The city of Palma where the airport is located is the only major city on this island, though it is surrounded by several villages, resorts and towns on every corner. The road to the airport is usually very busy, especially during the rush hour which is around seven thirty to nine thirty in the morning and four thirty to seven thirty in the evening. During these times, travelling on the roads surrounding the airport can be nightmarish, and travellers are advised against getting to the airport by car at these times.
The main road to the east is C-717 or Carmi de Can Capo, while the main road to the south is known as Autovia de Levante. Carretera de Manacor is the main road to the north while to the west, road PM-30 will take travellers from the terminal building of the airport. There are signposts on the road from the major towns indicating the direction to the airport, and this makes driving by car to the airport relatively easy. Travellers from Puerto de Alcudia could use route 713 going south towards the airport, while travellers from Banos de San Juan could drive to Campos and then use route 717 to the airport. Travellers from the eastern part of the island such as Porto Cristo could head to Manacor and then drive through route 715 to the airport while travellers from the western areas such as Cabo de la Mola can go north towards Andratx use route 719 which will take them to the airport.
Getting to the airport by car is easy and it is rare that a traveller gets lost as there are signs all along the path which are written ‘Aeropuerto de Palma de Mallorca’ and which will direct your path.