Girona Airport, or its full name Girona-Costa Brava International Airport, is an airport that serves the city of Girona. It is located approximately 12.5 kilometres south west of the city and close to the village of Vilobí d'Onyar in the north east of Catalonia in Spain. The airport is used extensively for passengers travelling to the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees and is well connected to the resorts of Lloret de Mar, l'Estartit and Blanes. Although it is some 92 km further north than Barcelona, it is also used as its second airport.
The airport is currently the seventeenth business airport in Spain, with 1,664,763 passengers passing through the airport in the year 2016. At its peak in 2008, the airport handled 5,507,294 passengers and 48,128 flights, and this made it the eighth busiest airport at the time, but numbers have been decreasing since then.
The early 2000's saw a massive growth at the airport after Ryanair choose Girona as one of its European Hubs. The six years between 2002 and 2008 saw a ten times growth where passenger numbers went from 550 thousand to the 5.5 million. In 2010 there was a slight decline in passenger which was caused by many factors that year. There was bad weather, the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the Air Controllers' strike in France and the walk-out of Air Traffic Controllers in Spain.
From 2011 through, passenger numbers started to drop significantly as Ryanair started to pull aircraft and many routes from the airport. This was due to the new Catalan government of the Generalitat de Catalunya refusing to honour an agreement that was signed between the airliner and the previous government.
The Terminal Building
In the early 2000's the Ministry of Development, through the operating company AENA, invested over €120 million in its infrastructure. There was significant changes to the terminals, parking and the control tower to allow it handle millions of more passengers. The current airport terminal was completely remodelled and the old terminal that was first opened in 1967, was demolished to allow for more parking for aircrafts.
The ground floor or the terminal is now used for arrivals and departures, where the first floor is used for boarding. In the departures area there are 33 check-in desks and well as self-service points.
In the boarding area you will find the following places:
- Restaurants: Medas, Mc Donald's, Subway
- Shops: Duty Free, Divers
- Smoking areas (three terraces)
- WIFI area
- Public telephone booth
You will find the Bus Park and Taxi Rank just outside of the terminal and these are the main methods of transportation from the airport.
- Bus: There are 4 bus routes that are offered at the airport. These routes can take you to Barcelona, central Girona, the north Costa Brava such as Tossa de Mar, the south Costa Brava such as Lloret de Mar and even Perpignan in France. You can find out more about the bus routes on our bus page.
- Taxi: Taxis will provide you a door to door service and can take you anywhere. You can find out prices on our taxi page.
- Train: There is no train stations at the airport. The closest stop is at Riudellots which is 5 kilometres away, but if you many need to go to the central station in Girona for some routes. This is 15 kilometres away from the airport. You can view more about train here.
Lost and Found
There is no lost luggage desk at the airport, so in the event you have lost something you must go to the desk for the airliner you flew with. If the airliner does not have a desk then you can go to the AENA desk that is located in the arrivals hall. You can also contact the airport using the following details for lost luggage.
Telephone: (+34) 972 18 67 87
17185 Vilobi de Onyar,
Telephone: (+34) 902 40 47 04