There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Tarragona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 2 min

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

$75 - $104

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Tarragone 341.3 miles

$35

5 alternative options

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tarragona

$45 - $75

Bus ALSA  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Cambrils

$53 - $87

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Tarragona 340.6 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  4 h 28 min

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

$50 - $177

Fly to Valencia, train  •  6 h 5 min

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

$69 - $289

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Madrid to Tarragona hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 2 h 33 min. Alternatively, HIFE S.A. operates a bus from Madrid to Tarragona once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 3 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 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 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Camp de Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
7 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Cambrils
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Tarragone
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Madrid to Tarragona?

The distance between Madrid and Tarragona is 424 km. The road distance is 545 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Tarragona?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Madrid to Tarragona?

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

Is there a direct bus between Madrid and Tarragona?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Tarragona. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Madrid to Tarragona?

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