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Getting from Girona Airport to Barcelona

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How to get from Girona Airport to Barcelona City Centre

Girona–Costa Brava Airport is commonly used as an alternative airport for Barcelona and offers domestic and international flights within Europe. There are two direct means of transportation to the city centre of Barcelona. The first option is by hiring a Barcelona airport taxi and the second and most common option is to take the Girona Airport Bus, also known as the Barcelona Bus. This bus will take you directly to the city centre of Barcelona. Both of these journeys will last 1 hour and 10 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Lastly, the taxi ride costs approximately 180€, while a single bus ticket is 16€. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Barcelona at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.


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Comparison of the options

Taxi €180 70min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €180 70min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, flexible cancellation.
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How to get from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre by taxi

The taxis at Girona Airport are available at ranks throughout the whole day. Taxis in Barcelona are of white color and they all hold an illuminated yellow/black roof sign. The trip to Barcelona usually takes 1 hour and 10 minutes with normal traffic and the total price for a compact size vehicle is 180€.

Taxi fare from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre

The total price of the trip to the centre of Barcelona is expected to be around 180€, including the initial charge of 2.10€. This price may further be affected by factors such as extra luggage or the size of the chosen vehicle.


Even though traveling to Barcelona from Girona Airport by taxi is extremely comfortable and safe, it is quite costly. The trip duration is 1 hour and 10 minutes and costs 180€ whereas a single bus ride that will take you to the same location in the same amount of time will costs 16€. However, the price of a taxi can always be divided when traveling with a group of people.

Editor’s Note

Be sure to carry cash on you because the taxis do not all have debit/credit card machines.

Useful Tips

If you arrive to your destination and realize you have forgotten an item in the taxi, call the lost and found at +34 90 210 1564
There is an overcharge to the original price of 4.60€ on bank holidays, for services after 9:00pm and the weekend
Check that the taxi meter has be reset to the starting fare when you depart.

How to get from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre by bus

Most people who travel from Girona Airport straight to the city centre of Barcelona travel by bus. This bus is the Girona Airport Bus run by Sagales, also known as the Barcelona Bus. The travel duration is about 1 hour and 10 minutes and a one way bus ticket is 16€. The bus network operates throughout the day.

How much is the bus from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre?

A regular one-way bus tickets cost 16€ and a round-trip ticket is 25€. This price applies for children above the age of 5 and for adults. Tickets can be purchased online or from the Sagales ticket stand inside the airport.



Trip Duration

70 Min.

Waiting time for the Barcelona bus is around 1 hour.

Value for Money

The Barcelona bus is available 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stop is located right outside the arrival's exit of the Girona airport. There are signs that will guide you to the bus stop and if you are having difficulty, you can always ask the staff at the airport.


The Barcelona bus is the most common mean of transportation when traveling to the city centre of Barcelona from Girona airport. It departs every hour and the duration of the trip is 1 hour and 10 minutes, the same travel duration as with a taxi and costs 16€ which is a much cheaper price than a trip by taxi.

Editor’s Note

The Barcelona bus has arranged its times of departure and arrival to coincide with the times of arrival and departure of the airport's flights.

Useful Tips

It i recommended to buy your bus ticket online in order to avoid a big lineup at the airport and risk missing the bus.
The passenger is entitled to carry luggage without charge, provided that as a whole this does not exceed the maximum measures allowed (100x60x25 cm).
Check the website above for day to day scheduling..

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Barcelona. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre?

The average fixed taxi fare from Girona Airport to Barcelona is 180€. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How much is a bus ticket from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre?

Regular one-way bus tickets cost 16€ for adults. Tickets can be purchased online or from the ticket stand inside the airport.

How far is it from Girona Airport to the city center of Barcelona?

The total distance from Girona Airport to Barcelona city centre is 90 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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