L’Escala lies on the North of the Costa Brava and enjoys good connections by road with other coastal resorts as well as Girona, Barcelona and the French border, especially due to its proximity to exit number 5 (Orriols) of the AP7 motorway. TO ARRIVE BY ROAD From Barcelona and from France: Take exit 5 of the AP7 at Orriols (20 km from l’Escala) and then the road GI-623, which runs straight to l’Escala. If you are taking the National Road II: take the N-II from Madrid to la Jonquera, heading North; then take the GI-623 to the South and then the C-31 which brings you directly to l’Escala.
Approximate distances and travelling times by car: Barcelona 144 km 1 h 45 min Figueres 28,6 km 30 min Girona 47,3 km 45 min La Bisbal de l’Empordà 25,6 km 29 min Perpinyà 88,1 km 1 h 10 min Vic 110 km 1 h 21 min Madrid 743 km 6 h 52 min TO ARRIVE BY TRAIN Local trains or Medium distance Barcelona- Portbou. This line has its main stations at Figueres, Flaçà, Girona, Sant Celoni, Barcelona-Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona -Sants Estació. The closest stations are those of Figueres and Flaça, from where you can catch a bus to l’Escala.
High Speed Train. The nearest station is Figueres- Vilafant, which is some 30 km away. There are direct bus links to l'Escala from Figueres centre and from Girona, where there is another station of the TAV. Information: 902 240 202 or i www.renfe.es www.tgv-europe.com TO ARRIVE BY BUS The Sarfa bus company (Grup Moventis) links l’Escala with its neighbouring villages and towns, as well as Figueres, Girona and Barcelona. Prices and timetables can be seen on their web site: / Tel. 902 30 20 25 www.sarfa.com
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Figueres Costa Brava Nord
Girona Costa Brava
Costa Brava Barcelona Aeroport TO ARRIVE BY PLANE Girona-Costa Brava Airport (55 km). You can get to l’Escala from the Airport by: - Taxi: cost €75 approximately. - Bus: you can take a bus at the Airport, and change at the station in Girona, where you can catch a bus directly to l’Escala. Information: 972 18 66 00 www.aena.es Barcelona International Airport – El Prat (150 km). From this Airport you can get to l´Escala by: - Taxi : cost €200 approximately - Train: you can catch a regional train at the airport which takes you to Girona or Figueres where you can catch a bus; you can also get off at Camallera (15 km from l’Escala) and take a taxi from there. Information: 902 404 704 or www.aena.es -Bus: there are buses from the Airport which go directly to Figueres or Girona. For more information: 902 302 025 or www.sarfa.com Perpignan Airport (100 km) Information: + 334 68 52 60 70 www.aeroport-perpignan.com TO ARRIVE BY BOAT Club Nàutic L'Escala Port La Clota s/n, 17130 L'Escala (Girona) 042º 07' N / 003º 08.6' E Entrance: 80 metres. Depth: from 1.5 to 5 metres. Length of vessels, up to 25 metres. Canal VHF: 9