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The cheapest trains from Barcelona to Tarragona

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

$8

Average

$13

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 Barcelona to Tarragona will cost around $ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 8.

Cheapest
01:00PMBarcelona Sants0h57 01:57PMTarragona
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$81One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:03AMBarcelona Sants1h06 10:09AMTarragona
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$101One-way
2nd Cheapest
04:03PMBarcelona Sants1h05 05:08PMTarragona
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$101One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:00AMBarcelona Sants1h10 11:10AMTarragona
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$101One-way
03:00PMBarcelona Sants0h56 03:56PMTarragona
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$171One-way

Timetable Barcelona to Tarragona

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09:03AMBarcelona Sants1h06 10:09AMTarragona
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10:00AMBarcelona Sants1h10 11:10AMTarragona
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12:00PMBarcelona Sants0h57 12:57PMTarragona
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01:00PMBarcelona Sants0h57 01:57PMTarragona
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03:00PMBarcelona Sants0h56 03:56PMTarragona
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04:03PMBarcelona Sants1h05 05:08PMTarragona
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Jul 24
$10Renfe
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Jul 25
$8Renfe
$11Alsa
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Jul 26
$10Renfe
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Jul 27
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
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Jul 28
$10Renfe
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Jul 29
$10Renfe
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Jul 30
$10Renfe
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Jul 31
$8Renfe
$11Alsa
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Aug 1
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
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Aug 2
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
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Aug 3
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
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Aug 4
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
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Aug 5
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Aug 6
$10Renfe
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Aug 7
$8Renfe
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Aug 8
$8Renfe
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Aug 9
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Aug 10
$10Renfe
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Aug 11
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Aug 12
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Fri
Aug 13
$8Renfe
$11Alsa

The fastest trains from Barcelona to Tarragona

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

56 m

Average

1 h 1 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

82 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Barcelona for Tarragona every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 82 km distance in an average of 1 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 10 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
03:00PMBarcelona Sants0h56 03:56PMTarragona
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$171One-way
2nd Fastest
01:00PMBarcelona Sants0h57 01:57PMTarragona
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$81One-way
2nd Fastest
12:00PMBarcelona Sants0h57 12:57PMTarragona
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$211One-way
04:03PMBarcelona Sants1h05 05:08PMTarragona
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$101One-way
09:03AMBarcelona Sants1h06 10:09AMTarragona
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$101One-way

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Train Information between Barcelona and Tarragona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€8)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Tarragona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 8 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $10 (€8)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Tarragona.

Train companies

Renfe and AVE trains between Barcelona and Tarragona

Renfe and AVE trains will get you from Barcelona to Tarragona from $10 (€8). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Renfe offers excellent train services within Spain and neighboring France and Portugal, including a trip between Barcelona and Tarragona. As an official travel partner of Renfe, Omio quickly and easily shows you Renfe train schedules and ticket types so you can find the cheapest, fastest or earliest Barcelona to Tarragona train. The distance between Barcelona and Tarragona with Renfe is around 50 miles (81 km) and prices for this trip are as low as $10 (€8).

Renfe is known for its wide range of ticket types with special offers like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible tickets and discount cards like Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which can be used to purchase Renfe tickets on Omio.

When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination: high-speed AVE for long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for domestic routes along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, regional Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Barcelona and Tarragona and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
  • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
  • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

How to get from Barcelona to Tarragona by train

The Barcelona-Tarragona train journey between the two cities begins at the Barcelona-Sants train station and ends at the Camp de Tarragona station. This is a direct route, operated by the railway company Renfe. There are currently around 70 daily connections between Barcelona and Tarragona, including weekends and public holidays. In the Omio search engine you can obtain more detailed information about this route and buy Barcelona Tarragona train tickets directly, without having to travel or queues at ticket offices. Once the purchase has been made, the user will receive confirmation via email or through the Omio app.

What train goes from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The 83 km journey between Barcelona and Tarragona is made on both regional and national trains, including those from AVE. The medium and long-distance national trains covering this popular route are Intercity, Avant, Euromed, Alvia, Talgo and Trenhotel. Each of them is equipped with economy and business class cars, whose seats have an auxiliary table, litter bin, audio/video connection, headphones, armrests and individual footrests. All trains have side luggage compartments and cafeteria service.

How long does the train Barcelona Tarragona take?

The length of the train journey from Barcelona to Tarragona depends on the type of train. Thus, the fastest Barcelona Tarragona trains are the AVE, which run the route in about half an hour. The Avant, Intercity, Alvia and Trenhotel trains take about 35-40 minutes, while Talgo and Euromed connect Barcelona and Tarragona in 52 minutes. The longest journey is on board regional trains: the journey time is 1 hour and 8 minutes.

What time does the first and last train of the day leave Barcelona Tarragona?

The first train from Barcelona leaves at 6:05 and arrives in Tarragona at 6:36. The departure of the last train is at 21:50, with a journey time of 31 minutes. Both the first and the last train Barcelona-Tarragona are high speed.

What is the price of the Barcelona Tarragona train ticket?

The cheapest ticket costs 8.05 € (Regional Express trains) and the most expensive, 38.60 € (AVE). The amount may vary depending on the day on which the trip is made and the Avanza date on which the ticket is purchased: the sooner the ticket is purchased, the lower the cost.

Which station does the train Barcelona Tarragona leave from and which one does it go to?

Barcelona Tarragona trains leave from Barcelona-Sants station in the centre of Barcelona and arrive at Camp de Tarragona station. Despite its remoteness from the city centre, Camp station has 4 bus lines that link it with different towns on the Costa Dorada. The first bus to Tarragona leaves at 6:29, with a journey time of 20-25 minutes. The price of the ticket to Tarragona is 1.70 euros. Camp station is open from 6:00 to 23:30 Monday to Saturday and from 7:15 to 23:15 on Sundays and public holidays.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Tarragona from Barcelona cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Tarragona from Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $10 (€8)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Barcelona to Tarragona train price to come in at an average of $10 (€8)  one way.
How far is Tarragona from Barcelona by train?
You should expect to travel around 50 miles (81 km)  to Tarragona from Barcelona by train.
How long is the train ride to Tarragona from Barcelona?
The train time from Barcelona to Tarragona is on average 1 h 8 min  for the 50 miles (81 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Tarragona from Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Barcelona to Tarragona depart from? Which Tarragona train station do I come into from Barcelona?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Tarragona.

Where is the train station in Barcelona? Where is the train station in Tarragona?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Barcelona Sants, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Barcelona.

The most popular arrival train station, Tarragona, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Tarragona.

Which train providers can take me to Tarragona from Barcelona?
When taking a train from Barcelona to Tarragona, you can count on Renfe or Renfe AVE for the best way to get you to Tarragona. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Barcelona to Tarragona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Tarragona? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Tarragona?
The earliest train departing from Barcelona to Tarragona leaves at 11: 00 AM. The last train departing from Barcelona to Tarragona leaves at 2: 30 PM. You can find the latest Barcelona to Tarragona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Tarragona from Barcelona for the best deals?
If you purchase the Barcelona to Tarragona train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $10 (€8). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Barcelona to Tarragona. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Tarragona
Barcelona Estació De França
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Barcelona Sants
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