Located in the northeast of Catalonia, Girona is a city in one of the 4 provinces of Catalonia. With a temperate climate the city receives sunlight almost year-round. It is a wonderful city full of vibrant streets and eye-catching structures. The city’s proximity to Barcelona, one of Spain’s most visited cities, and Costa Brava, one of the region’s most beautiful beaches, plays an important role in its influx of millions of tourists a year.
The annual Flower Exhibition, held in April, attracts visitors from surrounding cities and countries. The climate borders on a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, so the best time to visit is between the months of May and September. The weather in July and August gets especially hot, with temperatures rising to 30 degrees.
The city attracts attention for its eye-catching historic buildings and delicious Spanish cuisine. Places to see in the city include the Girona Cathedral, Museum of Archaeology, City History Museum, the Museum of Jewish History, Museu d’Art de Girona, Museu del Cinema, and the Girona City Walls. Some of the must-try flavors in the city include delicious Spanish tapas and paella, made with different seafood like shrimp, fish, and mussels. The easiest and most comfortable way to reach Girona is by train from Barcelona, which takes an hour and half. There are more scheduled programs during the summer for both conventional trains that are direct and regional trains that make stops.
Costa Brava Airport, which is among the airports having the highest capacity of passengers in Spain and ranked the second in Barcelona with its size and traffic, is only 12.5 kilometers away from Girona city center. You can cover that distance in 20 minutes with a normal driving. There are flights from Istanbul, Antalya, Izmir, and Adana (by Turkish Airlines) to the airport. Once you get off the plane, you won't have any difficulty reaching Girona city center. Regular bus services, taxis, car rental and private transfer services are among the transportation alternatives you can prefer to reach the city center from the airport.
You can go to the city center from Costa Brava Airport by bus, one of the most affordable means of transportation. The public transport network in the city is organized by a company called Sagales and you can find the schedule of bus departures on the company's website (sagales.com).
The bus route 605 starts from Blanes, picks up passengers from Lloret de Mar and then Costa Brava Airport, and ends in Girona. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city center from the airport.
L-28 line is also one of the buses you can prefer for transfer between the airport and the city center. It departs from Lieida and goes through C25 Highway to reach Girona. The bus ride approximately takes 15 minutes.
Another bus alternative to get to the city center is the line 607 and it also stops by Riudellots. Let us remind you that the bus operates on weekdays between 5 am and 11 pm.
There are transfer services to reach the city center every 25 minutes and by the hour. You can take a bus in front of the airport terminal, which is in a 5-minute walking distance when you get off the plane. The last stop is the city center and you get off the bus at Girona Bus Station (Estació D'Autobusos De Girona). Every bus stop has a route schedule and you can plan your journey according to the departures.
Each single fare from Costa Brava Airport to Girona city center costs 2.75 Euros. No online sale of tickects is available, nor is there any possibility of buying one on the bus. You can buy bus tickets at the ticket sales office of the airport which opens at 8am (and operating until 2am on the next day) every day of the week.
Taxi, which is the fastest, busiest and most practical transfer option, runs on day-rate and night-tariff just like in Turkey. Taximeter is available in all taxis at the airport and the taxi ride takes about 20 minutes to get to the city center. The taxi fare for transfer to Girona city center costs about 25-30 Euros.
Taxi stops at the airport are in front of the gate of the incoming passenger terminal. These stops immediately catch your eyes with their blue and white taxi signs and yellow "taxi" writings on the road. If you cannot find a taxi at this area, you can dial the taxi numbers hung on the wall through the free-of-charge phone next to the information desk inside the terminal.
You will find the offices of the international car rental companies such as Hertz, Dollar, Firefly, and Thrifty on the ground floor of the airport. You can also enjoy pre-booking option making a reservation through the websites of these companies offering you rental car options with high standards. You can determine the route to the city center through navigation, or you can get help from the route signs on the road if you are not provided with such an option.
Once you leave the airport and take the AP7 highway, the road takes you to Girona city center.
You are charged 1 Euro for using the highway and render the payment in cash at the exit of the highway.
If you would like to enjoy comfort, security and Wi-Fi in one transfer option, you can take advantage of the private local transfer companies providing this service with fully equipped vehicles with a private driver. You are charged according to the size, model and newness of the vehicle and you can render the payment online by your credit card.Last Updated: February 12, 2019