There are 7 ways to get from Tarragona to Madrid by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Camp de Tarragona to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$69 - $100

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Tarragone to Madrid 341.9 miles

$27 - $40

5 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Tarragona to Madrid

$45 - $70

Night bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from Tarragona to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

$41 - $62

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Tarragona to Madrid 341.7 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Barcelona, fly  •  4 h 45 min

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

$49 - $181

Train to Valencia, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Tarragona to Valencia Estacio del Nord
  2. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Madrid (MAD) VLC - MAD

$69 - $280

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tarragona and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Tarragona and Madrid is 424 km. The road distance is 546.8 km.

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Tarragona to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tarragona to Madrid is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Tarragona to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tarragona to Madrid is 547 km. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Tarragona to Madrid.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport.

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  • Distance: 265.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Tarragona to Madrid hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Tarragona to Madrid twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Valencia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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 Tarragona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Tarragona to Valencia Estacio del Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es
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
Night bus from Tarragona to Madrid - Barajas Airport T4
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Tarragone to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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