There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Tarragona

$15 - $17

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Sants R2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona R / ...

$12 - $28

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Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona 52.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona 52.4 miles

$9 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona is to taxi which costs 100€ - 120€ and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Airport and arriving at Tarragona via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) and Tarragona is 72 km. The road distance is 83.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs 13€ - 15€.

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The bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Tarragona takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, depart from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 station.

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Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona train services, operated by Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Airport station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona is to bus which takes 1 h 15 min and costs 13€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 9€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 45 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

What companies run services between Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain and Tarragona, Spain?

Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona via Barcelona Sants in around 1 h 49 min.

Train operators
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
renfe.com
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 Aeroport de Barcelona-El Prat to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $12
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T2 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Other operators
Taxi from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
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 Airport (BCN) to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona is 84 km. It takes approximately 56 min to drive from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona.

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