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Driving your car hire in Gerona in the centre of the older part of town can be very cumbersome, due to narrow, old streets and pedestrian areas. If you wish to explore the historical centre of the city, the easiest option is to park your car rental, and explore the sights, located within short distances of each other, by foot. There are areas where parking is free of charge as you enter the city. If you would prefer to park closer inside the city, there are paid car parks and blue parking zones.
Gerona is connected to the N-II and Autopista AP-7, as well as routes that will take you toward the coast or the Pyrenees. You can reach Barcelona (60 miles from Gerona) in about one hour and 20 minutes by driving along the AP-7 motorway. Alternatively, you can stop earlier along the AP-7 at Figueres, only 23 miles, about a 40 minute drive, from Gerona. To get to Madrid, which is 436 miles away, you can take the AP-2 and A-2. The trip will take about six and a half hours.
If you are interested in skiing in the Pyrenees during the winter season, driving along the C-25 will take you to the Alp 2500 ski resort in La Molina, which is 90 miles away, in about two hours. For skiing on the French side of the border, you could try Neiges Catalanes, centred on Font-Romeu: take the AP-7 and then the N116, and the drive should take less than 2 and a half hours.
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Situated in north-east Catalonia, Gerona has been dubbed the "City of the Four Rivers" due to its location at the point where the rivers Ter, Onyar, Galligants and Güell flow together. Gerona is the capital city of the province of Gerona, and one of the main cities in Catalonia.
Gerona enjoys a mild climate, with temperatures in the summer rising as high as 30-40 degrees Celsius during the high season. The weather can, however, get cold during the winter due to winds from the Pyrenees, causing temperatures to go down to -5 degrees Celsius.
Official Name: Girona-Costa Brava Airport - GRO
Address: Aeropuerto de Girona-Costa Brava, 17185 Vilobi de Onyar/Girona
Official website: Gerona Airport
Phone number: +34 91321 1000
The main railway station is located in the western part of the old historic centre. The main bus station is located right next to the railway station. A large passenger area where one can find different services can be found underground beneath the train tracks. Regional train services depart from the station, but there are also long distance services, such as the Trenhotel Costa Brava, Talgo, and Estrella. The station is connected to the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed line, which connects Barcelona to Portbou. The trip to Barcelona Sants takes just over an hour, or you could reach Figueres, for example, in 30 to 40 minutes.
Local bus services in Gerona are operated by TMG. There are 10 local bus routes, for which you can purchase single tickets or travelcards from the driver. Buses departing from the main bus terminal, located at the same address as the railway station, will get you to the airport in about 15 minutes. However, the centre of town, where most of the sights are located, is quite small and can be easily toured on foot. There are, of course, also taxis available. An easy way to see the most important sites without walking around is the small tourist train that circulates the Old Town.