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from Barcelona to Tarragona

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Travel Information between Barcelona and Tarragona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€7) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by bus or train to Tarragona from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Barcelona to Tarragona.

How to get from Barcelona to Tarragona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Tarragona, 78,53% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to Tarragona
Travel 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 Barcelona to Tarragona.
FAQs
What are the ways to get from Barcelona to Tarragona?

You can travel from Barcelona to Tarragona 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $9 (€7) compared to other travel options to Tarragona:

Taking a train is about $3 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9) for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The quickest way to travel to Tarragona from Barcelona is by train, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Tarragona?

You should expect to travel around 50 miles (81 km) between Barcelona and Tarragona.

When traveling from Barcelona to Tarragona, where do I depart from Barcelona and where do I arrive in Tarragona?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Tarragona:

  • Buses from Barcelona to Tarragona most often leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera.
  • Trains mostly leave from Barcelona Sants and tend to arrive in Tarragona.
Who can get me from Barcelona to Tarragona?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Tarragona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Tarragona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Barcelona to Tarragona tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
  • Travel with Renfe to go to Tarragona by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe Barcelona to Tarragona tickets on Omio for $9 (€7).
Is there a way to travel directly from Barcelona to Tarragona?

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to Tarragona with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Alsa.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Tarragona as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Barcelona to Tarragona.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Barcelona to Tarragona?
Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Tarragona? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Tarragona usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza from Tarragona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy my Barcelona to Tarragona one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Tarragona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $11 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $9 (€7) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Tarragona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Tarragona
Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
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Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
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Barcelona Estació De França
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