From Girona airport to Barcelona city center

You didn't think the holidays would be all sun and sangria, did you?

An unfortunate part of the trip to the second Barcelona airport in Girona is that it is 100 km from the center of Barcelona - 1h20 away, it is almost as long as a flight from several major European cities!

That said, getting from Girona airport to Barcelona is easy if you have the right information to do it.

From Girona airport to Barcelona


La only direct option It is the Girona airport bus, operated by Sagales (also called Barcelona Bus).

A one-way ticket costs 16,00€ (round trip 25,00€).

You can get the tickets directly at the airport after queuing at the terminal building. He is advance booking is highly recommended To make sure you get the first bus available - the convenience of having your ticket ready on your cell phone saves you a ton of stress.

You can buy your Girona Barcelona bus tickets online in advance by clicking on the following button:

Girona airport bus timetable:

There is a bus for each flight, but to make sure you can check the schedules here:

  • As of October 25, 2020.
  • If you arrive later, you will need to be patient to know the times.

Children under the age of 4 can take the Sagales airport bus for free as long as they are in the arms of their parents; children over 5 years old must pay for their seat.

For more information, you can contact them on +34 90 213.

Transfer from Girona airport to the center of Barcelona

If you are a group of 12 or more, you may consider using the airport transfer offered Solar transfer as a alternative to the bus.

The cost of the trip from Girona airport to your final address in Barcelona is approximately € 33,00 per person from / to the airport, against € 25,00 for the bus that drops you off at Estació del Nord.

Suntransfer has child seats up to 4 years, but must be requested when making the reservation.

Get a free quote online on their website.

By train

Unfortunately there are no direct train.

You can take a taxi (approximately 30,00€) where he city ​​bus 605 to the center of Girona and catch a train to Barcelona in the Riudellots station. The train stops at all the main stops in Barcelona such as Passeig de Gracia, Sants Estacio, etc.

This is only recommended if you want to visit Girona.

From Girona train station you can easily reach the picturesque historic center. Here you will find the Cinema Museum, a fascinating Jewish quarter, and the historic Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, as interesting as ever.

Regional trains from Girona to Barcelona can take up to 2 hours, while AVE high-speed trains only take 39 minutes; prices vary from € 8,40 to € 52,80.

Train schedules are available here.


Taking a taxi is the fastest and most expensive option. the 90 km trip with Plaça de Catalunya as the arrival point, it will last approximately 65 minutes in optimal traffic conditions.

The price of the taxi ride is estimated at 140,00€.

If you are traveling in a large group, this is definitely an interesting option. Also if you stay in the northwest of the city (closer to Girona) it will be a little cheaper, then this is something to take into account.

Otherwise, unless you win the lottery, I suggest you use that money in one of the best restaurants in Barcelona.

Car rental at Girona airport

Like most airports, you will find car rental options at Girona Airport.

This is a great option for those who want to explore the parts of the Costa Brava that can only be reached by car. If you are heading directly to Barcelona, ​​this is far from ideal.

6 rental companies are present at Girona airport and you can find more information here.

Why the Girona airport?

If you have a choice, it is always better to fly to Barcelona's El Prat airport; It is much closer to the city center and there are many more options for airport transfers.

I only suggest using Girona airport in Barcelona in the following situations:

  • First you go to the Costa Brava.
  • Seeing Girona is an important part of your Barcelona vacation itinerary.
  • You benefit from a good business on a flight (round-trip transportation from Girona costs approximately 30,00€).
  • It's yours only option.

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