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Train Information between Barcelona and Salou

distanceDistance56 miles (91 km)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Salou cover the 56 miles (91 km) long journey with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Salou.

Train providers

Renfe trains from Barcelona to Salou

Travel between Barcelona and Salou on Renfe trains with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.


Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Barcelona to Salou trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    When purchasing your Renfe train tickets to Salou from Barcelona, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Barcelona to Salou

    When taking the train from Barcelona to Salou, all journeys are direct and take between one hour and five minutes to one hour and twenty minutes. The more expensive journeys depart during the peak hours. Trains leave Barcelona Sants station at regular intervals during the day; beginning early in the morning until around 7:30 p.m. The weekend schedule varies little from this.


    Which train companies run from Barcelona to Salou?

    All Barcelona to Salou trains are operated by Renfe.

    How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Salou?

    The average journey time for most trains travelling from Barcelona to Salou varies from 60-80 minutes depending on time of day, and time of week passengers are travelling.

    When are the first and last trains of the day from Barcelona to Salou?

    Trains from Barcelona to Salou begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day until the evening. The first morning Barcelona to Salou train departs at 9:30 a.m. while the last leaves Barcelona at 7:30 p.m.

    Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

    Trains from Barcelona to Salou depart from Barcelona's Sants train station. Sants train station is connected to Barcelona's city centre by local transport via buses, trams, taxis, the Barcelona metro, and connecting trains. All Barcelona to Salou trains arrive at Salou train station. The train station is connected to Salou's city centre by bus or taxi cab.

    Renfe trains from Barcelona to Salou


    Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

    At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Barcelona to Salou. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.

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    Taking the Train from Barcelona

    Barcelona Sants train station is located on the Placa dels Paisos Catalans, where one of its two entrances is located. It is a modern building and all of its platforms are underground. The station is a hub of local, regional and Intercity train services. Passengers can access the station by suburban rail, bus, tram, taxi and hired car. Direct bus and train links from Barcelona airport to the station are in place, and passengers travelling late at night can use the Nitbus service.

    Getting into Salou by Train

    The coastal town of Salou is marked by history, from when the ancient Greeks and Romans used it as a port to 1229, when James 1 of Aragon sailed from the town to the Balearic Islands, intent on forming the Kingdom of Majorca. Today, visitors to Salou can see the Roman villa of Barenys and stroll along the Avenida Jaume 1.

    The Salou train station is located on Carrer de Carles Roig. The station has rail connections to local towns, and to the popular Portaventura amusement park, and an Intercity connection to Valencia in southern Spain. A bus network travels throughout the town, and includes a direct link to Reus airport. Passengers can also hire a taxi or rent a car.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Barcelona to Salou
    Travel by train to Salou 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 Barcelona to Salou.
    What is the distance between Barcelona and Salou by train?
    The Barcelona to Salou train distance is approximately 56 miles (91 km).
    Which train station in Barcelona goes to Salou? Which train station do I come into Salou from Barcelona?

    When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Salou.

    Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Salou? Where is the train station in Salou located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre of Barcelona.

    The most popular arrival train station, Salou, is located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city centre of Salou.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Barcelona to Salou?
    For the best Barcelona to Salou train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Barcelona and Salou to compare what amenities they may offer.
    How many trains per day are there from Barcelona to Salou?
    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Barcelona to Salou. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your trip from Barcelona to Salou.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17