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How to get to Girona from Barcelona

Written by Karen
Photo by Karen Matthews

Photo by Karen Matthews

If you’ve fallen in love with the history and charm of the narrow streets in the gothic quarter during your stay in Barcelona, then you will love visiting the town of Girona. The city, which is located around 100 kilometres away from Barcelona, brands itself as a “city full of surprises”. And it’s certainly not an understatement! A wander around Girona’s Jewish quarter with its tiny cobblestone lanes and stairs leading up to the city’s old walls is a truly delightful way to spend your day. You may even feel like it’s a familiar scene, given that Girona has previously been one of the locations used for the filming of Game of Thrones. Girona’s Jewish Quarter is steeped in history and it’s well worth taking the time to visit places such as the Museum of Jewish History.

Check out these options for some of the ways you can make your way to Girona from Barcelona.

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By train

By far, the easiest and quickest option is to catch the train from Barcelona. The travel time is around forty minutes on the fast train with services running frequently. If you’re planning your trip over a weekend then you may like to purchase your ticket in advance on Renfe, where a return trip is usually around 35 Euros.

By car

If you feel like getting to Girona with some stops along the way, such as the towns of Pals and Peratallada, then you may like to pick up a hire car in Barcelona from companies such as Europcar and And if you’re on your own and want a bit of company, then you could register your trip on sites such as Bla Bla Car, a service where someone helps with the cost of the journey by reserving and paying for a seat in your car. The going rate from Barcelona to Girona is around five to seven Euros.

Related article: A day trip to Girona

By bicycle

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If you’re feeling adventurous, then why not make your way to Girona from Barcelona on two wheels. It could make for a good option as it will allow you to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way. There are several operators offering bicycle tours from Barcelona with the final destination of Girona. One provider is Terra bike tours, which features a five-day trip by towns like Tossa de Mar, Tamariu and Torroella de Montgrí.

About the author


Karen is a writer with a love for music, travel and vermouth on Sundays, who lives and works in Barcelona.

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