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Begur in October, public transport or car rental

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Begur in October, public transport or car rental

We will be spending some time in Spain in October while my husband attends a conference. After the conference we plan to take a train to Girona.

Our itinerary includes:

Day 1. Arrive Girona

Day 2. Girona, rent a car, drive to Begur (staying at the Vintage Hotel)

Day 3 Begur

Day 4. Begur to Barcelona to return the car

Day 5. Flight home

Wondering if we could do this trip without renting a car-as we really don't want to drive into Barcelona.

Is taking a bus from Girona to Begur a reasonable option?

Are taxis readily available in Begur (to get between town & the hotel)?

Would it be difficult to get around the area without a car?

Other possibilities?

We don't have a lot of time in the Begur area but would like to spend some time walking along the coastal paths and exploring the town of Begur. If time allows would like to visit Palafrugell and nearby towns-but possibly this is too much?

Thanks :-)

Girona, Spain
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1. Re: Begur in October, public transport or car rental

Hi,

It is possible to do this trip without a car, but not the ideal! There are buses from Girona bus station to Begur, but I think, only one a day, arriving in the evening, so you might end up wasting a day. A taxi will cost about 70-80€. Your main problem is that the Vintage Hotel is a few kms drive from Begur town and so you'd definitely need a car/taxi to get there as there's no public transport. Once at the hotel you would need a taxi back to Begur if you want to enjoy restaurants and bar and shopping.

It's possible to take a bus from Begur to Barcelona, and also a train from Flaca, 30 mins taxi drive from Begur.

I hope this helps.

Denise

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2. Re: Begur in October, public transport or car rental

Thanks! That is helpful.

Am thinking we will rent the car from Girona train station, return it to the Girona airport, then take the bus from the airport to Barcelona. Would like to avoid driving in Barcelona.

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3. Re: Begur in October, public transport or car rental

Hi

I agree with Denise on the transport front. To get the most out of the area, the best option is to hire a car even for a short break. Taxis in the area are relatively expensive, and the roads are pretty good.

Hope this helps

Tim

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