Transport and means of communication.
Son Sant Joan international airport (MALLORCA), 8km outside the city of Palma, is the main means of access to the island of Mallorca. Around 20 million passengers use this airport annually; one of the busiest, especially in international terms. There is a regular bus connection between Palma and the airport and the journey takes 20 minutes. INFO
By sea, over 800,000 passengers a year arrive in Mallorca. The two most important ports are Palma and Alcúdia, and they take both regular transport of passengers and tourist cruise liners. INFO
BUKS 2011 will be held in the Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos building , located on the Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
The campus is 7.5km away from Palma, in the road to Valldemossa. To get there from the city center, you have three options:
OPTION 1: Subway on Plaza España (Frequency: 15 minutes commuting to campus: 13 minutes). From the metro station you can take a circular bus (free) which runs through the campus every 15 minutes.
OPTION 2: You can take bus 19 at any of its stops in Palma (Frequency: 15 minutes, time to UIB campus: 30 minutes from Plaza de España).
The EMT (Municipal Transport Company) offers a wide transport system to make communication easier among the different municipalities. There is only one single ticket which is valid only once. EMT offers a ten-journey discount card. You can buy them at tobacco shops and at the EMT offices.
Several people can use this card at the same time and it is valid for urban lines.
The metro line starts off at the main station located at the Plaça d'Espanya and covers a distance of 7.2 km. until reaching the Campus of the University of the Balearic Islands. The metro takes 13 minutes to cover this distance. It is the easiest way to go to the Campus.