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

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Train  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Camp de Tarragona Ave / ...

$70 - $97

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Tarragone 341.3 miles

$33

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tarragona

$35 - $70

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Tarragona 340.6 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$48 - $181

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Valencia (VLC) MAD - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Tarragona

$69 - $284

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Tarragona is to rideshare which costs 28€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Tarragona is to train which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Tarragona is 424 km. The road distance is 544.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Tarragona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 2 min and costs 60€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Madrid to Tarragona, including transfers.

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Madrid to Tarragona bus services, operated by HIFE S.A., depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Tarragona is to train which takes 3 h 2 min and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 6 h 50 min.

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

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Madrid to Tarragona bus services, operated by HIFE S.A., arrive at Tarragona station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Tarragona.
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  • Distance: 265.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Tarragona hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Madrid to Tarragona twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Madrid to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Madrid to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Tarragone
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Book at
blablacar.es

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