What you should know before hiring a car in Gerona
|Gerona city centre|
|Costa Brava Airport (GRO): 7 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Gerona: practical information
Where to rent a car in Gerona
Planning a trip to Gerona? Pick up a Gerona car hire from the airport when you arrive. It’s the best way to get around Spain’s Catalonia region and make day trips to surrounding places like Barcelona. From the airport, choose from Alamo Rent a Car, Atesa, Avis, Budget, Europecar, among others.
Gerona also has a selection of rental cars in the city centre but prices are bound to be cheaper at the airport when you disembark from your flights to Gerona. Be sure to compare deals between the two pick-up locations to find the best prices.
Driving in Gerona: parking and other tips
Gerona is a small Spanish city and traffic is generally good until you hit the main roads heading to Barcelona during the weekday rush hour. The city centre is easier to navigate on foot than in a car but driving in Gerona isn’t going to make you sweat during your Gerona holiday.
Overnight parking is best in either a car park or at your Gerona hotel. Some hotels may be able to offer a discounted rate at a nearby car park if they don’t have the capacity to accommodate guest vehicles on the premises. Best to ask before you book.
Road trips from Gerona: what to do, what to see
Barcelona is only one hour drive south of Gerona and is a highlight in Spain’s northern territory. It is the capital of Catalonia and has endless things to see and do including city beaches, fantastic art museums and delicious tapas restaurants.
Cadaques is 1.5 hours drive from Gerona and makes a great side trip to your holiday in Gerona if you’re a fan of Salvador Dali’s artwork. It’s located on the coast and it’s possible to visit the famous surrealist artist’s house in Port Lligat or Cap de Creus.
Torroella de Montgri
This lovely little town was once the capital of the Empuries kingdom and is a great little stop at the foot of the mountains. If you love a good hike, this is the place to go. Don’t forget to visit the castle before you go.