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Ultimate Guide to visiting PortAventura World | Timings, location, tips & more

PortAventura World | Visitor information at a glance

  • Opening hours
  • Low Season: Start time: 10:30am. Closing time (earliest): 6pm. Closing time (weekends): 8pm.
  • High Season (April - October): Closing time: 10pm.
  • Where is PortAventura World located?
  • PortAventura World is located in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Catalonia, Spain.
  • Find on maps
  • Closest landmark: Salou, Spain

Best time to visit PortAventura World

The best time to visit PortAventura World depends on your preferences. If you want to avoid crowds, then weekdays during the low season (typically April, May, and September) are the best time to go. However, if you want to enjoy all of the park's rides and attractions, then you'll need to visit during the high season (June to August). Keep in mind that the park will be more crowded during this time, so be prepared for longer wait times.

  • For the best weather: June to August offers the hottest and driest weather, perfect for enjoying the park's water rides and soaking up the Spanish sun. However, this is also the peak season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices for flights and hotels.
  • For smaller crowds: April, May, and September offer pleasant weather with fewer crowds. Weekdays are generally less crowded than weekends, especially during the high season. You might also consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (spring and fall) when the weather is still mild and there are fewer tourists.

How to get to PortAventura World?

By train

  • Rodalies de Catalunya: This is the most convenient option if you're coming from Barcelona or other parts of Catalonia. PortAventura has its own train station, directly connected to the R17 and RT2 lines of Rodalies. You can purchase a combined ticket that includes park entry and train travel for a discounted price.
  • Travel Time: 1.5 to 2 hours from Barcelona Sants station.
  • Frequency: 4 direct trains daily from Barcelona Sants, with additional indirect trains via Tarragona.
  • Cost: Single ticket starts at €7.70.


  • PortAventura Contigo Bus: This official service offers direct connections from Barcelona Airport (El Prat) and Camp de Tarragona station to your hotel at PortAventura World. You can book this service in advance for a smooth and convenient arrival.
  • Travel Time: 1 hour from Barcelona Airport, 15 minutes from Reus Airport.
  • Frequency: Regular departures throughout the day.
  • Cost: Varies depending on the route and booking time.

By Car

  • It's a convenient way to get there, taking about 1-1.5 hours from Barcelona.
  • Take the AP-7 motorway south towards Tarragona.
  • Exit at junction 35 (Port Aventura).

Here are the parking options at PortAventura World:

  • PortAventura Park Parking: This is the main car park for the park, located next to the entrance. It offers covered and uncovered parking spaces.
  • Ferrari Land Parking: This car park is dedicated to Ferrari Land, but you can also use it for PortAventura Park.
  • Caribe Aquatic Park Parking: This car park is closest to the water park.

Know before you go to PortAventura World

Dine & Stay
  • Over 50 restaurants: PortAventura World offers a diverse range of dining options, from quick bites and snacks to sit-down restaurants with themed menus.
  • Food outlets: Kiosks and stalls throughout the parks offer convenient options for grabbing a quick bite or drink.
  • Express Passes: Skip the lines for popular attractions with these passes.
  • Shops: Find souvenirs, clothing, and other themed merchandise in various shops throughout the parks.
  • Shows: Enjoy live performances, parades, and other entertainment throughout the day.
  • Accessibility: PortAventura World offers various services and facilities for guests with disabilities

Reduced Mobility:

  • Special rates on tickets (with disability certification of at least 33%).
  • ID passes for access without architectural barriers.
  • Reserved and supervised parking close to the entrance.
  • Wheelchairs for rent (manual and motorized).

Neurodevelopmental Disorders:

  • ID passes for facilitated access.
  • Staff training and awareness.

Guest Service Office:

  • Dedicated office for information and assistance.
  • Staff trained to answer questions and provide support.

Souvenir Shops: These are the most common shops, selling PortAventura-themed merchandise like t-shirts, hats, mugs, keychains, plush toys, and more. You'll find them throughout the park, often near ride exits.

Character Shops: Dedicated shops featuring specific characters like SésamoAventura's Grover or Shambhala's mythical creatures.

Clothing Stores: Brands like Superdry have shops within the park, offering a wider selection of clothing options.

Gift Shops: These shops offer a mix of souvenirs, toys, and other gift items, often with a specific theme depending on the area of the park.

Frequently Asked Questions about visiting PortAventura World

How much does it cost to visit PortAventura World?

Ticket prices vary depending on the park you want to visit, the date, and whether you purchase a combo ticket for multiple parks.

What is the best time to visit PortAventura World?

The best time to visit depends on your preferences.
Peak season: July and August are the busiest months with the longest opening hours, but also the most crowded.
Shoulder seasons: Spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) offer pleasant weather with fewer crowds.
Winter: The park has a reduced schedule during winter, but some special events and Christmas markets are held.

When is PortAventura Park open?

PortAventura Park, the main park with thrilling rides and themed areas, is generally open from 10:30am to 11pm. However, this can vary depending on the season. During peak summer months (June to August), the park extends its hours to accommodate the crowds.

Where is PortAventura World?

PortAventura World is located in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Catalonia, Spain.

Can I visit PortAventura World for free?

No, you need tickets to enter each of the parks within PortAventura World.