How to get from Barcelona to Girona

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from Barcelona to Girona

You can get from Barcelona to Girona by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Girona on 09 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:30Barcelona Sants0h38 19:08Girona
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17:30Barcelona1h50 19:20Girona
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19:25Barcelona Sants0h38 20:03Girona
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16:36Barcelona Sants0h38 17:14Girona
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Girona

distanceDistance53 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £15
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSagales or Renfe

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 53 miles from Barcelona to Girona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 38 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Sagales or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Barcelona to Girona.

How to travel from Barcelona to Girona?

Enjoy the sightseeing opportunities of both Barcelona and Girona by travelling the short distance between them by either bus or train. The most cost-effective, as well as the fastest way, to travel from Barcelona to Girona is by train. Routes operated by the Spanish-owned provider Renfe with journey times that start at just 40 minutes on high-speed Avant trains. Regional trains make more stops and can more than two hours. Bus routes are operated by ALSA and Sagales and take between 1.5 and 3 hours. Trains depart at regular intervals throughout the day while there are up to 12 bus departures every day of the week.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Girona?

There is little price difference whether travelling by train or bus from Barcelona to Girona if high-speed Avant train tickets are chosen. Taking slower regional trains, however, is a good way to save money. Find the cheapest tickets on bus travel by being flexible about the date and time of departure. All trains including the high-speed Avant are operated by Renfe and take from 40 minutes to a little over two hours. Trains depart from Barcelona Sants Station and terminate at Girona Station. Bus services are operated by Sagales and ALSA with journey times that vary from 1.5 to 3 hours. Bus departures are from Barcelona Nord, Barcelona Bus Station or Terminal 2 at Barcelona Airport. All arrivals are at Girona Bus Station.

What is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Girona?

The fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Girona is to book the high-speed Avant train operated by Renfe. This departs from Barcelona Sants Station up to 15 times a day, seven days a week, and takes just under 40 minutes to complete the journey. Barcelona Sants Station is located to the southwest of the city centre to which it is linked by local buses or Metro trains. Girona Station is in the heart of the city and just a few minutes on foot from attractions such as the cathedral and the Banys Arabs or Arabic Baths.

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Travel from Barcelona to Girona by bus

Bus services from Barcelona to Girona are run mainly by Sagales with a few routes operated by ALSA. Both are Spanish-owned transport providers. There are up to a dozen departures every day of the week with journey times that range from 1.5 hours to just under 3 hours. These start in the early morning and continue until late at night. There are three departure points across the city, Barcelona Nord, Barcelona Bus Station and outside Terminal 2 at Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Both the Bus Station and Terminal 2 at the airport have a range of passenger facilities such as car hire desks, toilets, ATMs, WiFi and a choice of places to eat and drink. Girona Bus Station is centrally located in the city and is just a short walk from the train station. Facilities at or near the bus station include toilets, ATMs, left luggage storage, shops and cafes.

Travel from Barcelona to Girona by train

From early morning until mid-evening, there are up to four train departures an hour from Barcelona to Girona. 15 of these are high-speed services on Avant trains which speed between the two cities in just 40 minutes. Other departures can take up to 2 hours and 15 minutes. All routes are operated by Renfe, Spain's main train travel provider. While the timetable for Avant trains operates seven days a week, the service for slower regional routes is slightly reduced on Sundays. Located southwest of the city centre, Barcelona Sants Station is linked to the city's transport network of Metro and suburban trains as well as local buses. The station has a full range of services including car parking, car hire desks, WiFi, toilets, tourist information, shops, cafes and restaurants. Girona Station is located in the heart of the city and within an easy walk of tourist attractions, shops and hotels. Among the facilities at Girona Station are car parking, car rental desks, toilets, ATMs, luggage storage, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Girona

Travel to Girona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Girona.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Girona. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Girona. Tickets for a coach cost on average £13.

This is compared to other travel options to Girona:

A coach is about £2 less than a train, which costs on average £15 for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Barcelona to Girona is by train, which takes on average 38 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 50 min   on average.

The distance between Barcelona and Girona is around 53 miles.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Girona is:

  • 22 coaches a day.
  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Barcelona and Girona as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Barcelona to Girona:

  • Coaches most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Girona at Girona, Estació d'Autobusos.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Girona.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Girona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Sagales can get you to Girona by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Sagales from Barcelona to Girona for £13 on Omio.
  • Renfe can take you to Girona by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Barcelona to Girona for £15.

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Girona with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Girona with Sagales with 5 direct coaches per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Girona with Renfe or Renfe AVE with 25 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Girona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to Girona often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and Girona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Girona and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Barcelona to Girona, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £13 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £15 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Girona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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