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from Madrid to Tarragona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Tarragona on Jan 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 10:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$791One-way
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09:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 10:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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07:00AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h20 08:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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09:35AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 10:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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Wed
Jan 26
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$69Vueling
Thu
Jan 27
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$43Air Europa
Fri
Jan 28
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$78Iberia
Sat
Jan 29
$36Renfe AVE
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$49Air Europa
Sun
Jan 30
$36Renfe AVE
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$87Vueling
Mon
Jan 31
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$49Iberia
Tue
Feb 1
$49Renfe Regional Expres
$49Hife
$31Iberia
Wed
Feb 2
$49Renfe Regional Expres
$49Alsa
$49Iberia
Thu
Feb 3
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$31Air Europa
Fri
Feb 4
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$52Air Europa
Sat
Feb 5
$36Renfe AVE
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$43Air Europa
Sun
Feb 6
$36Renfe AVE
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$56Iberia
Mon
Feb 7
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$31Iberia
Tue
Feb 8
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$30Vueling
Wed
Feb 9
$49Renfe Regional Expres
$49Hife
$30Vueling
Thu
Feb 10
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$31Air Europa
Fri
Feb 11
$49Renfe Regional Expres
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$30Vueling
Sat
Feb 12
$26Renfe AVE
$49Alsa
$31Air Europa
Sun
Feb 13
$31Renfe AVE
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$54Vueling
Mon
Feb 14
$49Renfe Regional Expres
$49Alsa
$30Vueling

Travel Information between Madrid and Tarragona

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $49
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $30 (€25) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $30 (€25) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Air Europa or Renfe Regional Expres

Travel 263 miles (424 km) by bus, flight or train between Madrid and Tarragona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $30 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Air Europa or Renfe Regional Expres among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Madrid to Tarragona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Tarragona.
FAQs

How do I travel from Madrid to Tarragona?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Tarragona. You can take a bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Tarragona is by taking a flight with an average price of $30 (€25).

This is compared to other travel options to Tarragona:

A flight is generally $19 (€16) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $49 (€41) from Madrid to Tarragona.

Taking a flight is about $20 (€16) less than taking a train, which costs on average $49 (€41) for this route.

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

The fastest way to get to Tarragona from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options to Tarragona can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 9 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 34 min.

What is the distance between Madrid and Tarragona?

Tarragona is approximately 263 miles (424 km) away from Madrid.

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

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Tarragona is:

  • 2 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Tarragona?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera.
  • Trains most often depart from Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Tarragona at Tarragona.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Tarragona?

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

  • You can travel by bus to Tarragona from Madrid with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Madrid to Tarragona tickets for $49 (€41) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Tarragona with Air Europa. Cheap tickets can be found for $30 (€25) with Air Europa from Madrid to Tarragona.
  • You can take a train from Madrid to Tarragona with Renfe Regional Expres. Cheap tickets can be found for $49 (€41) with Renfe Regional Expres from Madrid to Tarragona.

Can I travel directly from Madrid to Tarragona?

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

  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to take to Tarragona with Renfe Regional Expres.

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 route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Madrid to Tarragona?

Your trip from Madrid to Tarragona doesn't have to end in Tarragona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Zaragoza. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Valencia or Zaragoza to your Madrid to Tarragona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Tarragona today!

How early should I purchase tickets between Madrid and Tarragona online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $49 (€41) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $30 (€25) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $49 (€41) one way on average.

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