Vilanova Park near Barcelona

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  1. PenelopePitstop

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    Has anyone stayed at Vilanova Park and got the bus from there to Barcelona? :Smile:

    Is it a regular service at this time of year?

    How long is the journey?

    Anyone know anywhere better ( campsite not wilding!) and nearer for commuting into Barcelona?

    Should be there end April / early May. We'll probably stay for a few days and will most likely want to go into the city every day.
     
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    Hi Marie, we stayed at Villa Nova several times but never got the bus, people do but say its a bit long winded on the bus.
    When we went in on the train we stayed at http://www.campingsonline.com/masnou/bronce.asp?idlengua=3

    Bit of a dated site but 5 minutes walk to the station and straight into Barcelona.

    Or they have a aire but that cost as much as a site or more. :Eek!: :Laughing: Bob.
     
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    We stayed at Villa Nova last year and took the bus into Barcelona. It leaves from a bus stop right outside the campsite gates. The journey was about 90 minutes but was fairly interesting. The Bus takes you right into the centre of the City and you can walk around the area.

    We decided to take an open top bus tour, there are 2 routes, Red and Yellow, each route visits different places and you can get on and off as you please. We did the Red route which took in various sites including several Gaudy premises and Camp Neu, (the home of Barcelona FC)

    If you really want to see Barcelona in depth you need to stay in the city for several nights as the travelling takes about 3 hours out of the day.

    You can get the train from Villa Nova to Barcelona which I understand is about half the travelling time. Didn't do the train but did do the railway museum, which is at the station, a nice way to spend a few hours if the weather is wet.
     
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    Garoffer at Sitges has a bus to Barcelona stop just outside the gates. Took about 50 minutes. Not sure I would spend too many days in Barcelona it's a bit too big for me. We went twice and once did the bus tour. Sitges is a lovely little town and we were in there almost every day. Easy bike ride along the prom.

    Lin
     
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    Hi Marie

    Just left Vilanova park 3 days ago, the bus/coach to Barcelona leaves from right outside the gate it is 75 minutes and first one leaves at 08:30. Interesting enough journey and not a chore €5.10 each way. As suggested the open top tour ticket for €25 at the camp reception or €27 in town is worth while and covers 3 tour routes at a total of about 5 hours but you can hop on/hop off and mix and match. The open top should be well worth doing as we didn't and despite walking about 8 miles we still missed loads.

    We used camping cheques for the site but they might do ACSI as well.

    Martin
     
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    We did Barcelona from a free Aire in Platja d ora 4 days ago.
    1 hr 20 minutes bus stop 5 minute walk.
    Was £31euro each mind but we didn't mind as we like coach rides and it was an interesting ride and we saved by staying on a free Aire.
    We did the red route open tour which also incorporates the blue route for free.
    Blue route not as interesting as The red route.
    Saved us a lot of walking, long long queues for The sagrada familiar so didnt see inside, outside was stunning.
    Luckily we had got weather.
    Platja d aro was very nice too.
     
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    Didn't know about this place. Just had a look and will definitely use it next time we visit Barcelona. :thumb::thumb: Vilanova is a good site but is not well placed for popping in and out of the City.
     
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    We will be there in the next week or so......................at the moment staying at the Aquarius site near Roses and it has the most fantastic facilities I think I have ever seen.

    Probably we'll use the Camping Barcelona, not only because it has ASCI rates but they do not seem to go up for the Easter period ,which can be a substantial increase in some case.
     
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    Just to add, make sure you book the Barcelona bus at reception the day before you need it, it can get busy and you may miss out if you turn up in the morning without a booking. The bus drop off / collection is right in the center of Barcelona close to the tourist bus stops and at the top of Las Ramblas :thumb:
     
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