With its traditional carriages and beautiful scenery, the traditional Palma to Soller train delights thousands of travellers every year. Visit Mallorca and experience the unforgettable delights of this historic railway.
The historic Palma to Soller railway
The route between Palma and Soller is known as the Ferrocarril de Soller railway. First opened in 1912, the train has become more than just a mode of transport for residents in Mallorca. It is also one of its most popular tourist attractions with visitors of all ages.
Take the train from Palma, Mallorca’s capital city, and find a seat on one of its traditional carriages. Wood panelling and brass fixtures help to re-create a historic atmosphere. As the electric train rattles out of the capital, travellers are immediately confronted by stunning views of the Mediterranean and Mallorca’s spectacularly diverse landscape.
The train travels through a number of villages and towns on the way to Soller, including the charming town of Bunyola. After Bunyola, it enters the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Journeying through a series of tunnels, the train climbs higher through the mountains before descending to the town of Soller and treating its passengers to breath-taking hillside views.
Catching the train to Soller
Several trains leave Palma each day for Soller throughout the year, and a special tourist train leaves every morning. This service makes a brief stop en route to give passengers time to take photographs.
Travellers who reach Soller can journey onward to Port de Soller by tram as well. This route opened in 1913, and originally took both people and merchandise – such as fresh fish – between the town of Soller and its port. Today, it offers a charming way to see the enchanting sights of this historic Mediterranean port.