Salou travel guide

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You're Going to Love Salou

With a population of 26,649, Salou is a must-see destination in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Salou

Salou in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Salou in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Salou


When flying to Salou, you’ll arrive at Reus (REU), which is located 8 km from the city centre.


Renfe is the most popular train carrier serving Salou, followed by iryo. The train journey from Salou to Girona takes 0h 39m and costs around $24 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Perpignan, expect to pay about $25 for a 1h 23m trip. Located 1.0 km from the city centre, Salou is the busiest station in Salou. Another popular train station is Salou Port Aventura, located 1.2 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Salou is to pick up a car hire from Barcelona, which is about 93 km from Salou. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Record Go, among others, in Barcelona.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Salou, including ALSA, FlixBus and BlaBlaBus. From Perpignan, the bus ride to Salou takes 209 km and will cost you around $12. From Zaragoza, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 338 km. The most popular bus station is Salou Jaume I, located 0.4 km from the city centre of Salou. Salou Hotel 4 Carreteras is also a commonly used station, and is 3.1 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Salou

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British Airways
Good (3,394 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,062 reviews)
Air France
Good (817 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,240 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,185 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (394 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,969 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (194 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (725 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (752 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Salou

Average rates range from around $119 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $336 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Catalonia Gardens and Hostal Montsant.

Where to stay in popular areas of Salou

Most booked hotels in Salou

AC Hotel Tarragona by Marriott
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hotel SB Express Tarragona
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Gran Palas Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Best Negresco
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Ohtels Vil·la Romana
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Tarraco Park Tarragona
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Salou

Expect to pay $3.13 per litre in Salou (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $37.52 and $50.02. Mini (Ford Ka or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Salou, while also 83% cheaper than other types, on average.