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With thousands of years of history, the Spanish town of Girona lies on several hills overlooking the confluence of four rivers, the Guell, Galligants, Onyar and Ter. Both the Old Town and the New Town, set on opposite banks, are widely pedestrianised, with the Old Town crammed with narrow streets, tall medieval homes and a famous Jewish Ghetto dating back to the 15th century. Its magnificent city walls and gates enclose many ancient sites, with the 13th century cathedral home to the city’s greatest treasure, the early 12th century Tapestry of Creation.

Who to Book With
Girona-Costa Brava Airport, a hub for budget carrier Ryanair, offers car hire from Hertz and Europcar, as well as from two Spanish companies, Goldcar Rental and National Atesa. The airport’s role as a low-cost carrier hub for the nearby beachside resorts means car rental is a popular means of onward travel, with booking well in advance online the best way to secure the car of your choice at a good price.

Best time to go
Weatherwise, May through October are the best times to visit, although the high season summer months of July and August see temperatures reach 30°C and crowded conditions in the city as Spanish holidaymakers and day-trippers join tourists from overseas. Touring the surrounding countryside and historic sites of interest is best done in late spring through to early autumn, as the start of the shoulder seasons sees powerful thunderstorms.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents will need to be shown at your car rental pick-up point:

- A valid UK photo-driving license or an International Driving Permit
- Your passport as a second form of ID
- The credit card used for the reservation
- A copy of your rental confirmation

For more detailed info, please read our FAQ's.

Driving
Girona’s Old Quarter is pedestrianised, with its steep, winding streets far too narrow for traffic. Several central areas of the New Town on the opposite bank of the river are also forbidden to cars. Self-drive comes into its own when you’re exploring nearby places of interest, such as Figueres and the medieval village of Madremanya, or heading to the coast for a day on the beach. Roads here are mainly in good condition, with routes leading to the Pyrenees and the coastal resorts. Driving is on the right in Spain, with seatbelts compulsory for all occupants, mobile phone usage without a hands-free kit forbidden and drink-driving limits lower than in the UK. All relevant documentation must be carried, and visibility vests and warning triangles are now compulsory.

More general driving tips can be found in our guide to Spain.

Transport

Girona sits on the Autopista AP-7 and Highway N11, as well as direct routes to the coast and the Pyrenees, making touring the region by hire car a practical option. Mainline trains run to Barcelona and the border with France, several bus companies offer routes to nearby towns, as well as local journeys, and short and long-haul taxi travel is easily arranged.

Trains
Girona’s railway station is located west of the Old Town. It is a stop on the main line linking Barcelona, Figueres and the border town of Portbou. Trains are frequent, with more than 20 a day, with the journey to Barcelona taking around 1.5 hours and costing around £5.00. The operator is the national rail company RENFE, and timetables can be found on its website.

Taxis
Taxi travel is the most expensive means of transport in and around Girona, especially on the longer-distance routes, with a cab from Girona to Barcelona costing at least £90.00. Local trips are charged by the kilometre at around £1.00 plus extras, and all registered taxis are metered and safe to use.

Buses
Bus services in Girona are provided by TMG (Trasports Municipals Girona), and are the cheapest, if not the fastest or most comfortable, way to get around the New Town and out to nearby villages.

Exploring

Girona is a well-known gateway for the Costa Brava beach resorts in summer and the Pyrenean ski resorts in winter, and is a great place to stay if you’re planning to explore this beautiful region of Catalonia by hire car.

Recommended Drives

Tossa del Mar and Sant Feliu de Guixols - One of the most spectacular coastal scenic drives around Girona, although the drive itself can be slightly hair-raising at times. Expect amazing views over the ocean seen from the soaring cliffs. Surprisingly, even in the high summer season, traffic won’t be so heavy that it spoils the experience.

The Path of Sepharad - This path links Girona’s Old Jewish Quarter with the medieval towns of Banyoles and Besalu via highways C-66 and N-260, which ends in Figueres. Along the way, the road winds past ruined castles and though unspoiled countryside. Besalu is known for its ancient monasteries and churches, as well as for its unique mikvah.

Baix Emporda county - The medieval villages and idyllic landscapes of Baix Emporda county make for a picturesque drive around the region, beginning in Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali. The N11, C-31 and GIV-6216 lead through scenic beauty to the 12th century Sant Tomas de Fluvia priory and the 11th century Benedictine Sant Miquel de Fluvia. Pretty Torroella de Montgri is also a great place to stop for lunch.

Frequently asked questions

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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