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Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

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Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

I've never been either, but think I might try this trip in June, just wondering about getting from Barcelona to salou, I assume there is a train that can get me there? Is this the quickest and easiest option?

Also, what is the nightlife/restaurants like on salou?

I'm think of staying at the hotel golden avenida suites, is this in a god location for the centre and a nice beach?

Also, how do you get to port adventure from salou? Is it very close?

Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

You can get the train from Barcelona to Salou (not sure of the cost). Keep your wits about you in Barca, it's very busy and the Crime rate is high.

You can get a local bus to PortAventura, it will take 20 minutes and will cost around €2 each way (or less if you buy a travel card)

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2. Re: Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

Its very easy getting the train from Barcelona to Salou the journey takes around 90 mins and costs approx €8 one way.

Portaventura would be around a 20 mins walk from the Golden Avenida or there is plenty of buses going to and from Salou to Portaventura.

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3. Re: Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

Thanks for the help people, seems an easy enough trip to put together.

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4. Re: Barcelona for 2 days, salou for 5, tips?

Three options for Salou to Barcelona:-

1). Plana bus/coach. Picks you up from many places in Salou. Cheap enough but takes 2 hours.

2). Slow train from Salou station. Takes just over 90 minutes but its a great ride as the line hugs the coast so some good views. No buffet car on train so take some refreshments.

3). Fast train from Salou station. Takes just over an hour.

Nightlife in Salou is very good. In the season you can boogie on until 6am. Pubs open until 2am and then British and/or European clubs until 6am.

Restaurants galore catering for all sorts of tastes. Spend as little as 5 euros or hit the 5* gourmet restaurants at 100 euros per head. Your choice.

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