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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Tarragona by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona R / ...

$10 - $21

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Tarragone 60.2 miles

$7

4 alternative options

Bus Empresa Plana  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona

$10 - $18

Bus Autocares MonBus  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Pelegrí Ballester e15.1 Vilanova-Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí to Tarragona Vilanova-Tarragona

$10 - $48

Taxi  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Barcelona to Tarragona 61.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tarragona 61.2 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is to taxi which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 1 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tarragona is 83 km. The road distance is 97.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs 9€ - 18€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona takes 1 h 6 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Barcelona to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Tarragona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is to train which takes 1 h 6 min and costs 9€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 51.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Tarragona, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Tarragona every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. Alternatively, Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $18 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Rede Expressos also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Barcelona Sants Station to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Autocares MonBus
Phone
+34 (0) 938937060
Email
info@monbus.cat
Website
monbus.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Pelegrí Ballester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $24
Schedules at
monbus.cat
Bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $25
Schedules at
monbus.cat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Tarragone
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
IMET
Phone
+34 932 23 51 51
Website
taxi.amb.cat
Taxi Class
Phone
+34 933 07 07 07
Website
taxiclassrent.com
Taxis Barcelona 24 Hora
Phone
+34 930 13 01 06
Website
taxidebarcelona.net
Radio taxi 033
Phone
+34 933 03 30 33
Website
radiotaxi033.com

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Barcelona to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona station.

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Barcelona to Tarragona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Tarragona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Tarragona is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Barcelona to Tarragona.

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There are 1886+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Tarragona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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