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There are 11 ways to get from Leiden to Tarragona by plane, train, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona

€46 - €127

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Fly Rotterdam to Barcelona, train  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Barcelona (BCN) RTM - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona

€80 - €235

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Tarragona

€55 - €182

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Reus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Reus (REU) EIN - REU

€80 - €417

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Girona (GRO) AMS - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona

€57 - €268

Fly Rotterdam to Girona, train  •  8h 32m

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Girona (GRO) RTM - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona

€241 - €936

Train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona Re / ...

€243 - €483

Train  •  15h 16m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan Tgv
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona Re / ...

€273 - €653

Bus  •  28h 26m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Düsseldorf central bus station 268
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf central bus station to Barcelona
  3. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco

Drive  •  15h 2m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Tarragona 1598.7 km

€200 - €290

Shuttle  •  22h 17m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Den Haag to Salou

€176

Leiden to Tarragona by train

The train journey time between Leiden and Tarragona is around 13h 50m and covers a distance of around 1649 km. The fastest train normally takes 13h 50m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys, Renfe SNCF and others, the Leiden to Tarragona train service departs from Leiden Centraal and arrives in Tarragona. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13h 50m
Fastest train time:
13h 50m
Train distance:
1649 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€243
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
07:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leiden to Tarragona train schedules

Netherlands → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tarragona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tarragona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Leiden to Tarragona is to fly and train, which costs €45 - €130 and takes 6h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Leiden to Tarragona is to fly and train which costs €45 - €130 and takes 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Korevaarstraat and arriving at Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco via The Hague, Düsseldorf central bus station, Estació del Nord and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Tarragona. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at Tarragona via Rotterdam Centraal, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 40m.

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The distance between Leiden and Tarragona is 1252 km. The road distance is 1598.7 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Tarragona without a car is to train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence which takes 13h 40m and costs €240 - €490.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Leiden to Tarragona, including transfers.

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Leiden to Tarragona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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Leiden to Tarragona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Tarragona is to train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence which takes 13h 40m and costs €240 - €490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 28h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 1252.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Tarragona, Spain?

You can take a train from Leiden to Tarragona via Rotterdam Centraal, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, and Barcelona-Sants in around 13h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leiden to Tarragona via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal, The Hague, Düsseldorf central bus station, Barcelona, Estació del Nord, Gran Via - Pau Claris, and Barcelona in around 28h 26m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €390
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Eindhoven to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Lammenschans to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €28
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €28
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Renfe AVE
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€170 - €370
Website
Thalys
Standard
€170 - €240
Comfort
€190 - €250
Premium
€270 - €370
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€170 - €240
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€170 - €200
1st Class
€200 - €240
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from The Hague to Düsseldorf central bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Düsseldorf central bus station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Den Haag to Salou
Ave. Duration
19h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€170
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Leiden to Tarragona bus services, operated by Empresa Plana, arrive at Tarragona - Hotel Imperial Tarraco station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Tarragona is 1599 km. It takes approximately 15h 2m to drive from Leiden to Tarragona.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Transavia Holland and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 657+ hotels available in Tarragona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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