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from Tarragona to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Tarragona to Barcelona on 20 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00Tarragona1h05 11:05Barcelona
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£131One-way
Cheapest
11:00Tarragona1h30 12:30Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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£81One-way
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10:00Tarragona1h20 11:20Barcelona
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£131One-way
17:10Tarragona1h05 18:15Barcelona
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£131One-way
07:00Tarragona1h10 08:10Barcelona
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£131One-way

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Thu
20 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Fri
21 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sat
22 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sun
23 Jan
£7Renfe Intercity
£8Alsa
Mon
24 Jan
Find prices
£8Alsa
Tue
25 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Wed
26 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Thu
27 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Fri
28 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sat
29 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sun
30 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Mon
31 Jan
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Tue
1 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Wed
2 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Thu
3 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Fri
4 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sat
5 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Sun
6 Feb
£7Renfe Intercity
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Mon
7 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa
Tue
8 Feb
£7Renfe Regional Expres
£8Alsa

Travel Information from Tarragona to Barcelona

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £7 • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe Regional Expres

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by coach or train from Tarragona to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 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 from Tarragona to Barcelona.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Tarragona to Barcelona?

You can travel to Barcelona from Tarragona 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Barcelona from Tarragona?

The cheapest way from Tarragona to Barcelona is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A train is generally £1 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £8 from Tarragona to Barcelona.

What is the fastest way from Tarragona to Barcelona?

The quickest way to travel from Tarragona to Barcelona is by train, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 30 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Tarragona to Barcelona would I travel?

The distance between Tarragona and Barcelona is around 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:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Tarragona and in Barcelona?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Tarragona, Placa de la Pedrera and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers board their train from Tarragona and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Which travel operators can get me 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 coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Tarragona to Barcelona for £8 on Omio.
  • Renfe Regional Expres can get you to Barcelona by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe Regional Expres from Tarragona to Barcelona for £7 on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Tarragona to Barcelona?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Barcelona with Alsa or Plana.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Tarragona and Barcelona ends?

Many of our customers travelling from Tarragona to Barcelona don't make Barcelona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Madrid, Paris or Valencia, either of which you could add to your Tarragona and Barcelona trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!

When should I purchase a ticket from Tarragona to Barcelona online to score the best deals?

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

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

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