How to travel 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 Dec 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10AMBarcelona Sants0h38 09:48AMGirona
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10:56PMBarcelona Sants0h38 11:34PMGirona
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07:25PMBarcelona Sants0h38 08:03PMGirona
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09:30AMBarcelona Sants0h39 10:09AMGirona
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Girona

distanceDistance53 miles (86 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$17 - $19
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $19 (€17) • 38 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSagales or Renfe

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 53 miles (86 km) 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $17 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Sagales or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Barcelona to Girona.

How to travel from Barcelona to Girona?

Enjoy the sightseeing opportunities of both Barcelona and Girona by traveling 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 traveling 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 center 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 bathrooms, ATMs, left baggage storage, stores 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 schedule for Avant trains operates seven days a week, the service for slower regional routes is slightly reduced on Sundays. Located southwest of the city center, 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, bathrooms, tourist information, stores, 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, bathrooms, ATMs, baggage storage, restaurants, cafes and stores.

How to get from Barcelona to Girona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Girona, 98,72% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Girona and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Girona

Travel Tips: 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 from Barcelona to Girona. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Girona is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $17 (€15) compared to other travel options to Girona:

Taking a bus is about $3 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $19 (€17) for this trip.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Girona is by train with an average journey time of 38 min.

There are alternative travel options to Girona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 15 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 53 miles (86 km) between Barcelona and Girona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Girona is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • 29 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Girona from Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Girona:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Girona, Estació d'Autobusos.
  • Most travelers board their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Girona.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Girona:

  • You can travel to Girona from Barcelona by bus with Sagales. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€15) with Sagales from Barcelona to Girona.
  • You can go to Girona from Barcelona by train with Renfe. You'll see cheap train tickets for $19 (€17) with Renfe from Barcelona to Girona on Omio.

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

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to Girona with Infobus or Sagales.
  • You can check for a direct train to Girona with Renfe, Renfe AVE or Renfe AVLO with 29 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Girona tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Your trip from Barcelona to Girona doesn't have to end in Girona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Barcelona to Girona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Girona today!

Before traveling 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:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $17 (€15) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $19 (€17) one way on average.

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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