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Alsa Barcelona – Tarragona

Find the best buses between Barcelona and Tarragona with Omio's travel partners Alsa from $11 (€9). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: $11

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

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

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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Bus to Tarragona from Barcelona
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses between Barcelona and Tarragona?
Bus tickets to Tarragona from Barcelona for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $11 (€9)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $11 (€9)  for a bus ticket to Tarragona from Barcelona.
What is the distance from Barcelona to Tarragona by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Barcelona and Tarragona by bus to be approximately 50 miles (81 km).
How long is the bus between Barcelona and 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 20 min.
What bus station in Barcelona goes to Tarragona? What bus station do I come into Tarragona from Barcelona?

There are a few bus stations in Barcelona to start your journey 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 Barcelona bus station located? Where is the Tarragona bus station located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Barcelona Sants and travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (625 m) from the bus station to the city center in Tarragona.

What bus companies go from Barcelona to Tarragona?
For the route from Barcelona to Tarragona you can take a bus with Alsa. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services from Barcelona to Tarragona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
When can I take the first bus from Barcelona to Tarragona? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Barcelona at 11: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Barcelona at 11: 00 AM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Barcelona to Tarragona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona to get the best deals?
If you purchase the Barcelona to Tarragona bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $11 (€9). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Barcelona and Tarragona. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.