How to travel from Tarragona to Barcelona

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from Tarragona to Barcelona

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

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To get from Tarragona to Barcelona on Nov 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:27PMTarragona1h10 09:37PMBarcelona Sants
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81One-way
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09:37PMTarragona1h25 11:02PMBarcelona Sants
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71One-way
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10:00AMTarragona1h10 11:10AMBarcelona
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11:00AMTarragona1h30 12:30PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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91One-way
04:20PMTarragona1h35 05:55PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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91One-way

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Travel Information from Tarragona to Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $9 (€8) • 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPlana or Renfe Regional Expres

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 50 miles (81 km) to Barcelona from Tarragona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Plana or Renfe Regional Expres among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Tarragona to Barcelona.

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

You can travel to Barcelona from Tarragona 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Barcelona from Tarragona is by taking a train with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally $8 (€7) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $16 (€15) from Tarragona to Barcelona.

The quickest way to travel between Tarragona and Barcelona is by train, which takes on average 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

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

The average frequency per day from Tarragona to Barcelona is:

  • 14 buses per day.
  • 32 trains per day.

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

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

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

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:

  • Plana can get you to Barcelona by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Plana from Tarragona to Barcelona for $16 (€15) on Omio.
  • Travel with Renfe Regional Expres to go to Barcelona by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe Regional Expres Tarragona to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Barcelona with Alsa or Plana.
  • You'll find 30 direct trains a day to Barcelona with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Regional Expres.

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 route.

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.

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 cost $16 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $9 (€8) one way on average.

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.

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