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Overview: Train from Tarragona to Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€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 route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $10 (€8), but the average price of train tickets is $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE from Tarragona to Barcelona trains

Renfe and AVE trains will get you from Tarragona to Barcelona from $10 (€8). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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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.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train between Tarragona and 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 between Tarragona and Barcelona?

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Tarragona and Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $10 (€8)  one way.

    What is the price of a train ticket between Tarragona and Barcelona?

    The train price between Tarragona and Barcelona is on average $10 (€8)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

    What is the distance between Tarragona and Barcelona by train?

    When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Tarragona to Barcelona by train to be approximately 50 miles (81 km).

    How many hours is the train time to Barcelona from Tarragona?

    On average the Tarragona to Barcelona train travel time is 1 h 5 min  for the 50 miles (81 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the train from Tarragona to Barcelona depart from? Which Barcelona train station do I come into from Tarragona?

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Tarragona   to Barcelona Sants.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Tarragona, is located 0.4 miles (623 m) from the city center of Tarragona.

    The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Tarragona to Barcelona?

    When taking a train from Tarragona to Barcelona, you can count on Renfe or Renfe AVE for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Barcelona from Tarragona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

    Can I find a direct train from Tarragona to Barcelona?

    Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Tarragona to Barcelona. You can look to travel with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Regional Expres  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.

    How many trains are there to Barcelona from Tarragona a day?

    The average number of trains departing Tarragona for Barcelona is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When is the earliest train from Tarragona to Barcelona? When is the last train from Tarragona to Barcelona?

    The earliest train departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 2: 12 PM. The last train departing from Tarragona to Barcelona leaves at 8: 05 PM. You can find the latest Tarragona to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Tarragona to Barcelona for the best deals?

    If you purchase a train ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $10 (€8) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Tarragona and Barcelona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Tarragona
    Barcelona
    The major railway station for departures from Tarragona is Tarragona. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Tarragona for your journey between Tarragona and Barcelona.