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Sep 20th, 2011, 05:57 AM
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travel help from barcelona airport to estartit costa brave

Hi I am new to this site and to travelling in europe so i would appreciate any help!! i am travelling with 3 children from barcelona airport to estartit costa brava next june and was intending to take the train we will be arriving at the airport from dublin at 10am on fri 29th june what would you advise as the cheapest hassle free way to reach our destination we had thought train to flaca then taxi but dont know any details of how to do this or cost!!
Please help and thank you in advance
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Sep 20th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Flaça is 20 km from L'Estartit and there are taxis at the station. From Barcelona airport, take the Renfe train to
to Barcelona Sants station. See www.renfe.es for timetable
Take a train to Flaça and a taxi to L'Estartit

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Take the Renfe train above to Sants station
Take a train to Girona
Take a bus from Girona to L'Estartit - see
http://www.ampsa.org/eng/serveis_regulars.html for timetable.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 08:05 AM
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thank you so much i have never took the train or bus abroad with kids i have always hired a car but the kids are up for a new adventure! would you have any idea of the rough cost for the train?
cheers once again!!
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Sep 20th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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It depends on the train : around €10 from Barcelona to Girona on a regional train, €20 on an express train. Less for children depending on their age.
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Sep 20th, 2011, 02:13 PM
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thank you that has been really helpful probably express train would be best as kids may start to get tired after travelling from 2am! thanks again
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Sep 20th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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Barcelona to Girona is a short journey (90 km). It is not worth paying twice as much for an express train - unless there is one waiting for you by the time you make it to Sants station
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Sep 20th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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I'd hire a car and drive. There are several transfers involved, and timetables don't necessarily co-ordinate. You may be kept waiting 1-2 hours at Girona station for the bus to the coast, for example. With tired, fractious children and luggage and the heat, that's not a good start to your holiday. And a hire car will be really handy for getting around Costa Brava, and you have an easy drive back to the airport.
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Sep 25th, 2011, 09:49 AM
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thank you so much for all of your advice i really appreciate it! would anyone have any suggestions for reasonably priced restaurants in estartit, torroella or pals areas please? many thanks
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May 11th, 2013, 06:40 AM
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I was wondering if you could tell me how you got on please? And do you have any tips? I am travelling with my husband and 4 children, we are landing at Barcelona and need to get to Castell Mongri in Estartit, what would you recommend and what sort of costs are involved, many thanks
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