toll highways. These are the roads between Palma and Manova, Cala Blava and Inca. If you want to rent a car (or a scooter), you will find all well-known car rental companies at the international airports. In addition, the major tour operators offer their guests cars for rent.
The rules and regulations for road traffic in the Balearic Islands are similar to those in Germany. There is an alcohol limit of 0.5 per mille, towing in a private car is prohibited, you must wear seat belts and you are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving. Usually high fines are demanded for offenses. Tolls are required for certain motorway routes, bridges and tunnels.
Since 2008, the sanctions for traffic violations have been increased drastically. For example, anyone who drives faster than 200 km/h on motorways and in urban areas faster than 110 km/h can expect prison sentences of between 3 to 6 months. The same penalties are imposed for alcohol offenses exceeding 1.2 per thousand.
In case of an accident or other problems with the car or motorcycle, you can reach information and assistance at the following numbers:
Tel.: 93 508 28 28
Mobile: 0034-93508 28 28
The ADAC can be reached 24 hours in Munich at the following Number:
0049 – (0) 89 – 22 22 22
International license plate
The international license plate of Spain is:
Tourist Office of Spain in Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 882 65 43
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 882 66 61
Branch offices in
Tel. 0049 – (0) 211 – 680 39 80
Tel. 0049 – (0) 69 – 72 50 33
Tel. 0049 – (0) 89 – 53 01 58
Tourist Office of the Balearic Islands (Ibatur)
C/de Montenegro núm. 5
E-07012 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 17 71 50
Oficina de Turismo de Mallorca
Plaza de la Reina 2
E-07012 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 71 22 16
Fax: 0034 – (0) 971 – 22 59 93.
Tourist information at Palma Airport
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 78 95 56
Fax: 0034 – (0) 971 – 78 92 67
Oficina de Turismo de Menorca
Calle Rovellada de Dalt 24
E-07703 Maó, Menorca
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 36 37 90
Fax: 0034 – (0) 971 – 36 74 15.
Tourist information in the Arrivals Hall of Maó Airport
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 15 71 15
Oficina de Turismo de Ibiza
Antoni Riquer 2
Tel: 0034 – (0) 971 – 30 19 00
Fax: 0034 – (0) 971 – 30 15 62
In the Balearic Islands, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany or Central and Northern Europe:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malaria
- Lyme disease, transmitted by a tick bite
- Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
- Hepatitis A and B
- Kala azar disease,
- Leishmaniasis Disease
When traveling to, the following vaccinations recommended:
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist in your home country
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
Vaccination There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the Balearic Islands.