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from Tarragona to Barcelona

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

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Mon
Sep 27
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Tue
Sep 28
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Sep 29
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Sep 30
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Oct 1
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Oct 2
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Oct 3
$6Renfe
$11Alsa
Mon
Oct 4
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Tue
Oct 5
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Oct 6
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Oct 7
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Oct 8
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Oct 9
$9Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Oct 10
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Mon
Oct 11
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Tue
Oct 12
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Wed
Oct 13
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Thu
Oct 14
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Fri
Oct 15
$10Renfe
$11Alsa
Sat
Oct 16
$9Renfe
$11Alsa
Sun
Oct 17
$9Renfe
$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) • 52 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe

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 52 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 trip are Alsa or Renfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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
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 go from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to get from Tarragona to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $11 (€9) from Tarragona to Barcelona.

What is the quickest way from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The fastest way from Tarragona to Barcelona is by train with an average journey time of 52 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by bus can take on average 1 h 30 min.

How far is Barcelona from Tarragona?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Tarragona to Barcelona is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

When traveling from Tarragona to Barcelona, where do I depart from Tarragona and where do I arrive in Barcelona?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona depart from Tarragona to Barcelona Sants.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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:

  • Alsa can get you to Barcelona by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Alsa from Tarragona to Barcelona for $11 (€9) on Omio.
  • Renfe can get you to Barcelona by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe from Tarragona to Barcelona for $10 (€8) on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Barcelona with Renfe.

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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Tarragona to Barcelona?
Your trip from Tarragona to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Tarragona to Barcelona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!
When should I book a ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona 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 $11 (€9) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost 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.