State Of The Map 2010/Getting there

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Girona with conference centre in the top left

Girona is in northeastern Spain, between Barcelona and the French border.

The State of the Map will be held in the Girona Conference Centre (map).

By plane

In order to get there, there are two major routes to get to Girona.

Girona Airport (GRO)

Girona-Costa Brava Airport (IATA: GRO, ICAO: LEGE) (map)

The Girona airport is frequently used by some low-cost companies, so if you live in Europe, chances are you could get a cheap flight. Take a look at the list of companies operating from Girona Airport

At the airport, take the shuttle bus to the city centre (around 25 minutes and 2.5€)

Barcelona Airport (BCN)

Barcelona airport (IATA: BCN, ICAO: LEBL) (map)

To get from the airport to Girona you have two options: train or coach.


  • Take the train from terminal 2 (map), which will get you to the "Barcelona-Sants" train station.
  • If you arrive in terminal 1 (map) of the Barcelona airport, you'll have to catch either a shuttle bus to terminal 2 (free) then a train, or a shuttle bus to Plaza de Espanya (5€), then walk 6 blocks.
  • From Barcelona-Sants, take a train directly to the Girona train station (around 8€).

Train timetables:

BCN -> GRO: 8th 9th 10th

GRO -> BCN: 10th 11th 12th


Alternatively, you may take a coach from "AEROPUERTO DEL PRAT" to "GERONA". This will take you in about 1h45m from the airport to Girona.

By train

The international train via France has also a stop in Girona.

  • Elipsos Night Train
    • Paris - Barcelona (stops in Girona)
    • Zurich - Barcelona (stops in Girona)
    • Milan - Barcolona (stops in Girona)

The State of the Map conference 2010