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Language: Catalan | Currency: Euro (€) | Local time: (UTC+1:00) | Average flight time: 2.5 hrs
A direct flight to Majorca takes just two and a half hours, give or take 20 minutes depending on your UK departure point. What’s more, there is a plentiful supply of cheap flights to Majorca from the UK.
With more than 14 flights per day leaving from London Gatwick alone during the summer, flights to Majorca are very easy to come by. It’s a top destination, and low-cost airlines, charter flights and national carriers all offer routes to Palma de Majorca. There are many low-cost Majorca flights to be had, especially during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn.
Airlines including easyJet, Ryanair, Monarch, Norwegian, Iberia, British Airways and Thomas Cook offer multiple daily flights to Majorca from London’s Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports. British Airways and Spanish national airline Iberia also operate routes from London Heathrow.
Many also offer daily flights from other cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Outside of the capital, flights to Majorca from Birmingham represent some of the best range of options in terms of carriers and flight times. You can add Jet2 and AlbaStar to the roll call of great-value airlines departing from outside of London. Smaller airports such as Southampton and Exeter have cheap flights to Majorca with Flybe.
Each year brings new airlines offering flights and 2017 is set to bring even more choice. With an almost overwhelming array of carriers to choose from, the key to bagging a deal is to compare flights to Palma Airport and look at what each airline is offering, taking into account oft-overlooked additional costs of extras such as luggage fees.
Don’t waste a moment upon arrival – not when there’s so much to see and do. Visit our how to get around Majorca page for advice on airport transfers.
In the height of the winter months, airlines operate a reduced schedule to Majorca, with some offering only indirect services via the Spanish mainland.
Budget airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and Norwegian have regular flights to Majorca from London Gatwick and Luton in winter, plus several flights a week from other airports. British Airways and Iberia continue flights too.
Back to the rest of the year, when Majorca is in full holiday mode: in spring and autumn, you will likely share your flight with a fair few road cyclists and golfers, and the budget carriers offer excellent prices and services for transporting even the largest of sporting equipment.
For incoming visitors to the island, choosing to fly to Majorca is by far the easiest and most cost-effective option.
However, if you wanted to bring your own car or caravan over, you can do so, with ferry companies such as Balearia operating from Barcelona, Dénia and Valencia. The journey takes about eight hours and the vessel arrives at the main port terminal in Palma, Majorca. There are also ferries to Menorca and Ibiza.