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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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