How to visit Palamos, Costa Brava, Spain

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How to visit Palamos, Costa Brava, Spain
Palamos is located northeast of Barcelona. (Getty Creative)

Palamos is a resort town located in the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes to Spain's border with France. Along with Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, Costa Brava is one of the country's main holiday coasts. Visitors can enjoy diving in the Illes Formigues islets off the coast between Palamos and Calella de Palafrugell and visit to the remains of a 6th- to 1st-century-BC settlement near Platja del Castell south of Palamos. Visitors can reach the community by travelling to airports in Barcelona or Girona, which are under two hours from the beach resort town. While discount airlines offer connections between European cities and Girona, several international flights are provided from Barcelona.


    From Girona-Costa Brava Airport

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    Decide how you will travel to Girona. There are a number of flights from cities in Europe to Girona-Costa Brava Airport, the closest airport to Palamos. Travellers from outside Europe can travel to a European city and connect to a flight serving Girona-Costa Brava Airport.

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    Fly to Girona-Costa Brava Airport. As of July 2010, airlines operating from the airport serve approximately 50 destinations. The airport's main tenant is Ryanair. From the United Kingdom, Ryanair operates flights from a number of cities, including London, Newcastle, Bristol and Liverpool. Ryanair also operates flights to Girona-Costa Brava from Dublin, Paris, Venice, Milan, Brussels and Frankfurt. Transavia also operates flights from cities in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

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    Travel by road to Palamos. Girona-Costa Brava Airport is approximately a one-hour drive west of Palamos. According to the airport's operator, Aena Aeropuertos, S.A., a taxi from the airport to Palamos costs approximately 60 Euro during daytime trips and 65 Euro during nights and weekends, as of July 2011. You can also rent a car from the airport. Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz and Europcar.

    From Barcelona

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    Fly to Barcelona. As of July 2011, flights to over 180 cities around the world are available from Barcelona-El Prat Airport.

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    Travel by train to Cercanias station in Barcelona. Line R2 of the Renfe suburban train travels to the Cercanias, which is within walking distance of the Estacio del Nord bus station. As of July 2011, trains operate every 30 minutes from the airport between 5:42 a.m. and 11:38 p.m.

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    Walk to the Estacio del Nord. From the train station, which is located at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, walk two blocks east to the bus station. Buses to Palamos depart daily from the Estacio del Nord.

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    Travel by bus to Palamos. Bus services operated by Safra provide direct connections to Palamos every hour. As of July 2011, buses operated from 6:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The travel time to Palamos is approximately one hour and 40 minutes.

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