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Journey Summary

Tarragona to Barcelona Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
2 hours 31 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $12
Buses depart from:Tarragona
Bus arrives in:Barcelona
Distance:82 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
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Alsa buses from Tarragona to Barcelona

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Enjoy one of the most comfortable travel experiences at a budget price with a bus between Tarragona and Barcelona with Alsa. The Alsa bus ride covers 50 miles (81 km) from Tarragona to Barcelona at prices starting as low as $12 (€9). Alsa even has different ticket types on select routes for the budget traveler in mind, including Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares. Simply check Omio for Alsa bus schedules and tickets and book the best Tarragona - Barcelona bus for you.

As Spain’s main bus company offering thousands of regional and urban routes throughout the country, plus more than 300 international routes in 16 different European countries and Morocco, Alsa offers 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.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Alsa bus ticket between Tarragona and Barcelona:

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Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona

One of the most common modes of transportation from Tarragona to Barcelona is the bus. There are usually between one to five daily journeys offered for this route, with the weekly total being approximately 20. Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona are almost always direct, which means that you do not need to worry about switching buses during your travels. However, there may be additional stops before you reach your final destination. Depending on how traffic is at the time, you can plan on the trip lasting approximately 1h 30min to 1h 35min. There are many different things to see and do once you are in Barcelona, with some of the city’s highlights being La Sagrada Familia, the Picasso Museum, and the Mercado de La Boqueria.

How long is the journey by bus from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The duration of the journey between these two cities varies depending on how many stops are made before arriving in Barcelona, as well as if there is any additional traffic at the time. However, you can generally expect the trip to last between 1h 30min and 1h 35min. The trip will not always be non-stop, as the bus may make additional stops before arriving at the destination, but it will be direct as you will not be required to change buses during your trip.

How many buses are there from Tarragona to Barcelona?

Between one to five daily buses depart from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona. Per week, there are approximately 20 journeys offered. Almost all of these buses are direct and do not require passengers to transfer buses. Many of the journeys may have additional stops before you arrive at your final destination of Barcelona. This route is particularly popular during the summer months, so try to book as far in advance as possible in order to make sure that you are able to reserve a spot. The first daily journey departs at approximately 11:00 a.m., while the last daily journey departs at approximately 9:25 p.m.

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

Departure bus station: You can expect for your trip to leave from the Tarragona bus station at the Pl. Imperial Tàrraco. This bus station is almost directly in the city center and is well connected to the rest of the town by the local bus system, specifically lines 21 and 41. You will want to arrive at the bus station a minimum of 30min before your bus is scheduled to leave, in order to make sure that you have ample amount of time to board and properly stow your luggage. There are some facilities that are provided for passengers, including public restrooms, unlimited free Wi-Fi, and places to purchase refreshments.

Arrival bus station: Most buses on this route arrive at the Barcelona Nord bus station. You will find this station in the northern region of the city, and it is just 3 miles (5 km) from the city center by the local bus, tram, and metro. To travel from here to downtown, plan on it taking you between 20 to 25min. Like the Tarragona bus station at the Pl. Imperial Tàrraco, Barcelona Nord offers several different facilities for travelers, such as access to free Wi-Fi, public restrooms, and areas to purchase snacks and drinks from.

Which bus companies travel from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The main bus company that services journeys between these two cities is Alsa. Alsa is one of Spain’s primary transport providers, and it services journeys throughout a variety of countries in Europe. If you buy a bus ticket for this route with Alsa, you will not be required to change buses during your travels.

Alsa Tarragona to Barcelona

In general, Alsa offers between one to five daily journeys that depart Tarragona for the destination of Barcelona. These trips are almost always direct, meaning that you do not have to switch buses during your travels. However, there may be some additional stops before you reach Barcelona. While the duration of the journey depends on traffic conditions at the time you are traveling, you can expect it to be close to 1h 30min and 1h 35min. For most journeys operated by Alsa, the bus type that is used is either standard or express. This route always has the same departure and arrival stations, which are Tarragona bus station at the Pl. Imperial Tàrraco and Barcelona Nord. If you would like to change or cancel your reservation, you can do so according to Alsa’s ticket policy. If you would like to change or cancel your ticket within 48h of your departure, you will be required to pay a 20 %. If you would like to do this within 24h of your departure, it will instead be a 30 % fee. Once you are within 2h of your scheduled departure, changes and cancellation are no longer allowed. The company’s schedule remains the same on weekdays and on weekends, however, you can plan on fewer journeys being offered on days that are public holidays.

Tarragona to Barcelona Bus: Services on board

Almost all buses are equipped with unlimited free Wi-Fi that can be used on most portable devices and laptops. In addition, many buses provide access to a complimentary radio station, as well as audiovisual entertainment, such as museums, news programs, and television shows. Each customer is allowed to bring a maximum of one pet with them on board. To do this, you must notify the company ahead of time, purchase your pet a special ticket, and keep them in a proper animal carrier. Guide dogs are not subject to these rules. It is also possible for you to bring a bicycle with you by paying a small additional fee. Keep in mind that only four bicycles are permitted on each bus, so you will want to make a reservation ahead of time with the company. Alsa’s buses also provide certain facilities for travelers with disabilities or reduced mobility. For example, most buses are wheelchair accessible, including the restrooms. Employees are always available to help with boarding and storing luggage as well, just make sure to contact Alsa ahead of your departure.

 

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Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona
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FAQs
How much do cheap buses from Tarragona to Barcelona cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Barcelona from Tarragona for the next 7 days starting from $12 (€9)  one way.
What is the price of a bus ticket between Tarragona and Barcelona?
The bus price between Tarragona and Barcelona is on average $12 (€9)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Tarragona to Barcelona by bus?
You should expect to travel around 50 miles (81 km)  from Tarragona to Barcelona by bus.
How long is the bus ride to Barcelona from Tarragona?
While the time it takes to travel 50 miles (81 km) to Barcelona from Tarragona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Tarragona to Barcelona bus journey time is on average 1 h 30 min.
Which bus station from Tarragona to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona bus station from Tarragona do I arrive in?

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

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Tarragona   and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Where is the bus station in Tarragona to go to Barcelona? Where is the bus station in Barcelona located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Tarragona and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Barcelona.

What bus providers go from Tarragona to Barcelona?
Take the Tarragona to Barcelona bus with Alsa. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the journey to Barcelona from Tarragona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct bus from Tarragona to Barcelona?
Yes, you can look for direct buses from Tarragona to Barcelona with Alsa  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
When does the first bus depart from Tarragona to Barcelona? When does the last bus depart from Tarragona to Barcelona?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Tarragona at 5: 55 AM. The last bus leaves from Tarragona at 7: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Tarragona to Barcelona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy bus tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona for the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona is on average $12 (€9) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets to Barcelona from Tarragona available a few months in advance.
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