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Vueling Airlines, Iberia
The ancient walled city of Girona may be smaller in size than its Catalonian neighbour Barcelona but it boasts an equally impressive heritage stemming from a blend of different cultural influences. One of the city’s most famous characteristics is the row of houses with gaily-painted façades overlooking the River Onyar, known as the Cases de l’Onyar. The Forca Vella and the Medieval Quarter are the historic fortifications of Girona, while the imposing cathedral has a Romanesque tower, a Gothic nave and a Baroque facade and steps. During the summer season, flights to Girona from the UK land at Girona–Costa Brava Airport but if you plan to travel during the off-season, the nearest airport to Girona is Barcelona’s El Prat.
The best months to find cheap flights to Girona are when the budget airlines operate direct flights from the UK, generally speaking from the beginning of April until the end of October. In February, Girona celebrates Mardi Gras with masked balls and costumed characters in the streets. On St George’s Day on 23 April, you’ll notice a plethora of book and flower stalls springing up on every corner as it’s customary for loved ones to exchange gifts on that date – tradition holds that women receive red roses and men receive books. If you’re searching for cheap tickets to Girona during peak season, try booking in advance and keeping your dates flexible.
Two low-cost carriers offer direct flights to Girona from a large number of UK airports during the summer season. Ryanair departs from Bristol, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, East Midlands and Manchester, while Jet2 sets off from Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast, Newcastle, London Stansted and East Midlands. It couldn’t be easier to get there – the direct flight time is just over two hours from London Stansted.
Getting from Girona–Costa Brava Airport to the city centre is very straightforward – it’s only about 10 miles from the Old Town centre. A taxi to the Old Town costs around €20 or you can hop on a Sagales Barcelona Bus and pay less than €5 for a one-way ticket to Girona bus station in the city centre. For those planning a tour of the Costa Brava region, a hire car is a great option and you’ll find plenty of well-known car rental companies at the airport.
If you want to splurge on a special dining experience during your Girona getaway and you’re lucky enough to get a reservation, seize the opportunity to visit El Cellar de Can Roca. Renowned as one of the world’s best restaurants, this 3-starred Michelin restaurant is run by the three Roca brothers and the menu offers an ever-changing variety of creative dishes based on Catalan cuisine fused with contemporary influences from many different origins. Signature dishes include Iberian suckling pig and a deconstructed Palamos prawn. The restaurant also boasts a world-class wine cellar.
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