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There are 5 ways to get from Valencia to Tarragona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Tarragona Tlg / ...

$30 - $45

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Tarragona Ouibus

$9 - $40

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Tarragone 161.5 miles

$16

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Tarragona 161.1 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Barcelona (BCN) VLC - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$41 - $172

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Tarragona is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Tarragona is to train which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Valencia and Tarragona is 229 km. The road distance is 257.8 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 27€ - 40€.

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The train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Tarragona takes 2h 23m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Valencia to Tarragona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Tarragona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Valencia Estacio del Nord station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Tarragona is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs 27€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 35€ and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Tarragona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 23m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Tarragona 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Valencia to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Valence - bus station to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Valencia to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Tarragone
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Valencia to Tarragona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tarragona station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Tarragona is 258 km. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Valencia to Tarragona.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Valencia Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Valencia to Tarragona train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Valencia to Tarragona bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 2177+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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