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

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Train  •  1h 30m

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

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Rideshare  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Salou 107.4 km

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 41m

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

Train, line 14 bus  •  2h 32m

  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

Barcelona to Salou by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Salou is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 97 km. 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.

28 Weekly Trains
1h 30m Average Duration
€10 Cheapest Price
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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 €12 - €18 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 41m.

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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 30m.

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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 30m and costs €10 - €13.

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The train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura takes 1h 30m 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 30m and costs €10 - €13. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €16 and takes 1h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Salou.
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  • Distance: 92.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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 30m. Alternatively, Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona to Salou - Pl. Europa every 3 hours, and the journey takes 1h 41m.

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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Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port Aventura
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Reus
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
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 41m
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
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
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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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Salou. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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