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Excursions Out & About in Majorca Been on any good day trips lately (or in the last few years!)? Tell us all about it.

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Old 16-03-2021, 16:52
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#14 what's the ages of the kids ?

Personally, I wouldn't take kids aged under about, say, 9 or 10 years old. Pollenca market on a Sunday gets very crowded. I have described it as being a bit like the crowds outside Old Trafford 5 mins after the final whistle.

Small kids in Pollenca market could feel somewhat overwhelmed if they were walking or in a buggy.
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Kids ages are from 7 years old to 13 years old.

When I think about it, and I've been to PP market countless times, they might get bored. Only been to Pollensa once (in all these years), and that was for the Moors v the Christians; everyone appeared to be very drunk, but great night, don't even remember who won myself!!

Thanks for replying guys; if it was you, what would you do?

Go by bus or Taxi, (with or without kids), get quite a lot of food produce, because one of the groups is 2 x apartments for 4 Adults and 5 Kids, and I'm thinking of all the hassle of returning on a bus if it is packed? A few quid either way doesn't really matter; however, I've never used public transport in Majorca, and would quite like the spin.
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For a party of 5, a pre-booked taxi might work out better. A local company such as Zara Taxis have small mini-buses that can carry 7+. Have a look at their website.
https://zarzataxi.com/
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Thanks Sal - wow, that is some rise, is there are option to buy multiple tickets online as a discount???
Sal...how does the Two person contactless work - i presume it's with one card, I know it sounds mad - but do you just swipe twice getting on and twice when you get off? cheers.
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I'm not 100% sure. Can anyone else help? Thanks.
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Tib has the following about paying with a debit or credit card -
https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/targeta-bancaria

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Validate when entering and exiting

Each member of the group must validate the same bank card when boarding and alighting the bus, ...
see full page with more explanations and prices


Personally, after the price increases, I'd go for a taxi.
Though it's nice to have a spin on the bus once in a while.
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Tib has the following about paying with a debit or credit card -
https://www.tib.org/en/web/ctm/targeta-bancaria



see full page with more explanations and prices


Personally, after the price increases, I'd go for a taxi.
Though it's nice to have a spin on the bus once in a while.
If you pay by debit card it is cheaper than it used to be.
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If you pay by debit card it is cheaper than it used to be.
Looking at Big Sal's post 4, it doesn't look cheaper.

If it was 1.50 before (PP to Pollensa, single trip, 1 person), then the debit card price for the same journey is now 2.70 (1 hop, zone E1 to D2), and the cash price an eyewatering 4.50, no?
Or am I reading the zonal system wrong?
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Hi Bootledodger, we used the bus to go to both Pollença and Palma last month and yes for two people you tap twice when getting on and again on exit. As usual the bus drivers are very friendly and helpful and happy to explain in good English
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Looking at Big Sal's post 4, it doesn't look cheaper.

If it was 1.50 before (PP to Pollensa, single trip, 1 person), then the debit card price for the same journey is now 2.70 (1 hop, zone E1 to D2), and the cash price an eyewatering 4.50, no?
Or am I reading the zonal system wrong?
I'm not totally sure but from what I gather the Palma bus works out cheaper than it used to be.
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Hi Bootledodger, we used the bus to go to both Pollença and Palma last month and yes for two people you tap twice when getting on and again on exit. As usual the bus drivers are very friendly and helpful and happy to explain in good English
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I'm arriving early evening Fri and getting bus from airport to old town Alcudia - the buses use to be every c.15 minutes - looking at the timetables there is only the 322 now (the Can Picafort bus use to - but appears to finish in Alcudia now?) and they are only once every 35 minutes? does that look right?
If so i might go into Palma and go via Placa de Espana.
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I'm arriving early evening Fri and getting bus from airport to old town Alcudia - the buses use to be every c.15 minutes - looking at the timetables there is only the 322 now (the Can Picafort bus use to - but appears to finish in Alcudia now?) and they are only once every 35 minutes? does that look right?
If so i might go into Palma and go via Placa de Espana.
You can also catch the 324 and the 231 but they don't run as often.

Just seperately I am sure there is some logic somewhere but the 321 is the new route from the Port to CSV and has an interesting fare structure. It runs from the Port to Pollença and then to CSV. The return goes from CSV to Pollença and then the Port. In either direction if you get off in Pollença this is one hop and so costs a single person €2.70 by card or €4.50 if you pay cash. However if you stop on the bus and get off in the Port this is 0 hops and so costs €1.80/€3.00. I'm sure there's some logic (other than a line on a map).
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A couple of weeks back I wanted to go down to the port. I waited for the bus but it didn't show. There were others waiting so I'm sure I wasn't the only one puzzled...

In the end we gave up and jumped in a taxi which cost €10.

Coming back I tapped my card on the bus, tapped off in Pollenca and I've just looked on my statement ... €4.50

I'll only use the bus to go to Palma now. I think that was €8.65... but I tapped twice that time...??? Nothing makes sense.
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You can also catch the 324 and the 231 but they don't run as often.

Just seperately I am sure there is some logic somewhere but the 321 is the new route from the Port to CSV and has an interesting fare structure. It runs from the Port to Pollença and then to CSV. The return goes from CSV to Pollença and then the Port. In either direction if you get off in Pollença this is one hop and so costs a single person €2.70 by card or €4.50 if you pay cash. However if you stop on the bus and get off in the Port this is 0 hops and so costs €1.80/€3.00. I'm sure there's some logic (other than a line on a map).
Thanks Bircho....
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