The Girona – Costa Brava airport is 103 km or 64 miles from Barcelona city centre or approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes by car. Therefore, it is worth bearing this in mind when deciding to fly into Girona airport, rather than the much closer Barcelona El Prat de Llobregat airport. But if is the airport you fly to, whatever the reason, from Girona Costa Brava airport you can get to the city of Barcelona by bus, taxi, private transfer service or rental car.

This airport is one of the bases for low-cost airlines, mainly Ryanair. It is important to note that Girona Airport is not located in the city of Girona. Therefore, if you decide to take a train from Girona, you will first need to get to Girona city center by taxi or bus. Here are the best options to get to Barcelona.


Girona Airport Taxi

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There are official taxi lines outside the airport terminal. The price of the taxi service is marked on the meter, regardless of the supplements that may exist. The approximate price from the centre of Barcelona is 130 euros. Please note that the price does not vary depending on the number of people traveling in the taxi.



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At the airport you can take a bus that will take you to the centre of Barcelona at Estació del Nord in Carrer d’Ali Bei 80, next to the Arc de Triomf. Buses are coordinated with Ryanair flights. Travel time is 1h10. The cost is low making this one of the more affordable options for getting from Girona airport to Barcelona.


Transfer Services

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The easiest and most comfortable option for the visitor to get to Barcelona is to use a private transfer service. It is not much more expensive than a taxi and they will be waiting for you with a sign inside the terminal. Group prices per person range from €12 to €40 for up to 12 passengers, these are indicative and calculated on the largest number of people. You can also book transfers for larger groups.


Rental Car

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If you have rented a car at the airport, keep in mind that Barcelona can be accessed via the N-II and AP-7 roads. There are various companies available at the airport with different car models and prices.



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Unfortunately there is no direct train. What you can do is take a taxi or the urban bus to the center of Girona and get on a train to Barcelona at Riudellots station. The train stops at all the main stops in Barcelona such as Passeig de Gracia, Sants Estaciò, etc.

From the Girona train station you can easily reach the picturesque old town. Regional trains from Girona to Barcelona can take up to 2 hours, while AVE high-speed trains take just 39 minutes; prices range between €8.40 and €52.80.


These are the means of transport available at Girona Airport making it relatively easy to get to Barcelona for passengers who wish to travel there. And if you’re coming into Barcelona then why not also enjoy our Barcelona Segway Tour during your stay!