How to get from Barcelona to Tarragona

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from Barcelona to Tarragona

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

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To get from Barcelona to Tarragona on 17 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:03Barcelona Sants1h06 10:09Tarragona
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09:03Barcelona Sants1h06 10:09Tarragona
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10:00Barcelona Sants1h15 11:15Tarragona
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19:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord1h30 20:30Tarragona
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09:10Barcelona1h05 10:15Tarragona
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Travel Information between Barcelona and Tarragona

distanceDistance50 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £7 • 32 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Regional Expres

Travel 50 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Barcelona to Tarragona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa or Renfe Regional Expres among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Barcelona to Tarragona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Tarragona

Travel 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 Barcelona to Tarragona.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Tarragona. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Tarragona, which costs on average £7.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Tarragona:

A train is about £1 less than a coach, which costs on average £8 for this route.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Tarragona is by train with an average journey time of 32 min.

Other travel options to Tarragona from Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 5 min   on average.

The Barcelona to Tarragona distance is approximately 50 miles.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Tarragona is:

  • Around 6 coaches per day.
  • 29 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Barcelona to Tarragona most often leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Tarragona.
  • Trains mostly depart from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Tarragona.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Tarragona:

  • You can take a coach from Barcelona to Tarragona with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Alsa from Barcelona to Tarragona.
  • You can go to Tarragona from Barcelona by train with Renfe Regional Expres. You'll see cheap train tickets for £7 with Renfe Regional Expres from Barcelona to Tarragona on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Tarragona from Barcelona with the following travel operators:

  • You can travel directly by coach with Alsa or Plana with 2 direct coaches per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Renfe Intercity or Renfe Regional Expres with 29 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Tarragona as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Tarragona.

Looking to extend your trip from Barcelona to Tarragona? Many Omio customers who go from Barcelona to Tarragona usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Valencia or Zaragoza from Tarragona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between Barcelona and Tarragona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £8 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £7 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Tarragona from Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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