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from Barcelona to Tarragona

You can get from Barcelona to Tarragona by train, bus or flight.

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Mon
Nov 29
$10Renfe
$18Plana
Tue
Nov 30
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Dec 1
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Dec 2
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Dec 3
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Dec 4
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Dec 5
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Mon
Dec 6
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Tue
Dec 7
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Dec 8
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Dec 9
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Dec 10
$9Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Dec 11
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Dec 12
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Mon
Dec 13
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Tue
Dec 14
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Dec 15
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Dec 16
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Dec 17
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Dec 18
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Dec 19
$10Renfe
$11Alsa

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
How do I go from Barcelona to Tarragona?

There are 2 travel options from Barcelona to Tarragona: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The cheapest way to travel to Tarragona from Barcelona is by taking a train with an average price of $10 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Tarragona:

Taking a train is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a bus to Tarragona, which costs on average $11 (€9) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The fastest way to get to Tarragona from Barcelona is by train with an average travel time of 32 min.

Other travel options to Tarragona can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 30 min.

How many miles from Barcelona to Tarragona would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barcelona to Tarragona?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Tarragona is:

  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Tarragona from Barcelona as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Barcelona to Tarragona depart from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona.
Which travel companies can take 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:

  • Alsa can take you to Tarragona by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Alsa from Barcelona to Tarragona 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 $10 (€8).
Is there a direct service between Barcelona and Tarragona?

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

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Tarragona with Renfe.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Barcelona to Tarragona?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to Tarragona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and Tarragona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Tarragona and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Barcelona to Tarragona tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Barcelona to Tarragona, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $11 (€9) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $10 (€8) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Tarragona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.