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Reus Airport Mini Guide
Tell me why I Should go to Reus?
There’s a range of reasons why you might go to Reus for a holiday. It’s close to the beaches of the Costa Daurada and the main resort there of Salou
. Europe’s biggest theme park, Port Aventura is located there so kids will love it. There’s also the history of the city which was bought, sold, captured and destroyed many times over the centuries. It’s famous as the birthplace of the world’s most original architect, Antoni Gaudi. Fans will want to visit the Gaudi Centre where his story and models and images of his work are on display. Barcelona isn’t too far away and after visiting the Gaudi Centre you may want to see masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia.
How can I get to Reus?
Reus has its own international airport near the beaches and within a couple of miles of Reus itself. All flights, scheduled, domestic and chartered are seasonal, so it can get very quiet in the winter months. Ryanair is the main operator there although, following a dispute, the number of flights is being reduced. Four bus routes operate from the airport getting visitors to a variety of destinations including the cities of Tarragona
What is the Airport Like?
A massive increase in passenger numbers after the opening of Port Aventura and the gain in popularity of the beaches of the Costa Daurada led to the building of a new, larger terminal there a couple of years ago. The terminal is a glass and concrete affair and inside it a vast expanse of marble and lighting that makes you feel like you’re under a disco glitter ball. Facilities are good and the airport rarely seems crowded, especially now passenger numbers are falling.
What can I Expect After Disembarkation?
The new terminal has air bridges so you can walk directly from the plane to the terminal. It’s a short walk to passport control and on to collecting your suitcases. You’ll then come into the large arrivals hall. If you need any information on the airport’s services or directions to its facilities, the information desk is right in the middle of the hall with a big yellow sign over it. If you have impaired mobility and need assistance then you’ll have to get to the office that deals with that in the far right hand corner of the hall.
If it’s tourist information you need, you will have passed it opposite the exit from customs and turning into the arrivals hall from there you’ll also find the car hire companies’ desks on your left if you have arranged to collect a car at the airport. Relying on public transport, the taxi rank and bus stops are outside the terminal. Four bus routes operate from there; to the resorts of the Costa Daurada, to Reus, to Barcelona and to Tarragona.
What About When I Leave Reus?
After completing the formalities you’ll find two shops landside selling a variety of goods relating to travel and travel needs. There’s a Medas Cafeteria restaurant and a beer garden outside the departure lounge for smokers. There’s also a nice restaurant called the Food Gallery which, although self-service, has delicious hot and cold meals with a regional flavour. After security you have the choice of two duty free shops for those last minute spirit and tobacco purchases.
- Five new routes will operate to Reus Airport this summer, mainly from Ireland. Monarch will begin routes from Cork and Shannon whilst Jet2 will introduce a Newcastle route. Thomas Cook now have an Aberdeen route whilst Thomson will fly from Dublin.
- Despite the introduction of new routes in 2012, passenger numbers fell. However, this summer Ryanair will introduce two new European routes whilst Jet2 will begin flying from Belfast and Flybe start a new route from Glasgow in May