If you think Barcelona is full of beauty, visit Girona. The medieval city is going to take your breath away. Plan for a Girona day trip to see for yourself. Girona isn’t far from the center of Barcelona. You can easily reach the city by car, bus, or by taking a train from Barcelona.
Alternatively, join a guided day trip to Girona and sit back and relax while your driver whisks you off. There are two main routes you can take to arrive in Girona. One is by traveling inland directly out of Barcelona, or by choosing the route along the Costa Brava. No matter which route you choose, the landscapes along the way are gorgeous!
Once you’ve arrived, head in the direction of the old center. Allow yourself to get lost in the cobblestone streets. There is no shortage of charm everywhere you stroll; all parts of the city offer a unique selection of beauty in which to shower yourself. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, Girona is your paradise.
The most notable and iconic construction that appears in the series is the Cathedral of Girona. It’s stone steps, and impressive wide gothic nave are must-sees. To make sure you don’t miss anything, take a Girona tour to all the most important sites. In addition to the Girona Cathedral, streets like Bisbe Cartaña are incredibly picturesque, and the Arab baths nearby, are worth a photo as well.
Game of Thrones sites aside, while in Girona many people highly recommend taking a walking tour around the city walls. Also, don’t miss the El Puente Eiffel (Eiffel Bridge) to enjoy a view of Girona from a colorful perspective.
Located roughly 100 km Northeast of Barcelona, Girona is situated inland from the Costa Brava and easily accessible by multiple modes of transportation.
Car, Bus, or Train are the best modes of transport to get you to Girona, although the most hassle-free is by train or on a Barcelona to Girona day tour. With the high-speed train (AVE or AVANT service) from Sants Estacio or El Clot Arago, you arrive at the central station in Girona (located in Plaça d’Espanya) in as little as 38 min.
Inexpensive tickets for a rapid Barcelona to Girona trip are available; however, if these are sold out, you can find low-cost tickets by traveling on either the MD or Regional train services. These tickets for your Barcelona to Girona day trip can be purchased directly at the station. Note, the journey time on these services take anywhere from 1h 15 min to over 2 hours.
With a tour, the travel time is longer as some types of tours will stop along the way to visit other historical medieval towns. What about renting a car to make a day trip from Barcelona? This option may offer you more freedom, but it isn't the most affordable option. Keep in mind, the tolls along the way rack up fast (upwards of 20 euros).
Absolutely! The surrounding cities and towns are well worth a stop. Travel from Barcelona to Girona to experience one of the best day trips from the bustling city. Barcelona to Girona tours organize the most comprehensive outings, perfect for anyone looking for a short city escape. Best of all, you don’t have to plan anything. Arrive at your meeting point and let your guides do the rest.
Now, what are you waiting for? Book a day trip from Barcelona to Girona to explore this wondrous city.