Tarragona to Barcelona bus

Cheap bus tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona

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15

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09:25PMTarragona1h35 11:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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10:00AMTarragona1h20 11:20AMBarcelona
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Bus schedule from Tarragona to Barcelona

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05:25AMTarragona1h35 07:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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12:00PMTarragona1h05 01:05PMBarcelona
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04:20PMTarragona1h35 05:55PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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06:30PMTarragona1h05 07:35PMBarcelona
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09:25PMTarragona1h35 11:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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Bus times from Tarragona to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 12 m

Buses per day

45

Distance

82 km

Of the 45 buses that leave Tarragona for Barcelona every day 45 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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03:00PMTarragona1h05 04:05PMBarcelona
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Overview: Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$10 (€9)
frequencyBus frequency14 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesMovelia, Plana, Infobus, Alsa or FlixBus

Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 30 min with our travel partners like Movelia, Plana, Infobus, Alsa or FlixBus. Normally, there are 14 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $10 (€9), but the average price of bus tickets is $10 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Bus companies: Alsa and FlixBus from Tarragona to Barcelona

Alsa and FlixBus buses will get you to Barcelona from Tarragona from $10 (€9). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

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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: $10

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Bus information from Tarragona to Barcelona with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 45 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

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.

 

Travel Tips: Bus to Barcelona from Tarragona

Travel Tips: Take the bus to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Tarragona to Barcelona.
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If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Tarragona to Barcelona buses for as little as $10 (€9)  in the next 7 days.
The Tarragona to Barcelona bus ticket price is on average $10 (€9)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The Tarragona to Barcelona bus distance is approximately 50 miles (81 km).
The Tarragona to Barcelona bus duration is on average 1 h 30 min, which is to be expected when traveling 50 miles (81 km) to Barcelona from Tarragona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Some of the Tarragona bus stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include Tarragona, Tarragona, Estació d'autobusos (Pl. Imperial Tàrraco) and Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Barcelona include Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Tarragona   and arriving in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Tarragona, is located 0.6 miles (958 m) from the city center of Tarragona.

The most popular arrival bus station, Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.

For the route from Tarragona to Barcelona you can take a bus with Movelia, Plana, Infobus, Alsa or FlixBus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services to Barcelona from Tarragona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day to Barcelona from Tarragona. If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Alsa or Plana. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
The average number of buses departing Tarragona for Barcelona is 14 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest bus departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 9: 00 AM. The last bus departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 7: 25 PM. You can find the latest Tarragona to Barcelona bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona is on average $10 (€9) if you book 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 route. In general, you can find bus tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona available a few months in advance.

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