Costa Brava is an extremely popular destination among us Brits so you can fly there daily from most airports in the UK. Located on Spain’s northeast coast, above Barcelona and south of the French border, the flight time to Barcelona’s El Prat Airport or Girona-Costa Brava Airport is just over two hours from the London area or around 30 minutes more from Edinburgh. It’s possible to drive from the UK, but you might want to stop off in France to break up the 16-hour drive from London to Barcelona.
WHEN TO GO
Spring and autumn tend to be the most popular times to visit the Costa Brava, the temperatures typically ranging from the midteens into the twenties and more manageable as a result. If you’re willing to brave the average highs of 27° in July and August or wear an extra layer or two in winter, better deals are to be found. October and November tend to be wetter, with late spring and summer staying pretty dry.