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Overview: Train from Barcelona to 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 route 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 Barcelona to Salou

Renfe will get you from Barcelona to Salou at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


Renfe is Spain’s national train operator offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travellers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    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.
    The distance to Salou from Barcelona by train is approximately 56 miles (91 km).

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Salou.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre of Barcelona.

    The most popular arrival train station, Salou, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre of Salou.

    When taking a train from Barcelona to Salou, you can count on Renfe for the best way to get you to Salou. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Barcelona to Salou and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Salou is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    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 to Salou from Barcelona.
    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

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