Tarragona to Madrid train

Cheap train tickets from Tarragona to Madrid

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Tarragona to Madrid is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Fastest train times from Tarragona to Madrid

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Fastest Journey

7 h 58 m


7 h 58 m

Trains per day



424 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Tarragona for Madrid every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Tarragona to Madrid

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 58 min
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€39)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe AVLO, Renfe AVE, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO

Trains from Tarragona to Madrid cover the 263 miles (424 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 58 min with our travel partners like Renfe AVLO, Renfe AVE, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $45 (€39), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Tarragona and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes.

Train providers: AVE, Renfe and Renfe AVLO from Tarragona to Madrid trains

For as little as $33 (€29) you can travel by train to Madrid from Tarragona with AVE, Renfe and Renfe AVLO. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Renfe AVLO

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 Tarragona to Madrid 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.

    Renfe Avlo is a Spanish low-cost high-speed rail service that operates the routes between the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Valencia by the national rail company Renfe. Avlo trains travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Avlo tickets are in Economy or "Básica" Class with assigned seats and include onboard services like free wifi, onboard-entertainment (via the PlayRenfe app or network), power sockets and vending machines. Child tickets available from 0 to 13 years old then 14 or over counts as an adult ticket. You can upgrade your ticket to bring extra luggage onboard on top of your included backpack and 55x35x25 cm hand luggage with no weight limit. Cheap Avlo tickets start from 7 Euros and are a great option for travelling from Tarragona to Madrid by train.

      Enjoy a quick and easy journey on a train to Madrid from Tarragona with AVE, the high-speed train from Renfe, the main Spanish railroad company and official travel partner of Omio. Search all AVE train schedules and tickets on Omio to find the best deals for a train to Madrid from Tarragona covering the 263 miles (424 km) distance. Look out for ticket options like Promo, Promo +, and Flexible to find the most convenient Tarragona to Madrid train ride for you. Renfe AVE even offers discount cards for regular customers, such as the Renfe Gold Card and the + Renfe Youth 50 Card, which can be used when buying AVE tickets on Omio.

      Renfe covers around 9, 300 miles (15, 000 km) between national and international routes, among which are its AVE routes that connect the main cities of Spain. AVE trains are well-known among travelers for providing ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience. Their trains are the most popular of Renfe’s fleet due to their high speeds reaching up to 192 mph (310 kmh) on select routes. They are also popular with travelers due to their premium services onboard, such as a restaurant, bathrooms, WiFi access, and entertainment.

        How to get from Tarragona to Madrid by train?

        The route between Tarragona and Madrid is direct. Most of the journeys are made by the AVE but Talgo also operates this route. During the week there are 13 journeys, reducing to 12 on weekends.

        What train goes from Tarragona to Madrid?

        The AVE and the Talgo are in charge of making the daily connections between both cities. Every day the AVE trains cover all the routes except the one that leaves at 10.11 which is made by the Talgo.

        How long does the train from Tarragona to Madrid take?

        The duration of the route varies according to the type of train and the time at which the train departs. In the case of the route covered by AVE the journey usually takes between 2 hours and 4 minutes and 2 hours of 37 minutes. The fastest is the one that leaves at 7.57 in the morning and the slowest is the one that leaves at 14.33. On the other hand the Talgo of 10.11 takes 7 hours and 56 minutes.

        At what time does the first and last train Tarragona Madrid of the day leave?

        The first train starts its route at 6.38, lasts 2 hours and 37 minutes and is made by AVE. The last train leaves at 20.33, has the same duration and is also operated by AVE.

        How much does the train ticket to Tarragona Madrid cost?

        The price of the ticket between Tarragona and Madrid varies depending on some factors such as: the day you choose to travel, the time, the type of train or the anticipation with which you buy it. However, the average amount, according to our internal data, is 44.55€ per journey .


        Where does the AVE Tarragona Madrid come from?

        The trains leave from the station Camp de Tarragona , it is very well connected with buses from Tarragona, Valls or Reus. The destination station is Puerta de Atocha for connections made by AVE and Madrid Chamartín for the Talgo route. Both stations are very well connected with the rest of the city and the surrounding populations. Chamartín station is connected to metro lines 1 and 10 and 5, 80 and the city bus L10. Puerta de Atocha station has metro line 1, lines 47, 55, 19, 85, 10, 34, 102 and the city bus circular and all suburban lines.

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

        Time Price Savings
        1 week earlier 54 €
        2 weeks earlier 51 €6%
        3 weeks earlier 47 €15%
        1 month before 42 €29.%
        2 months earlier 45 €20%
        3 months earlier 45 €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 - Madrid. 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 - Madrid 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 15% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
        • If you book a ticket Tarragona - Madrid with 2 months in advance you save up to about 20% 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 Madrid

        Travel Tips: Travel by train to Madrid 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 Madrid.
        Cheap train tickets from Tarragona to Madrid can start from as little as $33 (€29) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Tarragona to Madrid is $45 (€39); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
        The average journey time by train from Tarragona to Madrid is 7 h 58 min  to travel the 263 mile (424 km) long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
        The train from Tarragona to Madrid leaves at 8: 13 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner  from Omio.
        Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Tarragona to Madrid with Renfe AVLO, Renfe AVE or SNCF OUIGO. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Renfe AVLO, Renfe AVE, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO.
        For the best Tarragona to Madrid train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe AVLO, Renfe AVE, Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe or SNCF OUIGO. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Tarragona and Madrid to compare what amenities they may offer.
        No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 13 PM.

        When departing from Tarragona, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Tarragona and Tarragona. When arriving in Madrid, you can end your trip in train stations like Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro.

        Passengers board the train most frequently from Tarragona, which is located around 0.6 miles (958 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre.

        The cheapest month for a train from Tarragona to Madrid is February.
        However, you have options as you can travel between Tarragona and Madrid 2 different ways: flight or train.

        Important Stations and Airports for this connection

        Tarragona is the most popular Tarragona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Tarragona for your trip to Madrid.
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