How to travel from Barcelona to Tarragona

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from Barcelona to Tarragona

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

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To get from Barcelona to Tarragona on Oct 08 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:03AMBarcelona Sants1h06 10:09AMTarragona
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09:03AMBarcelona Sants1h06 10:09AMTarragona
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10:00AMBarcelona Sants1h15 11:15AMTarragona
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07:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h30 08:30PMTarragona
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07:05PMBarcelona1h05 08:10PMTarragona
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Travel Information to Tarragona from Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€8) • 32 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€8) • 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Regional Expres

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Barcelona to Tarragona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe Regional Expres 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 Tips: 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

There are 4 ways to travel between Barcelona and Tarragona including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

This is compared to other travel options to Tarragona:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona costing on average $10 (€9).

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

There are alternative travel options to Tarragona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 5 min.

The Barcelona to Tarragona distance is around 50 miles (81 km).

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Tarragona is:

  • 5 buses a day.
  • 27 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Tarragona.
  • Trains from Barcelona to Tarragona most often leave from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Tarragona.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Tarragona:

  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $10 (€9) with Alsa from Barcelona to Tarragona.
  • You can travel between Barcelona and Tarragona by train with Renfe Regional Expres. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€8) with Renfe Regional Expres from Barcelona to Tarragona.

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

  • You can find around 1 direct bus per day and travel with Alsa or Plana.
  • You can find around 26 direct trains per day and travel with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Regional Expres.

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.

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.

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 is costing on average $10 (€9) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $8 (€8) one way 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.

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