Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Tarragona

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£36

Average

£36

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Tarragona will cost around £ 36 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 36.

Cheapest
07:15Madrid Chamartín7h53 15:08Tarragona
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£361One-way

Train schedule Madrid to Tarragona

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07:15AMMadrid Chamartín7h53 03:08PMTarragona
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Fri
20 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£169Air Europa
Sat
21 May
£84Renfe AVE
£91Vueling
Sun
22 May
£84Renfe AVE
£88Air Europa
Mon
23 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£45Vueling
Tue
24 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£35Vueling
Wed
25 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£35Vueling
Thu
26 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£40Vueling
Fri
27 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£49Iberia
Sat
28 May
£54Renfe AVE
£45Vueling
Sun
29 May
£76Renfe AVE
£80Iberia
Mon
30 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£40Vueling
Tue
31 May
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£35Vueling
Wed
1 Jun
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£35Vueling
Thu
2 Jun
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£47Iberia
Fri
3 Jun
£36Renfe Regional Expres
£49Iberia
Sat
4 Jun
£61Renfe AVE
£35Vueling
Sun
5 Jun
£69Renfe AVE
£56Vueling
Mon
6 Jun
£69Renfe AVE
£57Iberia
Tue
7 Jun
£46Renfe AVE
£38Air Europa
Wed
8 Jun
£27Renfe AVE
£35Vueling

Fastest train times from Madrid to Tarragona

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

7 h 53 m

Average

7 h 53 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

424 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Madrid for Tarragona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 424 km distance in an average of 7 h 53 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 7 h 53 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:15Madrid Chamartín7h53 15:08Tarragona
0 changes
£361One-way

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Overview: Train from Madrid to Tarragona

distanceDistance263 miles (424 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price£55 (€62)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe Regional Expres, Renfe AVE or Renfe

Trains from Madrid to Tarragona cover the 263 miles (424 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 34 min with our travel partners like Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe AVE or Renfe. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £55. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Tarragona.

Train companies: Renfe and AVE trains Madrid to Tarragona

Buy your official Renfe and AVE train tickets between Madrid and Tarragona from £36 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

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AVE

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.

    These are Renfe 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Madrid and Tarragona:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

    Travel Tips: Trains from Madrid to Tarragona

    Travel by train to Tarragona 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 Madrid to Tarragona.
    FAQs

    How much does a cheap train between Madrid and Tarragona cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Tarragona from Madrid for as little as £36  in the next 7 days.

    What is the average price of train tickets between Madrid and Tarragona?

    If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Madrid to Tarragona train prices are on average £55  one way.

    What is the distance to Tarragona from Madrid via train?

    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Tarragona from Madrid via train to be approximately 263 miles (424 km).

    What is the average Madrid to Tarragona train duration?

    While the time it takes to travel 263 miles (424 km) to Tarragona from Madrid can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Madrid to Tarragona is on average 2 h 34 min.

    Which train station in Madrid goes to Tarragona? Which train station do I come into Tarragona from Madrid?

    Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Tarragona.

    Where do I find the Madrid train station to Tarragona? Where is the Tarragona train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Tarragona and need to travel approximately 0.6 miles (958 m) from the train station to the city centre in Tarragona.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Madrid to Tarragona?

    For the best Madrid to Tarragona train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe Regional Expres, Renfe AVE or Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Madrid and Tarragona to compare what amenities they may offer.

    Are there any direct trains to Tarragona from Madrid?

    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Madrid to Tarragona, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe Regional Expres  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

    How many train services per day are there from Madrid to Tarragona?

    On average, there are 5 trains a day from Madrid to Tarragona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    When is the earliest train from Madrid to Tarragona? When is the last train from Madrid to Tarragona?

    The earliest train departing from Madrid to Tarragona leaves at 05: 15. The last train departing from Madrid to Tarragona leaves at 19: 40. You can find the latest Madrid to Tarragona train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Tarragona from Madrid to get the best deals?

    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Tarragona from Madrid within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £55 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Madrid to Tarragona a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Madrid
    Tarragona
    The major railway station for departures from Madrid is Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha for your trip to Tarragona from Madrid.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912432343
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
    Public transport options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
    Metro lines: 1
    Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
    Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10