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 Madrid to Tarragona will cost around $ 96 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 81.
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2 h 14 m
2 h 27 m
Trains per day
Of the 6 trains that leave Madrid 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 424 km distance in an average of 2 h 27 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 14 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 38 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.
|Distance||263 miles (424 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 34 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€45)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Renfe AVE or Renfe|
Trains from Madrid to Tarragona cover the 263 miles (424 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 34 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $55 (€45), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $51 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Tarragona.
You can travel by train between Madrid and Tarragona with Renfe and AVE for as low as $51 (€41). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Renfe is Spain’s national train company operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Tarragona trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.
These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Madrid to Tarragona:
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Tarragona.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Tarragona and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Tarragona.
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