How to travel from Madrid to Tarragona

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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 Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05AMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes2h16 12:21PMCamp de Tarragona
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12:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h30 07:15PMTarragona
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08:15AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h15 09:30AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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12:30PMMadrid6h45 07:15PMTarragona
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06:30PMMadrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes2h14 08:44PMCamp de Tarragona
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Travel Information from Madrid to Tarragona

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $77
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $33 (€29) • 2 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $77 (€67) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or SNCF OUIGO

Travel 263 miles (424 km) by flight or train from Madrid to Tarragona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $33 (€29). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Iberia or SNCF OUIGO among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Madrid to Tarragona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Tarragona.

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Tarragona from Madrid. You can take a flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Tarragona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€29) compared to other travel options to Tarragona:

A train is $44 (€38) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Tarragona costing on average $77 (€67).

The quickest way to travel to Tarragona from Madrid is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 22 min.

You should expect to travel around 263 miles (424 km) between Madrid and Tarragona.

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

  • Trains mostly depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Tarragona.

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

  • Iberia can get you to Tarragona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Madrid to Tarragona for $77 (€67) on Omio.
  • SNCF OUIGO can get you to Tarragona by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF OUIGO from Madrid to Tarragona for $33 (€29) on Omio.

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

  • You can book a direct flight with Vueling, Air Europa or Iberia.
  • You can take a direct train with 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 Madrid to Tarragona.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Tarragona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Zaragoza. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Tarragona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Tarragona and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $77 (€67) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $33 (€29) 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.

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