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from Tarragona to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Tarragona to Barcelona on Jan 17 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMTarragona1h05 11:05AMBarcelona
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$181One-way
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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$111One-way
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10:00AMTarragona1h20 11:20AMBarcelona
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$181One-way
05:10PMTarragona1h05 06:15PMBarcelona
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$181One-way
07:00AMTarragona1h10 08:10AMBarcelona
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$181One-way

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Mon
Jan 17
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Tue
Jan 18
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Wed
Jan 19
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Thu
Jan 20
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Fri
Jan 21
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Sat
Jan 22
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Sun
Jan 23
$10Renfe Intercity
$11Alsa
Mon
Jan 24
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$11Alsa
Tue
Jan 25
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Wed
Jan 26
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Thu
Jan 27
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Fri
Jan 28
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Sat
Jan 29
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Sun
Jan 30
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Mon
Jan 31
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Tue
Feb 1
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Wed
Feb 2
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Thu
Feb 3
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Fri
Feb 4
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa
Sat
Feb 5
$10Renfe Regional Expres
$11Alsa

Travel Information to Barcelona from Tarragona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Regional Expres

Take a bus or train to travel 50 miles (81 km) from Tarragona to 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 $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe Regional Expres among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Tarragona to Barcelona.

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How to get from Tarragona to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Tarragona to Barcelona, 83,78% 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 Tarragona to Barcelona 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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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

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

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Tarragona is by taking a train, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9) for this route.

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

The quickest way to travel to Barcelona from Tarragona 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, getting to Barcelona by bus can take on average 1 h 30 min.

What is the distance from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

How many services a day are there from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The average frequency per day from Tarragona to Barcelona is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Tarragona and in Barcelona?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Trains most often depart from Tarragona at Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona Sants.

Which travel companies can get me from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

  • Travel with Alsa for buses to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Tarragona to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $11 (€9).
  • Travel with Renfe Regional Expres for trains to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Regional Expres Tarragona to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).

Is there a direct service from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Alsa or Plana.

Direct services to Barcelona 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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Tarragona to Barcelona?

Looking to extend your trip from Tarragona to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Tarragona to Barcelona usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Paris or Valencia from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I purchase Tarragona to Barcelona tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $11 (€9) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $10 (€8) one way.

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