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

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1h

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Camp De Tarragona Eur / ...
  2. Take the bus from Camp de Tarragona to Camí de l'Angel, 23

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Tarragone 96.4 km

6€

4 alternative options

Train  •  1h 15m

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

9€ - 12€

Bus  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco

9€ - 13€

Bus via Vilanova i la Geltrú  •  2h 57m

  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€

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Tarragona 97.3 km

9€ - 14€

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

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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 drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Tarragona is 83 km. The road distance is 97.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Tarragona without a car is to train and bus which takes 1h and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h to get from Barcelona to Tarragona, including transfers.

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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 15m and costs 9€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 1h 23m.

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

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona every 4 hours. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, Empresa Plana operates a bus from Barcelona to Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco hourly, and the journey takes 1h 23m. ALSA also services this route 4 times a day.

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-Sants to Camp De Tarragona
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Camp De Tarragona
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 35€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
9€ - 13€
Promo+
14€ - 16€
Flexible
24€ - 35€
Bus operators
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Camp de Tarragona to Camí de l'Angel, 23
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Bus Garraf
Phone
+34 (0) 938937060
Email
info@busgarraf.cat
Website
busgarraf.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Vilanova i la Geltrú - Pelegrí Ballester
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 20€
Schedules at
busgarraf.cat
Bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú - C/Pare Garí to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 22€
Schedules at
busgarraf.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

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Barcelona to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco 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 97 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Barcelona to Tarragona.

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There are 758+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at 75€ 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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