If you need proof that there's more to Mallorca than sun, sea and sand, then Palma is it.
Home to world-class art galleries and exquisite cuisine, the capital is a destination in its own right. Of course, Palma is also the entry point for the rest of Mallorca, so if sun, sea and sand tick your boxes then you're in the right place.
Flying to Palma
Flying to Palma de Mallorca Airport brings you straight to the island’s capital. And taking off from London City Airport means a convenient trip from the City with direct flights from London to Palma year-round. Whether you're planning a quick break in the city of Palma, travelling on business, or joining other holidaymakers on a beach holiday elsewhere on Mallorca, we've put together a quick summary of everything you need to know about flying from London to Palma.
Flying from London City Airport to Palma: Q&A
Whether you've visited Mallorca before or this is your first trip to the island, you'll likely have a few questions about booking a flight from London to Palma – here are the essentials.
How long is the flight from London to Palma?
Flying directly to Palma from London takes around 2 hours 30 minutes. Getting to London City Airport is easy from all over London: take the DLR from Bank and you’ll be at the terminal in a little over 20 minutes. Palma de Mallorca Airport is five miles (8km) from the centre of the city, and it’s easy to take a shuttle bus or taxi ride to town. If you’re staying elsewhere on the island, you could hire a car instead.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Palma?
There are usually around five direct flights to Palma de Mallorca from London City Airport each week. The first flight sets off on Monday morning, giving you the whole week to enjoy the sunshine. If you’re hoping to plan a long weekend, the later flight on a Friday evening is perfect. Return flights on Sunday nights will get you back in time for work on Monday. Check out the LCY–PMI timetable for detailed, up-to-date information on flight times.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Palma?
Flying directly to Palma from London means flying with Iberia or British Airways. If you find other LCY–Palma flights available, they'll probably be indirect, with a layover in another European airport potentially adding quite a bit of time to your journey.
Practical information about flying from London to Palma
You will, of course, need to remember your passport to fly to Palma. Mallorca is on Spanish time, so you'll be one hour ahead of UK time when you land, and you'll also need Euro adapters for your electronics when you get there. Transfers in Palma are pretty straightforward; it's Mallorca's main airport, so infrastructure is well-set-up for travel all over the island. Find out more with our guide to onward travel from Palma de Mallorca Airport.
What to expect in Palma
In Palma’s La Seu Cathedral and nearby Palau de l’Almudaina, you’ll discover the island’s rich mix of cultural histories. Thousands of years of history have come together to bring Mallorca its unique customs and food heritages, and you can find Michelin-starred dining almost as easily as you can stumble across charcoal-grilled sardines at an authentic taverna. Whether you're after champagne and seafood or the simple pleasures of sun, sea and sand, Mallorca is a surprisingly varied island where you can get either. Check out the rest of our guide to Palma using the tiles above for more ideas and inspiration.