Blanes Costa Brava Travel Guide
Blanes, is a popular resort town in the Costa Brava Spain and is visited by many tourists throughout the year. With its pleasant all year round climate, Blanes is the perfect destination for exploring this wonderful part of Spain.
Where is Blanes:
Located in the Comarca of Selva in Girona municipality of Catalonia, Blanes is now regarded as the gateway to the popular coastline of the Costa Brava (Wild Coast).
The town of Blanes, is the most Southern beach resort in the Costa Brava and is located just 45 miles (73 kilometers) from Barcelona.
Closest Airport To Blanes:
The closest airport to Blanes, is actually Girona Interantional Airport, also known as simply ‘Girona Airport or Girona-Costa Brava Airport.
The other main airport that also services the Costa Brava, is Barcelona International Airport. Barcelona Airport, is a little further away from Blanes but always worth considering.
Distance From The Airport To Blanes:
Girona Airport, is located just 18 Miles (30 Kilometers) from the tourist resort of Blanes. Barcelona International Airport, is located approximately 53 Miles (85 Kilometers) from Blanes.
The real beauty of Blanes and why it is so attractive to many tourists, is it is within easy reach from both airports.
Transfers To Blanes:
Due to the fact that Blanes is easily accessible from both Airports, means that there are several low cost transfer options available to passengers.
Passengers arriving at either Girona or Barcelona Airport, have the choice of the following:
- Private Shuttle
- Shared Shuttle
- Car Hire
To find the best deals on airport transfers, please take a look at the folowing page: Airport Transfers to Blanes
The resort of Blanes, is blessed with approximately 2.5 Miles (4 Kilometers) of white sandy beaches and coves. The main beach of ‘Playa de S’Abanell’ is great for bathing and provides a number of amenities and water sports for all the family. There are several coves, including Sant Francesc and Punta de Santa Ann, which are also a popular choice with many tourists.
The main promenade (Passeig de Cortils i Vieta), that stretches along the beachfront, offers a wide range of bars and restaurants, where you can enjoy something to eat and drink, while soaking up the sun.
The Old Town:
The old town of Blanes, has much history, dating back centuries and there are still many buildings and monuments to see, including the castle of Sant Joan, which provides great view over the town.
As you can imagine, there are a number of hotels in Blanes, that provide guests with a range of services. The hotels range from basic 1 star accommodation, through to more luxury hotels, which cater for all requirements and budgets.
The prices on hotels in Blanes do fluctuate throughout the year and with command a higher price during the peak season. However, there are always many great deals to be found, so it is always good to shop around.
The hotel Search Engine map facility below, will display the best deals and prices for hotels available for the dates you require, Simply enter your dates and it will display the hotels and prices, along with the location of the hotel:
Resorts Close To Blanes and Distances:
The Costa Brava, is home to many other popular towns, resorts and cities such as Cadaqués, Girona, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, to name just a few, which are also worth visiting, if you are in the area.
- Blanes to Barcelona: The distance from Barcelona to Blanes is approximately 45 miles (73 kilometers). The travel time by road is approximately 1 hour 5 minutes using the C-32, depending on traffic.
- Blanes to Girona: The distance from Girona to Blanes is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometrs). The travel time by road take around 45 minutes via the N-11 and the A-2 motorways.
- Blanes to Tossa de Mar: The distance from Tossa de Mar to Blanes is just 11 miles (18 kilometers). The journey time by road using the GI-682, take about 35 minutes.
- Blanes To Cadaqués: The distance to Cadaqués from Blanes is approximately 69 miles (111 kilometers). The journey time by road is on average around 1hour 40 minutes via the AP-7.
- Blanes To Lloret de Mar: The distance from the resort of Lloret de Mar to Blanes is approximately 4 miles (6 kilometers). The journey time via the Ctra. Accés Costa Brava/GI-682 isnormally around 10 minutes by car.
Although there are local bus services that run between the towns and villages on the Costa Brava, car hire is a popular choice with many people. Car hire is a great way to see more attractions in the Costa Brava and has the added bonus of provide transport to and from the airport.
There is a train station that services Blanes, where you can catch the train to several destinations, including Barcelona and Girona. However, the train station is not located in the town centre itself. Blanes Train Station, is about a ten minutes drive from the main centre, by bus or taxi. There is a local bus, that connect passengers from the Blanes railway station, to the town centre.
If there is no bus available at the time of your arrival, a taxi should not cost you too much.
Barcelnoa To Blanes Train:
There is a direct train (at the time of writing), that connects the city of Barcelona to Blanes. The train departs from ‘Barcelona Sants’ station and the journey time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
The train from Barcelona to Blanes and Blanes to Barcelona is a popular choice with many tourists. Whether it is connecting them to and from the airport or simply wanting to visit Blanes or Barcelona for a day trip.
Please Note: There is no direct train, from Barcelona Airport to Blanes. If you are arriving at Barcelona El Prat Airport, you will need to catch the train from the airport to Estació Sants (Barcelona Sants). From there, you will need to change train and then catch the train to Blanes train station.
The bus station in Blanes is located approximately one mile (1.8 kilometers) from the town centre. The walk from the centre of town to the bus station take around 20 minutes.
From the bus station, you can catch several buses to a number of destinations, including buses to both Girona Airport and Barcelona Airport.
For more information about the Costa Brava and other resorts, destinations, villages attractions and places to visit, as well as Blanes please visit the following page.