Salou travel guide

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You're Going to Love Salou

With a population of 26,649, Salou is a must-see destination in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Salou

Salou in January
Estimated hotel price
$46
1 night at 3-star hotel
Salou in January
Estimated hotel price
$46
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Salou

Plane

When flying to Salou, you’ll arrive at Reus (REU), which is located 5 miles from the city center.

Train

Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Salou, followed by SNCF. The train journey from Salou 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. Located 0.7 miles from the city center, Salou is the busiest station in Salou. Another popular train station is Salou Port Aventura, located 0.8 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Salou is to pick up a car rental from Barcelona, which is about 58 miles from Salou. You’ll find branches of Record Go and Hertz, among others, in Barcelona.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Salou, including ALSA, FlixBus and BlaBlaBus. From Valencia, the bus ride to Salou takes 225 miles and will cost you around $10. From Zaragoza, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 240 miles. The most popular bus station is Salou Jaume I, located 0.3 miles from downtown Salou. Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras is also a commonly used station, and is 1.9 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Salou

United Airlines
Good (2,617 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,752 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,071 reviews)
KLM
Good (317 reviews)
Air France
Good (355 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,168 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,822 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,024 reviews)
SWISS
Good (409 reviews)
Iberia
Good (776 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (749 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (238 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (447 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,384 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (384 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (219 reviews)
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Where to stay in Salou

Average rates range from around $62 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $105 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Salou

Most booked hotels in Salou

Portaventura Hotel Mansión De Lucy
Excellent (9.3, 211 reviews)
$125+
Olympus Palace
Excellent (8.8, 2523 reviews)
$62+
Portaventura Hotel Portaventura
Excellent (8.4, 3797 reviews)
$128+
Hotel Best Terramarina
Excellent (8.3, 1996 reviews)
$48+
Hotel Acqua
Excellent (8.2, 1259 reviews)
$55+
Hotel Lauria
Good (7.7, 2927 reviews)
$47+
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Renting a car in Salou

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 36% more expensive than at Barcelona-El Prat.

Expect to pay $6.36 per gallon in Salou (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.