Girona Airport is officially known as the Girona Costa Brava Airport. It is located 12 kilometres south from the centre of Girona and is around 100 kilometres from Barcelona city centre. With the rise of budget airlines, Girona Airport has become an established servant of passengers travelling to the Costa Brava as well as Barcelona itself.
In recent years, this airport has added many more flights to its schedule, allowing a greater capacity of travellers to visit Catalunya with ease. The main operator in to and out of Girona is RyanAir. Passengers coming to Barcelona with this carrier need to be aware that landing at Girona results in a longer transfer time to Barcelona city than it would if you were to land at Barcelona Airport.
When you land at Girona you will find all the necessities you would require at a mid-sized airport. The bases for refreshment, retail, hospitality, car rental and basic services are covered, yet the airport is not quite on the level of Barcelona Airport
, for its facilities.
There are 3 main methods of transport to get to and from Girona Airport available to you. Potentially the easiest and most efficient method of making your transfer is using the Bus.
The ‘Barcelona Bus’ company are separate from Ryan Air, yet they arrange their services to coincide with the arrival and departure of Ryan Air flights into Girona. Single or return tickets to Girona or Barcelona from Girona-Costa Brava Airport cannot be bought on the bus. The bus stop and counter to buy tickets are located on the right hand side outside the Girona Airport terminal.
DIRECT BUS TO BARCELONA
It takes 1 hour and 10 minutes and will take you to 'Estacio del Nord' (Barcelona's main bus terminal) in the city centre
. When you get to Barcelona, you can take the metro
at Arc de Triomf estation which is around the corner from where the bus will drop you off. From there you can easily get to the city centre by bus or taxi too. Taxi ranks are located just outside the station.
Price for a single ticket: 16 €
Price for a return ticket: 25 € (Note that this ticket must be used within the following 30 days)
Check timetables to get from Girona Airport to Barcelona here
Note that at the Estació del Nord bus station in Barcelona, there is plenty of space in the lockers to leave your baggage. If your bus leaves early in the morning and you want to spend your last hours partying in the city, there's no need to carry your bag around with you!
DIRECT BUS TO GIRONA
It takes half an hour and stops at the Girona railstation in the Plaça España. From the central rail station in Girona you can connect to other towns and villages in the region by train.
Price for a single ticket: 2,75 €
Price for a return ticket: 5,25 € (Note that this ticket must be used within the following 30 days)
Check timetables to get from Girona Airport to Girona here
Alternatively, cars can be hired from any of the main international car hire companies at the Girona Airport terminal. The Girona Airport is directly accessible from the AP-7 motorway and driving
from Girona Airport into Barcelona should take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes. The 100 kilometres journey itself is relatively straightforward but do remember you will need some funds handy to pay your way. A motorway toll in Spanish is ‘peaje’ or in Catalan ´peatge´. The easiest barrier to head for is the ´manual´ gate, where you pay by cash. The other barriers you will see are payable using credit cards and avoid barriers with a T in blue if you do not have the necessary paying system. The first toll coming to Barcelona will require you to take a ticket. Keep this ticket to show to the attendant or automatic mashine at the next toll booth.
Taking a taxi
is another possibility and the taxi rank can be found at the exit to the Girona Airport terminal. A Taxi to Barcelona will be in excess of about €120 euros which is potentially more than your flight cost you! We would not recommend this option! Save your money for the treats that await you in Barcelona! If you do want to take a taxi however, agree a rough price before you depart.
So, don’t miss your flight and check out the timetable of arrivals and departures at Girona-Costa Brava airport. T.+34 972 473 681
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