When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Gerona?
Like most other cities in Spain, peak season occurs during the summer months of May, June and July, so often much cheaper airfare is available when travelling to the region between October and April. Not only does this lower the cost of flights but it also thins out the crowds at popular tourist traps, making it a much more enjoyable experience for many.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Gerona?
It is generally recommended to book your return flights a couple of months before departing if you’re after cheap flights to Gerona and would like to secure the desired departure dates and times. However, if you’re feeling adventurous in 2021 / 2022, there’s often a great deal to be had on last minute flights or on those that arrive or depart at less popular times of day.
Flying to Gerona -Costa Brava Airport (GRO)
Located in the north-eastern north-east region of Catalonia in Spain, Gerona -Costa Brava Airport (GRO) is a transport hub serving the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava areas, as well as providing an alternative airport for those wishing to travel to Barcelona.
Return flights are available when flying direct to Gerona with TUI Airways from London Gatwick and Manchester, whereas Jet2 offer a direct flight that departs from London Stansted. Both of these routes take just over two hours to reach Gerona -Costa Brava Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
GRO is a single-terminal airport that caters for both domestic and international flights whilst providing all of the necessary amenities and facilities for passengers. Restaurants, cafes and shops are available on both floors of the terminal, along with a tourist office and access to unlimited free Wi-Fi. Car rental desks and ATMs can be found on the ground floor next to the check-in area and accompanying airline desks.
Getting to the city from Gerona -Costa Brava Airport (GRO)
It’s located 13 kilometres from the city centre, so whether you choose to take a bus or travel by car, the journey should take no more than 15 minutes. If you’re planning on travelling further afield than the city, you can take the bus or AVE train service to multiple destinations nearby, including the Costa Brava, Andorra and Barcelona. It takes approximately 75 minutes on the bus (traffic depending) or 40 minutes on the train to reach the centre of Barcelona from GRO.
Why Visit Gerona?
Famous for its old town centre and its immaculately preserved Jewish Quarter, Gerona is covered head to toe in historical significance and serves as a much-needed distraction from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The medieval walls, Gothic churches and the Plaça de la Independència, Gerona’s most popular square, paint a picture of a forgotten world.
Enjoy the diversity of architectural design whilst crossing the Onyar River on the Pont de les Peixateries Velles, a bridge built by Gustav Eiffel prior to his most famous construction, before arriving at the most prominent landmark in the city, the Gerona Cathedral. Not only is this a stunning sight that provides one of the best views of the city, but it was also the backdrop in an episode of the sixth series of Game of Thrones. Gerona truly has something for everyone to enjoy.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. However, if you are a non-EU national residing in the UK, a visa may be required depending on your country of origin. The currency used in Gerona is the euro (€), which is easily obtainable either before you depart or when you arrive. Despite this, it is suggested to exchange money before you arrive, not only for emergencies but also because better rates may be available.