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There are 8 ways to get from France to Tarragona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona R / ...

$212 - $253

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Fly from Marseille, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$43 - $203

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Bus  •  17 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona

$50 - $133

Drive  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Tarragona 702.3 miles

$150 - $220

Fly from Nice, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Barcelona (BCN) NCE - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$48 - $166

Fly from Nantes, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Barcelona (BCN) NTE - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$63 - $261

Fly from Lyon, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$54 - $208

Fly from Paris Orly, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona

$59 - $263

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The cheapest way to get from France to Tarragona is to bus which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from France to Tarragona is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Petit Pont and arriving at Tarragona via Paris Centre - Bercy, Estació del Nord and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 47 min.

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The distance between France and Tarragona is 612 km. The road distance is 1123.6 km.

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The best way to get from France to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 180€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 51 min to get from France to Tarragona, including transfers.

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France to Tarragona bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Paris Centre - Bercy station.

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The best way to get from France to Tarragona is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 180€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from France to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 382.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 51 min

What companies run services between France and Tarragona, Spain?

You can take a train from Paris to Tarragona via Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 8 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Tarragona via Gare De Bercy - Popb, Paris Centre - Bercy, Barcelona City Centre, Estació del Nord, Gran Via-Pau Claris, and Barcelona in around 17 h 47 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nice to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Tarragona is 1124 km. It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to drive from France to Tarragona.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Nice Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 1965+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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