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Bus Information to Barcelona from Tarragona

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

Buses from Tarragona to Barcelona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long route 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 route 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.

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Bus from Tarragona to Barcelona with Alsa

For as little as $11 (€9) you can travel by bus between Tarragona and Barcelona with Alsa. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Alsa

Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

    These are Alsa's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Tarragona and Barcelona:

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

    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 do cheap bus tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona for as low as $11 (€9)  for the next 7 days.
    How much is a bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    The Tarragona to Barcelona bus ticket price is on average $11 (€9)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    How far is Tarragona to Barcelona by bus?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Barcelona from Tarragona by bus to be approximately 50 miles (81 km).
    How long is the bus ride from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    On average the Tarragona to Barcelona bus travel time is 1 h 30 min  for the 50 miles (81 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel 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 departing from Tarragona, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera, Tarragona, Plaça de la Imperial Tàrraco and Tarragona. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your journey in bus stations like Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.

    Omio customers book a bus from Tarragona   to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord   most frequently for this route.

    Where is the departure bus station in Tarragona located? Where is the arrival bus station in Barcelona located?

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Tarragona, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center.

    Which bus providers should I travel with from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    For the journey from Tarragona to Barcelona you can take a bus with Alsa. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Barcelona from Tarragona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    When is the earliest bus from Tarragona to Barcelona? When is the last bus from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    The first Tarragona to Barcelona bus departs at 6: 10 AM   and the last bus from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 7: 25 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Tarragona to Barcelona on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I purchase a bus ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona to get 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.