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01:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h35 02:35AMTarragona
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12:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h30 01:30PMTarragona
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The fastest buses from Barcelona to Tarragona

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Fastest Journey

1 h 30 m

Average

1 h 32 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

82 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Barcelona for Tarragona every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 82 km distance in an average of 1 h 32 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 30 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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12:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h30 01:30PMTarragona
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$131One-way
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01:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h35 02:35AMTarragona
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$131One-way

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The cheapest buses from Barcelona to Tarragona

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Cheapest

$13

Average

$13

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona will cost around $ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 13.

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12:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h30 01:30PMTarragona
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$131One-way
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01:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h35 02:35AMTarragona
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Bus Information from Barcelona to Tarragona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$11 (€9)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAlsa

Buses from Barcelona to Tarragona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Alsa. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $11 (€9)], you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera.

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Bus between Barcelona and Tarragona with Alsa

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You’ll be sure to find the best bus from Barcelona to Tarragona with Alsa, the main bus company in Spain offering a multitude of bus routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s bus schedules and bus tickets between Barcelona and Tarragona and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey. The distance between Barcelona and Tarragona by bus is around 50 miles (81 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this journey costs as little as $11 (€9).

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your bus ride. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets from Barcelona to Tarragona and when traveling by bus:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Barcelona to Tarragona

Making the journey by bus from Barcelona to Tarragona is an enjoyable and direct journey through the beautiful Spanish countryside with a travel time of between one hour 20 minutes and one hour 45 minutes. There are seven daily departures, one in the morning and the rest in the afternoon and evening on a schedule that operates seven days a week. Most departures are from Estació d'Autobuses Nord with one departure a day from Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona-Sants.

Which bus companies travel from Barcelona to Tarragona?

All direct buses to Tarragona from Barcelona are operated by ALSA, a Spanish subsidiary of the British-owned National Express Coaches. The fleet is composed of Mercedes-Benz or Setra buses. These are modern and comfortable with onboard services that include toilets, WiFi, individual power sockets and air conditioning.

How long is the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona?

All buses from Barcelona to Tarragona are direct with journey times of between one hour 20 minutes and one hour 45 minutes depending on the departure time and city-centre traffic in Barcelona.

How many buses are there from Barcelona to Tarragona?

There are seven departures a day of buses from Barcelona to Tarragona. There is one departure in the morning, while the rest leave in the afternoon and continue until late evening. The same schedule is in place from Monday through to Sunday.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Barcelona to Tarragona?

Departure bus station: Buses to Tarragona from Barcelona depart mainly from Estació d'Autobuses Nord with just one daily departure from Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona-Sants. Both are linked to the city center by local buses and Metro trains while there is also a tram service between Barcelona-Sants and the city. Facilities at both bus stations include WiFi, cab ranks, toilets, left baggage storage, shops and cafes.

Arrival bus station: Buses from Barcelona to Tarragona terminate at the city's bus station on the Rambla Nova. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk from here to the city center or the journey can be made by cab or local bus. Facilities at Tarragona Bus Station include ATMs, toilets, baggage storage, a passenger lounge, a coffee bar and fast food kiosks. In the streets around the bus station, there is car parking as well as a choice of shops and restaurants.

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How much do cheap bus tickets from Barcelona to Tarragona cost?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Tarragona from Barcelona for as low as $11 (€9)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between Barcelona and Tarragona on average?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $11 (€9)  for a bus ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona.
How far is Barcelona to Tarragona by bus?
The bus distance from Barcelona to Tarragona is around 50 miles (81 km).
How long is the bus ride from Barcelona to Tarragona?
While the time it takes to travel 50 miles (81 km) from Barcelona to Tarragona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Barcelona to Tarragona bus journey time is on average 1 h 30 min.
When traveling by bus from Barcelona to Tarragona, which bus station in Barcelona do I depart from and which bus station in Tarragona do I arrive in?

There are a few bus stations in Barcelona to start your route from including Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants. In Tarragona you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera, Tarragona, Plaça de la Imperial Tàrraco and Tarragona.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera.

Where is the bus station in Barcelona? Where is the bus station in Tarragona?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Barcelona Sants, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Barcelona.

The most popular arrival bus station, Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Tarragona.

Which bus providers can get me from Barcelona to Tarragona?
If you're looking for buses from Barcelona to Tarragona, you can rely on Alsa to get you to Tarragona. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Barcelona to Tarragona journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first bus from Barcelona to Tarragona? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the first bus from Barcelona to Tarragona at 10: 00 AM. The last bus from Barcelona to Tarragona that you can take departs at 11: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Barcelona to Tarragona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona to get the best deals?
If you purchase a bus ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $11 (€9) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Barcelona to Tarragona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Tarragona
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Amenities
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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