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Sep 27
$10Renfe
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Train Information between Tarragona and Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage train duration52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$9 (€8)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Tarragona to Barcelona cover the 50 miles (81 km) long trip taking on average 52 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $9 (€8), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies

AVE and Renfe Tarragona – Barcelona

For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by train from Tarragona to Barcelona with AVE and Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Renfe
AVE

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.

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

    Trains in Spain are an efficient way to travel between cities, with Renfe offering domestic and international train routes. It is easy to catch trains from Tarragona to Barcelona. Trains travel from Tarragona to Barcelona over 30 times per day, with high-speed AVE trains making the journey in just over half an hour. Regular regional Renfe trains can take up to an hour and a half to arrive in Barcelona. All Tarragona to Barcelona trains are direct. The first train departs Tarragona at 7:35 a.m., while the last train leaves at 11:10 p.m. All Tarragona to Barcelona trains depart from either Tarragona or Camp Tarragona train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station.

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    Tarragona to Barcelona Train Cost

    Average prices for Renfe trains from Tarragona to Barcelona when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €21

    1 Day in Advance

    €20

    1 Week in Advance

    €19

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €17

    1 Month in Advance

    €17

    3 Months in Advance

    €17

    Tarragona to Barcelona Trains: General Information


    Travelers in Spain can offset some of the cost of Tarragona to Barcelona train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

    • autobus All Tarragona to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.
    • autobus All Tarragona to Barcelona trains are direct, depart from either Tarragona or Camp Tarragona train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants train station.
    • autobus The Tarragona to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 34 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.
    • autobus Most travelers book their Tarragona to Barcelona train tickets approximately 1 day in advance of the travel date.




    Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Madrid to Barcelona trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

    • It is 5% cheaper to purchase Madrid to Barcelona train tickets a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the train station.
    • It is 10% cheaper to purchase Madrid to Barcelona train tickets 1 day ahead of when you intend to travel.
    • Madrid to Barcelona train costs are 19% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

    Deutsche Bahn trains from Tarragona to Barcelona

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    Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Tarragona to Barcelona. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

    DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Tarragona to Barcelona and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    Train tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona: when to book to save $

    Time Price Savings
    1 week earlier 12 €
    2 weeks earlier 11 €9%
    3 weeks earlier 10 €20%
    1 month before 8 €50%
    2 months earlier 8 €50%
    3 months earlier 10 €20%


    Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Tarragona - Barcelona. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

    The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

    • Buying your train ticket from Tarragona - Barcelona 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 20% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
    • If you book a ticket Tarragona - Barcelona with 2 months in advance you save up to about 50% compared to the initial price.
    • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 20%.
    • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Tarragona 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 Tarragona to Barcelona.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Barcelona from Tarragona for the next 7 days starting from $6 (€5)  one way.
    How much is the train between Tarragona and Barcelona on average?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Tarragona to Barcelona train to cost on average $9 (€8)  one way.
    How far is it from Tarragona to Barcelona by train?
    The train distance from Tarragona to Barcelona is around 50 miles (81 km).
    What is the Tarragona to Barcelona train travel time?
    The Tarragona to Barcelona train duration is on average 52 min, which is to be expected when traveling 50 miles (81 km) to Barcelona from Tarragona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What is the departure train station in Tarragona and arrival train station in Barcelona?

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Tarragona   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Tarragona, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Tarragona. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

    What train providers go from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    If you're looking for trains from Tarragona to Barcelona, you can rely on Renfe or Renfe AVE to get you to Barcelona. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Tarragona to Barcelona journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many train services are there from Tarragona to Barcelona a day?
    On average, there are 25 trains a day from Tarragona to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    When is the earliest train from Tarragona to Barcelona? When is the last train from Tarragona to Barcelona?
    The earliest train for this trip departs from Tarragona at 1: 12 PM. The last train leaves from Tarragona at 8: 47 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Tarragona to Barcelona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    When should I purchase the Tarragona to Barcelona train for the best deals on tickets?
    The price of a one way train ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona is on average $9 (€8) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona available a few months in advance.