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Overview: Train from Madrid to Tarragona

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Tarragona cover the 263 miles (424 km) long route 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 trip costs around $46 (€39), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Tarragona.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE from Madrid to Tarragona trains

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets between Madrid and Tarragona from $21 (€17) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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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.

    These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Madrid and Tarragona:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Tarragona

    Travel by train to Tarragona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Tarragona.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap trains from Madrid to Tarragona cost?

    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Madrid to Tarragona for as low as $21 (€17)  for the next 7 days.

    How much is a train ticket from Madrid to Tarragona?

    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Madrid to Tarragona train to cost on average $46 (€39)  one way.

    How far is Tarragona from Madrid by train?

    The Madrid to Tarragona train distance is approximately 263 miles (424 km).

    How long is the train to Tarragona from Madrid?

    While the time it takes to travel 263 miles (424 km) to Tarragona from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Madrid to Tarragona train journey time is on average 2 h 34 min.

    What train station in Madrid goes to Tarragona? What train station do I come into Tarragona from Madrid?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Tarragona.

    Where is the departure train station in Madrid located? Where is the arrival train station in Tarragona located?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Tarragona and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (623 m) from the train station to the city center in Tarragona.

    What train companies go from Madrid to Tarragona?

    If you're looking for trains from Madrid to Tarragona, you can rely on Renfe AVE or Renfe to get you to Tarragona. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Madrid to Tarragona trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains per day are there to Tarragona from Madrid?

    The average number of trains departing Madrid for Tarragona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What are the first and last departure train times from Madrid to Tarragona?

    You can take the first train from Madrid to Tarragona at 6: 15 AM. The last train from Madrid to Tarragona that you can take departs at 7: 40 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Madrid to Tarragona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

    When should I book the Madrid to Tarragona train for the best deals on tickets?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets from Madrid to Tarragona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $46 (€39) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Tarragona a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Tarragona
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your journey from Madrid to Tarragona.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10