The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 trains that leave Barcelona for Tarragona every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||50 miles (81 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$9 (€8)|
|Train frequency||33 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 30 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Renfe Euromed, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Alvia, Renfe AVE, Renfe AVLO, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO|
Trains from Barcelona to Tarragona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Renfe Euromed, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Alvia, Renfe AVE, Renfe AVLO, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO. Normally, there are 33 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $9 (€8), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Tarragona.
For as little as $9 (€8) you can travel by train between Barcelona and Tarragona with Renfe, Renfe AVLO and AVE. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use 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. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When departing from Barcelona, you have various train station options to start your route from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona. When arriving in Tarragona, you can end your route in train stations like Tarragona and Tarragona.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Tarragona, located 0.6 miles (958 m) away from the city centre.
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