There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Tarragona by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 14m

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

9€ - 12€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Tarragone 96.3 km

6€

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Bus  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona 262 / ...

14€ - 21€

Bus via Vilanova i la Geltrú  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Pelegrí Ballester e15.1 Vilanova-Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí to Tarragona Vilanova-Tarragona

8€ - 42€

Taxi  •  1h 5m

  1. Take a taxi from Barcelona to Tarragona 97.9 km

120€ - 150€

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tarragona 97.9 km

10€ - 16€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is to rideshare which costs 6€ and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona is to taxi which costs 120€ - 150€ and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 14m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tarragona is 83 km. The road distance is 97.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 1h 14m and costs 9€ - 12€.

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The train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona takes 1h 14m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Barcelona to Tarragona 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 Tarragona is to train which takes 1h 14m and costs 9€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 82.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 14m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona hourly. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 14m. Alternatively, Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona hourly, and the journey takes 1h 21m. Eurolines FR also services this route every 3 hours.

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 Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
Autocares MonBus
Phone
+34 (0) 938937060
Email
info@monbus.cat
Website
monbus.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Pelegrí Ballester
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.cat
Bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 22€
Schedules at
monbus.cat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Tarragone
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Estimated price
120€ - 150€
Taxi Class
Phone
+34 933 07 07 07
Website
taxiclassrent.com
Taxi Barcelona 24 Horas
Phone
+34 935 16 00 27
Website
taxi24bcn.com
Radio taxi 033
Phone
+34 933 03 30 33
Website
radiotaxi033.com
IMET
Phone
+34 932 23 51 51
Website
taxi.amb.cat
CavaTaxi
Phone
+34 931 17 20 26
Website
cavataxi.com

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Barcelona to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona station.

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Barcelona to Tarragona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Tarragona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Tarragona is 98 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Barcelona to Tarragona.

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There are 3110+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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