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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Salou by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 26m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura Re

10€ - 13€

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Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Salou 107.4 km

5€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Salou - Pl. Europa

12€ - 18€

Train, line 14 bus  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Reus Re
  2. Take the line 14 bus from Reus - Pg. de Mata to Salou - Pl. Europa 14

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Salou 110.5 km

10€ - 16€

Barcelona to Salou by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Salou is around 1h 26m and covers a distance of around 97 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 26m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Barcelona to Salou train service departs from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia and arrives in Port Aventura. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Salou train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Salou is 112.

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Salou is to rideshare, which costs 5€ - 11€ and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Salou is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 1h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Salou - Pl. Europa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia and arriving at Port Aventura. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 26m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Salou is 93 km. The road distance is 110.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Salou without a car is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs 10€ - 13€.

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The train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura takes 1h 26m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Barcelona to Salou train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Salou is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs 10€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Salou.
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  • Distance: 92.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 26m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura 4 times a day. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 1h 26m. Alternatively, Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona to Salou - Pl. Europa every 3 hours, and the journey takes 1h 36m. HIFE S.A. also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Reus
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Salou - Pl. Europa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Reus - Pg. de Mata to Salou - Pl. Europa
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Barcelona to Salou
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Schedules at
hife.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Salou
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 11€
Book at
blablacar.es

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Barcelona to Salou bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Salou - Pl. Europa station.

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Barcelona to Salou train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Port Aventura station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Salou is 111 km. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Barcelona to Salou.

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