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Getting There -- More than 25 trains per day run between Girona and Barcelona from 6:10am to 9:30pm. Trip time ranges from 37 minutes on AVANT and AVE trains to 1 3/4 hours on the slow regional. Tickets range from 8.40€ to 29€ one-way, with the best combination of time and price being the AVANT trains at 38 minutes and 15€ to 18€. Trains arrive in Girona at the Plaça Espanya (tel. 90-232-03-20; www.renfe.com). Barcelona Bus (tel. 97-220-24-32 in Girona; www.barcelonabus.com) operates express buses between Girona and Barcelona at the rate of 6 to 13 runs per day, depending on the season and demand. Fare is 21€. From the French border, drivers connect with the main north-south route (A-7), taking the turnoff to Girona. From Barcelona, take the A-2 north to reach the A-7.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office, at Rambla de la Llibertat, 1 (tel. 97-201-00-01; www.girona.cat/turisme), is open Monday through Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm and 4 to 8pm, and Sunday 9am to 2pm. The Welcome Point at Carrer Berenguer Carnicer, 3 (tel. 97-221-16-78), is open July through mid-September Monday through Saturday 9am to 8pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm. The rest of the year it is open Monday through Saturday 9am to 2pm. In addition to providing information on lodging, dining, attractions, and transport, the Welcome Center offers guided tours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.