Girona Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The airport is often referred to as Barcelona-Girona Airport and is used by budget airlines including Ryanair.
  • Barcelona is two hours away so a hire car from is essential.
  • Between 2002 and 2008, passenger numbers through the airport increased tenfold.
  • Girona Airport is also convenient for the ski resorts of the Pyrenees and Andorra. Don’t forget to include a ski rack in your car rental.

Girona Airport Mini Guide

Girona Airport is located in the north east of Spain on the Costa Brava and handles more than four million passengers every year. Also known as Costa Brava Airport, it is situated near the small village of Vilobi d'Onyar in Catalonia. It is worth hiring a car at Girona because there is so much to explore along the Mediterranean coast and of course the nearby capital of Catalonia, the magnificent Barcelona.

Many visitors to Barcelona use Girona as an alternative landing point. Once you have picked up your hire car, it is only 10 kilometres to get to the Pyrenees and 90 kilometres to Barcelona.

Girona Airport has something in the region of 2,000 parking spaces distributed over the car parks P1, P2 and P3.

Girona Airport

In P1 (on the north side of the terminal) there are 860 spaces and a car park meeting point at the entrance to this building. The car park is controlled by a 24-hour security service and customer assistance. Entry is through the single access point, consisting of two entrances. There are two exits for leaving the car park.

The main roads around the airport are the E15/AP 7 toll road, the C25 from Lleida, and the N11 toll free road which goes from Madrid to France via Barcelona.

The main airline to use Girona is Ryanair which has a plethora of flights to Europe, but you can also take Thomas Cook or Thomson airways to and from Britain, Transaero to Moscow and Transavia to Amsterdam. Jetairfly, Smart Wings and Wizz Air use Girona too.

Girona is classed as one of the fastest growing airports in Spain and there may be future developments to expand it to cope with passenger numbers.

Latest Update from Girona Airport:

12/05/12 - In an effort to attract more business tourism, Girona Airport has added a conference centre and auditorium to the airport facilities. Capable of handling up to 150 delegates, the room is above the main passenger terminal and has audio visual facilities and can be catered.

04/02/13 - Ryanair, the main operator at Girona Airport is dramatically increasing the flights in and out of the airport with a raft of new routes to Scandinavia and eastern Europe. 

Car Hire Girona Airport Customer Comments

07/03/2012 - We agree, you ARE the cheapest and your cars aren’t bad either!

22/02/2012 - Girona airport was manic and the queues for car hire seemed endless but eventually picked up the car. Heard others who hadn’t pre-booked weren’t so lucky – a lesson there perhaps?

06/02/2012 - Very glad we pre-booked our car at Girona airport with the number of people arriving there. Wasn’t held up long at the desk and was shown to the car – such service!

20/07/2011 - I have used you for the last 5 years

Driving in Girona Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 90-100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


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Car Hire Girona Airport Customer Comments:

Loved Girona and spent far more time there than we’d intended, our small hire car was perfect for the tiny streets and for parking

Simpson Family - UK
12/04/2012 00:00 AM

Nightmare! Missed our flight then almost missed our car by having to collect it a day later and still had to pay for the day we missed.

Eric Ng - UK
31/03/2012 00:00 AM

So easy collecting the car from Girona Airport and the road to Barcelona is quick and clearly signed.

O. Garner - Uk
17/03/2012 00:00 AM

Last minute we decided to try for a bigger car as prices were low, thought changing up might be a problem but the assistant sorted it out in minutes on the phone.

Alec Watts - UK
15/03/2012 00:00 AM

Needed a car for visiting friends in Barcelona and Rhino seemed the way to go. Wasn’t disappointed either.

T & P Bridges - UK
08/03/2012 00:00 AM

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