Girona is located north of Barcelona and can be reached from there by bus, train, or one's own car. There is an airport
located on the AP-7 highway that also accepts international flights (e.g. to London Stansted for UK). It is also 98km (61 miles) away from Barcelona.
Girona Airport is 1hr bus ride from Barcelona center.
Most low cost airlines like Ryanair , Wizz Air, mention "Barcelona" in their descriptions of Girona airport. You can make connection between the airport and Barcelona.
'''Bus:''' If you want to travel to Girona from Barcelona city you can take a bus. That bus stops in the center of Barcelona, in Estació d'Autobusos Barcelona Nord (Barcelona's main bus terminal).
'''Trains''' from Barcelona to Girona leaves approximately every hour from Barcelona Estació de Sants. The journey takes 1h20m from Girona to Barcelona Sants and the ticket costs about
6 €, depending on the train type ( Catalunya Express is faster, Regional is cheaper). You can check it at Renfe's Train Time Tables page:
*bus service from Girona airport to Perpignan''' [http://www.frogbus.com'''Express]
In the old town, many touristy cafes offer ''menu del dia'' for €10-13, even on Sun. Areas with dense coverage of faceless touristy cafes are: Plaça Independencia; Rambla de la Lliberitat (near cathedrals).
Like any other Catalan city, cafes are closed from 4PM until dinner time (about 8-8:30PM). Exceptions are only touristy cafes at Rambla de la Lliberitat.
Fish dishes are better avoided in August--see the shallow river to understand the reasons.
* <eat name="Le Bistrot" alt="" address="Pujada de Sant Domenec, 4" directions="halfway on going down from Catedral by either side of Pujada de Sant Domenec" phone="+34(972)21-8803" url="" hours="" price="Menu del dia: €17 / €20, available on Sun also; no traditional menu" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Very prominent location, with outdoor tables on arguably most spectacular staircase in the town. Alternatively, consider indoor seats near backyard windows. Frequented by students of the local university.</eat>
* '''Gran Muralla''', Francesc Eiximenis. The best selection of Japanese and Chinese food, featuring sushi, beijing duck, thai salad.[http://www.cuina-asiatica.com ] [http://www.g-muralla-asiatica.com ]
* <eat name="
el Pou del Call" alt="" address="C/ Força, 14" directions="" phone="972 22 37 74" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Excellent and good value local Catalonian dishes.</eat>
* <eat name="König" alt="" address="
Four locations" directions="" phone ="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.konig. es" hours="" price=""></eat>
:* <eat name="Frankfurter König 1" alt="" address="Avinguda Jaume I, 1" directions="" phone="972 212 621" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Cheap food such us pizzas, steak, french fries; and also a place to have a drink.</eat>
:* <eat name="Frankfurter König 2" alt="" address="Pl. Independència, 2" directions="" phone="972 202 099" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
*<eat name="1900" alt="" address="C/ Obra, 2" directions="in a small square, near the Ponta de Pedra" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Drinks €1-4" lat="" long="">Coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. Simple selection of pastries and waffle. Reasonably priced and delicious with the bonus of free wi-fi. Beautiful place with gorgeous, clean bathrooms.</eat>
* '''City Arms''', Güell. English pub.
'''Excalibur''', Cort Reial. typical Irish pub with a good selection of beers.
'''Siddharta''', Pedret. A suitable place to try the drink named "tisana" (in Catalan).
'''Mckiernan's''' Rambla de la Llibertat. An Irish pub, crowded on weekends. Suitable place to have a drink.
''Babel''', Carrer de Cort- Reial 3. Nice bar, nice food and cosy place to have a few. English friendly.
*The [http://www. gironapartments. com'''Girona Medieval Suites Apartments'''] Carrer de la Barca, 19, Girona, 17001 Spain. The situation of the apartments is great for the lovers of the old town of Girona, because the district is in one step from the Ramblas and the Jewish Quarter, surrounded by theatres, museums, shops, cinemas, monuments, bars and restaurants of fine cuisine and good atmosphere, each one specialized in a distinct cuisine. Visit our website at http://www.gironapartments.com
* '''Hotel Carlemany''', Joan Maragall.
* '''Hotel Ciutat de Girona''', Hortes. Another 4 star hotel located near the downtown.
<sleep name="Equity Point Girona" alt="" address="Plaça Catalunya 23" directions="" phone="+34 93 231 2045" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://equity-point.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From €15 including breakfast, internet access and bottom linen">Hostel that has clean and cheap rooms
staff also plan activities for the evening for visitors.</sleep> * <sleep name="Gran Hotel Ultonia" alt="" address="Gran Via de Jaume I, 22" directions="" phone="+034 972 203 850" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hotelhusaultonia.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">a modern four
open to the public recently</sleep>
As is typical with these region of Catalonia, it can get quite hot in the summer. Take care and drink plenty of water throughout the day. There are a number of public water fountains which anyone can make use of and they are clearly marked on the city maps you get from the tourists office.
As for crime, Girona is generally a very safe town with a vigilant local population. It experiences crime that is typical of any city its size, but visitors have little to worry about from the town itself beyond possibly pickpocketing in large crowds.
That being said one of the larger worries, are other travellers. While not the destination that Barcelona is for "stag" parties from Northern Europe, Girona does see its fair share of them given that many of them fly in to the Girona Airport. They are usually extremely drunk, disrespectful, and also feeling free of all societal restrictions that they would otherwise obey in their home country. Any members of these groups should be generally avoided. Female travelers should be especially wary as these men easily get out of hand and have been known to assault women.
Other than these unfortunate individuals, for some reason, it is common to see local drunks and other vagabonds at the entrances to the footbridges across the Onyar River, especially on the Old Town side. While they generally keep to themselves, they will often beg for change. Obviously, it is unwise and heavily encouraged not to give them any money and just ignore them.
It should go without saying as it would seem obvious, but don't attempt to jump in to the Onyar River from any of the bridges across it. In addition to being difficult to get back out of, the water simply isn't deep enough for the height and you will sustain any number of grievous injuries upon landing.
* [[Barcelona]] - An hour to the south by train and the capital of Catalonia with an endless list of things to see and do.
* [[Figueres]] - A town approximately 30 minutes to the north by train with the famous Dalí museum and an active Old Town core.
* [[Tossa de Mar]] - While unfortunately deeply slathered in beach tourists, the original old town of the city is quite lovely to walk.