Girona travel guide

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You're Going to Love Girona

With a population of 96,188, Girona is a must-see destination in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Girona has to offer.

When to visit Girona

Girona in July
Estimated hotel price
$50
1 night at 3-star hotel
Girona in July
Estimated hotel price
$50
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Girona in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 33.8 °F, with an average temperature of 44.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 3.3″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Girona, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Girona

Plane

When flying to Girona, you’ll arrive at Girona Costa Brava (GRO), which is located 11 km from the city center.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Girona, followed by SNCF. The train journey from Girona to Lleida takes 1h 05m and costs around $16 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Zaragoza, expect to pay about $7 for a 1h 29m trip. The train station in Girona is called Girona Estación de tren, and is located 0.8 km from the city center.

Car

Another option to get to Girona is to pick up a car rental from Barcelona, which is about 86 km from Girona. You’ll find branches of Record Go and Hertz, among others, in Barcelona.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Girona, including ALSA, FlixBus and BlaBlaBus. From Perpignan, the bus ride to Girona takes 233 km and will cost you around $9. From Valencia, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 362 km. The most popular bus station is Girona N Ii Can Darnes, located 6 km from downtown Girona. Girona Passeig Països Catalans is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city center.

Airports near Girona

Airlines serving Girona

United Airlines
Good (2,618 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,734 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,065 reviews)
KLM
Good (317 reviews)
Air France
Good (355 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,169 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,808 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,022 reviews)
SWISS
Good (407 reviews)
Iberia
Good (773 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (963 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (749 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (236 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (447 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,376 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (384 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (219 reviews)
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Where to stay in Girona

Average rates range from around $138 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $170 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Erba by Pillow and Hotel Europa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Girona

Most booked hotels in Girona

Mas Duc
Excellent (8.5, 624 reviews)
$80+
Hotel Ultonia
Excellent (8.2, 2511 reviews)
$64+
Salles Hotel Aeroport de Girona
Excellent (8.1, 2483 reviews)
$71+
DoubleTree by Hilton Girona
Excellent (8, 3430 reviews)
$85+
Hotel Vilobi
Good (7.8, 1837 reviews)
$53+
Hostal Mas Ferrer
Good (7.5, 1031 reviews)
$48+
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Renting a car in Girona

Renting a car in Girona costs $29 per day, on average, or $58 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Barcelona-El Prat.

Expect to pay $6.36 per gallon in Girona (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $76.31 and $101.75.