Sleeping in Airports

Barcelona Girona Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Barcelona Girona Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Security woke us up at 3am and told us to move to the other part of the building.  -Julian and Mayumi

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Barcelona Girona Airport.

What to Expect

Barcelona Girona Airport consists of a small, two-level terminal building with 11 gates, a few restaurants and cafes, and a convenience/news store. WiFi is available to help pass the time and there are outlets to charge mobile devices. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

Barcelona Girona hosts a lot of overnight sleeper as many passengers reportedly choose to sleep in the airport to catch early morning flights. Reviewers note that the seating is uncomfortable and includes armrests, which leads many people to sleep on the floor. However, security wakens floor sleepers at 5:00AM as this is against the rules during the airport’s regular opening hours. While the overhead announcements are turned off during the night, the vending machines are described as loud. The airport’s air conditioning makes for chilly temperatures. Given the previous descriptions, travellers planning an overnight sleep at this airport should consider bringing travel mat or sleeping bag, and earplugs/noice-cancelling headphones. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no pay-per-use lounges available at Barcelona Girona Airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Girona Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Vilobi – (3 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Salles Hotel – (800m from the terminal) Free roundtrip airport transfers. After you have collected your luggage call the hotel at +34 972 477 940 to request your pick-up. Service is available 24 hours a day from mid-March to the end of October and from 6:00AM to midnight outside these dates. » Check Rates
  • B&B Hotel Girona – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Girona Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Barcelona Girona Airport. Connect to the “kubiwireless” network. (SSID: Airport_Free_Wifi_AENA).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Caixabank and Santander, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Floor 0, in both Check-In and Baggage Claim areas.

Duty Free – Costa Brava Duty Free offers duty-free shopping on Floor 1, airside, from 5:30AM – 10:00PM. The only other store in the airport is Divers convenience store, also located airside on Floor 1. Divers is open from 6:00AM – 8:00PM.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Caffriccio • Food Gallery • McDonald’s • Medas • Subway. Vending machines can be found at Check-In, Arrivals, and Baggage Claim areas.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Floor 0, Check-in Hall. Hours: unknown

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar Securebag heavy-duty luggage wrapping is available on Floor 0, landside, in the Check-In area.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Police – Location: Floor 0, Arrivals.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – There are three outdoor terraces in the boarding area (airside) on P1.

Tax Refund – All foreigners or Spanish citizens not residing in Spain or in a European Union country who are travelling to a third country are entitled to a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund on their purchases in Spain. To get the refund they must have their “Tax Free” cheques stamped at Customs. This can be done in the airport, in the check-in area. For help finding the office where the process is carried out, please go to the airport’s Information Desk, also in the check-in area.

Airport Hours

In March 2018, a reader let us know that the airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

As of February 2018, Barcelona Girona airport is served by the following airlines: Gestair • Jet2 • Pobeda • Ryanair • Thomas Cook Airlines • Transavia • TUI Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The Barcelona Girona Airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are looking for a local bus to get you the centre of Girona or you need a shuttle bus to the Barcelona El Prat Airport to catch another flight, the airport provides many options. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Barcelona Girona Airport website.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Dollar, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Location: P0, near arrivals.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service:

Girona Aeropuerto   •   Melia Girona   •   Salles Hotel Aeroport Girona.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area, just outside of the Arrivals Hall. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. For typical fares visit the Barcelona Girona Airport website. As of this November 2017 update, a minimum charge of €6.70 applies as well as an airport surcharge of €3.10, plus the metered fare.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.