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Train Information between Salou and Barcelona

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Salou to Barcelona cover the 56 miles (91 km) long trip with our travel partners like Renfe. There are direct train services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Salou and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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Train from Salou to Barcelona with Renfe

Renfe will get you between Salou and Barcelona at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


Travel 56 miles (91 km) between Salou and Barcelona in comfort with Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. As an official travel partner of Renfe, Omio quickly and easily shows you the best deals on affordable Renfe train tickets from Salou to Barcelona so you can spend more time enjoying your trip. Simply check the Renfe train schedules and ticket types available, including Promo, Promo+ and Flexible, and book your cheap Salou to Barcelona Renfe tickets online. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 if you plan to travel extensively with Renfe. You can use these discount cards on Omio when purchasing Renfe tickets.

With Renfe routes covering around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) of domestic and international railway, you can expect to find a wide range of train types. These include the high-speed AVE for long-distance routes, Alvia for domestic routes in Spain, Altaria for domestic routes into the south of Spain, Euromed for routes along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, Avant regional commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Renfe train ticket from Salou to Barcelona:

  • 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.

Trains from Salou to Barcelona

The 118-kilometre panoramic route linking Salou with Barcelona has numerous daily train connections. In summer, and especially on weekends, its frequency increases due to a greater tourist demand. All Salou-Barcelona routes are direct and last an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What trains go from Salou to Barcelona?

The Regional, Talgo and Regional Express trains connect the capital of the Costa Dorada with Barcelona on a daily basis. The train journeys Salou Barcelona run through the picturesque Mediterranean literal, a few meters from the beaches. All connections on this route are managed by the Spanish company Renfe.

How long is the train from Salou to Barcelona?

The shortest routes on the Salou Barcelona train last 60 minutes and are operated by the Talgo fleet. The duration of journeys on board Regional and Regional Express trains varies between 1 hour and 38 minutes and 1 hour and 59 minutes. The journeys with less intermediate stops are in charge of Talgo.

How many trains are there from Salou to Barcelona?

From Monday to Sunday there are up to 19 daily connections between Salou and Barcelona. The number of these routes decreases at the end of the high season, which corresponds to the months of June, July and August. During their journey, the Talgo fleet makes intermediate stops at Port Aventura and Tarragona, while the Regional and Regional Express trains also stop at Torredembarra, Altafulla, Sitges and Vilanova.

Where do trains from Salou to Barcelona depart from and arrive at?

Salou Station: is located 3 kilometers from Port Aventura theme park and 14 kilometers from Reus airport. Its small building has a waiting room, cafeteria, free wifi, paying bathrooms and vending machines. A tourist train connects Salou station with Port Aventura in a matter of minutes, while Bus Plana buses connect its premises with Reus airport.

Barcelona-Sants station: is very close to the city centre, with which it communicates by metro lines L5 and L3. An extensive network of day and night buses connects the station with different areas of the city. Metro line L9 connects its premises with Barcelona-El Prat airport. The station's services include a hotel, pharmacy, shops and cafeterias with free wifi.

Travel Tips

Trains from Salou to Barcelona
Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Salou to Barcelona.
How far is it from Salou to Barcelona by train?
You should expect to travel around 56 miles (91 km)  from Salou to Barcelona by train.
What train station in Salou goes to Barcelona? What train station do I come into Barcelona from Salou?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Salou   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the train station in Salou to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Salou and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Barcelona most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can take me to Barcelona from Salou?
For the route from Salou to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Salou to Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

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