Catalonia

Best time to go and how to get there

Catalonia: When to Go

To see the best (and worst) times to visit, please read our reviews of our recommended places to stay

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TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Getting There

NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning.

CATALONIA: BY AIR

From the UK: carries include EasyJet, Jet2.com and Ryanair.

Within Europe: try Ryanair, Transavia, TAP, British Airways, Iberia, Air France and Lufthansa.

Getting Around

Our best advice is to hire a car. Hire from the airport to make it easy; there are toll roads connecting the major towns including Girona and Barcelona. But don't hire a tall, wide 4x4 or similar because some of the prettiest towns have very narrow roads and tight corners. For car hire see our car rental recommendations.

Our tip, if you like driving, is to tackle the dramatic road from Figueres to Cadaques, with sheer drops on either side, or to drive the Collada de Toses from Ribes to Puigcerda which is a mountain route with switchbacks and vertiginous drops straight from a James Bond film.

Bike hire is very popular in the region too, both mountain bikes and professional cycles.