Girona Airport Car Rental

Girona Airport Basics.....
 

The Girona Airport sits about 15 km South of the city of Girona in Spain.  The airport found itself as one of the Ryanair hubs a few years ago, and since then the passenger traffic has skyrocketed to and from the Girona Airport.  Currently, about 5 million passengers use the Girona Airport to various parts throughout the region.
 
 
 
Ryanair aircraft at Girona airport (GRO)
 


Girona Airport Car Rental.....
 

Currently there are four car rental companies located at the Girona.  These include National, Hertz, Goldcar and Europcar.  Finding your car rental agent at their desk if very, very easy.  Once you pick up your bags at the baggage claim area, you will find the car rental companies right in front of you.  All of them are next to the baggage claim area on your way out of the terminal.  Each car rental company is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. and renting a car after hours is generally not possible.


Location of Rental Cars at the Airport...


Cars are located on the airport premises, so you won't have to take a shuttle to some far away location to secure your rental vehicle.  Once you pick up your vehicle, you will simply taxi out of the airport - soon reaching a traffic circle. 

Directions to Girona...

Turn right at the traffic circle and travel East towards the next traffic circle and go straight thru the next traffic circle.  Go past the Airport Girona Hotel on your right and approach the next traffic circle.  Watch for signage and go straight thru it.  Go to the next traffic circle and watch for the sign that directs you towards the A-2 Motorway.  From there, you will be able to hit the city of Girona to the North or Barcelona to the South.  Watch for signs to exit various roads when traveling either way, as there will be plenty of twists and turns.



Girona Airport Car Rental Return...


Before returning your vehicle, we always recommend that you read and understand your fuel policy related to your rental car.  Many rental car companies (and especially in Spain) operate on a fuel policy that is referred to as an "full-empty" policy.  This simply means that you initially rent your vehicle with an full tank and use the fuel according to your needs.  Upon bringing your rental vehicle back to the airport, this policy dictates that you should bring it back empty.  This is not our favorite fuel policy for several reasons, but it is generally the only method available at most Spanish locations.  As such, we of course recommend that you do not fill the tank before returning the rental vehicle to the Girona Airport as it will only cost you money that you will never recover.
 
 
 
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Hotels Near the Girona Airport.....
 

Aeroport Girona Hotel - There are really only a couple of hotels close enough to the Girona Airport to be considered an Airport Hotel - one is the Aeroport Girona Hotel.  Situated about 5 km from the airport, this hotel on the right hand side (leaving the airport) is a pretty nice spot for a night's stay near the airport.  If you're not using a rental car, you can still pick up a free shuttle to or from the airport.  Some folks will return their rental car to the airport the night before, then get a shuttle back to the hotel before flying out the next day.  The hotel offers two swimming pools and a restaurant or two on the grounds.  Unfortunately, there aren't any other food choices nearby, so you're really at the mercy of the hotel.

Hotel Vilobi - Another hotel near the Girona is the Hotel Vilobi.  Just as you exit the airport road past the traffic circle, you will notice the Vilobi on the right hand side.  It is a larger 3-story, white hotel that sits right next to the road.  It's not great to look at, but by most reviews, it's not a bad place to stay.  The rooms are pretty clean, and the employees are friendly.  Breakfast is fairly inexpensive and consists of the regular cereals and yogurts to start your day.  Overall, a night's stay at the Hotel Vilobi is generally considered reasonable - at less than $80 per night.  Some report dropping off the rental car the night before, walking back to the Vilobi to stay the night, then walking to the airport the following morning.  The hotel is literally close enough to pull that off.
 
 
 
Girona
 


Car Rental Types at the Girona Airport.....
 

The usual rental car types are available at the Girona Airport.  Economy cars - normally very inexpensive - are relatively expensive here.  Often, you won't be able to reserve an economy car for less than 50 EUR per day.  Compared to Barcelona Airport rental cars, that is pretty pricey - where you can often pick up an economy car for less than 30-35 EUR per day.  Maybe this increase is seasonal, but it's always worth checking your options when reserving a car.  Other cars available at the Girona include SUV's, minivans (both 7-passenger and 9-passenger models are usually available), luxury cars and standard sedans are generally available as well.  As always, pre-book.  Don't wait until you get to the airport, or you'll pay more than you should or you may find that the car that you are wanting isn't available.

Finally, we want to thank you for shopping with us.  We do aim to please and will certainly do whatever we can to earn your business.
 
 
Source: Girona Airport Official Website

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