Cheap bus tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$11

Average

$17

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 Tarragona to Barcelona will cost around $ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$111One-way
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09:25PMTarragona1h35 11:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$111One-way
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10:00AMTarragona1h20 11:20AMBarcelona
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$181One-way
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03:00PMTarragona1h05 04:05PMBarcelona
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07:00AMTarragona1h10 08:10AMBarcelona
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$181One-way

Bus schedule from Tarragona to Barcelona

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07:00AMTarragona1h10 08:10AMBarcelona
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07:00AMTarragona1h20 08:20AMBarcelona
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10:00AMTarragona1h20 11:20AMBarcelona
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10:00AMTarragona1h05 11:05AMBarcelona
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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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03:00PMTarragona1h05 04:05PMBarcelona
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03:00PMTarragona1h20 04:20PMBarcelona
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05:10PMTarragona1h20 06:30PMBarcelona
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05:10PMTarragona1h05 06:15PMBarcelona
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09:25PMTarragona1h35 11:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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Jan 17
$10Renfe Regional Expres
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Jan 18
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Jan 19
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Jan 20
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$11Alsa
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Jan 21
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$11Alsa
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Jan 25
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$11Alsa
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Jan 26
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$11Alsa
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Jan 27
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Jan 28
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Jan 29
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Jan 31
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$11Alsa
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Bus times from Tarragona to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

1 h 5 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Buses per day

10

Distance

82 km

Of the 10 buses that leave Tarragona for Barcelona every day 10 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 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 5 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.

Fastest
03:00PMTarragona1h05 04:05PMBarcelona
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$181One-way
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10:00AMTarragona1h05 11:05AMBarcelona
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$181One-way
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05:10PMTarragona1h05 06:15PMBarcelona
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$181One-way
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07:00AMTarragona1h10 08:10AMBarcelona
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$181One-way
10:00AMTarragona1h20 11:20AMBarcelona
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$181One-way

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Overview: Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona

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

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 Alsa. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $11 (€9), but the average price of bus tickets is $11 (€9). Travelers depart most frequently from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Bus providers: Alsa from Tarragona to Barcelona

Find the best buses from Tarragona to Barcelona 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 route.

Alsa

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 between Tarragona and Barcelona and when traveling by bus:

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

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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FAQs

How much are cheap buses to Barcelona from Tarragona?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona for as low as $11 (€9)  for the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus between Tarragona and Barcelona?

In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $11 (€9)  for a bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona.

What is the distance between Tarragona and Barcelona by bus?

The bus distance from Tarragona to Barcelona is around 50 miles (81 km).

How long is a bus to Barcelona from Tarragona on average?

The bus time between Tarragona and Barcelona is on average 1 h 30 min  for the 50 miles (81 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Barcelona from Tarragona by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by bus from Tarragona to Barcelona, which bus station in Tarragona do I depart from and which bus station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Tarragona, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera, Tarragona, Plaça de la Imperial Tàrraco and Tarragona. When you arrive in Barcelona, your bus can arrive in bus stations 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 book their buses from Tarragona   to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

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

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Tarragona, which is located around 0.4 miles (623 m) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Tarragona to Barcelona?

Take the Tarragona to Barcelona bus with Alsa. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the trip from Tarragona to Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct bus from Tarragona to Barcelona?

Yes, you can find a direct bus to Barcelona from Tarragona with Alsa or Plana  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

When can I take the first bus from Tarragona to Barcelona? When can I take the last bus for the day?

The earliest bus departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 7: 10 AM. The last bus departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 8: 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.

How far in advance should I book bus tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona for the best deals?

If you buy a bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona 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 Tarragona to Barcelona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.