GIRONA Spain - 1 day

Mar 9th, 2014, 12:08 PM
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GIRONA Spain - 1 day

Arriving in Barcelona on a cruise ship for 1 day.
Is it possible to do GIRONA comfortably in the 1 day, say leaving 8.30am to be back at the cruise ship say 5.30 pm that day?

If so, any suggestions as to how to get there?

thanks
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Mar 9th, 2014, 12:30 PM
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You can take train...don't recall timing but from arrival in Girona you will need taxi to get to center. I think it is not the best idea with such time constraints. Have you seen BCN...lots to see there for the day.
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Mar 9th, 2014, 12:33 PM
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It is doable in one day : take a taxi to Barcelona Sants railway station, take a fast train to Girona (journey is 38 minutes). Avoid slow trains, the journey takes 1.5 hour.
Girona station is not far from the town center.
Train timetable : www.renfe.es
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Mar 9th, 2014, 12:38 PM
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thanks for the info

are the trains reliable?
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Mar 9th, 2014, 01:11 PM
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Yes, trains in Spain are reliable and on time.
One days enough to see the town ..
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Mar 9th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Same for us. Been to Bara number of times. Go to girona.cat or write them. They sent me a lot of info by mail and the town looks beautiful.

My plan:

ship arrives 8
ship to port area 8-830 cab (expensive for distance) or bus(but might have to wait)
metro to Sants: 830-850
Sants to Girona; 905-942 cheapest prices on web around June for Nov 5 visit
Girona-Sants: 1310-1348 wish it could be later but will check schedule in June.
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Mar 9th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Yes to all questions.

It is, however, a hilly town if that is an issue and The Call, the old Jewish section that was a center for the Kabbalah for a couple of centuries, is most interesting.
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